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This instrument amends the Currency (Australian Coins) Determination 2019 to determine the characteristics of 23 new non-circulating coins proposed to be issued by The Perth Mint and to make technical amendments.
Administered by: Treasury
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 20
Registered 07 Apr 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
Date of repeal 26 Oct 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2022 Perth Mint No. 1) Determination 2022

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

Dated               6 April 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                                                                                            2

Currency (Australian Coins) Determination 2019                                                                          2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2022 Perth Mint No. 1) 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  Schedule 2021, Part 2, clause 4 (table item 72, column headed “Edge”)

Omit “E5”, substitute “E4”.

2  Schedule 2021, Part 2, clause 4 (table item 128, column headed “Maximum thickness (mm)”)

Omit “1.54”, substitute “2.30”.

3  Schedule 2021, Part 2, clause 5 (after table item 16)

Insert:

 

18

Edge

E4

Continuously milled with sequential numbering.

 

4  Schedule 2021, Part 2, clause 5 (table item 201, column headed “Explanation”)

Omit “item 200”, substitute “item 178”.

5  At the end of Schedule 2022

Add:

Part 2—The Perth Mint

Division 1—Specifications of coins

4  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.

 

Specification 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

$25.00

At least 99.95% platinum

7.810 ± 0.030

20.60

2.30

S1

E1

O7

R1

31/03/2022

2

$30.00

At least 99.95% platinum

10.423 ± 0.050

25.60

2.03

S1

E1

O7

R2

31/03/2022

3

$25.00

At least 99.99% gold

7.807 ± 0.030

20.60

2.30

S1

E1

O3

R2

31/03/2022

4

$2.00

At least 99.99% silver

47.160 ± 0.500

40.90

5.00

S1

E1

O6

R3

31/03/2022

5

$2.00

At least 99.99% silver

62.713 ± 0.500

40.90

7.28

S1

E1

O1

R4

31/03/2022

6

$1.00

At least 99.99% silver

31.607 ± 0.500

40.90

3.50

S1

E1

O1

R5

31/03/2022

7

$1.00

Copper, aluminium and nickel

13.500 ± 1.000

30.70

3.40

S1

E1

O2

R6

31/03/2022

8

$1.00

Copper, aluminium and nickel

13.500 ± 1.000

30.70

3.40

S1

E1

O2

R7

31/03/2022

9

$1.00

Copper, aluminium and nickel

13.500 ± 1.000

30.70

3.40

S1

E1

O2

R8

31/03/2022

10

$100.00

At least 99.99% gold

31.157 ± 0.050

32.60

2.95

S1

E1

O3

R9

31/03/2022

11

$500.00

At least 99.99% gold

155.583 ± 0.050

50.80

5.90

S1

E1

O3

R9

31/03/2022

12

$100.00

At least 99.95% platinum

31.169 ± 0.050

32.60

2.90

S1

E1

O7

R9

31/03/2022

13

$2.00

At least 99.99% silver

62.713 ± 0.500

40.90

7.28

S1

E1

O6

R10

31/03/2022

14

$200.00

At least 99.99% gold

62.263 ± 0.050

36.60

5.50

S1

E1

O3

R10

31/03/2022

15

$1.00

At least 99.99% silver

31.607 ± 0.500

40.90

3.50

S1

E1

O6

R11

31/03/2022

16

$1.00

At least 99.99% silver

31.607 ± 0.500

40.90

3.50

S1

E1

O1

R12

31/03/2022

17

$100.00

At least 99.99% gold

31.157 ± 0.050

32.60

2.95

S1

E1

O1

R13

31/03/2022

18

$100.00

At least 99.99% gold

31.157 ± 0.050

27.60

5.00

S1

E1

O2

R14

31/03/2022

19

$1.00

At least 99.99% silver

31.607 ± 0.500

40.90

3.50

S1

E1

O2

R15

31/03/2022

20

$1.00

At least 99.99% silver

31.607 ± 0.500

40.90

3.50

S1

E1

O2

R16

31/03/2022

21

$8.00

At least 99.99% silver

156.533 ± 1.000

50.90

11.85

S1

E1

O2

R15

31/03/2022

22

$1.00

Copper, aluminium and nickel

13.500 ± 1.000

30.70

3.40

S1

E1

O2

R17

31/03/2022

23

$1.00

At least 99.99% silver

31.607 ± 0.500

36.60

3.95

S1

E1

O12

R18

31/03/2022

 

Division 2Explanation of symbols

5  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

15

Edge

E1

Continuously milled

20

Obverse

O1

A design consisting of a circle immediately inside the rim that surrounds an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(a) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(b) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

(d) “JC”.

21

Obverse

O2

A design consisting of a circle immediately inside the rim that surrounds an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(a) “ELIZABETH II”; and

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

(c) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

(e) “JC”.

22

Obverse

O3

A design consisting of a circle immediately inside the rim that surrounds an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:

(a) “ELIZABETH II”; and

(b) “AUSTRALIA”; and

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

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

(e) “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

(f) “JC”.

25

Obverse

O6

The same as for item 22, except omit paragraph (e) and substitute:

(e) “Xoz 9999 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

26

Obverse

O7

The same as for item 22, except omit paragraph (e) and substitute:

(e) “Xoz 9995 Pt” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed as a whole number or a common fraction in Arabic numerals); and

31

Obverse

O12

The same as for item 20, but with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II instead superimposed over a pattern of converging lines.

