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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 3) 2018

I, Michael Sukkar, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, make the following determination.

Dated   18 June 2018

Michael Sukkar

Assistant Minister to the Treasurer

 

 

  

  

  


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                                                                             3

Part 1—Specifications of coins                                                                                                                 3

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

Part 2—Explanation of symbols                                                                                                              7

2............ Symbols used in Part 1.................................................................................................. 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                        

                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                      

                                                                                                      


1  Name

                   This is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 3) 2018.

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 Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the maximum diameter or other dimension of a coin that is circular concave is a reference to the shortest diameter 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

5c

Copper and nickel

2.83 ± 0.33

19.53

1.78

S1

E1

O1

R1

2

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S1

E2

O1

R2

3

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S1

E2

O1

R3

4

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S1

E2

O1

R4

5

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.12

3.46

S1

E2

O1

R5

6

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R6

7

$25

At least 99.99% gold

7.77 + 0.20

21.89

2.00

S1

E1

O1

R7

8

$30

At least 99.9% silver

1000 + 9.50

100.90

14.50

S1

E1

O1

R8

9

50c

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S2

E3

O1

R9

10

50c

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S2

E3

O1

R10

11

$5

At least 99.9% silver with partial gold plating

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R11

12

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.40

20.78

3.10

S1

E2

O1

R12

13

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.10 + 1.50

39.00

2.70

S1

E1

O1

R13

14

$10

At least 99.9% silver with partial gold plating

155.51 + 3.00

65.50

6.00

S1

E1

O2

R14

15

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 0.50

38.75

4.80

S3

E3

O2

R15

16

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.50

8.30

S3

E3

O2

R16

17

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.50

8.30

S3

E3

O2

R17

18

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.78

3.70

S1

E2

O3

R18

19

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.78

3.70

S1

E2

O1

R18

20

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.78

3.70

S1

E2

O4

R18

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

Dodecagonal

3

Shape

S3

Circular concave

4

Edge

E1

Continuously milled

5

Edge

E2

Interrupted milling

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

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

(e) ‘IRB’;

(f) 2 dots.

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 Arabic numerals, of a year;

(d) ‘RDM’.

10

Obverse

O4

A design consisting of:

(a) at the top of the face of the coin, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the initials ‘IRB’;

(b) a stylised representation of an Australian crown coin as it appeared in 1938, omitting the year of the coin and the denomination; and

(c) the following:

              (i)     ‘ELIZABETH II’;

            (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;

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

          (iv)     ‘FIFTY YEARS’;

            (v)     one dot;

all enclosed by an ornamental border.

11

Reverse

R1

A design consisting of:

(a)  a representation of the surface of the moon and lines radiating from a crater; and

(b)  a stylised representation of a mark left by a boot; and

(c)   a circular border; and

(d)  the following:

              (i)     ‘5’;

            (ii)     a stylised representation of the designer’s initials ‘AWB’.

12

Reverse

R2

A design consisting of:

(a)  in the upper right side of the coin, a representation of the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station; and

(b)  2 curved parallel lines extending across the coin horizontally; and

(c)   in the lower sector, a representation of a workstation with buttons and a screen displaying a representation of an astronaut and a landing module on the surface of the moon; and

(d)  a representation of 2 men seated next to that workstation, wherein one man is wearing a headphone and writing in an open book; and

(e)   a circular border; and

(f)   the following:

              (i)     ‘ONE DOLLAR’;

            (ii)     ‘50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING’;

           (iii)     a stylised representation of the designer’s initials ‘AWB’.

13

Reverse

R3

A design consisting of:

(a)  in the centre, a stylised representation of a pig sitting and facing right; and

(b)  on the right, a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting happiness; and

(c)   on the left, a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig; and

(d)  in the foreground, and positioned around that pig, a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket; and

(e)    the following:

              (i)     ‘ONE DOLLAR’;

            (ii)     ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’;

           (iii)     the designer’s initials ‘BK’.

