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This instrument is a determination regarding the specification of coins proposed to be issued by the Royal Australian Mint.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 20
Registered 25 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate26-Jun-2018

Explanatory Statement

 

Currency Act 1965

 

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

 

Under paragraph 13(2)(b) and subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965, the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer has made a determination regarding the specification of coins proposed to be issued by the Royal Australian Mint.

Paragraph 13(2)(b) and subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965 require that the determination provides details of the coins’ denomination and characteristics, including standard composition, standard weight, allowable variation from standard weight, design and dimensions. Each item in the table below explains a corresponding item in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this determination.

Item 1

5c Copper and Nickel Coin – 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

 

Reverse

A circular border enclosing a representation of the surface of the moon and lines radiating from a crater. The design includes a stylised representation of a mark left by a boot, the number ‘5’ and a stylised representation of the initials of the designer Adam William Ball ‘AWB’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 2

$1 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin –  50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

 

Reverse

In the upper right side of the coin there is a representation of the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station. Two curved parallel lines extend across the coin horizontally. In the lower sector there is 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. The design includes a representation of 2 men seated next to that workstation, wherein one man is wearing a headphone and writing in an open book. The design also includes a circular border, the inscriptions ‘ONE DOLLAR’ and ‘50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING’ and a stylised representation of the initials of the designer Adam William Ball ‘AWB’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 3

$1 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin –  Year of the Pig - Happiness

 

Reverse

In the centre there is a stylised representation of a pig sitting and facing right. On the right there is a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting happiness. On the left there is a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig. In the foreground, and positioned around that pig there is a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket. The design includes the inscriptions ‘ONE DOLLAR’ and ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’ and a representation of the initials of the designer Bronwyn King ‘BK’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 4

$1 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin –  Year of the Pig - Wealth

 

Reverse

In the centre there is a stylised representation of a pig lying on its back. On the right there is a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting wealth. On the left there is a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig. In the foreground, and positioned around that pig there is a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket. The design includes the inscriptions ‘ONE DOLLAR’ and ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’ and a representation of the initials of the designer Bronwyn King ‘BK’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 5

$1 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin –  Year of the Pig - Longevity

 

Reverse

In the centre there is a stylised representation of a pig crouching. On the right there is a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting longevity. On the left there is a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig. In the foreground, and positioned around that pig there is a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket. The design includes the inscriptions ‘ONE DOLLAR’ and ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’ and a representation of the initials of the designer Bronwyn King ‘BK’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 6

$5 Silver Coin –  Year of the Pig - Wealth

 

Reverse

In the centre there is a stylised representation of a pig lying on its back. On the right there is a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting wealth. On the left there is a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig. In the foreground, and positioned around that pig there is a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket. The design includes the inscriptions ‘FIVE DOLLARS’, ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’, ‘1oz .999 Ag’ and a representation of the initials of the designer Bronwyn King ‘BK’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 7

$25 Gold Coin –  Year of the Pig - Wealth

 

Reverse

In the centre there is a stylised representation of a pig lying on its back. On the right there is a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting wealth. On the left there is a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig. In the foreground, and positioned around that pig there is a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket. The design includes the inscriptions ‘TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS’, ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’, ‘1/4oz .9999 Au’ and a representation of the initials of the designer Bronwyn King ‘BK’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 8

$30 Silver Coin –  Year of the Pig - Wealth

 

Reverse

In the centre there is a stylised representation of a pig lying on its back. On the right there is a representation of a Chinese coin with a square hole in the centre and 4 Chinese characters denoting wealth. On the left there is a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘zhū’ under the Pinyin system and meaning pig. In the foreground, and positioned around that pig there is a representation of hydrangea flowers, peony flowers, leaves, a ladybird, a butterfly, a bee and a cricket. The design includes the inscriptions ‘THIRTY DOLLARS’, ‘2019 YEAR OF THE PIG’, ‘1kg .999 Ag’ and a representation of the initials of the designer Bronwyn King ‘BK’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 9

50c Copper and Nickel Coin – 1968 HK Monaro GTS 327

 

Reverse

In the foreground there is a representation of a HK Monaro GTS 327 race car. In the background there is a representation of a road safety barrier. Positioned behind that road barrier there is a line drawing of spectators. At the bottom of the face of the coin, the word ‘HOLDEN’ is enclosed by an irregular pentagon. Positioned on top of that irregular pentagon is a stylised representation of a lion rolling a circular stone. The design includes a representation of a checked flag and the inscriptions ‘BATHURST LEGEND’, ‘1968’, ‘50’ and ‘HK MONARO GTS 327’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 10

