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Registered 13 Feb 2017
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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 1) 2017

I, Michael McCormack, Minister for Small Business, make the following determination.

Dated   8 February 2017

Michael McCormack

Minister for Small Business

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

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

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

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

6............ Standard weight, design and dimensions of coins......................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Standard composition, standard weight, design and dimensions of coins of specified denominations                                                                             3

Part 1—Specifications of coins                                                                                                                 3

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

Part 2—Explanation of symbols                                                                                                              4

2............ Symbols used in Part 1.................................................................................................. 4

 


1  Name

                   This is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 1) 2017.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

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

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Currency Act 1965.

5  Specification of denominations and standard compositions

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

             (2)  The Act has effect, on and after the day on which this instrument 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 instrument; 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 instrument.

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

6  Standard weight, design and dimensions of coins

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

             (2)  On and after the day on which this instrument commences, each item of the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this instrument specifies the standard weight, the allowable variation from that standard weight, the design and the dimensions of the coin whose denomination and standard composition are specified in that item.

(3)    A reference in Schedule 1 to the maximum diameter or other dimension of a coin is, for a coin that is triangular with rounded corners, a reference to the perpendicular bisector of the coin.

 

             (4)  Each item of the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to this instrument 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 provision of a determination made for the purposes of subsection 13A(1) of the Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

                         


Schedule 1Standard composition, standard weight, design and dimensions of coins of specified denominations

Note:       See sections 5 and 6.

Part 1Specifications of coins

  

1  Specifications

                   Each item of the following table specifies the standard composition, the standard weight, the allowable variation from that standard weight, the design and the dimensions of a coin whose denomination and standard composition are specified in that item.

 

Specifications of coins

Item

Denomination

Standard composition

Standard weight and allowable variation (g)

Maximum diameter or other dimension (mm)

Maximum thickness (mm)

Shape

Edge

Obverse

Reverse

1

$5

At least 99.9% silver

22.23 + 0.80

34.20

3.80

S1

E1

O1

R1

2

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S2

E2

O1

R2

3

5c

Copper and nickel

2.83 ± 0.33

19.53

1.78

S2

E2

O1

R3

4

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 1.80

40.60

4.00

S2

E2

O1

R4

5

$25

At least 99.99% gold

7.77 + 0.20

21.89

2.00

S2

E2

O1

R5

6

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S2

E3

O1

R6

7

$25

At least 99.99% gold

7.77 + 0.20

21.89

2.00

S2

E2

O1

R7

8

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 1.80

40.60

4.00

S2

E2

O1

R8

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

Triangular with rounded corners

2

Shape

S2

Circular

3

Edge

E1

Plain

4

Edge

E2

Continuously milled

5

Edge

E3

Interrupted milling

6

Obverse

O1

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

(a) “ELIZABETH II”;

(b) “AUSTRALIA”;

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

(d) “IRB”.

7

Reverse

R1

A design, consisting of:

(a) a triangle with rounded corners containing the following:

               (i)  a representation of a stained glass window featuring a partially coloured representation of a nurse;

              (ii)  a representation of a ribbon containing the word “DEVOTION”;

            (iii)  below that ribbon, a representation of barren land including 3 crosses on the left and a setting sun on the right;

            (iv)  superimposed on a part of that barren land, a coloured representation of a poppy flower;

             (v)  in the foreground, a silhouette of a soldier standing in front of that setting sun with his rifle and facing left; and

(b) “5 DOLLARS”.

8

Reverse

R2

A design with:

(a) a coloured representation of the primary classic logo of Australian Broadcasting Corporation television series – Bananas in Pyjamas, including the words “BANANAS IN PYJAMAS” and “CLASSIC”; and

(b) above that logo, a series of vertical stripes; and

(c) below that logo, a coloured cartoon representation of 2 bananas in pyjamas chasing 3 bears from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation television series – Bananas in Pyjamas; and

(d) a horizontal line; and

(e) below that horizontal line, an ornamental pattern comprising stylised representations of stairs; and

(f) “20”.

9

Reverse

R3

A design with:

(a) a coloured representation of the Bananas in Pyjamas anniversary logo for 2015 in respect of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation television series – Bananas in Pyjamas, including the following:

               (i)  the number “2” containing a cartoon representation of a banana in pyjamas;

              (ii)  the number “5” containing a cartoon representation of a banana in pyjamas;

            (iii)  the word “YEARS”; and

(b) above that logo, a series of vertical stripes; and

(c) a coloured cartoon representation of a rat from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation television series – Bananas in Pyjamas; and

(d) a horizontal line; and

(e) below that horizontal line, an ornamental pattern comprising stylised representations of stairs; and

(f) “5”.

10

Reverse

R4

A design with:

(a) a line drawing of a coastal city landscape, including buildings and trees; and

(b) in the background and partially obscured by that city landscape, a representation of 70 flags radiating from the sun; and

 (c) below that city landscape, a stylised representation of a body of water; and

(d) superimposed on that water, a series of dots and a representation of an athlete running with a baton; and

(e) the following:

                (i) “QUEEN’S BATON RELAY . XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES”;

               (ii) “Gold Coast 2018”;

             (iii) “1 oz .999 Ag”;

             (iv) “FIVE DOLLARS”.

11

Reverse

R5

As for item 10, replacing the reference in subparagraph (e)(iii) to “1 oz .999 Ag” with “1/4 oz .9999 Au” and replacing the reference in subparagraph (e)(iv) to “FIVE DOLLARS” with “TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS”.

12

Reverse

R6

A design with:

(a) a coloured cartoon representation the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, a koala; and

(b) on the right, Indigenous markings; and

(c) the following:

               (i)  “XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES”;

              (ii)  “Gold Coast 2018”;

            (iii)  “1 DOLLAR”.

13

Reverse

R7

A design with:

(a) a representation of rays emanating from the Federation Internationale de Football Association World Cup Trophy; and

(b) an ornamental border comprising lines positioned in an irregular pattern, 6 soccer balls and 5 kangaroos; and

(c) the following:

               (i)  “2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA TM”;

              (ii)  “1/4 oz .9999 Au”;

            (iii)  “TM”;

            (iv)  “25 DOLLARS”.

14

Reverse

R8

As for item 13, replacing the reference in subparagraph (c)(ii) to “1/4 oz .9999 Au” with “1 oz .999 Ag” and replacing the reference in (c)(iv) to “25 DOLLARS” with “1 DOLLAR”.