14

Reverse

R4

A design consisting of:

(a) in the centre, a stylised representation of a pig lying on its back; and

(b) on the right, a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting wealth; and

(c) on the left, a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig; and

(d) in the foreground, and positioned around that pig, a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket; and

(e) the following:

              (i)     ‘ONE DOLLAR’;

            (ii)     ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’;

           (iii)     the designer’s initials ‘BK’.

15

Reverse

R5

A design consisting of:

(a) in the centre, a stylised representation of a pig crouching; and

(b) on the right, a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting longevity; and

(c) on the left, a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig; and

(d) in the foreground, and positioned around that pig, a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket; and

(e) the following:

              (i)     ‘ONE DOLLAR’;

            (ii)     ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’;

           (iii)     the designer’s initials ‘BK’.

16

Reverse

R6

A design consisting of:

(a) in the centre, a stylised representation of a pig lying on its back; and

(b) on the right, a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting wealth; and

(c) on the left, a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig; and

(d) in the foreground, and positioned around that pig, a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket; and

(e) the following:

              (i)     ‘FIVE DOLLARS’

            (ii)     ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’;

           (iii)     ‘1oz .999 Ag’;

          (iv)     the designer’s initials ‘BK’.

17

Reverse

R7

A design consisting of:

(a) in the centre, a stylised representation of a pig lying on its back; and

(b) on the right, a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting wealth; and

(c) on the left, a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig; and

(d) in the foreground, and positioned around that pig, a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket; and

(e) the following:

              (i)     ‘TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS’

            (ii)     ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’;

           (iii)     ‘1/4oz .9999 Au’;

          (iv)     the designer’s initials ‘BK’.

18

Reverse

R8

A design consisting of:

(a) in the centre, a stylised representation of a pig lying on its back; and

(b) on the right, a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting wealth; and

(c) on the left, a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig; and

(d) in the foreground, and positioned around that pig, a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket; and

(e) the following:

              (i)     ‘THIRTY DOLLARS’

            (ii)     ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’;

           (iii)     ‘1kg .999 Ag’;

          (iv)     the designer’s initials ‘BK’.

19

Reverse

R9

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a HK Monaro GTS 327 race car; and

(b) in the background, a representation of a road safety barrier; and

(c) positioned behind that road barrier, a line drawing of spectators; and

(d) a representation of a checked flag; and

(e) at the bottom of the face of the coin, the word ‘HOLDEN’ enclosed by an irregular pentagon; and

(f) positioned on top of that irregular pentagon, a stylised representation of a lion rolling a circular stone; and

(g) the following:

              (i)      ‘BATHURST LEGEND’;

            (ii)     ‘1968’;

           (iii)     ‘50’;

          (iv)     ‘HK MONARO GTS 327’.

20

Reverse

R10

A design consisting of:

(a) in the centre, a representation of a HR Falcon GT race car positioned on a road; and

(b) in the background, and positioned on that road, a representation of 2 cars and trees; and

(c) on the left, a representation of a road safety barrier, trees and soil; and

(d) on the right, a representation of a fence, soil and trees; and

(e) a representation of a checked flag; and

(f) at the bottom of the face of the coin, the word ‘Ford’ enclosed by an oval; and

(g) the following:

              (i)     ‘BATHURST LEGEND’;

            (ii)     ‘1967’;

           (iii)     ‘50’;

          (iv)     ‘XR FALCON GT’.

21

Reverse

R11

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a male athlete standing on prosthetic running blades; and

(b) a representation of a female athlete holding goggles on her head and wearing a swimsuit and cap; and

(c) a representation of a male athlete sitting and holding a volleyball on one knee; and

(d) in the background, 3 horizontal lines, one vertical line and 3 horizontal stripes; and

(e) the following:

              (i)     ‘5 DOLLARS’;

            (ii)     ‘INVICTUS’ partially plated in gold;

           (iii)     ‘GAMES’ partially plated in gold;

          (iv)     ‘SYDNEY 2018’;

            (v)     the designer’s initials ‘AS’.

