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Currency (Perth Mint) Determination 2014 (No. 3)

Authoritative Version
Determinations/Currency as made
This determination from the Perth Mint consists of 42 Numismatic coins.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 20
Made 27 May 2014
Registered 02 Jun 2014
Tabled HR 03 Jun 2014
Tabled Senate 16 Jun 2014

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

Issued by authority of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer

Currency Act 1965

Currency (Perth Mint) Determination 2014 (No. 3)

Under subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer has made a determination regarding the specifications of coins proposed to be issued by the Perth Mint (Gold Corporation).

Subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965 requires that the determination provide details of coin characteristics including standard composition, standard weight, allowable variation from standard weight, design and dimensions.

A determination made by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 42 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - Gold Proof Coin

The design on the 2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (5oz) gold proof coin, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2014 5oz 9999 GOLD’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - High Relief - Gold Proof Coin

The design on the 2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (2oz) gold proof high relief coin, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2014 2oz 9999 GOLD’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - Platinum Proof Coin

The design on the 2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (1oz) platinum proof coin, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2014 1oz 9995 PLATINUM’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - Gold Proof Coin

The design on the 2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (5oz) gold proof coin, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2015 5oz 9999 GOLD’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - High Relief - Gold Proof Coins

The design on the 2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (2oz, 1oz) gold proof high relief coins, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2015’ along with the weight of the coin and ‘9999 GOLD’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

 

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the 2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (1oz) silver proof coin, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2015 1oz 999 SILVER’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - High Relief - Silver Proof Coins

The design on the 2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (5oz, 1oz) silver proof high relief coins, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2015’ along with the weight of the coin and ‘999 SILVER’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - Platinum Proof Coin

The design on the 2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (1oz) platinum proof coin, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2015 1oz 9995 PLATINUM’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle - Silver Bullion Coin

The design on the 2015 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle (1oz) silver bullion coin, consists of a representation of a wedge-tailed eagle landing on a tree stump superimposed on a circle. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, ‘2015 1oz 999 SILVER’, and the initials of the designer John Mercante ‘JM’.

2014 Australian Koala - Gold Proof Coin

The design on the 2014 Australian Koala (1/4oz) gold proof coin, consists of a representation of a leafy tree branch superimposed over a circle which encloses a koala. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN KOALA’, ‘2014 1/4oz 9999 GOLD’, and the initials of the designer Mike Guilfoyle ‘MG’.

2014 Australian Kangaroo - P25 - High Relief - Gold Proof Coin

The design on the 2014 Australian Kangaroo (2oz) gold proof coin, consists of a pattern of shapes representing stylised sunrays surrounding a representation of a kangaroo and enclosed within a ring of dots. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO’, ‘2oz. 9999 GOLD’, ‘· 1989 - 2014 ·’, ‘RED KANGAROO’ and ‘P25’.

2015 Australian Kangaroo - High Relief - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the 2015 Australian Kangaroo - High Relief (5oz) silver proof coin, consists of a representation of a bounding kangaroo superimposed over a landscape of leafy trees, a body of water and the full moon. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO’, ‘2015 5oz 999 SILVER’ and the initials of the designer Wade Robinson ‘WR’.

2015 Australian Kookaburra - P25 - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the 2015 Australian Kookaburra (10oz) silver proof coin, consists of a circle of dots enclosing a representation of a kookaburra perched on a tree stump and surrounded by foliage. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘THE AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA’, ‘10OZ. 999 SILVER’, ‘·1990-2015 ·’ and ‘P25’.

2014 Australian Great White Shark - Gold Bullion Coin

The design on the 2014 Australian Great White Shark (1/10oz) gold bullion coin, consists of a representation of a shark with two smaller stylised sharks in the background. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘GREAT WHITE SHARK’, ‘2014 1/10oz 9999 GOLD’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

2015 Battle of the Coral Sea - Gold Bullion Coins

The design on the 2015 Battle of the Coral Sea (1/4oz, 1/10oz) gold bullion coins, consists of a circle enclosing a representation of a navy battle ship sailing on a body of water, superimposed over a representation of five stars on one side, and five stars and several stripes on the other side. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA’, ‘WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1941-45’ and the initials of the designer Wade Robinson ‘WR’.

