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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 5) 2017

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

Dated   17/8/17

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......................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Standard composition, standard weight, design and dimensions of coins of specified denominations                                                                             2

Part 1—Specifications of coins                                                                                                                 2

1............ Specifications................................................................................................................ 2

Part 2—Explanation of symbols                                                                                                              4

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                      

                                                                                                      


1  Name

                   This is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 5) 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)  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.

             (4)  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

20c

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E1

O1

R1

2

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E2

O1

R2

3

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E2

O1

R3

4

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E2

O1

R4

5

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S1

E2

O1

R5

6

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S1

E2

O1

R6

7

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S1

E2

O1

R7

8

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S1

E2

O1

R8

9

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 1.8

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R9

10

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.10 + 0.20

34.20

3.10

S1

E1

O2

R10

11

$50

At least 99.99% gold

15.55 + 0.20

30.20

2.20

S1

E1

O2

R11

12

$25

At least 99.99% gold

7.77 + 0.20

21.90

2.10

S1

E1

O2

R12

13

$15

At least 99.99% gold

3.11 + 0.10

17.75

1.70

S1

E1

O2

R13

14

$5

At least 99.99% gold

1.56 + 0.10

14.40

1.25

S1

E1

O2

R14

15

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.10 + 0.20

34.20

3.10

S1

E1

O3

R15

16

$50

At least 99.99% gold

15.55 + 0.20

30.20

2.20

S1

E1

O3

R16

17

$25

At least 99.99% gold

7.77 + 0.20

21.90

2.20

S1

E1

O3

R17

18

$15

At least 99.99% gold

3.11 + 0.10

17.75

1.70

S1

E1

O3

R18

19

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 + 2.0

36.20

2.35

S1

E1

O4

R19

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

Edge

E1

Continuously milled

3

Edge

E2

Interrupted milling

4

Reverse

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”.

5

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 an ornamental border, including representations of phases of the moon and a stylised representation of a monkey, a rooster, a dog, a pig, a rat, an ox, a tiger, a rabbit, a dragon, a snake, a horse and a goat. 

6

Reverse

O3

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.

7

Obverse

O4

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 dots.

8

Reverse

R1

A design consisting of:

(a) a circle enclosing an ornamental pattern incorporating dots and irregular shapes; and

(b) superimposed on that pattern, a stylised representation of a person, dots and irregular shapes; and

(c)  the following:

             (i)     “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY”;

           (ii)     “1992-2017”;

          (iii)     “20”.

9

Reverse

R2

A design consisting of:

(a)  a central circle containing the following:

              (i)     a stylised representation of a tower, a gymnast, a hurdler and a swimmer in a windmill;

            (ii)     “Gold Coast”;

           (iii)      “2018”;

          (iv)     a horizontal line and an ornamental design element; and

(b) surrounding that central circle, a series of curved lines and purple, pink, red, yellow and orange coloured irregular patterns positioned over 3 concentric circles; and

(c)  a circular border containing the following:

             (i)     “XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES”;

           (ii)     “TWO DOLLARS”.

10

Reverse

R3

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle containing the following:

              (i)     a representation of a kangaroo facing right;

            (ii)     the inscriptions “A”, “U” and “S”;

           (iii)     an emu facing left;

          (iv)     a horizontal line and an ornamental design element;

            (v)     the inscriptions “COMMONWEALTH GAMES”; and

(b) surrounding that central circle, a series of curved lines and green, yellow and blue coloured irregular patterns positioned over 3 concentric circles; and

(c)  a circular border containing the following:

             (i)     “2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAM”;

            (ii)     “TWO DOLLARS”.

11

Reverse

R4

A design consisting of:

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

(b) surrounding that central circle, a series of curved lines and green and blue coloured irregular patterns positioned over 3 concentric circles; and

(c) a circular border containing the following:

                  (i)     “GOLD COAST 2018 – CELEBRATE”;

                 (ii)     “TWO DOLLARS”.

12

Reverse

R5

A design consisting of:

(a) a crescent shape divided into 6 segments; and

(b) in the foreground, a stylised representation of each of the following:

              (i)     a cyclist riding a bicycle;

            (ii)     a person playing table tennis;

           (iii)     a person playing badminton;

          (iv)     a person playing basketball;

            (v)     a person playing beach volleyball; and

(c) the following:

             (i)     “XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES”;

           (ii)     “Gold Coast”;

          (iii)     “2018”;

         (iv)     “ONE DOLLAR”.

