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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2015 (No. 9)

I, Alex Hawke, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, make the following determination under paragraph 13(2)(b) and subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965.

Dated               2 November 2015

Alex Hawke

Assistant Minister to the Treasurer

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of determination.................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Specification of denominations and standard compositions........................................... 1

6............ Standard weight, design and dimension of coins........................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Standard weight, design and dimension of coins               3

Part 1—Specifications of coins                                                                                                                 3

1............ Specifications................................................................................................................ 3

Part 2—Explanation of symbols                                                                                                              6

2............ Symbols used in Part 1.................................................................................................. 6

 


1  Name of determination

                   This determination is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2015 (No. 9).

2  Commencement

                   This determination commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This determination is made under paragraph 13(2)(b) and subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965.

4  Definitions

                   In this determination:

Act means the Currency Act 1965.

5  Specification of denominations and standard compositions

             (1)  This section is made for paragraph 13(2)(b) of the Act.

             (2)  The Act has effect, on and after the day on which this determination commences, as if:

                     (a)  there were included in the Schedule to the Act the references to denominations of money specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this determination; and

                     (b)  there were specified in the Schedule to the Act opposite to each such denomination, as the standard composition of coins of that denomination, the standard composition specified for the denomination in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this determination.

             (3)  This section does not affect any other determination made for paragraph 13(2)(b) of the Act.

6  Standard weight, design and dimension of coins

             (1)  This section is made for subsection 13A(1) of the Act.

             (2)  On and after the day when this determination commences, each item of the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 specifies the standard weight, the allowable variation from that standard weight, the design and the dimensions of a coin whose denomination is specified, or taken to be specified in the Schedule to the Act.

 (3)  A reference in Schedule 1 to the maximum diameter or other dimension of a coin is, for a coin that is circular concave, a reference to the shortest diameter of the coin.

 

 (4)  Each item of the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 explains a symbol used to describe the design of coins specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1.

             (5)  This section does not affect any other determination made under subsection 13A(1) of the Act.


Schedule 1Standard weight, design and dimension of coins

Note:       See sections 5 and 6.

Part 1Specifications of coins

  

1  Specifications

                   Each item of the following table specifies the standard weight, the allowable variation from that standard weight, the design and the dimensions of a coin.

 

Specifications of coins

Item

Denomination

Standard composition

Standard weight and allowable variation (g)

Maximum diameter (mm) or other dimension

Maximum thickness (mm)

Shape

Edge

Obverse

Reverse

1

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.25

3.46

S1

E1

O1

R1

2

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.25

3.46

S1

E1

O1

R2

3

$1

At least 99.9% silver

11.66 ± 0.50

25.20

3.25

S1

E1

O1

R1

 

4

$1

At least 99.9% silver

11.66 ± 0.50

25.20

3.25

S1

E1

O1

R2

 

5

$15

At least 99.99% gold

3.11 + 0.09

17.75

1.65

S1

E2

O2

R3

 

6

$25

At least 99.99% gold

7.77 + 0.20

21.90

2.10

S1

E2

O2

R4

 

7

$50

At least 99.99% gold

15.55 + 0.20

30.20

2.20

S1

E2

O2

R5

 

8

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.10 + 0.20

34.20

3.10

S1

E2

O2

R6

 

9

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.10 + 2.00

40.50

8.30

S2

E3

O1

R7

 

10

50c

Copper and nickel with gold plating

15.37 ± 0.80

32.00

3.00

S1

E3

O1

R8

 

11

$1

Copper

14.52 ± 1.5

33.60

2.80

S1

E3

O3

R9

 

12

$1

Copper

14.52 ± 1.5

33.60

2.80

S1

E3

O3

R10

 

13

$1

Copper

14.52 ± 1.5

33.60

2.80

S1

E3

O3

R11

 

14

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E2

O1

R12

 

