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This instrument amends the Currency (Australian Coins) Determination 2019 to determine the characteristics of one new circulating and 19 new non-circulating coins proposed to be issued by the Royal Australian Mint.
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Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2021 Royal Australian Mint No. 1) Determination 2021

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

Dated 17 March 2021

 

Michael Sukkar

Assistant Treasurer
Minister for Housing
Minister for Homelessness, Social and Community Housing

 

 

  

  


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 (2021 Royal Australian Mint No. 1) Determination 2021.

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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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  Schedule 2020, Part 1, clause 3 (table item 164, column headed “Explanation”)

Omit “orange”, substitute “blue”.

2  At the end of the instrument

Add:

Schedule 2021—Australian Coins

Note:       See section 5.

Part 1—Royal Australian Mint

Division 1—Specifications 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

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O2

R1

01/03/2021

 

 

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

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O2

R2

01/03/2021

 

2

50¢

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S5

E2

O1

R3

01/03/2021

 

3

50¢

Copper and nickel

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.16

S5

E2

O1

R4

01/03/2021

 

4

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 + 3.00

36.10

2.50

S1

E1

O1

R5

01/03/2021

 

5

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 + 3.00

36.10

2.50

S1

E1

O1

R6

01/03/2021

 

6

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R7

01/03/2021

 

7

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R8

01/03/2021

 

8

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O1

R9

01/03/2021

 

9

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O1

R10

01/03/2021

 

10

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O1

R11

01/03/2021

 

11

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O1

R12

01/03/2021

 

12

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R13

01/03/2021

 

13

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R14

01/03/2021

 

14

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 1.50

39.00

2.70

S1

E1

O2

R15

01/03/2021

 

15

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O2

R16

01/03/2021

 

16

$500

At least 99.99% gold

155.51 +1.80

61.00

4.30

S1

E1

O3

R17

01/03/2021

 

17

$500

At least 99.99% gold

155.51 +1.80

61.00

4.30

S1

E1

O3

R18

01/03/2021

 

18

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 +3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O2

R19

01/03/2021

 

19

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R20

01/03/2021

 

 

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

5

Shape

S5

Dodecagonal

15

Edge

E1

Continuously milled

16

Edge

E2

Plain

17

Edge

E3

Interrupted milling

20

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) “JC”.

21

Obverse

O2

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

O3

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.

100

Reverse

R1

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle containing a Maltese cross; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, a round border consisting of alternating concentric circular lines and circular patterns of dots, covered in green print; and

(c) a stylised representation of 2 paramedics tending to a patient on a wheeled stretcher; and

(d) the following:

(i) “AMBULANCE SERVICES”; and

(ii) “AB” (in a stylised form).

101

Reverse

R2

The same as for item 100, except repeal paragraph (d) and substitute:

(d) the following:

(i) “AMBULANCE SERVICES”; and

(ii) “AB” (in a stylised form); and

(iii) “C”.

102

Reverse

R3

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of a Centurion tank with a soldier partly within the tank, and partly out, and holding a mounted gun; and

(b) next to the tank, a representation of a soldier holding a rifle at the ready; and

(c) beneath the tank, in the foreground, stylised jungle foliage; and

(d) at the top of the coin, a representation of a Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (also known as a “Huey”), viewed from the side with smoke billowing from the back of the helicopter body; and

(e) in the background, a stylised representation of a forest; and

(f) 2 perpendicular lines crossing at the bottom left of the coin; and

(g) the following:

(i) “50”; and

(ii) “THE BATTLE OF LONG KHANH”; and

(iii) “YS 507938” (which is the grid reference to the site of the Battle of Long Khanh fought on 6 and 7 June 1971); and

(iv) “AB” (in a stylised form).

103

Reverse

R4

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter (also known as a “Huey”), with one of the rotors going to the rim on the right of the coin; and

(b) a stylised representation of 4 soldiers crouching down to evacuate a wounded soldier on a simple stretcher; and

(c) in the foreground on the right of the coin, a stylised representation of a soldier kneeling and aiming a rifle; and

(d) on the left of the coin, stylised representation of bamboo; and

(e) in the background at the top of the coin, a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II aircraft; and

(f) a stylised representation of an exploding bomb on the hill in the background; and

(g) 2 perpendicular lines crossing at the bottom right of the coin; and

(h) the following:

(i) “50”; and

(ii) “THE BATTLE OF NUI LE”; and

(iii) “YS 513857” (which is the grid reference to the site of the Battle of Núi Lé fought on 21 September 1971; and

(iv) “AB” (in a stylised form).

104

Reverse

R5

A design consisting of:

(a) a coloured cartoon representation of the characters from the comic book More Adventures of Ginger Meggs (Series 27, 1950), as illustrated by James “Jimmy” Bancks on the published comic cover; and

(b) the following:

(i) “BANCKS’”; and

(ii) “1 DOLLAR” and

(iii) “GINGER MEGGS” in colour; and

(iv) “1921”.

