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This instrument amends the Currency (Australian Coins) Determination 2019 to determine the characteristics of 1 new circulating and 32 new non-circulating coins proposed to be issued by the Royal Australian Mint, and make technical amendments to ensure the Determination operates as intended.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 20
Registered 11 Mar 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate28-Mar-2022
Tabled HR29-Mar-2022
Date of repeal 27 Sep 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2022 Royal Australian Mint No. 2) Determination 2022

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

Dated               10 March                     2022

 

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                                                                                            1

Currency (Australian Coins) Determination 2019                                                                          1

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2022 Royal Australian Mint No. 2) Determination 2022.

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  Before Schedule 2022, Part 1, clause 2

Insert:

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

R31

04/03/2022

 

 

2  Schedule 2022, Part 1, clause 2 (at the end of the table)

Add:

 

48

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O2

R32

04/03/2022

 

49

$5

At least 99.99% gold

0.50 + 0.09

11.40

0.90

S1

E1

O2

R33

04/03/2022

 

50

50¢

Copper, aluminium and nickel

14.09 ± 1.00

31.65

3.15

S5

E2

O1

R34

04/03/2022

 

51

50¢

Copper, aluminium and nickel

14.09 ± 1.00

31.65

3.15

S5

E2

O1

R35

04/03/2022

 

52

50¢

Copper, aluminium and nickel

14.09 ± 1.00

31.65

3.15

S5

E2

O1

R36

04/03/2022

 

53

20¢

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E1

O2

R37

04/03/2022

 

54

20¢

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E1

O2

R38

04/03/2022

 

55

20¢

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E1

O2

R39

04/03/2022

 

56

20¢

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E1

O2

R40

04/03/2022

 

57

20¢

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E1

O2

R41

04/03/2022

 

58

20¢

Copper and nickel

11.30 ± 0.78

28.65

2.92

S1

E1

O2

R42

04/03/2022

 

59

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O2

R43

04/03/2022

 

60

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 + 2.00

41.60 × 24.60

3.00

S8

E2

O10

R44

04/03/2022

 

61

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.50

8.30

S4

E2

O3

R45

04/03/2022

 

62

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 0.50

38.75

4.80

S4

E2

O3

R46

04/03/2022

 

63

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O2

R47

04/03/2022

 

64

50¢

Copper and nickel (with gold plating)

15.55 ± 0.96

31.65

3.15

S5

E2

O2

R48

04/03/2022

 

65

$1

At least 99.9% silver

15.55 + 3.00

36.10

2.50

S1

E1

O2

R49

04/03/2022

 

66

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.50

8.30

S4

E2

O11

R50

04/03/2022

 

67

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 0.50

38.75

4.80

S4

E2

O12

R50

04/03/2022

 

68

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R51

04/03/2022

 

69

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R52

04/03/2022

 

70

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R53

04/03/2022

 

71

$1

Copper, aluminium and nickel

9.00 ± 0.66

25.20

3.46

S1

E3

O1

R54

04/03/2022

 

72

$2

Copper, aluminium and nickel

6.60 ± 0.60

20.62

3.70

S1

E3

O2

R55

04/03/2022

 

73

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 1.50

39.00

2.70

S1

E1

O2

R56

04/03/2022

 

74

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O2

R57

04/03/2022

 

75

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

32.30

6.00

S1

E1

O2

R57

04/03/2022

 

76

$100

At least 99.99% gold

31.103 + 1.50

39.00

2.70

S1

E1

O2

R58

04/03/2022

 

77

$1

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O2

R59

04/03/2022

78

$5

At least 99.9% silver

155.51 + 3.00

65.50

6.00

S1

E1

O2

R60

04/03/2022

79

$5

At least 99.9% silver

31.103 + 3.00

40.60

4.00

S1

E1

O2

R61

04/03/2022

 

3  Schedule 2022, Part 1, clause 3 (after table item 1)

Insert:

 

4

Shape

S4

Circular concave

 

4  Schedule 2022, Part 1, clause 3 (after table item 5)

Insert:

 

8

Shape

S8

Rectangular with rounded corners

 

5  Schedule 2022, Part 1, clause 3 (after table item 21)

Insert:

 

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 or cents, of the denomination of the coin, followed by “DOLLAR”, “DOLLARS” or “CENTS” 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.

29

Obverse

O10

The same as for item 21, except the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by a stylised representation of plantain lilies within a curved convex border.

30

Obverse

O11

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) “JC”; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, a stylistic representation of fast flowing water, fan palm fronds and vines, and rock formations; and

(c) the following:

(i) “X OUNCE FINE SILVER” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed in words)”.

31

Obverse

O12

The same as for item 30 except omit subparagraph (c)(i) and substitute:

(i) “X OUNCE .9999 GOLD” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed in words)”.