15

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E2

O1

R13

16

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E2

O1

R14

17

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E2

O1

R15

18

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E2

O1

R16

19

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E2

O1

R17

20

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E2

O1

R18

21

25c

Aluminium, zinc and bronze

12.00 ± 0.70

32.80

2.70

S1

E2

O1

R19

22

25c

Aluminium, zinc and bronze

12.00 ± 0.70

32.80

2.70

S1

E2

O1

R20

23

25c

Aluminium, zinc and bronze

12.00 ± 0.70

32.80

2.70

S1

E2

O1

R21

24

$25

At least 99.99% gold

6.22 + 0.10

21.90

1.90

S1

E2

O3

R22

25

$2

Copper and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.78

3.70

S1

E1

O1

R23

26

$2

Copper and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.78

3.70

S1

E1

O1

R24

27

$2

Copper and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.78

3.70

S1

E1

O1

R25

28

$2

Copper and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.78

3.70

S1

E1

O1

R26

29

$2

Copper and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.78

3.70

S1

E1

O1

R27

30

50c

Silver and copper

13.79 ± 0.50

31.80

3.00

S1

E2

O1

R8

 

31

50c

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.75

3.16

S3

E3

O1

R28

 

 

 

Part 2Explanation of symbols

  

2  Symbols used in Part 1

                   Each item of the following table contains an explanation of a symbol used in Part 1 of this Schedule to describe the shape, edge design, obverse design and reverse design of a coin.

 

Explanation of symbols used in Part 1

Item

Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

1

Shape

S1

Circular

2

Shape

S2

Circular concave

3

Shape

S3

Dodecagonal

4

Edge

E1

Interrupted milling

5

Edge

E2

Continuously milled

6

Edge

E3

Plain

7

Obverse

O1

A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(a)      ‘ELIZABETH II’;

(b)      ‘AUSTRALIA’;

(c)      the inscription, in numerals, of a year;

(d)      ‘IRB’.

8

Obverse

O2

A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(a)      ‘ELIZABETH II’;

(b)      ‘AUSTRALIA’;

(c)      Arabic numerals for the amount, in dollars, of the denomination of the coin, followed by ‘DOLLAR’, or ‘DOLLARS’ as the case requires;

(d)      ‘IRB’;

(e)      3 representations of a dot;

all enclosed by eucalyptus leaves, flowers and gumnuts.

9

Obverse

O3

A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(a)      ‘ELIZABETH II’;

(b)      ‘AUSTRALIA’;

(c)      the inscription, in numerals, of a year;

(d)      Arabic numerals for the amount, in dollars, of the denomination of the coin, followed by ‘DOLLAR’, or ‘DOLLARS’ as the case requires;

(e)      ‘IRB’;

(f)       2 representations of a dot.

10

Reverse

R1

A design consisting of:

(a)       a representation of a part of the Melbourne Cricket Ground; and

(b)       a representation of enthusiastic spectators; and

(c)       representations of a flag; and

(d)       a coloured representation of a flag containing yellow and brown stripes;

(e)       in the foreground, a partially coloured representation of 3 Australian Football League players wherein:

                      (i)     the player that is taking a mark is wearing a coloured stylised representation of the Hawthorn Football Club jersey and white shorts; and

                    (ii)     the player that is spoiling is wearing a coloured stylised representation of the West Coast Eagles jersey; and

                   (iii)     the player that is roving is wearing a coloured stylised representation of the Hawthorn Football Club jersey and white shorts; and

(f)       a coloured representation of grass; and

(g)      the following:

                      (i)       ‘1 DOLLAR’;

                    (ii)       ‘AFL FANS’;

                   (iii)       a representation of a dot;

                  (iv)       ‘CUSTODIANS OF THE GAME’.

11

Reverse

R2

A design consisting of:

(a)      a partially coloured representation of a National Rugby League player wearing a coloured representation of the North Queensland Cowboys jersey and taking a kick with his right foot; and

(b)      a partially coloured representation of 2 National Rugby League players wherein the player that is wearing a coloured representation of the Brisbane Broncos jersey is running with a ball held in his right hand and the other player is tackling; and

(c)      in the background, a stylised representation of a rugby ball; and

(d)      superimposed on the rugby ball, a stylised representation of the following:

                      (i)       grass in green colour;

                    (ii)       2 irregular shapes in yellow colour;

                   (iii)       an irregular shape in blue colour;

                  (iv)       a boundary;

                    (v)       spectators;

                  (vi)       a curved line;

                 (vii)       a set of goal posts; and

(e)      a circular border, partially obscured by the rugby ball and a player; and

(f)       the following:

                      (i)     ‘NRL’;

                    (ii)     a representation of a dot;

                   (iii)     ‘ONE DOLLAR’;

                  (iv)     ‘MOMENTS THAT MATTER’.

