Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2015 (No. 4)

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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2015 (No. 4)
I, Kelly O’Dwyer, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, make the following determination under paragraph 13(2)(b) and subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965.
Dated                           16 March 2015           
Kelly O’Dwyer
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
 
  
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of determination.................................................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1
3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1
4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1
5............ Specification of denominations and standard compositions........................................... 1
6............ Standard weight, design and dimension of coins........................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Standard weight, design and dimension of coins               2
Part 1—Specifications of coins                                                                                                                 2
1............ Specifications................................................................................................................ 2
Part 2—Explanation of symbols                                                                                                              4
2............ Symbols used in Part 1.................................................................................................. 4
 
1  Name of determination
                   This determination is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2015 (No. 4).
2  Commencement
                   This determination commences on the day after it is registered.
3  Authority
                   This determination is made under paragraph 13(2)(b) and subsection 13A(1) of the Currency Act 1965.
4  Definitions
                   In this determination:
Act means the Currency Act 1965.
5  Specification of denominations and standard compositions
             (1)  This section is made for paragraph 13(2)(b) of the Act.
             (2)  The Act has effect, on and after the day on which this determination 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 determination; 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 determination.
             (3)  This section does not affect any other determination made for paragraph 13(2)(b) of the Act.
6  Standard weight, design and dimension of coins
             (1)  This section is made for subsection 13A(1) of the Act.
             (2)  On and after the day when this determination commences, each item of the table in Part 1 of Schedule 1 specifies the standard weight, the allowable variation from that standard weight, the design and the dimensions of a coin whose denomination is specified, or taken to be specified in the Schedule to the Act.
 (3)       Each item of the table in Part 2 of Schedule 1 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 determination made under subsection 13A(1) of the Act.
Schedule 1—Standard weight, design and dimension of coins
Note:       See sections 5 and 6.
Part 1—Specifications of coins
  
1  Specifications
                   Each item of the following table specifies the standard weight, the allowable variation from that standard weight, the design and the dimensions of a coin.
 
Specifications of coins

Item
Denomination
Standard composition
Standard weight and allowable variation (g)
Maximum diameter (mm) or other dimension
Maximum thickness (mm)
Shape
Edge
Obverse
Reverse

1
20c
Copper and nickel
11.30 ± 0.78
28.75
2.92
S1
E1
O1
R1

2
50c
Copper and nickel
15.55 ± 0.96
31.75
3.16
S2
E2
O1
R2

3
$2
Copper, aluminium and nickel
6.60 ± 0.60
20.78
3.70
S1
E3
O1
R3

4
$1
At least 99.9% silver
31.103 + 3.00
40.50
3.80
S1
E1
O2
R4

5
$25
At least 99.99% gold
7.77 + 0.50
21.90
2.20
S1
E1
O2
R4

6
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O2
R5

7
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O2
R6

8
5c
Copper and nickel
2.83 ± 0.33
19.63
1.78
 S1
E1
O3
R7

9
10c
Copper and nickel
5.65 ± 0.49
23.82
2.11
 S1
E1
O4
R8

10
20c
Copper and nickel
11.30 ± 0.78
28.75
2.92
S1
E1
O5
R9

11
50c
Copper and nickel
15.55 ± 0.96
31.75
3.16
S2
E2
O6
R10

12
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O7
R11

13
$2
Copper, aluminium and nickel
6.60 ± 0.60
20.78
3.70
S1
E3
O8
R12

14
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R13

15
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R14

16
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R15

17
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R16

18
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R17

19
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R18

20
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R19

21
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R20

22
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R21

23
$1
At least 99.9% silver
11.66 ± 1.00
25.20
3.25
S1
E3
O1
R13

24
$10
At least 99.99% gold
3.11 + 0.30
17.73
1.65
S1
E1
O1
R22

25
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.66
25.25
3.46
S1
E3
O1
R23

 
 
 
Part 2—Explanation of symbols
  
2  Symbols used in Part 1
                   Each item of the following table contains an explanation of a symbol used in Part 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
S2
Dodecagonal

3
Edge
E1
Continuously milled

4
Edge
E2
Plain

5
Edge
E3
Interrupted milling

6
Obverse
O1
A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)      ‘ELIZABETH II’;
(b)      ‘AUSTRALIA’;
(c)      the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
(d)      ‘IRB’.

