Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2012 (No. 1)

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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2012 (No. 1)
Currency Act 1965
I, MARK ARBIB, Assistant Treasurer, make this Determination under subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.
Dated  19 January 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARK ARBIB
Assistant Treasurer
1              Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2012 (No. 1).
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 diameter of a coin is, for a coin that is circular concave, 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 coin

Item
Denomination
Standard composition
Standard weight and allowable variation (g)
Dimensions
Design

Maximum diameter (mm)
Maximum thickness (mm)
Shape
Edge
Obverse
Reverse

1
50c
Copper and nickel
15.55 ± 0.40
31.65
2.80
S2
E3
O1
R1

2
50c
Not less than 99.9% silver
18.24 ± 0.4
31.65
3.00
S2
E3
O1
R1

3
$5
Not less than 99.9% silver
31.10 + 1.00
40.50
8.30
S3
E3
O2
R2

4
$2
Copper, aluminium and nickel
6.60 ± 0.26
20.62
3.20
S1
E2
O1
R3

5
$1
Not less than 99.9% silver
11.66 ± 0.24
25.12
2.80
S1
E2
O3
R4

6
$5
Copper, aluminium, zinc and tin
20.00 ± 0.80
39.00
2.90
S1
E1
O1
R5

7
$1
Copper, aluminium and nickel
9.00 ± 0.28
25.12
2.80
S1
E2
O1
R6

 
Part 2         Explanation of symbols
 
Item
Design Feature
Symbol
Explanation

1
Shape
S1
Circular

2
Shape
S2
Dodecagonal

3
Shape
S3
Circular concave

4
Edge
E1
Continuously milled

5
Edge
E2
Interrupted milling

6
Edge
E3
Plain

7
Obverse
O1
A design consisting of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)        ‘IRB’;
(b)       ‘ELIZABETH II’;
(c)        ‘AUSTRALIA 2012’

8
Obverse
O2
A design consisting of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)        ‘IRB’;
(b)       ‘ELIZABETH II’;
(c)        ‘AUSTRALIA 2012’;
(d)       ‘. 5 DOLLARS .’

9
Obverse
O3
A design consisting of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)        ‘IRB’;
(b)       ‘ELIZABETH II’;
(c)        ‘AUSTRALIA 2012’;
(d)       ‘. 1 DOLLAR .’

10
Reverse
R1
A design consisting of:
(a)        a representation of 2 ballet-dancers performing a dance; and
(b)       the following:
                        (i)     ‘fifty Years of the australian Ballet’;
                       (ii)     ‘50’;
                     (iii)     a stylised representation of the designer’s initials ‘AB’

11
Reverse
R2
A design consisting of:
(a)        a stylised representation of a compass; and
(b)       superimposed on the compass, a coloured, stylised representation of the constellation Crux in a field of stars; and
(c)        the following:
                        (i)     ‘NORTH’;
                       (ii)     ‘SOUTH’;
                     (iii)     ‘EAST’;
                     (iv)     ‘WEST’;
                       (v)     ‘SOUTHERN SKY’;
                     (vi)     ‘RA 12h 30m 00s’;
                    (vii)     ‘CRUX’;
                  (viii)     ‘DEC -60° 00’ 00”’

12
Reverse
R3
A design consisting of:
(a)        a central circle containing:
                        (i)     the words ‘REMEMBRANCE DAY’ repeated and presented in 11 rows;
                       (ii)     the words ‘LEST WE FORGET’ in inverse order, repeated and presented in 11 rows; and
(b)       superimposed on that text, a design consisting of a coloured representation of a red poppy flower; and
(c)        2 representations of a poppy flower; and
(d)       the following:
                        (i)     ‘TWO DOLLARS’;
                       (ii)     ‘REMEMBRANCE’

13
Reverse
R4
A design consisting of Queen Elizabeth II and the following:
(a)        ‘AUSTRALIAN DECIMAL CURRENCY EFFIGIES’;
(b)       ‘MACHIN - 1966’

14
Reverse
R5
A design consisting of:
(a)        in the foreground, a representation of Perth Town Hall; and
(b)       in the background, and partially covered by the building:
                        (i)     a representation of an archway;
                       (ii)     a representation of foliage;
                     (iii)     a representation of a cloud;
                     (iv)     a horizontal line; and
(c)        a stylised representation of a bird; and
(d)       the following:
                        (i)     ‘FIVE DOLLARS’;
                       (ii)     the designer’s initials ‘AS’

15
Reverse
R6
A design consisting of:
(a)        a representation of 3 ears of wheat tied by a ribbon; and
(b)       an ornamental border; and
(c)        the following:
                        (i)     ‘20’;
                       (ii)     ‘12’;
                     (iii)     ‘AUSTRALIA’;
                     (iv)     ‘ONE DOLLAR’;
                       (v)     ‘C’;
                     (vi)     the designer’s initials ‘K’ and ‘G’;
                    (vii)     a circle enclosing a stylised representation of a flower