Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2013 (No. 5)

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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2013 (No. 5)
Currency Act 1965
I, STEVEN CIOBO, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, make this Determination under subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.
Dated  20 November 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STEVEN CIOBO
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
1              Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2013 (No. 5).
2              Commencement
                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.
3              Definitions
                In this Determination:
                Act means the Currency Act 1965.
4              Standard weight, allowable variation, dimensions and design
          (1)  For subsection 13A (1) of the Act, on and after the day on which this Determination commences, each item in Part 1 of Schedule 1 specifies, for a coin having the denomination and standard composition mentioned in the item (being a coin whose denomination is specified, or taken to be specified, in the Schedule to the Act):
                 (a)   the coin’s standard weight; and
                 (b)   the allowable variation from that standard weight; and
                 (c)   the coin’s dimensions; and
                 (d)   the coin’s design.
(2)   A reference in Schedule 1 to the maximum diameter or other dimension of a coin is, for a coin that is circular concave, a reference to the shortest diameter of the coin.
(3)   A reference in Schedule 1 to the maximum diameter or other dimension of a coin is, for a coin that is tetradecagonal, a reference to the shortest diameter of the coin.
5              Application of Determination
                Section 4 does not affect any other determination of the standard weight and allowable variation, dimensions or design of a coin, made under subsection 13A (1) of the Act.
Schedule 1           
(section 4)
Part 1          Specifications of coins
 
Item
Denomination
Standard composition
Standard weight and allowable variation (g)
Dimensions
Design

Maximum diameter  or other dimension (mm)
Maximum thickness (mm)
Shape
Edge
Obverse
Reverse

1
50c
Not less than 99.9% silver
15.55 + 2.00
31.75
3.00
S3
E2
O1
R1

2
50c
Not less than 99.9% silver
15.55 + 2.00
31.75
3.00
S3
E2
O1
R2

3
$5
Not less than 99.9% silver
31.10 + 2.00
40.50
8.30
S2
E2
O3
R3

4
20c
Copper and nickel
11.30 ± 0.50
28.70
2.60
S1
E1
O1
R4

5
$1
Not less than 99.9% silver
11.90 ± 0.50
25.30
3.20
S1
E3
O2
R5

6
$2
Copper, aluminium and nickel
6.60 ± 0.26
20.62
3.00
S1
E3
O1
R6

7
$2
Copper, aluminium and nickel
6.60 ± 0.60
20.62
3.70
S1
E3
O1
R7

Part 2          Explanation of symbols

Item
Design Feature
Symbol
Explanation

1
Shape
S1
Circular

2
Shape
S2
Circular concave

3
Shape
S3
Tetradecagonal

4
Edge
E1
Continuously Milled

5
Edge
E2
Plain

6
Edge
E3
Interrupted milling

7
Obverse
O1
A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)   ‘IRB’;
(b)   ‘ELIZABETH II’;
(c)   ‘AUSTRALIA’;
(d)   the inscription, in numerals, of a year

8
Obverse
O2
A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)   ‘IRB’;
(b)   ‘ELIZABETH II’;
(c)   ‘AUSTRALIA’;
(d)   the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
(e)   ‘1 DOLLAR’;
(f)    2 representations of a dot

9
Obverse
O3
A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)   ‘IRB’;
(b)   ‘ELIZABETH II’;
(c)   ‘AUSTRALIA’;
(d)   the inscription, in numerals, of a year;
(e)   ‘5 DOLLARS’;
(f)    2 representations of a dot

10
Reverse
R1
A design consisting of:
(a)   a representation of a snake among grass; and
(b)   a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘shé’ and meaning ‘snake’; and
(c)   the following:
                        (i)     ‘50’

11
Reverse
R2
A design consisting of:                                          
(a)   a representation of a horse jumping in a field of grass; and
(b)   a representation of the Chinese character pronounced ‘mǎ’ and meaning ‘horse’; and
(c)   the following:
                        (i)     ‘50’

12
Reverse
R3
A design consisting of:
(a)   a stylised representation of a compass; and
(b)   superimposed on the compass, a coloured representation of a field of stars; and
(c)   in the foreground, a stylised representation of the constellation Orion; and
(d)   the following:
                        (i)     ‘NORTH’;
                       (ii)     ‘SOUTH’;
                     (iii)     ‘EAST’;
                     (iv)     ‘WEST’;
                       (v)     ‘SOUTHERN SKY’;
                     (vi)     ‘RA 05h 40m 0s’;
                    (vii)     ‘ORION’;
                  (viii)     ‘DEC +05° 0’ 0”’

13
Reverse
R4
A design consisting of:
(a)   a representation of a female knitting a sock; and
(b)   a representation of a male soldier reading a letter; and
(c)   a representation of a 6-pointed star containing the inscription ‘A.C.F.’; and
(d)   in the background, a representation of parcels; and
(e)   a horizontal line; and
(f)    the following:
                        (i)     ‘AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS’;
                       (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIAN COMFORTS FUND’;
                     (iii)     ‘20’

14
Reverse
R5
A design consisting of:
(a)   3 effigies of Queen Elizabeth II; and
(b)   the following:
                        (i)     ‘IRB’;
                       (ii)     ‘AUSTRALIAN DECIMAL CURRENCY EFFIGIES’;
                     (iii)     ‘1966-2014’

15
Reverse
R6
A design consisting of:
(a)   a stylised representation of sun rays surrounding a series of green coloured stripes arranged in a repetitive circular pattern; and
(b)   a representation of a circle; and
(c)   a central circle containing a representation of a dove with an olive branch in its beak; and
(d)   the following:
                        (i)       ‘REMEMBRANCE’;
                       (ii)       ‘TWO DOLLARS’;
                     (iii)       2 representations of a dot

16
Reverse
R7
A design consisting of:
(a)   a stylised representation of sun rays surrounding a series of green coloured stripes arranged in a repetitive circular pattern; and
(b)   a representation of a circle; and
(c)   a central circle containing a representation of a dove with an olive branch in its beak; and
(d)   the following:
                        (i)       ‘REMEMBRANCE’;
                       (ii)       ‘TWO DOLLARS’;
                     (iii)       2 representations of a dot;
                     (iv)       ‘C’