Upcoming Releases -A Sneak Peek

July 9, 2011

It has been revealed that the 2012 mintmark one dollar coin design will feature the wheat stalks and ribbon seen on Australian pre-decimal threepence issues. Designed by George Kruger Gray it is a fitting follow on from the 2011 coin which depicted his champion ram design featured on the shilling. The standard one dollar will be issued with the various mintmark, privymarks and counterstamps that we have seen this year implying that the Royal Australian Mint will continue to strike portable press coins at the various show events around the country. The 3 ears of wheat tied by the ribbon design will also feature on a gold proof $10 coin in 2012 as also seen with the shilling ram design in 2011.

2011 minted coins still to be released include an uncirculated coloured 50c commemorating 50 years of the 000 emergency call service incorporating police, fire and ambulance. More coloured coins are to follow in the Air series with an additional 2 coins following the 4 coins already released this year. Added to this series will be the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly and the Grey-headed Flying Fox.

Continuing with the coloured issues an uncirculated standard Coat of Arms 50c will be issued in 2012 with a coloured representation of the Arms. This will be enhanced by a proof issue with selective gold plating of the Coat of Arms.

2012 is the year of the dragon with the lunar series depicting flames and the Chinese dragon. This release will be struck in uncirculated one dollar denomination, a fine silver one dollar and a smaller gold proof $10 coin.

All this information and more can be found on the ComLaw Website.

Posted by harrisk at July 9, 2011 11:00 AM
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