Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2008 (No. 4)

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Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2008 (No. 4)1
Currency Act 1965
I, NICK SHERRY, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, make this Determination under subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965.
Dated 15 May 2008
NICK SHERRY
Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law
  
  
1              Name of Determination
                This Determination is the Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2008 (No. 4).
2              Commencement
                This Determination commences on the day after it is registered.
3              Specifications of coin
                For subsection 13A (1) of the Currency Act 1965, each item in Schedule 1 specifies:
                (a)    the coin’s standard composition; and
               (b)    the coin’s standard weight, and the allowable variation from that weight; and
                (c)    the coin’s dimensions; and
               (d)    the coin’s design.
4              Application of Determination
                The specifications in Schedule 1 do not affect any other determination of the specifications of a coin.
Schedule 1        Specifications of coin
(section 3)
  
Item 1
$5 coin

Denomination
$5

Standard composition
Not less than 99.9% silver

Standard weight and
allowable variation
36.31 g ± 0.54 g

Maximum diameter
38.94 mm

Maximum thickness
3.50 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 2008’.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   in the centre — a representation of an aeroplane window:
            (i)   framing a representation of an Airbus A380 aeroplane pointing roughly right; and
           (ii)   partially obscured by a representation of an Airbus A380 aeroplane pointing roughly left; and
          (iii)   above the inscription ‘ 5 DOLLARS’ and a designer’s mark of initials ‘WP’; and
    (b)   around the outside — the inscription ‘AVIATION HISTORY – AIRBUS A380’.

 
Item 2
 
$5 coin

Denomination
$5

Standard composition
Not less than 99.9% silver

Standard weight and
allowable variation
36.31 g ± 0.54 g

Maximum diameter
38.94 mm

Maximum thickness
3.50 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 2008’.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   in the centre — a representation of the windshield of an AVRO 504K aeroplane:
            (i)   framing a representation of an AVRO 504K aeroplane pointing roughly left; and
           (ii)   partially obscured by a representation of an AVRO 504K aeroplane pointing roughly right; and
          (iii)   above the inscription ‘ 5 DOLLARS’ and a designer’s mark of initials ‘WP’; and
    (b)   around the outside — the inscription ‘AVIATION HISTORY – AVRO 504K’.

 
Item 3
 
$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 2008’.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a pad printed image of an echidna standing on a patch of moss next to a log; and
    (b)   to the left of the echidna — a representation of six ants; and
     (c)   to the right of the echidna — a designer’s mark of an ‘S’ surmounting a Gemini symbol; and
    (d)   above the echidna — the inscription ‘1 DOLLAR’.

 
Item 4
 
$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 2008’.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   in the background — a representation of rocks; and
    (b)   in the foreground — a pad printed image of a rock wallaby sitting on rocks; and
     (c)   above the representation of rocks:
            (i)   a designer’s mark of an ‘S’ surmounting a Gemini symbol; and
           (ii)   the inscription ‘1 DOLLAR’.
 

Item 5
$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 2009’.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a pad printed image of a bilby standing on a patch of dirt; and
    (b)   to the left of the bilby — a representation of spinifex; and
     (c)   to the right of the bilby — a designer’s mark of an ‘S’ surmounting a Gemini symbol; and
    (d)   above the bilby — the inscription ‘1 DOLLAR’.
 

Item 6
$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 2009’.

Reverse design
A design consisting of:
     (a)   a pad printed image of a frill‑necked lizard sitting  on a log; and
    (b)   to the left of the lizard — a stylised representation of the sun and sunrays; and
     (c)   partially obscuring the representation of sunrays — the inscription ‘1 DOLLAR’; and
    (d)   to the right of the lizard — a designer’s mark of an ‘S’ surmounting a Gemini symbol.

Note
1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.
 

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