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This instrument determines the characteristics of one new circulating and 30 new non-circulating coins proposed to be issued by the Royal Australian Mint.
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Table of contents.

 

Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2020 Royal Australian Mint No. 1) Determination 2020

I, Michael Sukkar, Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer, make the following determination.

Dated: 17 March 2020

 

Michael Sukkar

Minister for Housing
Assistant Treasurer

 

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2020 Royal Australian Mint No. 1) Determination 2020.

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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

 

Currency (Australian Coins) Determination 2019

1  Clause 3 of Schedule 2019 (table item 33, column headed “Explanation”)

Repeal the table item, substitute:

 

33

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 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

(d) the animal mentioned in paragraph (c) that relates to the relevant zodiac year appearing at the top of the coin.

2  Clause 3 of Schedule 2019 (table item 187, column headed “Explanation”)

Omit “HUSDON”, substitute “HUDSON”.

3  Clause 5 of Schedule 2019 (table item 2, column headed “Explanation”)

Omit “Rectangle”, substitute “Rectangular”.

4  Before Part 2 of Schedule 2020

Insert:

Part 1Royal Australian Mint

Division 1Specifications of coins

1  Specifications—circulating coins

                   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

Date of effect

1

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R1

09/03/2020

 

2  Specifications—non‑circulating coins

                   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

Date of effect

1

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 1.50

39.00

2.70

S1

E1

O12

R2

09/03/2020

 

2

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O12

R3

09/03/2020

 

3

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R4

09/03/2020

 

4

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O12

R5

09/03/2020

 

5

50¢

Copper and nickel (with gold plating)

15.37 ± 1.00

31.75

3.00

S1

E2

O12

R6

09/03/2020

 

6

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.50

8.30

S4

E2

O10

R7

09/03/2020

 

7

$30

At least 99.9% silver

1,000.00 + 9.50

100.90

14.50

S1

E1

O10

R8

09/03/2020

 

8

$3,000

At least 99.99% gold

1,000.00 + 3.00

75.30

14.00

S1

E1

O12

R9

09/03/2020

 

9

$5

Bi‑metallic:

(a) centre piece—at least 99.9% silver (with some gold plating)

(b) surround—copper

29.22 ± 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O13

R10

09/03/2020

 

10

50¢

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S5

E2

O10

R11

09/03/2020

 

11

50¢

Copper and nickel (with gold plating)

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S5

E2

O10

R12

09/03/2020

 

12

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O10

R13

09/03/2020

 

13

50¢

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S5

E2

O10

R14

09/03/2020

 

14

50¢

At least 99.9% silver

18.24 ± 0.50

31.65

3.20

S5

E2

O10

R14

09/03/2020

 

15

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 + 2.00

36.10

2.35

S1

E2

O12

R15

09/03/2020

 

16

$2

At least 99.99% gold

15.90 ± 0.15

20.80

3.50

S1

E3

O10

R16

09/03/2020

 

17

$1

At least 99.99% gold

21.50 ± 0.18

25.20

3.30

S1

E3

O10

R17

09/03/2020

 

18

50¢

At least 99.99% gold

33.63 ± 0.25

31.79

3.30

S5

E2

O10

R18

09/03/2020

 

19

20¢

At least 99.99% gold

24.36 ± 0.20

28.78

2.95

S1

E1

O10

R19

09/03/2020

 

20

10¢

At least 99.99% gold

12.14 ± 0.15

23.85

2.35

S1

E1

O10

R20

09/03/2020

 

21

At least 99.99% gold

6.03 ± 0.10

19.65

1.95

S1

E1

O10

R21

09/03/2020

 

22

$2

At least 99.9% silver

8.55 ± 0.25

20.70

3.40

S1

E3

O10

R16

09/03/2020

 

23

$1

At least 99.9% silver

11.66 ± 0.30

25.20

3.25

S1

E3

O10

R17

09/03/2020

 

24

50¢

At least 99.9% silver

18.24 ± 0.50

31.65

3.20

S5

E2

O10

R18

09/03/2020

 

25

20¢

At least 99.9% silver

13.36 ± 0.40

28.72

2.80

S1

E1

O10

R19

09/03/2020

 

26

10¢

At least 99.9% silver

6.57 ± 0.30

23.80

2.20

S1

E1

O10

R20

09/03/2020

 

27

At least 99.9% silver

3.24 ± 0.30

19.60

1.80

S1

E1

O10

R21

09/03/2020

 

28

50¢

Copper, aluminium and nickel

14.09 ± 1.00

31.65

3.15

S5

E2

O10

R22

09/03/2020

 

29

50¢

Copper, aluminium and nickel

14.09 ± 1.00

31.65

3.15

S5

E2

O10

R23

09/03/2020

 

30

50¢

Copper, aluminium and nickel

14.09 ± 1.00

31.65

3.15

S5

E2

O10

R24

09/03/2020

 

Division 2Explanation of symbols

3  Symbols used in Division 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 Division 1

Item

Design Feature

Symbol

Explanation

1

Shape

S1

Circular

4

Shape

S4

Circular concave

5

Shape

S5

Dodecagonal

15

Edge

E1

Continuously milled

16

Edge

E2

Plain

17

Edge

E3

Interrupted milling

30

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”.

