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This instrument determines the characteristics of 25 new collector 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 16 Jul 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate22-Jul-2019
Date of repeal 12 Oct 2019
Repealed by Currency Amendment (Consequential Amendments) Determination 2019

 

Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 4) 2019

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

Dated: 12 July 2019

 

Michael Sukkar

Assistant Treasurer

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                      1

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

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

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

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

Part 2—Specifications for collector coins                                                                    2

5  Specification of denomination and standard compositions....................................................... 2

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                                                                                  5

2  Symbols used in Part 1............................................................................................................. 5

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 4) 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Currency Act 1965.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Currency Act 1965.

Part 2Specifications for coins

  

5  Specification of denomination 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

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R60

2

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R61

3

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 + 2.00

43.30 × 25.30

3.00

S8

E2

O13

R62

4

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.50

8.30

S4

E2

O14

R63

5

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 0.50

38.75

4.80

S4

E2

O14

R64

6

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 0.50

39.00

2.60

S1

E1

O1

R65

7

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R66

8

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O1

R67

9

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

32.30

6.00

S1

E1

O9

R68

10

50c

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S5

E2

O10

R69

11

50c

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S5

E2

O10

R70

12

$25

At least 99.99% gold

6.22 + 0.50

21.95

1.90

S1

E1

O12

R71

13

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 ± 3.00

28.75

3.50

S1

E1

O12

R72

14

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R73

15

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 0.50

39.00

2.60

S1

E1

O12

R74

16

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O12

R75

17

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R76

18

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O1

R77

19

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O10

R78

20

$1

At least 99.9% silver with selective gold plating

155.51 + 3.00

65.50

6.00

S1

E1

O15

R79

21

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 0.50

39.00

2.60

S1

E1

O12

R80

22

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O12

R81

23

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R82

24

$200

At least 99.99% gold

62.20 + 1.00

40.90

4.80

S1

E1

O10

R83

25

50c

Coper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S5

E2

O1

R84

 

Part 2Explanation of symbols

2  Symbols used in Part 1

                   Each item of the following table contains an explanation of a symbol used in Division 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

S4

Circular concave

3

Shape

S5

Dodecagonal

4

Shape

S8

Rectangular with rounded corners

5

Edge

E1

Continuous milling

6

Edge

E2

Plain

7

Edge

E3

Interrupted milling

8

Obverse

O1

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

(a) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(b) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

(d) “IRB”.

9

Obverse

O9

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

(a) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(b) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

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

(e) “IRB”.

10

Obverse

O10

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

(a) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(b) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

(d) “JC”.

11

Obverse

O12

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

(a) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(b) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

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

(e) “JC”.

12

Obverse

O13

A design consisting of:

(a) at the top, a representation 3 lychees and 3 leaves hanging from a branch; and

(b) in the centre, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(i) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(ii) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

(iv) Arabic numerals for the amount, in dollars, of the denomination of the coin, followed by “DOLLAR” or “DOLLARS” as the case requires; and

(v) “JC”; and

(c) at the bottom, a representation of the following:

(i) 2 lychees and 3 leaves hanging from a branch; and

(ii) a lychee and a leaf hanging from another branch;

all enclosed by a rectangular border with rounded corners and convex edges.

13

Obverse

O14

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(i) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(ii) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

(iv) Arabic numerals for the amount, in dollars, of the denomination of the coin, followed by “DOLLAR” or “DOLLARS” as the case requires; and

(v) “JC”; and

(b) surrounding that central circle, an ornamental border comprising stylised representations of splashing water; and

(c) immediately inside the rim of the coin, a representation of the following:

(i) a rat; and

(ii) a pig; and

(iii) a dog; and

(iv) a rooster; and

(v) a monkey; and

(vi) a goat; and

(vii) a horse; and

(viii) a snake; and

(ix) a dragon; and

(x) a rabbit; and

(xi) a tiger;  and

(xii) an ox.