 

6  Schedule 2022, Part 1, clause 3 (at the end of the table)

Add:

 

130

Reverse

R31

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of two doves facing left and right toward the rim of the coin, with wings spread and tails intertwined; and

(b) in the beaks of each dove are olive branches; and

(c) between the doves are 4 blue concentric circles; and

(d) in the background, 2 concentric circles partially obscured by the doves; and

(e) the following:

(i) “75th ANNIVERSARY OF PEACEKEEPING”; and

(ii) “AS”.

131

Reverse

R32

The same as for item 130 except omit subparagraph (e)(ii) and substitute:

(ii) “AS”; and

(iii) “C”.

132

Reverse

R33

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a kookaburra perched on a branch; and

(b) the following:

(i) “AS”; and

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

133

Reverse

R34

A design consisting of:

(a) at the top half of the coin, a representation of 2 men sitting on their swags beside a tree, one holding a pipe and the other holding a mug and patting a dog;

(b) the dog is sniffing a hat that is on the ground between the men; and

(c) at the bottom of the coin, a representation of a man embracing a woman and a child, partially obscured by a man holding a stick; and

(d) a woman and 2 children by a house; and

(e) the following:

(i) “ON THE EDGE OF A PLAIN”; and

(ii) “50”; and

(iii) “AWB”.

134

Reverse

R35

A design consisting of:

(a) at the top of the coin, a representation of a woman in 19th century clothing carrying a child and holding a boy by his shirt, the boy holding a large stick; and

(b) to the left and behind the woman, 2 girls; and

(c) to the right of the woman, a wall with a hole at the base, a snake slithering into that hole, and a dog; and

(d) at the bottom of the coin and in the foreground, a representation of another woman in 19th century clothing; and

(e) in the background and behind the woman, a silhouette of 4 children, flames and trees; and

(f) the following:

(i) “THE DROVER’S WIFE”; and

(ii) “50”; and

(iii) “AWB”.

135

Reverse

R36

A design consisting of:

(a) at the top of the coin, a representation of a dog with sticks of dynamite with the fuse lit in its mouth; and

(b) at the bottom of the coin, a representation of 3 men running from a dog; and

(c) in the background, a representation of a body of water in front of a cliff face; and

(d) the following:

(i) “THE LOADED DOG”; and

(ii) “50”; and

(iii) “AWB”.

136

Reverse

R37

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing a design based on the cover art of the 1977 Australian release of music rock band AC/DC’s album Let There Be Rock; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, a black ring with fine concentric circles representing the grooves on a vinyl record; and

(c) the following:

(i) “45th ANNIVERSARY OF LET THERE BE ROCK ALBUM”.

137

Reverse

R38

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing a design based on the cover art of the 1978 Australian release of music rock band AC/DC’s album Powerage; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, a black ring with fine concentric circles representing the grooves on a vinyl record; and

(c) the following:

(i) “45th ANNIVERSARY OF POWERAGE ALBUM”.

138

Reverse

R39

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing a design based on the cover art of the 1983 Australian release of music rock band AC/DC’s album Flick of the Switch; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, a black ring with fine concentric circles representing the grooves on a vinyl record; and

(c) the following:

(i) “40th ANNIVERSARY OF FLICK OF THE SWITCH ALBUM”.

139

Reverse

R40

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing a design based on the cover art of the 1988 Australian release of music rock band AC/DC’s album Blow Up Your Video; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, a black ring with fine concentric circles representing the grooves on a vinyl record; and

(c) the following:

(i) “35th ANNIVERSARY OF BLOW UP YOUR VIDEO ALBUM”.

140

Reverse

R41

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing a design based on the cover art of the 2008 Australian release of music rock band AC/DC’s album Black Ice; and

(b) surrounding the central circle, a black ring with fine concentric circles representing the grooves on a vinyl record; and

(c) the following:

(i) “15th ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK ICE ALBUM”.

141

Reverse

R42

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle enclosing a stylised representation of a loudspeaker; and

(b) superimposed over the central circle, the logo of music rock band AC/DC; and

(c) surrounding the central circle, a black ring with fine concentric circles representing the grooves on a vinyl record.

142

Reverse

R43

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of a rabbit holding a small branch; and

(b) partially obscured by the rabbit, a stylised representation of plantain lilies; and

(c) partially obscured by the plantain lilies and the rabbit, a crescent shape; and

(d) within the crescent, the Chinese language character () pronounced under the pinyin system and meaning rabbit; and

(e) the following:

(i) “YEAR OF THE RABBIT”; and

(ii) “BS”.

143

Reverse

R44

The same as for item 142 except with the design placed within a curved convex border.

