Currency Determination 2013 No 1 for the Royal Australian Mint

April 23, 2013

The latest currency determination for the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra has been published recently and gives us insight into the likely designs and denominations soon to be issued. Here's a bit of a roundup of what it contains.

1. It contains 2013, 2014 and 2015 dated coins with the Elizabeth II portrait.

2. For those with spare cash burning a hole in your pocket there's another (2014) in the Road Sign and Zodiac series 1kg gold $3,000 (face value not issue price!) to add to your collections.

3. Hot at the moment since the announcement of Black Caviar's retirement a 2013 one dollar coin will be minted in aluminium bronze, a salmon-coloured coin with black dots and a 1oz silver proof all designed by Tony Dean.

4. 2013 The Ashes since 1882 20c design by Aleksandra Stokic.

5. 2013 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation with a 50c design of 60 crowns in copper-nickel and silver by Aleksandra Stokic.

6. Continuing the Inprirational Australians series with a Slim Dusty $1 again by Aleksandra Stokic.

7. 60th Anniversary of the Korean War dollar in aluminium bronze and silver.

8. A companion coin to Bindi we'll see another of Australia Zoo's saltwater crocodiles on a 1oz silver coin, this time Graham.

9. For 2014 the road sign series will feature a Koala and the Chinese zodiac year of the horse.

10. Two new $5 coins. In 2014 25 years of the ACT Territory government and 2015 125 years of the West Australian state government.

Posted by harrisk at April 23, 2013 4:37 PM
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