2015 Battle of the Coral Sea - Silver Bullion Coin

The design on the 2015 Battle of the Coral Sea (1/2oz) silver bullion coin, consists of a circle enclosing a representation of a navy battle ship sailing on a body of water, superimposed over a representation of five stars on one side, and five stars and several stripes on the other side. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA’, ‘WAR IN THE PACIFIC 1941-45’ and the initials of the designer Wade Robinson ‘WR’.

2014 Sister Cities - Perth/ Houston - Silver Bullion Coin

The design on the 2014 Sister Cities - Perth/Houston (1/2oz) silver bullion coin, consists of a circle enclosing a stylised representation of a land based drilling rig, flatlands and a stylised star and a stylised representation of a water based drilling rig, undulating waves and several stylised stars. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘HOUSTON - TEXAS’, ‘PERTH - WESTERN AUSTRALIA’, ‘SISTER CITIES’ and the initials of the designer Wade Robinson ‘WR’.

2015 Sister Cities - Perth/ Houston - Silver Bullion Coin

The design on the 2015 Sister Cities - Perth/Houston (1/2oz) silver bullion coin, consists of a circle enclosing a stylised representation of a land based drilling rig, flatlands and a stylised star and a stylised representation of a water based drilling rig, undulating waves and several stylised stars. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘HOUSTON - TEXAS’, ‘PERTH - WESTERN AUSTRALIA’, ‘SISTER CITIES’ and the initials of the designer Wade Robinson ‘WR’.

2015 Australian Kangaroo - Commercial Quality

The design on the 2015 Australian Kangaroo - Commercial Quality (1oz) silver bullion coin, consists of a pattern of shapes representing stylised sunrays surrounding a representation of a kangaroo. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO’ and ‘2015 1oz 999 SILVER’.  In addition, the following micro lettering in letters of the word ‘AUSTRALIAN’, ‘A’ in each letter A, ‘U’ in the letter U, ‘S’ in the letter S, ‘T’ in the letter T, ‘R’ in the letter R, ‘L’ in the letter L and ‘I’ in the letter I.

2015 Australian Kangaroo - Commercial Quality

The design on the 2015 Australian Kangaroo - Commercial Quality (1oz) silver bullion coin, consists of a pattern of shapes representing stylised sunrays surrounding a representation of a kangaroo. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO’ and ‘2015 1oz 999 SILVER’.  

2015 Year of the Goat - Gold Proof Coins

The design on the 2015 Year of the Goat (1/5oz, 1/20oz) gold proof coins, consists of pattern of lines forming a circle immediately inside the rim, surrounding a representation of a goat, and a landscape featuring rocky ground with stylised mountains in the background. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘Year of the Goat’, ‘the Chinese pictograph pronounced ‘yáng’ and meaning ‘goat’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

 

I Love a Sunburnt Country - A land of sweeping plains - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the I Love a Sunburnt Country - A land of sweeping plains (1oz) silver proof coin, consists of a pattern formed by horizontal lines overlapped with a vertical line and a coloured representation of several kangaroos in a field of grasses and flowers with trees, a building and undulating plains in the background. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY’, ‘… A land of sweeping plains’, ‘©DME’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

I Love a Sunburnt Country - Of ragged mountain ranges - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the I Love a Sunburnt Country - Of ragged mountain ranges (1oz) silver proof coin, consists of a pattern formed by horizontal lines overlapped with a vertical line and a coloured representation of a kookaburra perched on a leafy branch, a field of grasses and flowers with a dirt track and a mountainous landscape in the background. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY’, ‘… Of ragged mountain ranges’, ‘©DME’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

