issue 119 april 2018 - Royal Australian Mint

5 hours ago - 2 Royal Australian Mint coin design master classes during Enlighten. 3 Winner Henry MacArthur and his family at ... From the Vault. 25. What's On. 26. This April we have been busy preparing a jam-packed Mint Issue featuring some special commemorative coins. We have released the first coin in the highly ...
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ISSUE ISSUE 119

APRIL 2018

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1 Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid announces the winner of the first coin of the year 2018. 2 Royal Australian Mint coin design master classes during Enlighten. 3 Winner Henry MacArthur and his family at the 2018 ‘First and Last Coin of the Year’ event. 4 Minties display the 2017 Ford Classic Collection at Summernats 2018.

5 Royal Australian Mint at World Money Fair 2018 in Berlin, Germany. 6 The NGA Silver and Gold – Unique Australian Objects (1830–1910) exhibition. 7 Dylan's winning entry for the Mint’s ‘Draw a Coin’ competition lands him a

2017 Planetary Coins Set!

DEARCOLLECTOR A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

This April we have been busy preparing a jam-packed Mint Issue featuring some special commemorative coins. We have released the first coin in the highly anticipated Earth and Beyond series on page 4 and a coin commemorating one of Australia’s most decorated commanders of the First World War – Sir John Monash on page 10. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games have arrived and will take place from 4–15 April. Our Minties Catherine Montalto, James Knight and Jamie Sangster joined the fun of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay that trekked across Australia. We are proud to be an official supporter of the Games and to mark this special event the Mint brings you the latest coins in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games coin program on pages 12–15 . We reflect upon the contributions of the Anzac’s who gave their lives in war and other operations around the world with the latest instalment in the Lest We Forget series on page 6. On page 8 we feature a new triangular coin – Land, Sea and Air which commemorates Australia’s Defence Force: Navy, Army and Air Force. The Mint is proud to honour the memory of Australians and New Zealanders who have served. On 25 April show your support for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in war, but left a distinguished legacy of the Anzac legend. Enjoy the issue.

Ross MacDiarmid Chief Executive Officer Royal Australian Mint

CONTENTS Featured Products

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The Earth and Beyond - The Earth

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Lest We Forget - Eternal Flame

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Land, Sea and Air 

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Sir John Monash 

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – Seven Coin Collection

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – 2018 Coin Program

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Products16 Armistice: One Hundred Years On

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Armistice: One Hundred Years On – Year Set 

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PyeongChang 2018 Australian Olympic Team 18 Rascals and Ratbags – Australia’s Convict Era 1788–1868

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2018 Milestones and Celebrations Set

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Catalogue21 Meet the Minties

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From the Vault

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What’s On

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NEW THE EARTH AND BE YOND

THE EARTH

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The Earth is our cosmic home. As the only known planet in the Universe to hold life, our Earth is both delicate and resilient. Its metallic core protects us from solar winds and sustains our life-giving oceans. This magnificent 2018 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin is the first in the Earth and Beyond series. With a limited mintage of 5000 available, this is a collectors dream.

2018 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin

$125.00

10034

Available for Australian domestic sale only.

Nominal Specifications $5

99.9% Ag

1 oz

39.62 mm

proof

5000

A. Baggio

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NEW LEST WE FORGET

ETERNAL FLAME

The FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY Logo is a registered trademark of the Australian War Memorial TM & © 2018.

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The Eternal Flame is a symbol of perpetual gratitude and remembrance of those who gave their lives in war and other operations. During the Anzac centenary the Mint continues its tradition of commemorating those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The design is inspired by the Eternal Flame at the Australian War Memorial depicting the eternal flame suspended above the pool of reflection. This coin will appeal to those wishing to honour the spirit of those who have served.

2018 $2 ‘C’ Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Coin

$15.00

10002

2018 $2 Lest We Forget Coloured Circulating Five Coin Pack

$10.00

10033

Nominal Specifications $2

AlBr

6.60 g

20.50 mm

uncirculated 40 000

B. King

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NEW OFFICIAL ANZAC CENTENARY COIN PROGRAM

LAND, SEA AND AIR

The FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY Logo is a registered trademark of the Australian War Memorial TM & © 2018.

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Comprised of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, and the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Defence Force is the tri-service military organisation responsible for the defence of our nation by land, sea and air. Since Federation in 1901, Australians have committed themselves in arduous and dangerous operations that included the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, participating in nearly one hundred peacekeeping operations. This coin honours the courage and sacrifice of those who have served our country.

