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This instrument determines the characteristics of 27 new collector coins proposed to be issued by the Royal Australian Mint.
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Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 20
Registered 12 Sep 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR16-Sep-2019
Tabled Senate16-Sep-2019
Date of repeal 12 Oct 2019
Repealed by Currency Amendment (Consequential Amendments) Determination 2019

 

Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 5) 2019

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

Dated               11 September 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                                                                                  6

2  Symbols used in Part 1............................................................................................................. 6

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

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

50¢

Copper and nickel

15.37 ± 1.00

31.81

3.00

S9

E2

O10

R85

2

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 + 3.00

28.80

3.50

S1

E1

O10

R86

3

$30

At least 99.9% silver with gold plating

1,000.00 + 9.50

100.90

14.50

S1

E1

O10

R86

4

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R87

5

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R88

6

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R89

7

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R90

8

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R91

9

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R92

10

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R93

11

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R94

12

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R95

13

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R96

14

$1

Copper

14.35 ± 2.00

33.30

3.00

S1

E2

O12

R97

15

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.03 + 3.00

34.40

3.20

S6

E2

O16

R98

16

$1

At least 99.99% silver

31.03 + 3.00

34.40

5.00

S6

E2

O16

R99

17

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.10 + 0.20

34.20

3.10

S1

E1

O17

R100

18

$50

At least 99.99% gold

15.55 + 0.20

30.20

2.20

S1

E1

O17

R101

19

$25

At least 99.99% gold

7.77 + 0.20

21.90

2.10

S1

E1

O17

R102

20

$15

At least 99.99% gold

3.11 + 0.20

17.75

1.70

S1

E1

O17

R103

21

$5

At least 99.99% gold

1.56 + 0.20

14.40

1.25

S1

E1

O17

R104

22

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.10 + 0.20

34.20

3.10

S1

E1

O18

R105

23

$50

At least 99.99% gold

15.55 + 0.20

30.20

2.20

S1

E1

O18

R106

24

$25

At least 99.99% gold

7.77 + 0.20

21.90

2.20

S1

E1

O18

R107

25

$15

At least 99.99% gold

3.11 + 0.20

17.75

1.70

S1

E1

O18

R108

26

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R77

27

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O12

R81

 

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

S6

Triangular with rounded corners

3

Shape

S9

Tetradecagonal

4

Edge

E1

Continuous milling

5

Edge

E2

Plain

6

Edge

E3

Interrupted milling

7

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”.

8

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”.

9

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”.

10

Obverse

O16

A design consisting of:

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

(i) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(ii) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

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

(v) “JC”; and

(b) immediately inside the rim of the coin, a stylised jagged border; and

(c) inside the border is a depiction of the sinking of the Vergulde Draeck including the depiction of an underwater scene of scattered coins and artefacts.

11

Obverse

O17

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

(iv) “IRB”; and

(b) immediately inside the rim of the coin, a stylised 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

(c) between each animal mentioned in paragraph (b), representations of the phases of the moon.

12

Obverse

O18

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

(iv) “IRB”; and

(b) immediately inside the rim of the coin, an ornamental border of representations of eucalyptus leaves, eucalyptus flowers and gumnuts.

13

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.

14

Reverse

R81

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 .999 SILVER”; and

(iii) the designer’s initials “AWB”.

15

Reverse

R85

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a rat standing on a forked branch of a tree; and

(b) on the other branch of the tree, a representation of 4 blossoms and 3 leaves; and

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

(d) the following:

(i) “50”; and

(ii) the designer’s initials “TD”.

16

Reverse

R86

A design consisting of:

(a) “100” in a large font with combinations of horizontal, vertical and zigzag lines inside the outer border of each numeral; and

(b) an aerial view of a jet airplane, with a single jet engine on each wing, partially obscuring the “100”; and

(c) from the tip of each wing of the airplane, 2 parallel lines running to the edge of the coin; and

(d) partially obscuring one of the parallel lines, a simplified map of Australia; and

(e) also partially obscuring the “100”, a representation of the kangaroo silhouette trademark owned by Qantas Airways Limited; and

(f) the following:

(i) “QANTAS”; and

(ii) “1920” and “2020”; and

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

17

Reverse

R87

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle containing a portrait of Sir Wilmot Hudson Fysh and Paul Joseph McGinness in military uniform; and

(b) the central circle is enclosed in a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 5 concentric lines in orange, light grey, green, red and white; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the heritage listed Qantas Hangar (part of the Qantas Founders Outback Museum, located in Longreach, Queensland), enclosed in another circle; and

(d) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 2 rings; and

(iii) 10 arrowheads; and

(e) the following:

(i) “SIR HUSDON FYSH & PAUL MCGINNESS”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

18

Reverse

R88

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a Avro 504 biplane with the inscription “AVRO”; and

(b) the biplane is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 3 concentric lines in orange, green and white; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in the 1930s; and

(d) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 2 rings; and

(iii) 19 arrowheads; and

(e) the following:

(i) “AVRO 504”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

19

Reverse

R89

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a Short Empire flying boat (a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull) with the inscription “VH‑ABG”; and

(b) the flying boast is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 4 concentric lines in grey, light grey, red and white; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in the 1930s for the Sydney to London flight; and

(d) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 2 rings; and

(iii) 12 arrowheads; and

(e) the following:

(i) “EMPIRE FLYING BOAT”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

20

Reverse

R90

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat (a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull); and

(b) the flying boast is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 5 concentric lines in grey, light grey, light blue, red and white; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in 1944 for the ‘kangaroo service’; and