I Love a Sunburnt Country - Of droughts and flooding rains - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the I Love a Sunburnt Country - Of droughts and flooding rains (1oz) silver proof coin, consists of a pattern formed by horizontal lines overlapped with a vertical line and a coloured representation of a thorny devil, grasses and flowers, sandy and parched flatlands, stylised storm clouds, pouring rain and a distant horizon. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY’, ‘… Of droughts and flooding rains’, ‘©DME’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

I Love a Sunburnt Country - I love her jewel Sea - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the I Love a Sunburnt Country - I love her jewel Sea (1oz) silver proof coin, consists of a pattern formed by horizontal lines overlapped with a vertical line and a coloured representation of a turtle, schools of fishes, coral reef, water, stylised stars and an undulating horizon. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY’, ‘…I love her jewel sea’, ‘©DME’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Australovenator - Aluminium Bronze Coin

The design on the 2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Australovenator (30mm) aluminium bronze coin, consists of a representation of an australovenator in a landscape with ferns, tree ferns and a background of a sky with lightning strikes. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘AUSTRALOVENATOR’, ‘$1’ and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Diamantinasaurus - Aluminium Bronze Coin

The design on the 2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Diamantinasaurus (30mm) aluminium bronze coin, consists of a representation of a diamantinasaurus, partly hidden by ripples of water, in a landscape with ferns and tree ferns, bodies of water and a waterfall. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘DIAMANTINASAURUS’, ‘$1’ and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Leaellynasaura - Aluminium Bronze Coin

The design on the 2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Leaellynasaura (30mm) aluminium bronze coin, consists of a representation of a leaellynasaura, in a landscape with a body of water, a shoreline partly covered by water and a sky with a moon that is reflected in the water, in the background. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘LEAELLYNASAURA’, ‘$1’ and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

 

2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Minmi - Aluminium Bronze Coin

The design on the 2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Minmi (30mm) aluminium bronze coin, consists of a representation of a minmi in a landscape with ferns. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘MINMI’, ‘$1’ and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Muttaburrasaurus - Aluminium Bronze Coin

The design on the 2016 Young Collectors - Australian Dinosaurs - Muttaburrasaurus (30mm) aluminium bronze coin, consists of a representation of a muttaburrasaurus in a landscape with ferns, tree ferns and bare ground and a background of several mountains issuing plumes of smoke into a cloudy sky and a flying creature. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘MUTTABURRASAURUS’, ‘$1’ and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

2015 Snugglepot & Cuddlepie - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the 2015 Snugglepot & Cuddlepie (1/2oz) silver proof coin, consists of a coloured representation of two babies wearing eucalyptus nuts on their heads and a twig wrapped around each of their chests with a leaf hanging from the twig, sitting either side of another baby wearing a wattle flower on its head and around its waist and all three babies sitting on a tree branch with a leaf and eucalyptus nuts at either end. Also included on the coin is a stylised circle enclosing the following inscriptions ‘May’ and ‘Gibbs’. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘Snugglepot’, ‘& CuddlepieTM’ and ‘©NS & CPA’.

2016 Snugglepot & Cuddlepie - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the 2016 Snugglepot & Cuddlepie (1/2oz) silver proof coin, consists of a coloured representation of two babies wearing eucalyptus nuts on their heads and a twig wrapped around each of their chests with a leaf hanging from the twig, sitting either side of another baby wearing a eucalyptus flower on its head and around its waist and all three babies sitting on a tree branch with a leaf and eucalyptus nuts at either end. Also included on the coin is a stylised circle enclosing the following inscriptions ‘May’ and ‘Gibbs’. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘Snugglepot’, ‘& CuddlepieTM’ and ‘©NS & CPA’.

