Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2009 (No. 9)

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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2009 (No. 9)1
Currency Act 1965
I, NICK SHERRY, Assistant Treasurer, make this Determination under paragraphs 13 (2) (a) and (b) and subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.
Dated 18 December 2009
 
NICK SHERRY
Assistant Treasurer
1              Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2009 (No. 9).
2              Commencement
                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.
3              Definition
                In this Determination:
Act means the Currency Act 1965.
4              Coin denomination and standard composition
         (1)   For paragraphs 13 (2) (a) and (b) of the Act, 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, opposite to the reference to the denomination “Five cents”, the standard composition “At least 99.99% gold” as the standard composition of coins of that denomination; and
               (b)    there were included in the Schedule to the Act, opposite to the reference to the denomination “Ten cents”, the standard composition “At least 99.99% gold” as the standard composition of coins of that denomination; and
                (c)    there were included in the Schedule to the Act, opposite to the reference to the denomination “Twenty cents”, the standard composition “At least 99.99% gold” as the standard composition of coins of that denomination; and
               (d)    there were included in the Schedule to the Act, a reference to the denomination “Two dollars” and there were specified in the Schedule, opposite that denomination, the standard composition “At least 99.99% gold” as the standard composition of coins of that denomination.
         (2)   Subsection (1) does not affect any other determination made under paragraph 13 (2) (a) or (b) of the Act.
5              Specifications of coins
                For subsection 13A (1) of the Act, each item in Schedule 1 specifies, for a coin having the denomination and standard composition mentioned in the item:
                (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.
6              Application of Determination
                The specifications in Schedule 1 do not affect any other determination of the specifications of a coin.
Schedule 1        Specifications of coins
(section 5)
  
Item 1
5 cent coin

Denomination
5 cents

Standard composition
At least 99.99% gold

Standard weight and allowable variation
6.13 g ± 0.10 g

Maximum diameter
19.53 mm

Maximum thickness
1.55 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
Continuously milled

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initial “G”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a representation of a spiny ant-eater and the inscription “5”; and
    (b)   beneath the spiny ant-eater — a small designer’s mark consisting of the stylised initials “SD”.

 
 

Item 2
10 cent coin

Denomination
10 cents

Standard composition
At least 99.99% gold

Standard weight and allowable variation
12.29 g ± 0.15 g

Maximum diameter
23.72 mm

Maximum thickness
1.98 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
Continuously milled

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initial “G”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a representation of a lyrebird and the inscription “10”; and
    (b)   beneath the lyrebird and to the right — a small designer’s mark consisting of the stylised initials “SD”.

 
 

Item 3
20 cent coin

Denomination
20 cents

Standard composition
At least 99.99% gold

Standard weight and allowable variation
24.56 g ± 0.20 g

Maximum diameter
28.65 mm

Maximum thickness
2.52 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
Continuously milled

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initial “G”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a representation of a platypus and the inscription “20”; and
    (b)   to the left of the platypus — a small designer’s mark consisting of the stylised initials “SD”.

 
 

Item 4
50 cent coin

Denomination
50 cents

Standard composition
At least 99.99% gold

Standard weight and allowable variation
33.63 g ± 0.20 g

Maximum diameter
31.51 mm

Maximum thickness
2.64 mm

Shape
Dodecagonal

Edge
Plain

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initial “G”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a representation of the arms of the Commonwealth and the inscription “50”; and
    (b)   beneath the arms — a small designer’s mark consisting of the stylised initials “SD”.

 
 

Item 5
$1 coin

Denomination
$1

Standard composition
At least 99.99% gold

Standard weight and allowable variation
21.52 g ± 0.20 g

Maximum diameter
25.00 mm

Maximum thickness
2.64 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
14 segments, of which 7 are milled and 7 are plain

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initial “G”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of a representation of 5 kangaroos and the inscription “1 DOLLAR”.

 
 

Item 6
$2 coin

Denomination
$2

Standard composition
At least 99.99% gold

Standard weight and allowable variation
16.03 g ± 0.15 g

Maximum diameter
20.62 mm

Maximum thickness
3.00 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
8 segments, of which 4 are milled and 4 are plain

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initial “G”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a representation of the head and shoulders of an Australian Aboriginal man; and
    (b)   a representation of the Southern Cross; and
     (c)   a representation of Australian flora; and
    (d)   the inscription “2 DOLLARS”.