22

Reverse

R12

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a male athlete in a racing wheelchair; and

(b) a horizontal line and a vertical line; and

(c) the following:

              (i)     ‘2 DOLLARS’;

            (ii)     ‘INVICTUS GAMES’;

           (iii)     ‘2018’;

          (iv)     ‘SYDNEY’;

            (v)     the designer’s initials ‘AS’.

23

Reverse

R13

A design consisting of:

(a) on the edge of the coin, a curved stripe; and

(b) on the left, and superimposed on a part of that stripe, a circle enclosing the following:

              (i)     a representation of a hopping kangaroo, facing right;

            (ii)     a representation of the leaves, flowers and branches of a wattle;

           (iii)     ‘1 OUNCE OF FINE GOLD’; and

(c) in the background, and partially obscured by that circle, a representation of the leaves, flowers and branches of a wattle; and

(d) on the right, a representation of 2 hopping kangaroos; and

(e) the following:

              (i)     ‘100 DOLLARS’;

            (ii)     ‘25TH ANNIVERSARY’;

           (iii)     ‘KANGAROO’.

24

Reverse

R14

A design consisting of:

(a) on the edge of the coin, a curved stripe; and

(b) on the left, and superimposed on a part of that stripe, a circle enclosing the following:

              (i)     a representation of a hopping kangaroo, facing right;

            (ii)     representations of the leaves, flowers and branches of a wattle; and

(c) a gold-plated background including a representation of the leaves, flowers and branches of a wattle, partially obscured by that circle; and

(d) on the right, a representation of 2 hopping kangaroos; and

(e) the following:

              (i)     ‘KANGAROO’;

            (ii)     ‘25TH ANNIVERSARY’;

           (iii)     ‘5oz .999 Ag’.

25

Reverse

R15

A design consisting of:

(a)  a representation of a part of a 1626 map of the world including the following:

              (i)     the equator, latitude lines and longitude lines;

            (ii)     a sea monster partially immersed in water;

           (iii)     2 sailing ships;

          (iv)     ‘NORTH’;

            (v)     ‘The Articke Circle’;

          (vi)     ‘NORTH AMERICA’;

         (vii)     ‘OR MEXICANA’;

       (viii)     ‘New Brit’;

          (ix)     ‘MAR’;

            (x)     ‘DEL’;

          (xi)     ‘The Tropicke of Cancer’;

         (xii)     ‘MAR’;

       (xiii)     ‘DEL’;

       (xiv)     ‘NORT’;

        (xv)     ‘The Acquinostial Line’;

       (xvi)     ‘ZUR’;

     (xvii)     ‘America Discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus English Circumnavigators 1578 Sir Francis Drake 1586 Mr Thomas Candish’ enclosed by an ornamental border;

    (xviii)     ‘SOUTH AMERICA’;

       (xix)     ‘OR PERU’;

        (xx)     ‘THE PACIFICKE SEA’;

       (xxi)     ‘MAGALLANICA’;

     (xxii)     ‘1oz .9999 Au’;

    (xxiii)     ‘The Antarcticke Circle’;

   (xxiv)     ‘SOUTH’; and

(b)  surrounding that map of the world, a circular border including the following:

              (i)     ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’;

            (ii)     ‘THE NORTH FROSEN SONE’;

           (iii)     ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’;

          (iv)     ‘THE TORRID SONE’;

            (v)     ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’;

          (vi)     ‘THE SOUTH FROSEN SONE’;

         (vii)     ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’;

       (viii)     ‘THE TORRID SONE’; and

(c)   on the outer edge of the coin, a circular border including the following:

              (i)     ‘1626 A NEW AND ACCVRAT MAP OF THE WORLD’;

            (ii)     5 stylised representations of a flower;

           (iii)     ‘COLUMBUS’;

          (iv)     ‘DRAKE’;

            (v)     ‘CANDISH’;

          (vi)     ‘MAGELLAN’.