(d) in the background, is a body of water, and a stylised representation of a partially obscured (by the moon) sunrise; and

(e) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 2 rings; and

(iii) 11 arrowheads; and

(f) the following:

(i) “DOUBLE SUNRISE SERVICE”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

21

Reverse

R91

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft with the inscription “QANTAS”; and

(b) the aircraft is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 4 concentric lines in light grey, red, black and white; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in 1947; and

(d) in the background, is a partial representation of a map of the world identifying the ‘kangaroo route’ from Sydney to London; and

(e) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 2 rings; and

(iii) 11 arrowheads; and

(f) the following:

(i) “KANGAROO ROUTE”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

22

Reverse

R92

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a Boeing 707 aircraft with the inscriptions “QANTAS” and “VH-EBN”; and

(b) the aircraft is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 4 concentric lines in grey, maroon, black and white; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in 1968; and

(d) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 3 rings; and

(iii) 18 arrowheads; and

(e) the following:

(i) “BOEING 707”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

23

Reverse

R93

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a Boeing 747 aircraft with the inscription “QANTAS” and the Qantas Airways Limited logo appearing on the aircraft’s tail; and

(b) the aircraft is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 5 concentric lines in grey, black, red, orange and white; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in 1968; and

(d) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 3 rings; and

(iii) 14 arrowheads; and

(e) the following:

(i) “BOEING 747”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

24

Reverse

R94

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, an aerial representation of 2 Boeing 737 aircraft with a stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence following each aircraft; and

(b) the aircraft is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 7 concentric lines in light grey, red, white, blue, orange and green; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in 1984; and

(d) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 3 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 2 rings; and

(iii) 11 arrowheads; and

(e) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES MERGER”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “THE AUSTRALIAN AIRLINE”; and

(iv) “1920 - 2020”; and

(v) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

25

Reverse

R95

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of an Airbus A380 aircraft with the inscription “QANTAS” and the Qantas Airways Limited logo appearing on the aircraft’s tail; and

(b) the aircraft is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 5 concentric lines in grey, light grey, red, white and black; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in 2007; and

(d) around the outer edge of reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 3 rings; and

(iii) 14 arrowheads; and

(e) the following:

(i) “AIRBUS A380”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

26

Reverse

R96

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a Boeing 787 aircraft with the inscription “QANTAS” and the Qantas Airways Limited logo appearing on the aircraft’s tail; and

(b) the aircraft is mostly enclosed in, but partly obscures, a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 4 concentric lines in grey, light grey, red and white; and

(c) in the foreground, and partially obscuring the central circle and circular frame, is a representation of the Qantas Airways Limited logo used in 2016; and

(d) around the outer edge of the reverse is:

(i) a stylised representation of 4 airplanes, 2 of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 3 rings; and

(iii) 13 arrowheads; and

(e) the following:

(i) “BOEING 787”; and

(ii) “QANTAS”; and

(iii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

27

Reverse

R97

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a jet engine (viewed from the front) with the kangaroo silhouette trademark owned by Qantas Airways Limited superimposed over the engine; and

(b) the engine is enclosed in a circular frame with a black border and consisting of 4 concentric lines in grey, light grey, red and white; and

(c) around the outer edge of reverse is a stylised representation of:

(i) 9 different airplanes, each of which are followed by the stylised representation of an aircraft’s wake turbulence; and

(ii) 3 curved bars followed by receding lines; and

(iii) a representation of a kangaroo jumping; and

(d) the following:

(i) “QANTAS”; and

(ii) “1920 - 2020”; and

(iii) the designer’s initials “SMS”.

28

Reverse

R98

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of the ship, the Vergulde Draeck, in full sail; and

(b) in the background, decorative maritime inspired ornaments, including 2 merlions; and

(c) the following:

(i) “VERGULDE DRAECK” written upside down; and

(ii) “1 oz .9999 Au” written upside down; and

(iii) “1656” written upside down; and

(iv) the designer’s initials “AB”.

29

Reverse

R99

The same as for item 28, except in paragraph (c) omit subparagraph (ii), substitute:

(ii) “1 oz .999 Ag” written upside down; and

30

Reverse

R100

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of 2 rats standing on a branch of an oak tree; and

(b) in the background, a representation of 3 oak leaves; and

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

(d) the following:

(i) “1 oz .9999 Au”; and

(ii) “2020”; and

(ii) the designer’s initials “AWB”.

31

Reverse

R101

The same as for item 30, except in paragraph (d) omit subparagraph (i), substitute:

(i) “1/2 oz .9999 Au”; and

32

Reverse

R102

The same as for item 30, except in paragraph (d) omit subparagraph (i), substitute:

(i) “1/4 oz .9999 Au”; and

33

Reverse

R103

The same as for item 30, except in paragraph (d) omit subparagraph (i), substitute:

(i) “1/10 oz .9999 Au”; and

34

Reverse

R104

The same as for item 30, except in paragraph (d) omit subparagraph (i), substitute:

(i) “1/20 oz .9999 Au”; and

35

Reverse

R105

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a jumping kangaroo facing left; and

(b) in the background, a representation of eucalyptus leaves, a eucalyptus flower and gumnuts; and

(c) a representation of the Star of Federation; and

(d) the following:

(i) “1 oz .9999 Au”; and

(ii) “2020”; and

(iii) “AUSTRALIA”.

36

Reverse

R106

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

(i) “1/2 oz .9999 Au”; and

37

Reverse

R107

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

(i) “1/4 oz .9999 Au”; and

38

Reverse

R108

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

(i) “1/10 oz .9999 Au”; and