 
 

Item 7
$1 coin

Denomination
$1

Standard composition
Copper, aluminium and nickel

Standard weight and allowable variation
9.00 g ± 0.27 g

Maximum diameter
25.12 mm

Maximum thickness
2.80 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
14 segments, of which 7 are milled and 7 are plain

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a circle enclosing effigies of the following monarchs, from left to right:
            (i)   Queen Elizabeth II;
           (ii)   King George VI;
          (iii)   King George V;
          (iv)   King Edward VII; and
    (b)   in the bottom left-hand quadrant of the circle — a small privy mark consisting of a square enclosing the letter “B”; and
     (c)   in the bottom right-hand quadrant of the circle — a small designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initials “VG”; and
    (d)   outside the circle:
            (i)   to the left — a representation of 4 seven-pointed stars; and
           (ii)   the inscription “ONE DOLLAR”; and
          (iii)   the inscription “100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN COINAGE”.

 
 

Item 8
$1 coin

Denomination
$1

Standard composition
Copper, aluminium and nickel

Standard weight and allowable variation
9.00 g ± 0.27 g

Maximum diameter
25.12 mm

Maximum thickness
2.80 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
14 segments, of which 7 are milled and 7 are plain

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a circle enclosing effigies of the following monarchs, from left to right:
            (i)   Queen Elizabeth II;
           (ii)   King George VI;
          (iii)   King George V;
          (iv)   King Edward VII; and
    (b)   in the bottom left-hand quadrant of the circle — a small privy mark consisting of a square enclosing the letter “S”; and
     (c)   in the bottom right-hand quadrant of the circle — a small designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initials “VG”; and
    (d)   outside the circle:
            (i)   to the left — a representation of 4 seven-pointed stars; and
           (ii)   the inscription “ONE DOLLAR”; and
          (iii)   the inscription “100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN COINAGE”.

 
 

Item 9
$1 coin

Denomination
$1

Standard composition
Copper, aluminium and nickel

Standard weight and allowable variation
9.00 g ± 0.27 g

Maximum diameter
25.12 mm

Maximum thickness
2.80 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
14 segments, of which 7 are milled and 7 are plain

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a circle enclosing effigies of the following monarchs, from left to right:
            (i)   Queen Elizabeth II;
           (ii)   King George VI;
          (iii)   King George V;
          (iv)   King Edward VII; and
    (b)   in the bottom left-hand quadrant of the circle — a small privy mark consisting of a square enclosing the letter “M”; and
     (c)   in the bottom right-hand quadrant of the circle — a small designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initials “VG”; and

 
    (d)   outside the circle:
            (i)   to the left — a representation of 4 seven-pointed stars; and
           (ii)   the inscription “ONE DOLLAR”; and
                (iii)          the inscription “100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN COINAGE”.

 
 

Item 10
$1 coin

Denomination
$1

Standard composition
At least 99.9% silver

Standard weight and allowable variation
11.66 g ± 0.24 g

Maximum diameter
25.12 mm

Maximum thickness
2.80 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
Plain

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a circle enclosing effigies of the following monarchs, from left to right:
            (i)   Queen Elizabeth II;
           (ii)   King George VI;
          (iii)   King George V;
          (iv)   King Edward VII; and
    (b)   in the bottom left-hand quadrant of the circle — a small privy mark consisting of a square enclosing the letter “P”, with the letter partially obscured by a representation of a kangaroo facing right; and
     (c)   in the bottom right-hand quadrant of the circle — a small designer’s mark consisting of a circle enclosing the stylised initials “VG”; and
    (d)   outside the circle:
            (i)   to the left — a representation of 4 seven-pointed stars; and
           (ii)   the inscription “ONE DOLLAR”; and
          (iii)   the inscription “100 YEARS OF AUSTRALIAN COINAGE”.

 
 

Item 11
$1 coin

Denomination
$1

Standard composition
At least 99.9% silver

Standard weight and allowable variation
6.03 g ± 0.16 g

Maximum diameter
21.79 mm

Maximum thickness
2.24 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
Continuously milled

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”; and
     (c)   “1 DOLLAR”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   in the upper sector — a representation of a kangaroo and the setting sun; and
    (b)   in the lower sector — the shadow of the kangaroo; and
     (c)   the inscription “.999 Ag”; and
    (d)   a small designer’s mark consisting of the stylised initials “WP”.

 
 

Item 12
$1 coin

Denomination
$1

Standard composition
At least 99.9% silver

Standard weight and allowable variation
31.635 g ± 0.500 g

Maximum diameter
40.2 mm

Maximum thickness
3.5 mm

Shape
Circular

Edge
Continuously milled

Obverse design
An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, and the initials “IRB”, surrounded by the inscriptions:
     (a)   “ELIZABETH II”; and
    (b)   “AUSTRALIA 2010”; and
     (c)   “1 DOLLAR”.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   in the upper sector — a representation of a kangaroo and the setting sun; and
    (b)   in the lower sector — the shadow of the kangaroo; and
     (c)   the following inscriptions:
            (i)   “1 oz. Fine silver”;
           (ii)   “F15” enclosed within a circle; and
    (d)   a small designer’s mark consisting of the stylised initials “WP”.

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