26

Reverse

R16

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a part of a 1626 map of the world including the following:

              (i)     the equator, latitude lines and longitude lines;

            (ii)     a sea monster partially immersed in water;

           (iii)     2 sailing ships;

          (iv)     ‘NORTH’;

            (v)     ‘The Articke Circle’;

          (vi)     ‘NORTH AMERICA’;

         (vii)     ‘OR MEXICANA’;

       (viii)     ‘New Brit’;

          (ix)     ‘MAR’;

            (x)     ‘DEL’;

          (xi)     ‘The Tropicke of Cancer’;

         (xii)     ‘MAR’;

       (xiii)     ‘DEL’;

       (xiv)     ‘NORT’;

        (xv)     ‘The Acquinostial Line’;

       (xvi)     ‘ZUR’;

     (xvii)     ‘America Discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus English Circumnavigators 1578 Sir Francis Drake 1586 Mr Thomas Candish’ enclosed by an ornamental border;

    (xviii)     ‘SOUTH AMERICA’;

       (xix)     ‘OR PERU’;

        (xx)     ‘THE PACIFICKE SEA’;

       (xxi)     ‘MAGALLANICA’;

     (xxii)     ‘1oz .999 Ag’;

    (xxiii)     ‘The Antarcticke Circle’;

   (xxiv)     ‘SOUTH’; and

(b) surrounding that map of the world, a circular border including the following:

              (i)     ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’;

            (ii)     ‘THE NORTH FROSEN SONE’;

           (iii)     ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’;

          (iv)     ‘THE TORRID SONE’;

            (v)     ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’;

          (vi)     ‘THE SOUTH FROSEN SONE’;

         (vii)     ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’;

       (viii)     ‘THE TORRID SONE’; and

(c) on the outer edge of the coin, a circular border including the following:

              (i)     ‘1626 A NEW AND ACCVRAT MAP OF THE WORLD’;

            (ii)     5 stylised representations of a flower;

           (iii)     ‘COLUMBUS’;

          (iv)     ‘DRAKE’;

            (v)     ‘CANDISH’;

          (vi)     ‘MAGELLAN’.

27

Reverse

R17

A design consisting of:

(a)  a representation of a part of a 1812 map of the world including the following:

              (i)     the equator, latitude lines, longitude lines, interrupted lines and arrows;

            (ii)     ‘ATLANTIC OCEAN’, ‘ARCTIC ICY OCEAN’, ‘NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN’, ‘RUSSIAN EMPIRE’, ‘EUROPE’, ‘ASIA’, ‘CHINESE EM’, ‘PERSIA’, ‘CHINA’, ‘INDIA’, ‘SAHARA’, ‘NIGRITIA’, ‘ARABIA’, ‘AFRICA’, ‘POLYNESIA’, ‘ETHIOPIC’, ‘OR’, ‘SOUTHERN OCEAN’, ‘INDIAN SEA’, ‘OR’, ‘INDIAN OCEAN’, ‘TRACK IN 1770/71’, ‘TRACK IN 1776/77’, ‘AUSTRALIA’, ‘NEW HOLLAND’, ‘NEW SOUTH WALES’, ‘SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN’, ‘ANTARCTIC ICY OCEAN’;

all enclosed by a circular border including a repetitive linear pattern and ornamental design elements positioned at the top of the coin; and

(b) the following:

              (i)     ‘1812 A NEW MAP OF THE WORLD’;

            (ii)     a dot;

           (iii)     ‘CAPTAIN COOK’S TRACKS’;

          (iv)     ‘1oz .999 Ag’.

28

Reverse

R18

A design consisting of:

(a)  a representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal; and

(b)  a representation of the Southern Cross constellation; and

(c)   a representation of Australian flora; and

(d)  the following:

              (i)     ‘2 DOLLARS’;

            (ii)     the number ‘30’ enclosed by a square.