105

Reverse

R6

A design consisting of:

(a) a coloured cartoon representation of the characters from the comic book Ginger Meggs (2021), as illustrated by Jason Chatfield; and

(b) the following:

(i) “BANCKS’”; and

(ii) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(iii) “GINGER MEGGS” in colour; and

(iv) “2021”.

106

Reverse

R7

A design consisting of:

(a) a coloured cartoon representation of the characters from the comic book More Adventures of Ginger Meggs (Series 24, 1947), as illustrated by James “Jimmy” Bancks on the published comic cover; and

(b) the following:

(i) “BANCKS’”; and

(ii) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(iii) “GINGER MEGGS” in colour; and

(iv) “1921”.

107

Reverse

R8

A design consisting of:

(a) a coloured cartoon representation of the characters from the comic book Ginger Meggs (2021), as drawn by Jason Chatfield; and

(b) the following:

(i) “BANCKS’”; and

(ii) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(iii) “GINGER MEGGS” in colour; and

(iv) “2021”.

108

Reverse

R9

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle containing a stylised representation of the Australian children’s music group The Wiggles character Captain Feathersword™ surrounded by 4 stars and 4 musical notes; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, 6 concentric circles with a red and pink colour pattern consisting of stars and musical notes; and

(c) 2 stylised ‘feather-swords’ as depicted by The Wiggles; and

(d) the following:

(i) “CAPTAIN FEATHERSWORD”; and

(ii) “TWO DOLLARS”.

109

Reverse

R10

A design consisting of:

(a) central circle containing a stylised representation of the Australian children’s music group The Wiggles character Dorothy the Dinosaur™ surrounded by 3 stars and 5 musical notes; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, 6 concentric circles with a yellow and white colour pattern consisting of stars and musical notes; and

(c) 2 stylised roses; and

(d) the following:

(i) “DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR”; and

(ii) “TWO DOLLARS”.

110

Reverse

R11

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle containing a stylised representation of the Australian children’s music group The Wiggles character Wags the Dog™ surrounded by 4 stars and 4 musical notes; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, 6 concentric circles with a blue and light blue colour pattern consisting of stars and musical notes; and

(c) 2 stylised bones; and

(d) the following:

(i) “WAGS THE DOG”; and

(ii) “TWO DOLLARS”.

111

Reverse

R12

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle containing a stylised representation of the Australian children’s music group The Wiggles character Henry the Octopus™ surrounded by 4 stars and 4 musical notes; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, 6 concentric circles with a purple and light purple colour pattern consisting of stars and musical notes; and

(c) 2 stylised bowties; and

(d) the following:

(i) “HENRY THE OCTOPUS”; and

(ii) “TWO DOLLARS”.

112

Reverse

R13

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of the original 1991 members of Australian children’s music group The Wiggles sitting in a car turned slightly to the right, surrounded by 11 stars and 6 musical notes; and

(b) on the bonnet and side door of the car, The Wiggles logo and the words “BIG RED CAR” ™; and

(c) the following:

(i) “THIRTY YEARS OF THE WIGGLES 1991”; and

(ii) “1 DOLLAR”.

113

Reverse

R14

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of the members of the 2021 Australian children’s music group The Wiggles sitting in a car facing forward surrounded by 10 stars and 5 musical notes; and

(b) on the bonnet of the car, The Wiggles logo and the words “BIG RED CAR” ™; and

(c) the following:

(i) “THIRTY YEARS OF THE WIGGLES 2021”; and

(ii) “1 DOLLAR”.

114

Reverse

R15

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a cheetah standing side on looking forward with its front paws visible over a line across the bottom of the coin with the back paws obscured; and

(b) stylised grass in the background representing grassland; and

(c) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIA ZOO”; and

(ii) “CHEETAH”; and

(iii) “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”); and

(iv) “AWB”.

115

Reverse

R16

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a cheetah sprinting along rough ground over a line across the bottom of the coin; and

(b) stylised grass in the background representing grassland; and

(c) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIA ZOO”; and

(ii) “CHEETAH”; and

(iii) “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”); and

(iv) “AWB”.

116

Reverse

R17

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”; and

(iii) “X oz .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”).

117

Reverse

R18

A design consisting of:

(a) in the background, a stylised representation of willow branches; and

(b) partially obscuring the willow branches, a crescent shape; and

(c) in the foreground, partially obscuring the crescent shape; a representation of an ox; and

(d) surrounded by the crescent shape, the following:

(i) the Chinese language character (), pronounced niú under the Pinyin system and meaning ox; and

(ii) “YEAR OF THE OX”; and

(iii) “BK”; and

(iv) “X oz .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).

118

Reverse

R19

A design consisting of:

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

(b) the following:

(i) “REDBACK SPIDER” in colour and partially obscured by the spider’s legs; and

(ii) “X oz .999 SILVER” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed as a whole number or a common fraction in Arabic numerals); and

(iii) “AWB”.

119

Reverse

R20

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(c) a stylised representation of a koala enclosed in a square.