2018 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof Triangular Coin

$90.00

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Nominal Specifications $5

99.9% Ag

22.23 g

33.90 mm

proof

10 000

A. Stokic

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NEW 1865–1931

SIR JOHN MONASH

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Sir John Monash is one of the greatest figures in Australian history. An outstanding Commander during the First World War, he was also the first General Manager of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. A spokesman for returned soldiers, Monash guided construction of Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance and led the annual Anzac Day march. This uncirculated $1 coin and $5 silver proof coin are musthaves for those who value the story and achievements of a great Australian.

2018 $1 Uncirculated Coin

$15.00

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2018 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin 10031

$100.00

Nominal Specifications $1 $5

AlBr 99.9% Ag

9.00 g 1 oz

25.00 mm 40.00 mm

uncirculated proof

20 000 2500

A. Ball A. Ball

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NEW G O L D C O A S T 2 0 1 8 C O M M O N W E A LT H G A M E S

SEVEN COIN COLLECTION

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The Royal Australian Mint is proud to present this unique seven coin collection celebrating the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). The three $2 coins are inspired by the dynamic Gold Coast landscape and printed with the glowing colours of the sun, ocean, lush greenery and vibrant wildlife. The four $1 coins feature pictogram figures that depict each of the sports and para-sports included in the Games. This is the ultimate coin collection for sports enthusiasts who want to celebrate the spirit of international goodwill and camaraderie.

2018 Seven Coin Collection

$15.00

10001

Nominal Specifications $1 $2

AlBr AlBr

9.00 g 6.60 g

25.00 mm 20.50 mm

uncirculated uncirculated

unlimited unlimited

Royal Australian Mint Royal Australian Mint

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G O L D C O A S T 2 0 1 8 C O M M O N W E A LT H G A M E S

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2018 COIN PROGRAM

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Coin ated rcul n ci The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will bring together 71 nations and territories in a spirit of friendly competition. To mark this special event the Mint presents the coins from the GC2018 Commonwealth Games coin program. Be sure to get your order in quickly as these won’t be available for long!

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2018 50c Gold Plated Uncirculated Coin 311542

2018 $1 Silver Uncirculated Coin 311609

2018 $5 Fine Silver Selectively Gold Plated Proof Coin

$25.00 $60.00 $150.00

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2018 Three Coin Set 210614

$350.00

Available at time of printing. For full nominal specifications, visit eshop.ramint.gov.au

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2 0 1 8 F I N E S I LV E R P R O O F A N D GOLD PROOF COINS

Armistice: 100 Years On In 2018 we commemorate one hundred years of remembrance since the guns on the Western Front fell silent at 11 am on 11 November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War. On Remembrance Day we now honour those who have given their lives in times of war. Stunningly presented in fine silver and gold, these proof coins will be a special memento for military enthusiasts, historians and collectors.

2018 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin

$100.00

10008

2018 $25 Gold Proof Coin

$750.00

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Nominal Specifications $1 $25

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99.9% Ag 1 oz 99.99% Au 1/4 oz

40.00 mm 21.69 mm

proof proof

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A. Stokic A. Stokic

2018 SIX COIN PROOF A N D U N C I R C U L AT E D Y E A R S E T S

Armistice: 100 Years On The Armistice signed on 11 November 1918 was not a formal surrender, but marked a clear allied victory over a defeated Germany and effectively ended the First World War. To mark this significant moment in history these uncirculated and proof coin sets feature an evocative $1 coin design depicting the remnants of war buried beneath a field of Flanders poppies. Get your order in quickly as these sets will be a popular addition to any collection.

2018 Uncirculated Year Set 311535

2018 Proof Year Set  210585

$25.00 $100.00

For full nominal specifications, visit eshop.ramint.gov.au

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PYEONGCHANG 2018 A U S T R A L I A N O LY M P I C T E A M

2018 Proof and Uncirculated Coins Australia’s winter Olympians put on a show during the Games. Show your patriotism and pick up the colour printed coin or get in quick to secure your proof coin as it is one of the very few selectively gold plated coins released by the Mint in 2018! These two special coins will be cherished by coin collectors, sports enthusiasts and those with a special affinity for the snow.

2018 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin

$15.00

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2018 $5 Fine Silver Selectively Gold Plated Proof Coin

$150.00

10011

Available at time of printing.