32

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 or cents, of the denomination of the coin, followed by “DOLLAR”, “DOLLARS” or “CENTS” as the case requires; and

(e) “JC”.

22

Obverse

O13

A design consisting of:

(a) a central silver 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

(iii) “JC”; and

(b) surrounding that central circle, a copper ring bearing an ornamental Japanese pattern of arcs.

100

Reverse

R1

A design consisting of:

(a) a central dark green printed circle, divided evenly by a pattern of radial lines; and

(b) superimposed over the central circle, 7 concentric rings; and

(c) the following:

(i) “DONATION DOLLAR”; and

(ii) “GIVE TO HELP OTHERS”.

101

Reverse

R2

A design consisting of a representation of the head of a Sumatran tiger and the following:

(a) “SUMATRAN TIGER”; and

(b) “AUSTRALIA ZOO”; and

(c) “Xoz .9999 Au” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed as a whole number or a common fraction in Arabic numerals).

102

Reverse

R3

A design consisting of a representation of a Sumatran tiger running through water and the following:

(a) “AUSTRALIA ZOO”; and

(b) “SUMATRAN TIGER”; and

(c) “Xoz .999 Ag” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed as a whole number or a common fraction in Arabic numerals).

103

Reverse

R4

A design consisting of:

(a) in the background, a printed green and yellow pattern; and

(b) partially obscuring the coloured background, a representation of a volleyball player jumping to hit a volleyball; and

(c) a rectangle enclosing the Japanese language character (東京) under the Kanji system and meaning Tokyo; and

(d) the official logo of the Australian Olympic Committee.

104

Reverse

R5

A design consisting of:

(a) in the background, a printed blue, green and yellow pattern; and

(b) partially obscuring the coloured background, a representation of a dynamic wheelchair rugby player holding a ball; and

(c) a rectangle enclosing the Japanese language character (東京) under the Kanji system and meaning Tokyo; and

(d) the official logo of Paralympics Australia.

105

Reverse

R6

A design consisting of:

(a) in the background, a geometrically irregular grid pattern; and

(b) in the foreground, partially obscuring the pattern, a representation of a skateboarder, rock climber, surfer, baseball player and karate athlete; and

(c) a rectangle enclosing the Japanese language character (東京) under the Kanji system and meaning Tokyo; and

(d) the official logo of the Australian Olympic Committee; and

(e) “AWB”.

106

Reverse

R7

A design consisting of:

(a) in the background, 5 concentric rings, with the centre ring surrounding a rectangle enclosing the Japanese language character (東京) under the Kanji system and meaning Tokyo; and

(b) partially obscuring the rings, a representation of 3 athletes posed as if competing in their events; and

(c) weaving amongst the athletes, a stylised representation of a ribbon; and

(d) superimposed on the end of the ribbon, the official logo of the Australian Olympic Committee; and

(e) the following:

(i) “FIVE DOLLARS”; and

(ii) “AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM”; and

(iii) “AS”.

107

Reverse

R8

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised impression of four swimmers in a pool divided into five swimming lanes; and

(b) following each swimmer in their respective lane, stylised representations of four carp; and

(c) a stylised representation of five origami carp; and

(d) on the left-hand side of the coin, a stylised half-border consisting of a geometric pattern representing folded origami paper; and

(e) a rectangle enclosing the Japanese language character (東京) under the Kanji system and meaning Tokyo; and

(f) the official logo of the Australian Olympic Committee; and

(g) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM”; and

(ii) “1kg .999 Ag”; and

(iii) “BK”; and

(iv) “THIRTY DOLLARS”.

108

Reverse

R9

A design consisting of:

(a) in the background, curved vertical stripes representing ribbons; and

(b) in the foreground, superimposed over the ribbons, stylised representations of seven athletes competing in different sports; and

(c) the official logo of the Australian Olympic Committee; and

(d) a rectangle enclosing the Japanese language character (東京) under the Kanji system and meaning Tokyo; and

(e) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM”; and

(ii) “1kg .9999 Au”; and

(iii) “AB”.

109

Reverse

R10

A design consisting of:

(a) a central gold circle with a hammered metal finish; and

(b) surrounding that central circle, a silver ring containing stylised representations of five carp; and

(c) surrounding the silver ring, a copper ring with an ornamental Japanese pattern of arcs; and

(d) in the foreground, and partially obscuring other elements of the design, a stylised ribbon running vertically down the centre of the coin; and

(e) superimposed on the ribbon:

(i) the Japanese language character (東京) under the Kanji system and meaning Tokyo; and

(ii) a stylised representation of an athlete in a wheelchair;

(iii) a stylised representation of a Paralympic swimmer; and

(iv) the official logo of Paralympics Australia; and

(d) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC TEAM”; and

(ii) “5 DOLLARS”.