144

Reverse

R45

The same as for item 142 except omit subparagraph (e)(ii) and substitute:

(ii) “BS”; and

(iii) “X oz .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).

145

Reverse

R46

The same as for item 142 except omit subparagraph (e)(ii) and substitute:

(ii) “BS”; 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).

146

Reverse

R47

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 2 athletes, one representing a diver performing an acrobatic dive, the other representing a track cyclist riding a bicycle; and

(b) partially obscured by the athletes, a representation of the Commonwealth Star (also known as the Star of Federation), within which there is a mirror image of one point of the star; and

(c) a representation of the Commonwealth Games Australia logo; and

(d) around the Star and athletes, a green and gold colour gradient in the shape of a crescent.

(e) the following:

(i) “BIRMINGHAM 2022”.

147

Reverse

R48

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 3 athletes, with each athlete representing one of the following:

(i) a lawn bowler wearing a prosthetic leg and kneeling in a bowling pose; and

(ii) a cricket player swinging a cricket bat; and

(iii) a netball player throwing a netball; and

(b) behind the athletes, a representation of the Commonwealth Star (also known as the Star of Federation) with only 4 points of the star visible; and

(c) a representation of the Commonwealth Games Australia logo; and

(d) in the background, in 5 separate geometric sections, a repeating pattern of a stylised representation of a kangaroo and an emu; and

(e) the following:

(i) “BIRMINGHAM 2022”.

148

Reverse

R49

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 3 athletes, with each athlete representing one of the following:

(i) a track parasport athlete in a wheelchair; and

(ii) a gymnast performing the splits; and

(iii) a rugby player running while holding a ball; and

(b) a coloured representation of the Commonwealth Star (also known as the Star of Federation), within which there is a mirror image of one point of the star; and

(c) a representation of the Commonwealth Games Australia logo; and

(d) in the background, a representation of 5 geometric shapes; and

(e) the following:

(i) “BIRMINGHAM 2022”; and

(ii) “AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAM”; and

(iii) X oz .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)”.

149

Reverse

R50

A design consisting of an aerial view of:

(a) a stylised representation of a whale shark, various corals and seaweeds; and

(b) swimming around the whale shark, a coloured stylised representation of a school of fish; and

(c) a stylised representation of a clownfish and various corals; and

(d) the following:

(i) “GREAT BARRIER REEF”; and

(ii) “2022 BEAUTY, RICH & RARE”; and

(iii) Arabic numerals for the amount, in dollars or cents, of the denomination of the coin, either preceded by “$” or followed by “¢” as the case requires; and

(iv) “BS”.

150

Reverse

R51

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(c) a stylised representation of a whale shark enclosed in a square.

151

Reverse

R52

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”; and

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

152

Reverse

R53

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(c) a stylised representation of a weedy seadragon enclosed in a square.

153

Reverse

R54

A design consisting of:

(a) a stylised representation of 5 kangaroos; and

(b) “1 DOLLAR”; and

(c) a stylised representation of an eastern blue groper enclosed in a square.

154

Reverse

R55

A design consisting of:

(a) a central circle containing a stylised representation of the Football Australia logo; and

(b) in the background, a stylised pattern representing the design on a soccer ball; and

(c) overlaying the background, 3 stylised green ribbons encircling and partially obscured by the central circle, also representing the Football Australia logo; and

(d) the following:

(i) “SOCCEROOS”; and

(ii) “1922-2022”.

155

Reverse

R56

A design consisting of:

(a) a circular border surrounding and partially obscured by a representation of 3 dusky dolphins porpoising out of the water; and

(b) in the background, a representation of a rising sun on the horizon; and

(c) the following:

(i) “DUSKY DOLPHIN”; and

(ii) “X oz .9999 FINE GOLD” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed as a whole number or a common fraction in Arabic numerals).

156

Reverse

R57

The same as for item 155, except omit subparagraph (c)(ii) and substitute:

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

157

Reverse

R58

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of an African elephant standing amongst a stylised representation of shrubs; and

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

(c) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIA ZOO”; and

(ii) “AFRICAN ELEPHANT”; and

(iii) “XOZ .9999 GOLD” (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”.

158

Reverse

R59

A design consisting of:

(a) a representation of 4 female Sumatran elephants standing side by side on a stylised representation of grassland; and

(b) the following:

(i) “AUSTRALIA ZOO”; and

(ii) “SUMATRAN ELEPHANT”; and

(iii) “XOZ .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

(iv) “AWB”.

159

Reverse

R60

A design consisting of a stylised representation of a great white shark breaching out of the water, surrounded by a stylised representation of splashing water and the following:

(a) “GREAT WHITE SHARK”; and

(b) “Xoz .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).

160

Reverse

R61

The same as for item 159, except the stylised representation of splashing water is coloured.