Twitter Your Vote For The Capital City To Host The Purple Coloured Coronation $2 Coin Swap

August 20, 2013

I confess I joined Twitter today simply to try to bring the Coronation coin swap to my capital city. I had so far resisted the urge to become a tweeter. In saying that I have no idea what I'm doing, a Twitter newbie (and yes I googled). The Royal Australian Mint has a competition running until the 26th August to vote for the capital city you'd like the next coin swap to be held in. The coin swap will be the Coronation $2 coin, yes the purple striped coin you can find in your change. To be sure to get your hands on one of these the coin swap event will allow you to swap a regular $2 from your pocket for a new shiny purple 2 dollar coin commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. To vote, tweet your capital city or the capital city you'd like to see the coin swap held @RoyalAustMint

Brisbane - #CoinSwapBrisbane
Sydney - #CoinSwapSydney
Canberra - #CoinSwapCanberra
Melbourne - #CoinSwapMelbourne
Hobart - #CoinSwapHobart
Adelaide - #CoinSwapAdelaide
Perth - #CoinSwapPerth
Darwin - #CoinSwapDarwin

Coin swap events have proved very successful with swaps held at Circular Quay in Sydney during the Royal Wedding of William and Kate in 2011 for their special commemorative 20 cent coin. This year an event held on the Mint's own doorstep at One Very Big Day a celebration of the Centenary of Canberra saw a crowd of Canberrans swap everyday 20 cent coins for a lustrous new Canberra Centenary 20c.

So head on over to Twitter and if you're not sure of what city to vote for then the Blog team would happily see this event held in Adelaide!! The winning city with the most votes will be announced on Monday September 2nd after which the exact location within that city and date will be announced!

Update 26/8/13: Aaaaaaand the winner is Brisbane! More information announced shortly.

Australia 2013 Purple Coloured Coronation Circulating 2 Dollar Coin

Posted by harrisk at August 20, 2013 10:15 PM
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