Nominal Specifications $1 $5

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AlBr 99.9% Ag

9.00 g 1 oz

25.00 mm 40.00 mm

frosted uncirculated proof

15 000 2018

A. Baggio A. Baggio

2018 MINTMARK SERIES

Rascals and Ratbags Australia’s Convict Era 1788–1868 The 2018 Mintmark Suite of uncirculated and proof coins acknowledges the contributions of the convicts to Australia’s history, heritage and folklore. The coin design depicts a stylistic illustration of Australia in the shape of a tree, with the chain and Broad Arrow at the roots. Appealing to collectors, proud descendants and history buffs, collect them all to discover the tales of this mixed convict bunch.

2018 Four Coin Uncirculated Mintmark & Privy Mark Set

$25.00

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2018 $1 'C' Mintmark Fine Silver Proof Coin 

$60.00

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Nominal Specifications $1 $1

AlBr 99.9% Ag

9.00 g 11.66 g

25.00 mm 25.00 mm

uncirculated 15 000 proof 5000

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M I L E S TO N E S A N D C E L E B R AT I O N S S E T

2018 Six Coin Proof Set Coins have become symbols of hope, wealth, prosperity and good fortune. Across many cultures, coins have been given as gifts to mark special occasions or to celebrate milestones. In 2018 the Mint presents the Milestones and Celebrations set featuring an engravable plate and your choice of nine different band wraps to honour “Anniversary”, “Congratulations” and “Birthday”. This will be an elegant and sentimental gift for a friend or a loved one.

2018 Six Coin Proof Set

$130.00

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Nominal Specifications 5c 10c 20c 50c $1 $2

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CuNi CuNi CuNi CuNi AlBr AlBr

2.83 g 5.65 g 11.30 g 15.55 g 9.00 g 6.60 g

19.41 mm 23.60 mm 28.52 mm 31.51 mm 25.00 mm 20.50 mm

proof proof proof proof proof proof

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CATALOGUE ADD THESE PRODUCTS TO YOUR COLLECTION

Possum Magic

2018 Baby Year Sets 2018 Uncirculated Baby Year Set 311536

$45.00

For full nominal specifications, visit eshop.ramint.gov.au

Possum Magic

2018 Baby Year Sets 2018 Proof Baby Year Set 210586

$125.00

For full nominal specifications, visit eshop.ramint.gov.au

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Remembrance Day 2017 2017 $2 ‘C’ Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Coin

$15.00

311295

$2

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6.60 g

20.50 mm

uncirculated

40 000

A. Stokic

XXI Commonwealth Games

Borobi

2018 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin

$15.00

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$1

AlBr

9.00 g

25.00 mm

uncirculated

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FIFA World Cup 2018 2018 $1 Silver Proof Coin

$100.00

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$1

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99.9% Ag

1 oz

40.00 mm

proof

30 000

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Royal 70th Wedding Anniversary 2017 50c Fine Silver Proof Coin

$80.00

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50c

99.9% Ag

18.24 g

31.51 mm

frosted uncirculated

5000

A. Stokic

Charge of the Light Horseman – Battle of Beersheba 2017 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin

$100.00

210618

$5

99.9% Ag

1 oz

40.00 mm

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World Money Fair 2018 – Special Release 2018 2c High Relief Fine Silver Proof Coin 511140

2c

99.9% Ag

1 oz

32.00 mm

proof

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MEET THE MINTIES S A L LY DAV E Y

Sally Davey started a career at the Royal Australian Mint in September 2007. Working across the business, Sally has experienced all the Mint has to offer, having spent time working in the Mint Shop and Contact Centre before moving onto Product Development, Communications and now B2B Marketing. Sally and the B2B team manage a number of B2B relationships with the Mint’s domestic and international clients, this includes sales and project management. The Business Development and Business to Business teams manage both Foreign Circulating Coin and Custom Minting. This includes select numismatic coins for private companies and international government departments as well as the production of medals and medallions.

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Sally is a proud collector and her favourite coin is a 2012 $1 Silver SGP Proof Coin produced by the Mint for New Zealand Post in 2012. This coin commemorated the release of the Hobbit films and Sally is particularly fond of the program which released 40 coins over three years. Struck from pure silver, the coin features Bilbo Baggins surrounded by a ring of gold plating with the words ‘Middle-earth – New Zealand’ inscribed in English and Dwarvish. As a proud Mintie Sally enjoys new challenges and has just wrapped up work on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Official Medals. Sally can’t wait to see the medals being awarded to the athletes at the Games knowing that all the hard work the team has put in has resulted in a beautiful medal that will be cherished by the recipient.