12

Reverse

R3

A design consisting of:

(a)      in the background, representations of eucalyptus leaves, a eucalyptus flower and gumnuts; and

(b)      in the foreground, a representation of a kangaroo facing left; and

(c)      a representation of the Star of Federation; and

(d)      the following:

                      (i)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;

                    (ii)     ‘2016’

                   (iii)     ‘1/10 oz’;

                  (iv)     ‘.9999 Au’;

all enclosed by an ornamental border incorporating dots and lines;

13

Reverse

R4

As for item 12, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to  ‘1/10 oz’ with ‘1/4 oz’.

14

Reverse

R5

As for item 12, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to  ‘1/10 oz’ with ‘1/2 oz’.

15

Reverse

R6

As for item 12, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to  ‘1/10 oz’ with ‘1 oz’.

16

Reverse

R7

A design consisting of:

(a)      a central circle containing a coloured representation of a star chart including the following:

                      (i)       a stylised representation of a field of stars;

                    (ii)       3 right ascension lines and 2 declination lines; and 

(b)      superimposed on the star chart, a stylised representation of the constellation Cassiopeia; and

(c)      a stylised representation of a pine forest, superimposed on a representation of a pine forest in silhouette; and

(d)      surrounding the central circle, an ornamental border; and

(e)      the following:

                      (i)       ‘+60°’;

                    (ii)       ‘2h’;

                   (iii)       ‘1h’;

                  (iv)       ‘NORTHERN SKY – CASSIOPEIA’;

                    (v)       ‘FIVE DOLLARS’.

17

Reverse

R8

A design consisting of:

(a)      a representation of the arms of the Commonwealth; and

(b)      the following:

                      (i)     ‘50’;

                    (ii)     the designer’s initials ‘SD’.

18

Reverse

R9

A design consisting of:

(a)      in the background, a stylised representation of an arrow;

(b)      superimposed on that arrow, a stylised representation of a heart shape containing stylised dots.

(c)      in the foreground, a stylised representation of an arrow appearing to pierce through the heart shape; and

(d)      2 stylised representations of olive branches; and

(e)      a stylised representation of an olive branch; and

(f)       the following:

                      (i)     ‘FORGET’;

                    (ii)     ‘ME, NOT’.

19

Reverse

R10

A design consisting of:

(a)      in the centre, a series dots arranged to represent the inscription ‘AND BERE ME IN YOUR MIND’; and

(b)      a series dots arranged to represent a stylised representation of manacles; and

(c)      immediately inside the rim of the coin, a series dots arranged to represent the inscription ‘WHEN THIS YOU SEE REMEMBER ME’.

20

Reverse

R11

A design consisting of:

(a)      a stylised representation of a bird, chained by its neck to the ground; and

(b)      a stylised representation of soil and vegetation.  

21

Reverse

R12

A design consisting of:

(a)      a representation of a parcel, hanging by a rope from a helicopter; and

(b)      a representation of a soldier walking towards that parcel and a soldier kneeling; and

(c)      a representation of sand bags; and

(d)      a horizontal line; and

(e)      the following:

                      (i)     ‘20’;

                    (ii)     ‘PEACEKEEPING’. 

22

Reverse

R13

A design consisting of :

(a)      in the foreground, the silhouette of a row of soldiers standing on a horizontal line;

(b)      in the centre and partially obscured by that row of soldiers, a stylised representation of a Lancaster bomber flying above a runway; and

(c)      positioned on the wings of that bomber, the silhouette of a row of soldiers; and

(d)      a silhouette of a Lancaster bomber in flight; and

(e)      the following:

                      (i)       ‘20’;

                    (ii)     ‘BOMBER COMMAND’.

23

Reverse

R14

A design consisting of:

(a)      a representation of a Korean soldier and an Australian soldier shaking hands, wherein the Korean soldier is positioned on ascending terrain with bare trees; and

(b)      the following

                      (i)     ‘20’;

                    (ii)     ‘KOREAN WAR’.