100th Anniversary of Gumnut Babies - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the 2016 100th Anniversary of Gumnut Babies (1oz) silver proof coin, consists of a coloured representation of several babies, with some wearing eucalyptus nuts on their heads and others wearing wattle flowers on their heads, all sitting on a tree branch with several leaves, and a representation of several leaves and flowers. Also included on the coin is a stylised circle enclosing the following inscriptions ‘May’ and ‘Gibbs’. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘Gumnut’, ‘BabiesTM’, ‘100th ANNIVERSARY’ and ‘©NS & CPA’.

75th Anniversary of WWII - The Battle of Britain - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the 75th Anniversary of WWII - The Battle of Britain (1oz) silver proof coin, consists of a representation of three fighter planes, superimposed over clouds . The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘75th ANNIVERSARY OF WWII’, ‘THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN’, ‘1oz 999 SILVER’ and the initials of the designer Jennifer McKenna ‘JM’.

Kimberley Sunset - High Relief - Gold Proof Coin

The design on the Kimberley Sunset - High Relief (2oz) gold proof coin, consists of a representation of a landscape featuring boab trees, termite mounds, grassy flatlands, rock formations in the background and a diamond inset, surrounded by stylised sunrays extending out to form a circle . The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘KIMBERLEY SUNSET’, ‘2015 2oz 22CT PINK GOLD’ and the initials of the designer Tom Vaughan ‘TV’.

Chinese Lion Dance - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the Chinese Lion Dance (1oz) silver proof coin, consists of a Chinese style border consisting of a pattern formed by a line immediately inside the rim surrounding a coloured representation of a traditional Chinese lion dance costume and a representation of traditional lanterns and firecrackers. The coin includes the following inscriptions; the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘Fú’ and meaning prosperity, ‘1OZ 999 SILVER’ and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

Chinese Lion Dance - Aluminium Bronze Coin

The design on the Chinese Lion Dance (30mm) aluminium bronze coin, consists of a Chinese style border consisting of a pattern formed by a line immediately inside the rim surrounding a coloured representation of a traditional Chinese lion dance costume and a representation of traditional lanterns and firecrackers. The coin includes the following inscriptions; the Pinyin pictograph pronounced ‘Fú’ and meaning prosperity and the initials of the designer Natasha Muhl ‘NM’.

2015 Australian Newborn - Silver Proof Coin

The design on the 2015 Australian Newborn (1/2oz) silver proof coin, consists of a coloured representation of a stylised kookaburra, its beak holding the ends of a cloth sling that contains a human baby, and a representation of leaves and flowers. The coin includes the following inscriptions ‘CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BABY’ and the initials of the designer Aleysha Howarth ‘AH’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

GoldCorp Australia has undertaken consultation among its network of Australian and international wholesale distributors. Authorised Australian distributors of Perth Mint products are consulted regularly during business meetings and participation at the Australian Numismatic Dealers’ Association Coin, Banknote and Stamp shows and Licensed Post Office Conferences held throughout Australia.  Likewise, international distributors are consulted during a schedule of individual meetings hosted during the World Money Fair held in Berlin and the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. 

In some instances when a major program is in concept stage Perth Mint would conduct market research through focus groups to assist us in preparing designs.

Limited consultation is conducted with external parties due to the confidentiality of coin themes and artwork, due to the risk of competitors viewing Perth Mint innovations and potentially releasing similar coins into the market prior to release.

Members of the public have the opportunity to contact Perth Mint to present any themes they would like to see commemorated on Australian legal tender.  These concepts are then researched and presented to GoldCorp Australia’s sales and marketing department for consideration and feedback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF COMPATIBILITY WITH HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

 

Currency (Perth Mint) Determination 2014 (No. 3)

 

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

 

Overview of the Legislative Instrument

The purpose of this Legislative Instrument is to determine the weight, dimension and composition of 42 new numismatic coins to be released by the Perth Mint. 

 

Human rights implications

This Legislative Instrument does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

 

Conclusion

This Legislative Instrument is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.