13

Reverse

R6

A design consisting of:

(a) a crescent shape divided into 6 segments; and

(b) in the foreground, a stylised representation of each of the following:

              (i)     a person playing hockey;

            (ii)     a person playing squash;

           (iii)     a person diving into water;

          (iv)     an athlete running;

            (v)     a boxer in action;

          (vi)     a powerlifter performing a bench press; and

(c) the following:

              (i)     “XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES”;

            (ii)     “Gold Coast”;

           (iii)     “2018”;

          (iv)     “ONE DOLLAR”.

14

Reverse

R7

A design consisting of:

(a) a crescent shape divided into 6 segments; and

(b) in the foreground, a stylised representation of each of the following:

              (i)     a person playing lawn bowls;

            (ii)     an artistic gymnast in action;

           (iii)     a person playing netball;

          (iv)     weightlifter in action;

            (v)     a person competing in a triathlon;

          (vi)     2 wrestlers in action; and

 (c) the following:

              (i)   “XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES”;

            (ii)     “Gold Coast”;

           (iii)     “2018”;

          (iv)     “ONE DOLLAR”.

15

Reverse

R8

A design consisting of:

(a) a crescent shape divided into 6 segments; and

(b) in the foreground, a stylised representation of each of the following:

              (i)     a cyclist riding a bicycle;

            (ii)     a person playing rugby;

           (iii)     a rhythmic gymnast in action;

          (iv)     a person swimming;

            (v)     a person riding a bicycle on a mountain;

          (vi)     a person shooting a gun; and

(c) the following:

              (i)     “XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES”;

            (ii)     “Gold Coast”;

           (iii)     “2018”

          (iv)     “ONE DOLLAR”.

16

Reverse

R9

A design consisting of:

(a)      a representation of a red panda positioned over a tree branch; and

(b)      the following:

                 (i)     “ONE DOLLAR”;

                (ii)     “1 oz .999 Ag”;

              (iii)     “RAVI”;

              (iv)     “AUSTRALIA ZOO”.

17

Reverse

R10

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a dog appearing to emerge from among rocks on the left of the coin, facing right and looking up at a dog standing on top of a rock and facing left; and

(b) in the background, a mountainous landscape; and

(c) the Chinese character pronounced “gou” under the Pinyin system and meaning dog; and

(d) the following:

              (i)     “2018”;

            (ii)     a stylised representation of the designer’s initials “AB”;

           (iii)    “1oz .9999 Au”.

18

Reverse

R11

As for item 17, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to

“1oz .9999 Au” with “1/2oz .9999 Au”.

19

Reverse

R12

As for item 17, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to

“1oz .9999 Au” with “1/4oz .9999 Au”.

20

Reverse

R13

As for item 17, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to

“1oz .9999 Au” with “1/10oz .9999 Au”.

21

Reverse

R14

As for item 17, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to

“1oz .9999 Au” with “1/20oz .9999 Au”.

22

Reverse

R15

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)     “2018”;

           (iii)     “1oz .9999 Au”;

all enclosed by an ornamental border incorporating dots and lines.

23

Reverse

R16

As for item 22, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to

“1oz .9999 Au” with “1/2oz .9999 Au”.

24

Reverse

R17

As for item 22, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to

“1oz .9999 Au” with “1/4oz .9999 Au”.

25

Reverse

R18

As for item 22, replacing the reference in subparagraph (d)(iii) to

“1oz .9999 Au” with “1/10oz .9999 Au”.

26

Reverse

R19

A design consisting of:

(a)  in the upper sector, an irregular shape containing a coloured representation of a fireworks display in the night sky; and

(b)  below that irregular shape, a line drawing of a city landscape including buildings and a stylised representation of trees; and

(c)   in the foreground, a representation of the Sydney Opera House and a part of the Sydney Harbour Bridge; and

(d)  a stylised representation of a body of water; and

(e)   the following:

              (i)     “SYDNEY NEW YEAR’S EVE”;

            (ii)     “1/2 oz .999 Ag”.