14

Obverse

O15

A design consisting of a gold-plated effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(a) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(b) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

(d) “JC”;

all enclosed by a circular gold-plated border.

15

Reverse

R60

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a rat standing on the convex side of a crescent shape; and

(b) in the background, 6 lychees and 6 leaves hanging from a branch; and

(c) the Chinese language character () pronounced shŭ under the Pinyin system and meaning rat; and

(d) the following:

(i) “YEAR OF THE RAT”; and

(ii) a stylised representation of the designer’s initials “BK”.

16

Reverse

R61

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing the following:

(i) a stylised representation of the Chinese language character   () pronounced  under the Pinyin system and meaning good luck; and

(ii) an ornamental border comprising of stylised representations of clouds; and

(b) surrounding that central circle, an ornamental border comprising stylised representations of splashing water; and

(c) immediately inside the rim of the coin, a representation of the following:

(i) a rat; and

(ii) a pig; and

(iii) a dog; and

(iv) a rooster; and

(v) a monkey; and

(vi) a goat; and

(vii) a horse; and

(viii) a snake; and

(ix) a dragon; and

(x) a rabbit; and

(xi) a tiger; and

(xii) an ox; and

(d) a stylised representation of the designer’s initials “BK”.

17

Reverse

R62

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a rat standing on the convex side of a crescent shape; and

(b) in the background, 8 lychees and 14 leaves hanging from a branch; and

(c) the Chinese language character () pronounced shŭ under the Pinyin system and meaning rat; and

(d) “YEAR OF THE RAT”;

all enclosed by a rectangular border with rounded corners and convex edges.

18

Reverse

R63

The same as for item 15, except with the following being inserted at the end of  paragraph (d):

(iii) “1 oz .999 Ag”.

19

Reverse

R64

The same as for item 15, except with the following being inserted at the end of  paragraph (d):

(iii) “1 oz .9999 Au”.

20

Reverse

R65

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a rocket, with an exhaust plume emanating from its base and then spreading left and right; and

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

(c) on the left, a representation of an astronaut; and

(d) on the right, a representation of a footprint on the moon’s surface; and

(e) a curved line partially obscured by the representation of the moon; and

(f) the following:

(i) “50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING”; and

(ii) “ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS”; and

(iii) “1 oz .9999 Au”.

21

Reverse

R66

The same as for item 20, except in paragraph (f) omit subparagraphs (ii) and (iii), substitute:

(ii) “ONE DOLLAR”; and

(iii) “1 oz .999 Ag”.

22

Reverse

R67

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle containing a stylised representation of a wallaby holding a football (the Australia national rugby union team logo) and standing next to a partially obscured 5‑pointed star; and

(b) in the background, and partially obscured by that central circle, another circle containing a coloured pattern with dark green, light green and yellow irregular shapes; and

(c) 4 representations of a 7-pointed star, each partially obscured, placed at quarter intervals around the outer edge of the coin; and

(d) the following:

(i) “TWO DOLLARS”; and

(ii) “WALLABIES AUSTRALIA”.

23

Reverse

R68

A design consisting of:

(a) a circular border enclosing a representation of the sun, the horizon and a body of water; and

(b) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the circular border, a representation of a bottlenose dolphin; and

(c) the following:

(i) “BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN”; and

(ii) “1 oz .999”; and

(iii) “FINE SILVER”.

24

Reverse

R69

A design consisting of:

(a) a coloured cartoon representation of the following characters from the book Possum Magic (1983), positioned over a branch extending across the coin horizontally (as illustrated by Julie Vivas on the published book cover):

(i) a koala hanging onto that branch; and

(ii) Grandma Poss, a possum, wearing glasses, slippers and an apron with stars printed on it, pouring multi-coloured irregular star shapes from its apron; and

(iii) 2 possums looking down at the falling stars; and

(b) stylised representations of multi-coloured irregular stars; and

(c) the following:

(i) “POSSUM MAGIC”; and

(ii) “50”.

25

Reverse

R70

The same as for item 24, except that the design is uncoloured.