24

Reverse

R15

A design consisting of:

(a)       the silhouette of 2 soldiers walking on ascending terrain; and

(b)       in the background, a representation of the sun; and

(c)       the following:

                      (i)     ‘20’;

                    (ii)     ‘SPECIAL FORCES’.

25

Reverse

R16

A design consisting of:

(a)       in the foreground, the silhouette of 5 soldiers walking on bare ground; and

(b)       in the background, a representation of a field including the following:

                      (i)     a stylised representation of the cross of sacrifice war memorial ;

                    (ii)     a representation of a ruined church with a cross at its base;

                   (iii)     shrubs, trees and damaged tree trunks; and

(c)       the following:

                      (i)     ‘20’;

                    (ii)     ‘FROMELLES’;

                   (iii)     ‘19.7.1916’.

26

Reverse

R17

A design consisting of:

(a)      in the foreground, a representation of 2 men working on a railway; and

(b)      in the background, a representation of men working next to that railway; and

(c)      a representation of a military officer holding a rifle with his left hand and gesturing with his right hand; and

(d)      a representation of hilly terrain; and

(e)      a representation of a trestle; and

(f)       the following:

                      (i)     ‘20’;

                    (ii)     ‘THAI-BURMA’;

                   (iii)     ‘RAILWAY’.

27

Reverse

R18

A design consisting of:

(a)      a stylised representation of 2 aeroplanes in flight; and

(b)      a representation of the horizon; and

(c)      a stylised representation of a part of the map of Australia; and

(d)      a stylised representation of an explosion; and

(e)      the following:

                      (i)     ‘20’;

                    (ii)     ‘DARWIN’;

                   (iii)     ‘BOMBING’.

28

Reverse

R19

A design consisting of:

(a)      a representation of a man dancing on a street, with a hat held in his right hand; and

(b)      the shadow of that man; and

(c)      a representation of ticker tape; and

(d)      the following:

                      (i)     ‘25’;

                    (ii)     ‘PEACE’.

29

Reverse

R20

A design consisting of:

(a)      a representation of the Victoria Cross for Australia medal, clasp and ribbon; and

(b)      the shadow of that medal, clasp and ribbon; and

(c)      the following:

                      (i)     ‘100’;

                    (ii)     ‘25’;

                   (iii)     ‘OUR’;

                  (iv)     ‘LEGENDS’.

30

Reverse

R21

A design consisting of:

(a)      a representation of a tribesman escorting a wounded soldier through a path; and

(b)      representations of long grass; and

(c)      the following:

                      (i)     ‘25’;

                    (ii)     ‘KOKODA’.

31

Reverse

R22

A design consisting of:

(a)      in the upper sector, a representation of a kangaroo and the setting sun; and

(b)      a horizontal line; and

(c)      in the lower sector, the shadow of that kangaroo; and

(d)      the following:

                      (i)     ‘1/5 oz’;

                    (ii)     ‘.9999 Au’;

                   (iii)     ‘WP’.

32

Reverse

R23

A design consisting of:

(a)      7 intersecting circles, each circle containing a stylised representation of one of the following:

                      (i)     a weightlifter in action; or

                    (ii)     2 swimmers engaged in synchronised swimming; or

                   (iii)     a person playing tennis; or

                  (iv)     2 wrestlers in action, or

                    (v)     a sailing competitor on a sailing boat; or

                  (vi)     a person playing football; or

                 (vii)     a person shooting a gun; and

(b)      in the centre, and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, a series of blue coloured stripes arranged in a repetitive circular pattern and enclosing the following:

                      (i)     a stylised representation of a kangaroo facing right;

                    (ii)     a representation of the Star of Federation;

                   (iii)     a stylised representation of an emu facing left;

                  (iv)     a representation of the Olympic rings; and

(c)      immediately inside the rim and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, the following:

                      (i)     ‘2016 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM’;

                    (ii)     2 representations of a dot;

                   (iii)     ‘TWO DOLLARS’.