50c Copper and Nickel Coin – 1967 XR Falcon GT

 

Reverse

In the centre there is a representation of a HR Falcon GT race car positioned on a road. In the background, and positioned on that road there is a representation of 2 cars and trees. On the left there is a representation of a road safety barrier, trees and soil. On the right there is a representation of a fence, soil and trees. At the bottom of the face of the coin, the word ‘Ford’ is enclosed by an oval. The design includes a representation of a checked flag and the inscriptions ‘BATHURST LEGEND’, ‘1967’, ‘50’ and ‘XR FALCON GT’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 11

$5 Silver Coin with Partial Gold Plating – Invictus Games

 

Reverse

A representation of 3 athletes where a male athlete is standing on prosthetic running blades, a female athlete is holding goggles on her head and wearing a swimsuit and cap, and a male athlete is sitting and holding a volleyball on one knee. In the background there are 3 horizontal lines, one vertical line and 3 horizontal stripes. The design includes the inscriptions ‘INVICTUS’ partially plated in gold and ‘GAMES’ partially plated in gold. The design also includes the inscriptions ‘5 DOLLARS’ and ‘SYDNEY 2018’ and the initials of the designer Aleksandra Stokic ‘AS’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 12

$2 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin – Invictus Games

 

Reverse

A representation of a male athlete in a racing wheelchair, a horizontal line and a vertical line. The design includes the inscriptions ‘2 DOLLARS’, ‘INVICTUS GAMES’, ‘2018’ and ‘SYDNEY’ and the initials of the designer Aleksandra Stokic ‘AS’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 13

$100 Gold Coin – 25th Anniversary of the Kangaroo Series

 

Reverse

On the edge of the coin there is a curved stripe. On the left, and superimposed on a part of that stripe is a circle enclosing the inscription ‘1 OUNCE OF FINE GOLD’, a hopping kangaroo and the leaves, flowers and branches of a wattle. In the background, and partially obscured by that circle is a representation of the leaves, flowers and branches of a wattle. On the right there is a representation of 2 hopping kangaroos. The design includes the inscriptions ‘100 DOLLARS’, ‘25TH ANNIVERSARY’ and ‘KANGAROO’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 14

$10 Silver Coin with Partial Gold Plating – 25th Anniversary of the Kangaroo Series

 

Reverse

On the edge of the coin there is a curved stripe. On the left, and superimposed on a part of that stripe is a circle enclosing a hopping kangaroo and the leaves, flowers and branches of a wattle. The design includes a partially gold-plated background including a partially obscured representation of the leaves, flowers and branches of a wattle. On the right there is a representation of 2 hopping kangaroos. The design includes the inscriptions ‘KANGAROO’, ‘25TH ANNIVERSARY’ and ‘5oz .999 Ag’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’, ‘10 DOLLARS’, 2 dots and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 15

$100 Gold Concave Coin – Terrestrial Dome – 1626 A New Map of the World

 

Reverse

A representation of a part of a 1626 map of the world including the equator, latitude lines and longitude lines, a sea monster partially immersed in water and 2 sailing ships. That map includes the inscriptions ‘America Discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus English Circumnavigators 1578 Sir Francis Drake 1586 Mr Thomas Candish’ enclosed by an ornamental border and the inscriptions ‘NORTH’, ‘The Articke Circle’, ‘NORTH AMERICA’, ‘OR MEXICANA’, ‘New Brit’, ‘MAR’, ‘DEL’, ‘The Tropicke of Cancer’, ‘MAR’,‘DEL’, ‘NORT’, ‘The Acquinostial Line’, ‘ZUR’, ‘SOUTH AMERICA’, ‘OR PERU’; ‘THE PACIFICKE SEA’, ‘MAGALLANICA’, ‘1oz .9999 Au’,‘The Antarcticke Circle’ and ‘SOUTH’. Surrounding that map of the world is a circular border including the inscriptions ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’ repeated 4 times, ‘THE NORTH FROSEN SONE’, ‘THE TORRID SONE’ repeated 2 times and ‘THE SOUTH FROSEN SONE’. On the outer edge of the coin there is a circular border including 5 stylised representations of a flower and the inscriptions ‘1626 A NEW AND ACCVRAT MAP OF THE WORLD’, ‘COLUMBUS’, ‘DRAKE’, ‘CANDISH’ and ‘MAGELLAN’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’, ‘100 DOLLARS’, 2 dots and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 16