7
Obverse
O2
A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)      ‘ELIZABETH II’;
(b)      ‘AUSTRALIA’;
(c)      the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
(d)      Arabic numerals for the amount, in dollars, of the denomination of the coin, followed by ‘DOLLAR’, or ‘DOLLARS’ as the case requires;
(e)      ‘IRB’;
(f)2 representations of a dot.

8
Obverse
O3
A design consisting of:
(a)      at the top of the face of the coin, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the initials ‘IRB’; and
(b)      a stylised representation of an Australian penny coin as it appeared in 1964, omitting the year of the coin, the denomination of the coin and  the dot; and
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘ELIZABETH II’;
                (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
              (iii)     the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
              (iv)     ‘FIFTY YEARS;
               (v)     2 representations of a dot;
all enclosed by an ornamental border.

9
Obverse
O4
A design consisting of:
(a)      at the top of the face of the coin, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the initials ‘IRB’; and
(b)      a stylised representation of an Australian three pence coin as it appeared in 1964, omitting the year of the coin and the denomination; and  
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘ELIZABETH II’;
                (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
              (iii)     the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
              (iv)     ‘FIFTY YEARS;
               (v)     2 representations of a dot;
all enclosed by an ornamental border.

10
Obverse
O5
A design consisting of:
(a)      at the top of the face of the coin, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the initials ‘IRB’; and
(b)      a stylised representation of an Australian six pence coin as it appeared in 1963, omitting the year of the coin and the denomination; and  
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘ELIZABETH II’;
                (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
              (iii)     the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
              (iv)     ‘FIFTY YEARS;
               (v)     2 representations of a dot;
all enclosed by an ornamental border.

11
Obverse
O6
A design consisting of:
(a)      at the top of the face of the coin, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the initials ‘IRB’; and
(b)      a stylised representation of an Australian shilling coin as it appeared in 1963, omitting the year of the coin, the denomination and the dot; and  
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘ELIZABETH II’;
                (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
              (iii)     the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
              (iv)     ‘FIFTY YEARS;
               (v)     2 representations of a dot;
all enclosed by an ornamental border.

12
Obverse
O7
A design consisting of:
(a)      at the top of the face of the coin, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the initials ‘IRB’; and
(b)      a stylised representation of an Australian florin coin as it appeared in 1963, omitting the year of the coin and the denomination; and  
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘ELIZABETH II’;
                (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
              (iii)     the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
              (iv)     ‘FIFTY YEARS;
               (v)     2 representations of a dot;
all enclosed by an ornamental border.

13
Obverse
O8
A design consisting of:
(a)      at the top of the face of the coin, an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the initials ‘IRB’; and
(b)      a stylised representation of an Australian crown coin as it appeared in 1938, omitting the year of the coin and the denomination; and  
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘ELIZABETH II’;
                (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
              (iii)     the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
              (iv)     ‘FIFTY YEARS;
               (v)     2 representations of a dot;
all enclosed by an ornamental border.

14
Reverse
R1
A design consisting of:
(a)      a representation of Sir Henry Parkes ; and
(b)      a stylised representation of the Southern Cross; and
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘SIR HENRY PARKES’;
                (ii)     ‘FATHER OF FEDERATION’;
              (iii)     ‘20’;
              (iv)     a stylised representation of the letters ‘YR’.

15
Reverse
R2
A design consisting of:
(a)      in the foreground, a representation of an airman; and
(b)      in the background, a stylised representation of 2 airmen in an aeroplane; and
(c)      3 concentric circles superimposed on a stylised representation of a part of the map of the world; and
(d)      at the bottom of the face of the coin, the following:
                 (i)     a horizontal line;
                (ii)     the number  ‘50’ in red colour, superimposed on a blue coloured background; and
(e)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘EMPIRE’;
                (ii)     ‘AIR TRAINING SCHEME’.

16
Reverse
R3
A design consisting of:
(a)      a central circle containing the inscription ‘LEST WE FORGET’ and a representation of a dot; and
(b)      surrounding the central circle, the following:
                 (i)     a series of red coloured stripes arranged in a repetitive circular pattern;
                (ii)     2 concentric circles;
              (iii)     5 stylised representations of crosses;
              (iv)     between the crosses, a representation of poppy flowers; and
(c)       ‘TWO DOLLARS’.