110

Reverse

R11

A design consisting of:

(a) a printed colour image of the characters Skippy and Sonny Hammond (played by Garry Pankhurst) from the television series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo created by John McCallum, Lionel (Bob) Austin and Lee Robinson; and

(b) a stylised representation of a television set and screen from the 1970s; and

(c) the following:

(i) “Skippy”; and

(ii) “The Bush Kangaroo”; and

(iii) “50”.

111

Reverse

R12

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth; and

(b) the following:

(i) “50”; and

(ii) “SD”; and

(iii) “M” enclosed in a square.

112

Reverse

R13

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing a representation of a cricket stump being struck by a cricket ball; and

(b) surrounding that central circle, a coloured border consisting of blue, pink and yellow irregular zig-zag lines; and

(c) the following:

(i) “MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP”; and

(ii) “TWO DOLLARS”.

113

Reverse

R14

A design consisting of:

(a) a partial border consisting of a geometric mosaic pattern; and

(b) a representation of a bearded male figure wearing a turban; and

(c) a representation of a loaded and decorated camel; and

(d) partially obscuring the camel and cameleer, a silhouette of a cameleer and a line of eight camels; and

(e) the following:

(i) “AFGHAN CAMELEERS”; and

(ii) “50”; and

(iii) “LA”.

114

Reverse

R15

A design consisting of:

(a) a printed colour image of the night sky (as seen from Australia and incorporating the constellation known as the “The Emu in the Sky”); and

(b) superimposed over the night sky, an Indigenous Australian illustration of an emu; and

(c) outside the colour-printed area, in the background, five curved lines; and

(d) superimposed over the lines, a representation of an emu sitting on a nest with eight eggs; and

(e) superimposed over the lines, a representation of three male dancers with their arms extended; and

(f) the following:

(i) “THE EMU IN THE SKY”; and

(ii) “½ oz .999 Ag”.

115

Reverse

R16

A design consisting of representations of:

(a) a male Indigenous Australian elder; and

(b) the constellation Crux (commonly known as the Southern Cross); and

(c) a grass tree (xanthorrhoea); and

(d) the following:

(i) “2”; and

(ii) “DOLLARS”.

116

Reverse

R17

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”.

117

Reverse

R18

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth; and

(b) the following:

(i) “50”; and

(ii) “SD”.

118

Reverse

R19

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a platypus in water; and

(b) the following:

(i) “20”; and

(ii) “SD”.

119

Reverse

R20

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a lyrebird; and

(b) the following:

(i) “10”; and

(ii) “SD”.

120

Reverse

R21

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of an echidna; and

(b) the following:

(i) “5”; and

(ii) “SD”.

121

Reverse

R22

A design consisting of:

(a) in the top half of the coin, in the background, a representation of an Australian bush scene featuring mountains, shrubs, two sheep drinking from a billabong and a swagman dragging one sheep away; and

(b) in the bottom half of the coin, in the background, a representation of another Australian bush scene featuring clouds, shrubs and a billabong and a man on horseback accompanied by two policemen; and

(c) in the foreground, a representation of a swagman sitting on his swag at the billabong; and

(d) in the foreground, and partially obscuring other elements of the design, a representation of a gum tree; and

(e) the following:

(i) “Waltzing Matilda”; and

(ii) “50”; and

(iii) “AWB”.

122

Reverse

R23

A design consisting of:

(a) in the background, a representation of an Australian highland scene featuring clouds, mountains, cliffs, vegetation, and three men on horseback; and

(b) in the background, a representation of a homestead with a windmill and horses surrounded by a fence; and

(c) in the foreground, a representation of seven brumbies and a man on horseback carrying a stockman’s whip; and

(d) the following:

(i) “The Man from Snowy River”; and

(ii) “50”; and

(iii) “AWB”.

123

Reverse

R24

A design consisting of:

(a) in the top half of the coin, a representation of an Australian bush scene featuring mountains, trees, a river, a man on horseback, a dog, a man shearing sheep, and seven cows; and

(b) in the bottom half of the coin, in the background, a representation of a late 19th century city scene including a line of buildings, a trolley car and a horse-drawn carriage; and

(c) in the bottom half of the coin, in the foreground, a representation of a bookshelf and a man sitting at a desk reading a letter; and

(d) the following:

(i) “Clancy of the Overflow”; and

(ii) “50”; and

(iii) “AWB”.

5  Clause 4 of Schedule 2020 (table item 16, column headed “Standard weight and allowance variation (g)”)

Repeal “1002.100 ± 2.000” and substitute “1,002.100 ± 2.000”.