100

Reverse

R1

A design replicating the original 1910 Australian florin designed by William Henry James Blakemore, consisting of the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth used from 1908 to 1912, 2 arrow heads, and the following:

(a) “ONE FLORIN – TWO SHILLINGS”; and

(b) “1910”.

101

Reverse

R2

A design consisting of:

(a) a circular border immediately inside the rim (made up of many individual lines); and

(b) partially obscuring the border, a representation of a blue whale and a blue whale calf; and

(c) a stylised representation of the ocean surrounding the whales with light streaming through it; and

(d) the following:

(i) “BLUE WHALE”; and

(ii) “AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY”; and

(iii) “JM”; and

(iv) “P”.

102

Reverse

R3

The same as for item 101, except omit subparagraph (d)(iv) and substitute:

(iv) “P”; and

(v) a microscopic “P”.

103

Reverse

R4

A design consisting of a representation of a horse standing on 3 legs and looking backwards, surrounded by grassy ground, a tree and debris from a fallen tree, and the following:

(a) “AUSTRALIAN BRUMBY”; and

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

(c) “Xoz 9999 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

(d) “JM”; and

(e) “P”.

104

Reverse

R5

The same as for item 103, except omit paragraph (e) and substitute:

(e) “P”; and

(f) a microscopic “P”.

105

Reverse

R6

A design consisting of:

(a) a circular border immediately inside the rim; and

(b) partially obscuring the border, is a coloured representation of a budgerigar perched on spears of themeda triandra grass (also known as kangaroo grass); and

(c) in the background and enclosed by the circular border a partially obscured representation of more themeda triandra grass; and

(d) the following:

(i) “BUDGERIGAR”; and

(ii) “NM”; and

(iii) “P”.

106

Reverse

R7

A design consisting of 4 stylised and coloured pointed stars, with 3 of the stars partially obscured by the rim of the coin, and the following:

(a) “JOY”; and

(b) “MERRY CHRISTMAS”; and

(c) “IJ”; and

(d) “P”.

107

Reverse

R8

A design consisting of a silhouette representation of a demountable schoolhouse, with silhouetted figures of a teacher and 5 students heading inside, and the following:

(a) “150TH”; and

(b) “ANNIVERSARY OF FREE, SECULAR & COMPULSORY EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA; and

(c) “JM”; and

(d) “P”.

108

Reverse

R9

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a representation of a griffin with its wings outstretched standing on top of a rocky ledge; and

(b) in the background, a stylised representation of a mountain top that is partially obscured by clouds; and

(c) the following:

(i) “MYTHICAL CREATURES GRIFFIN”; and

(ii) “NM”; and

(iii) “P”.

109

Reverse

R10

A design consisting of:

(a) a background of stylised clouds; and

(b) in the foreground, partially obscuring the clouds, is a representation of a phoenix in flight with a flower in its beak; and

(c) the following:

(i) “LB”; and

(ii) “P”.

110

Reverse

R11

A design consisting of:

(a) in the foreground, a coloured representation of a quokka and its joey; and

(b) in the background, a stylised representation of rocks, coloured plants, leaves, butterflies, and a lizard; and

(c) the following:

(i) “QUOKKA”; and

(ii) “JM”; and

(iii) “P”.

111

Reverse

R12

A design consisting of a circular border immediately inside the rim that is partially obscured by a representation of the Super Pit open cut gold mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, an excavator, and the following:

(a) “SUPER PIT AUSTRALIA”; and

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

(c) “XOZ 9999 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

(d) “SR”; and

(e) “P”; and

(f) a microscopic “P”.

112

Reverse

R13

The same as for item 111, except omit paragraph (c), and substitute:

(c) “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

113

Reverse

R14

A design consisting of a circular border in the foreground, partially obscuring a representation of 2 swans on the surface of stylised water in the background, and the following:

(a) “THE XOZ 9999 AUSTRALIAN” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed as a whole number or a common fraction in Arabic numerals); and

(b) “GOLD SWAN”; and

(c) “JM”; and

(d) “P”.

114

Reverse

R15

The same as for item 113, except omit paragraph (b) and substitute:

(b) “SILVER SWAN”; and

115

Reverse

R16

The same as for item 113, except the swans are coloured, and omit paragraphs (b) to (d) and substitute:

(b) “SILVER SWAN”; and

(c) “JM”; and

(d) “P”; and

(e) a microscopic “P”.

116

Reverse

R17

A design consisting of a stylised representation of telegraph poles and a telegraph line beneath a cloudy sky with shadows from the poles on the ground, and the following:

(a) “150TH ANNIVERSARY”; and

(b) “THE OVERLAND TELEGRAPH’S COMPLETION”; and

(c) “JM”; and

(d) “P”.

117

Reverse

R18

A design consisting of:

(a) in the centre of the coin, a circular Australian gem inset representing a map of Australia; and

(b) surrounding that gem inset, a plain border; and

(c) surrounding that plain border is a representation of a landscape of hills, flowers, tree branches and the sun, and representations of the following Australian animals:

(i) an eagle; and

(ii) a kookaburra; and

(iii) a wren; and

(iv) a bee; and

(v) a butterfly; and

(vi) a sugar glider; and

(vii) a cockatoo; and

(viii) a willy wag tail; and

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

(e) “Xoz 9999 SILVER” (where “X” is the nominal weight in ounces of the coin, expressed as a whole number or common fraction in Arabic numerals); and

(f) “AH”; and

(g) “P”.