26

Reverse

R71

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of 2 kangaroos; and

(b) in the foreground and partially obscuring those kangaroos, a representation of reeds and stylised rocks; and

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

(d) the following:

(i) “1/5 oz .9999 Au”; and

(ii) the designer’s initials “AS”.

27

Reverse

R72

The same as for item 26, except in paragraph (d) omit subparagraph (i), substitute:

(i) “1/2 oz .999 Ag”; and

28

Reverse

R73

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing an aerial view representation of 10 World War II warplanes in flight and 9 warships in sail wherein some of those planes and ships are partially obscured; and

(b) superimposed on a part of that central circle, the following:

(i) a representation of another World War II warplane; and

(ii) a representation of a kangaroo facing left; and

(iii) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(iv) “75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY”; and

(v) the designer’s initials “BK”.

29

Reverse

R74

A design consisting of:

(a) a circular border enclosing a representation of the sun, the horizon and a body of water; and

(b) in the foreground, and partially obscuring that border, a representation of a spinner dolphin emerging from splashing water; and

(c) the following:

(i) “SPINNER DOLPHIN”; and

(ii) “1 oz .9999”; and

(iii) “FINE GOLD”.

30

Reverse

R75

The same as for item 29, except in paragraph (c) omit subparagraphs (ii) and (iii), substitute:

(ii) “1 oz .999”; and

(iii) “FINE SILVER”.

31

Reverse

R76

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(c) a square enclosing a stylised representation of the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

32

Reverse

R77

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(c) a square enclosing a stylised representation of the head and upper chest of a giant panda.

33

Reverse

R78

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(c) a square enclosing a representation of the standing bear from the Coat of Arms of Berlin, Germany.

34

Reverse

R79

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos wherein one kangaroo is gold-plated; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”;

all enclosed by a circular gold-plated border.

35

Reverse

R80

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a red-back spider spinning a tangled web; and

(b) the following:

(i) “REDBACK SPIDER”; and

(ii) “1 oz .9999 GOLD”; and

(iii) the designer’s initials “AWB”.

36

Reverse

R81

The same as for item 35, except in paragraph (b) omit subparagraph (ii), substitute:

(ii) “1 oz .999 SILVER”; and

37

Reverse

R82

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a postman, wherein the postman is facing left, wearing a helmet and riding a bike with a bag above the front wheel, 2 saddlebags and a flag on the rear of the bike; and

(b) positioned on one of the saddlebags, a stylised representation of the Australian Postal Corporation logo; and

(c) 11 thin concave lines with identical curvatures; and

(d) 3 thick convex lines with identical curvatures; and

(e) a stylised representation of an envelope; and

(f) the following:

(i) “A”; and

(ii) “ONE DOLLAR”; and

(iii) “AUSTRALIA POST”.

38

Reverse

R83

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

(a) “AUSTRALIAN COINAGE PORTRAIT 1998-2019”; and

(b) “TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS”; and

(c) “IRB”.

39

Reverse

R84

A design consisting of:

(a) a circle enclosing a representation of a camera lens with a serrated edge and the following:

(i) “12.5MM”; and

(ii) “7A”; and

(iii) “1-2.5”; and

(b) another circle enclosing a representation of a smaller camera lens; and

(c) a circle with a serrated edge enclosing a representation of a scorpion; and

(d) in the background, a stylised representation of the number “70”; and

(e) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATION”; and

(ii) “1949 – 2019”; and

(iii) “UWGJM MNLQH DFREA”; and

(iv) “JZLHI GGHHQ UTUJN”; and

(v) “GNKYF VNVLQ MZZRQ”; and

(vi) “TLBTA OSZHU PKWKV”; and

(vii) ‘FZDTX VTYGV UIOKQ’; and

(viii) “IYQNU TWUWB DYOLF”; and

(ix) “AXMPD GMRTY NZGIS”; and

(x) “GUQXN AEOMI HWBKE”; and

(xi) “50”; and

(xii) the designer’s initials “AWB”.