33

Reverse

R24

A design consisting of:

(a)     6 intersecting circles, each circle containing a stylised representation of one of the following:

                   (i)        a person competing in a triathlon; or

                 (ii)        an athlete running; or

                (iii)        a cyclist riding a bicycle; or

               (iv)        a person swimming; or

                 (v)        a person aiming a bow and arrow; or

               (vi)        2 judo competitors in action; and

(b)     in the centre, and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, a series of black coloured stripes arranged in a repetitive circular pattern and enclosing the following:

                   (i)        a stylised representation of a kangaroo facing right;

                 (ii)        a representation of the Star of Federation;

                (iii)        a stylised representation of an emu facing left;

               (iv)        a representation of the Olympic rings; and

(c)     immediately inside the rim and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, the following:

                   (i)        ‘2016 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM’;

                 (ii)        2 representations of a dot;

                (iii)        ‘TWO DOLLARS’.

34

Reverse

R25

A design consisting of:

(a)     7 intersecting circles, each circle containing a stylised representation of one of the following:

                   (i)        a person playing basketball; or

                 (ii)        a person riding a horse; or

                (iii)        a person playing rugby; or

               (iv)        a gymnast in action; or

                 (v)        a person canoeing; or

               (vi)        a person playing golf; or

              (vii)        a fencing competitor thrusting a sword; and

(b)     in the centre, and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, a series of red coloured stripes arranged in a repetitive circular pattern and enclosing the following:

                   (i)        a stylised representation of a kangaroo facing right;

                 (ii)        a representation of the Star of Federation;

                (iii)        a stylised representation of an emu facing left;

               (iv)        a representation of the Olympic rings; and

(c)     immediately inside the rim and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, the following:

                   (i)        ‘2016 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM’;

                 (ii)        2 representations of a dot;

                (iii)        ‘TWO DOLLARS’.

35

Reverse

R26

A design consisting of:

(a)     6 intersecting circles, each circle containing a stylised representation of one of the following:

                   (i)        a person playing water polo; or

                 (ii)        a person playing table tennis; or

                (iii)        a person playing badminton; or

               (iv)        a person canoeing; or

                 (v)        a person playing volleyball; or

               (vi)        a person playing hockey; and

(b)     in the centre, and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, a series of yellow coloured stripes arranged in a repetitive circular pattern and enclosing the following:

                   (i)        a stylised representation of a kangaroo facing right;

                 (ii)        a representation of the Star of Federation;

                (iii)        a stylised representation of an emu facing left;

               (iv)        a representation of the Olympic rings; and

(c)     immediately inside the rim and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, the following:

                   (i)        ‘2016 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM’;

                 (ii)        2 representations of a dot;

                (iii)        ‘TWO DOLLARS’.

36

Reverse

R27

A design consisting of:

(a)     6 intersecting circles, each circle containing a stylised representation of one of the following:

                   (i)        a person playing handball; or

                 (ii)        2 taekwondo players in action; or

                (iii)        a person rowing; or

               (iv)        2 boxers in action; or

                 (v)        a person on a horse and a person running and a person holding a pistol and a person holding a foil and a person swimming; or

               (vi)        a person diving; and

(b)     in the centre, and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, a series of green coloured stripes arranged in a repetitive circular pattern and enclosing the following:

                   (i)        a stylised representation of a kangaroo facing right;

                 (ii)        a representation of the Star of Federation;

                (iii)        a stylised representation of an emu facing left;

               (iv)        a representation of the Olympic rings; and

(c)     immediately inside the rim and partially obscuring the intersecting circles, the following:

                   (i)        ‘2016 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM’;

                 (ii)        2 representations of a dot;

                (iii)        ‘TWO DOLLARS’.

37

Reverse

R28

A design consisting of:

(a)      a stylised coloured representation of water; and

(b)      above that water, the following:

                      (i)     a representation of smoke emanating from a ship;

                    (ii)     a representation of 16 aeroplanes in flight;

                   (iii)     the inscription ‘WAR IN THE PACIFIC’; and

(c)      on the left of that water, a representation of 2 soldiers positioned in a landscape with a hill, palm trees and shrubs in the background; and

(d)      on the right of that water, a representation of one soldier positioned in a landscape with a hill, palm trees and shrubs in the background; and

(e)      in the lower sector, a representation of sand and the following:

                      (i)     ‘50’;

                    (ii)     a stylised representation of the designer’s initials ‘EJL’, followed by ‘.’.