FROM THE VAULT 7 0 T H A N N I V E R S A R Y O F T H E R O YA L F LY I N G D O C T O R S S E R V I C E

In 1998 the Royal Australian Mint commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Royal Flying Doctors Service 1928–1998. Since its beginnings in 1928 as the Aerial Medical Service, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has provided world-class, life-saving medical attention to those who live in Australia’s remote, outlying regions. One of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world it provides primary health care and 24 hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres. This life-saving service began as a result of war. The reverend John Flynn and aviator Clifford Peel recognised a peaceful use for First World War aviation and wireless technology and in 1928, the Aerial Medical Service (AMS) was established, finally becoming the Royal Flying Doctors Service in 1955.

To celebrate 70 years the Royal Flying Doctor Service the Mint released two coins including a $5 proof in aluminium bronze and an uncirculated bimetallic coin. The $5 Proof coin features a Traeger’s pedal radio operator at her post, with an early RFDS aircraft in the background. The uncirculated Bimetallic coin features the RFDS insignia and a bi-plane in aluminium bronze, with a stainless steel outer ring. The bimetallic coin was also specially packaged with an RFDS collector $2 Smart Phone card exclusively for this coin release. Recognised around the world as one of the most efficient and professional aerial medical services, these coins are a special addition to the Mint's collection.

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WHAT’S ON NEWS FROM ACROSS THE MINT

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow – Tasmania

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held from 4 to 15 April. Adorn your Green and Gold and get ready to cheer on our athletes as they embark on their journey to claim glory at the games. During the games you will be able to visit the Mint pop-up shop at the GC2018 Superstore in Broadbeach, Victoria Park. See our website for more details.

The Mint will be leaving its mark on Tasmania during the first leg of the 2018 Roadshow. This year’s Roadshow acknowledges the contribution of the convicts to Australia’s history, heritage and folklore with the 2018 Ratbags and Rascals: Australia’s Convict Era Collection. Our team are excited to hit the road giving you the opportunity to trade for the latest products, get fresh change and stamp a special coin. See our Website for more information on locations and the upcoming tour schedule.

Anzac Day – 25 April Since the First World War in 1914 Australia has endured with its close neighbour New Zealand. The union between these two countries was born of geographical closeness but the experiences on the battlefields ensured a lasting friendship, shared history and pride in the courage and sacrifices of the original ANZACs. On 25 April show your Anzac spirit by honouring those who sacrificed for Australia.

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EXCLUSIVE TO LEGENDS 2018 Six Coin Uncirculated Year Set – Legends Edition

The Royal Australian Mint is pleased to announce the 2018 Legends Ballot! Are you a Legend? Legends members now have the exclusive opportunity to purchase a limited edition 2018 Six Coin Uncirculated Year Set – Legends Edition. This unique set features the 2018 $1 ‘C’ Mintmark Uncirculated Coin – Australia’s Convict Era 1788–1868. Presented in exclusively designed packaging, the 2018 Legends Ballot will be the only 2018 six coin set to features this sought-after $1 coin! This exclusive product will be limited to 1 purchase per customer, as only 1500 sets have been produced. To take advantage of this opportunity, please submit your 2018 Legends Ballot form by COB Friday 20 April 2018. Not a Legends member? Please contact the Legends team via email: [email protected] or call the contact centre on 1300 652 020.

AUSTRALIAN SIX COIN SET – NOMINAL SPECIFICATIONS 5c 10c 20c

CuNi CuNi CuNi

2.83 g 5.65 g 11.30 g

19.41 mm 23.60 mm 28.52 mm

Uncirculated Uncirculated Uncirculated

unlimited unlimited unlimited

S. Devlin S. Devlin S. Devlin

50c $1 $2

CuNi AlBr AlBr

15.55 g 9.00 g 6.60 g

31.51 mm 25.00 mm 20.50 mm

Uncirculated Uncirculated Uncirculated

unlimited unlimited unlimited

S. Devlin T. Dean H. Hahne

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Tel: 1300 652 020 – 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Mon – Fri AEST (cost of local call Australia-wide) International Tel: +61 2 6202 6800 | Fax: +61 2 6202 6953 Royal Australian Mint, Locked Bag 31, Kingston ACT 2604, Australia www.ramint.gov.au | eshop.ramint.gov.au

NB: Coins shown in this catalogue are not actual size unless stated. Coin images in this catalogue are a rendered representation of the actual coins. All prices are inclusive of GST. For full nominal coin specifications please visit our website. All products are subject to availability. All products will be available from Wednesday 4 April 2018 at the Coin Shop and eShop unless otherwise stated. All information is correct as of time of printing. Abbreviations: Unc – Uncirculated | Frunc – Frosted Uncirculated | Circ – Circulated | SGP – Selectively Gold Plated | BU – Brilliant Uncirculated

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