17
Reverse
R4
A design consisting of:
(a)       a circle containing the following:
                 (i)     in the background, an aerial view representation of buildings;
                (ii)     superimposed on the buildings, a representation of the Chinese characters pronounced ‘hépíng’ and meaning ‘peace’;
              (iii)     in the foreground, a representation of 2 arms with right hands clasping;
              (iv)     a representation of a part of a terrestrial globe;
               (v)     the inscriptions ‘MIRE’, ‘PAS’, ‘HEIWA’, ‘FRIEDE’, ‘PACE’, ‘PEACE’, ‘SALAM’, ‘PAIX’ and ‘MIR’; and
(b)      surrounding the circle, the following:
                 (i)     ‘70th ANNIVERSARY’;
                (ii)     a representation of a 5-pointed star;
              (iii)     a representation of a 7-pointed star;
              (iv)     ‘END OF WORLD WAR II’.

18
Reverse
R5
A design consisting of:
(a)      in the foreground, a representation of a dog looking upward; and
(b)      a central circle partially obscured by the dog; and
(c)      in the background and partially obscured by the central circle and the dog, a coloured representation of 3 tents in a desert landscape.

19
Reverse
R6
A design consisting of:
(a)      in the foreground, a representation of a kangaroo positioned over soil; and
(b)      a central circle partially obscured by the kangaroo and soil; and
(c)      in the background and partially obscured by the central circle and the kangaroo, a coloured representation of 3 pyramids in a desert landscape.

20
Reverse
R7
A design consisting of:
(a)      a representation of a spiny ant-eater; and
(b)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘5’;
                (ii)     the designer’s initials ‘SD’.

21
Reverse
R8
A design consisting of:
(a)      a representation of a lyrebird; and
(b)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘10’;
                (ii)     the designer’s initials ‘SD’.

22
Reverse
R9
A design consisting of:
(a)      a representation of a platypus in water; and
(b)      ‘20’.

23
Reverse
R10
A design consisting of:
(a)      a representation of the arms of the Commonwealth; and
(b)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘50’;
                (ii)     the designer’s initials ‘SD’.

24
Reverse
R11
A design consisting of:
(a)      a representation of 5 kangaroos; and
(b)      ‘1 DOLLAR’.

25
Reverse
R12
A design consisting of:
(a)      the head and shoulders of a traditional Australian Aboriginal; and
(b)      a representation of the Southern Cross; and
(c)      a representation of Australian flora; and
(d)      ‘2 DOLLARS’.

26
Reverse
R13
A design consisting of:
(a)      a representation of a wreath, tied in the centre by a ribbon; and
(b)      a stylised representation of St Edward’s Crown; and
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT’;
                (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
              (iii)     ‘ONE DOLLAR’;
              (iv)     ‘C’.

27
Reverse
R14
As for item 26, replacing the reference in paragraph (iv) to the letter ‘C’ with the letter ‘B’ enclosed by a square.

28
Reverse
R15
As for item 26, replacing the reference in paragraph (iv) to the letter ‘C’ with the letter ‘S’ enclosed by a square.

29
Reverse
R16
As for item 26, replacing the reference in paragraph (iv) to the letter ‘C’ with the letter ‘M’ enclosed by a square.

30
Reverse
R17
As for item 26, replacing the reference in paragraph (iv) to the letter ‘C’ with the letter ‘P’ enclosed by a square.

31
Reverse
R18
As for item 26, replacing the reference in paragraph (iv) to the letter ‘C’ with the letter ‘B’ enclosed by a circle.

32
Reverse
R19
As for item 26, replacing the reference in paragraph (iv) to the letter ‘C’ with the letter ‘S’ enclosed by a circle.

33
Reverse
R20
As for item 26, replacing the reference in paragraph (iv) to the letter ‘C’ with the letter ‘M’ enclosed by a circle.

34
Reverse
R21
As for item 26, replacing the reference in paragraph (iv) to the letter ‘C’ with the letter ‘P’ enclosed by a circle.

35
Reverse
R22
A design consisting of:
(a)       a representation of a wreath, tied in the centre by a ribbon; and
(b)      a stylised representation of St Edward’s Crown; and
(c)      the following:
                 (i)     ‘ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT’;
                (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
              (iii)     ‘TEN DOLLARS’;
              (iv)     ‘C’.

36
Reverse
R23
A design consisting of:
(a)       a representation of a body of water and a cliff; and
(b)       positioned on the cliff, a representation of a lighthouse emitting stylised representations of light consisting of a series of stripes, circles and curved lines arranged in a repetitive pattern; and
(c)       the following:
                 (i)     ‘1 DOLLAR’;
                (ii)     a stylised representation of the designer’s initials ‘BK’.

 
 
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