$5 Silver Concave Coin – Terrestrial Dome – 1626 A New Map of the World

 

Reverse

A representation of a part of a 1626 map of the world including the equator, latitude lines and longitude lines, a sea monster partially immersed in water and 2 sailing ships. That map includes the inscriptions ‘America Discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus English Circumnavigators 1578 Sir Francis Drake 1586 Mr Thomas Candish’ enclosed by an ornamental border and the inscriptions ‘NORTH’, ‘The Articke Circle’, ‘NORTH AMERICA’, ‘OR MEXICANA’, ‘New Brit’, ‘MAR’, ‘DEL’, ‘The Tropicke of Cancer’, ‘MAR’,‘DEL’, ‘NORT’, ‘The Acquinostial Line’, ‘ZUR’, ‘SOUTH AMERICA’, ‘OR PERU’; ‘THE PACIFICKE SEA’, ‘MAGALLANICA’, ‘1oz .999 Ag’,‘The Antarcticke Circle’ and ‘SOUTH’. Surrounding that map of the world is a circular border including the inscriptions ‘THE TEMPERATE SONE’ repeated 4 times, ‘THE NORTH FROSEN SONE’, ‘THE TORRID SONE’ repeated 2 times and ‘THE SOUTH FROSEN SONE’. On the outer edge of the coin there is a circular border including 5 stylised representations of a flower and the inscriptions ‘1626 A NEW AND ACCVRAT MAP OF THE WORLD’, ‘COLUMBUS’, ‘DRAKE’, ‘CANDISH’ and ‘MAGELLAN’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’, ‘5 DOLLARS’, 2 dots and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 17

$5 Silver Concave Coin – Terrestrial Dome – 1826 Captain Cook’s Tracks

 

Reverse

A representation of a part of a 1812 map of the world including the equator, latitude lines, longitude lines, interrupted lines and arrows. The map also includes the inscriptions ‘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’. That map is enclosed by a circular border including a repetitive linear pattern and ornamental design elements positioned at the top of the coin. The design also includes a dot and the inscriptions ‘1812 A NEW MAP OF THE WORLD’, ‘CAPTAIN COOK’S TRACKS’ and ‘1oz .999 Ag’.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’, ‘5 DOLLARS’, 2 dots and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 18

$2 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin – Maklouf Effigy and ‘30’ Privy Mark

 

Reverse

A representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal, the Southern Cross constellation and Australian flora. The design includes the inscription ‘2 DOLLARS’ and the number ‘30’ enclosed by a square.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Raphael David Maklouf ‘RDM’.

Item 19

$2 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin – Ian Rank-Broadley Effigy and ‘30’ Privy Mark

 

Reverse

A representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal, the Southern Cross constellation and Australian flora. The design includes the inscription ‘2 DOLLARS’ and the number ‘30’ enclosed by a square.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’ and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design includes the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’.

Item 20

$2 Copper, Aluminium and Nickel Coin – Decimal Currency Effigy and ‘30’ Privy Mark

 

Reverse

A representation of the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal, the Southern Cross constellation and Australian flora. The design includes the inscription ‘2 DOLLARS’ and the number ‘30’ enclosed by a square.

 

Obverse

Consistent with all Australian legal tender coinage, an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will appear on the obverse side of the coin together with the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley ‘IRB’. The design features a stylised representation of an Australian crown coin as it appeared in 1938, omitting the year and the denomination. The design includes the inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH II’, ‘AUSTRALIA’, ‘FIFTY YEARS’, 1 dot and the inscription, in numerals, of a year. The obverse design is enclosed by an ornamental border.

 

 

Consultation

No public consultation was undertaken in relation to the currency determination. The effect of this instrument is to determine the denomination, weight, design and dimension of coins to enable the Royal Australian Mint to continue its production of circulating and numismatic coins. The Mint receives public submissions on coin designs and determines appropriate designs in accordance with its Coin Design Policy. The Mint used market based tools to identify interested parties and gauge interest in coin themes.

 

Commencement

The determination commences on the day after it is registered.

 

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

This 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. The purpose of the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 3) 2018 is to determine the denomination, weight, design and dimension of circulating and numismatic coins. This instrument does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms. This instrument is compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues. This determination has been made by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, in accordance with paragraph 13(2)(b) and subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965.