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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Australia => Topic started by: Alan71 on November 06, 2015, 09:28:25 PM

Title: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Alan71 on November 06, 2015, 09:28:25 PM
I'm surprised no one has posted already about this, but Australia are marking the 50th anniversary of their decimalisation in 2016 with a set of their six circulation coins featuring representations of pre-decimal designs on their obverses, with the standard original reverse designs.  An example (the 50c) is pictured.  An interesting set.  The UK rarely bothers commemorating the introduction of its decimal coinage, and when it commemorates anything, it does so by issuing several designs for the same denomination.  It could learn a lot from its Royal Australian Mint cousin...
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Mister T on November 07, 2015, 05:02:56 AM
Interesting to see whether these will circulate.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: FosseWay on November 07, 2015, 11:56:18 AM
The UK rarely bothers commemorating the introduction of its decimal coinage,

Rarely? Never is closer to the mark. The only commemoration I can think of is the set of circulation-design coins produced in silver proof in 1996, which was marketed as a 25th anniversary commemoration of decimalisation but didn't include any coin with an explicit reference to the event. And, obviously, none of the coins involved were issued for circulation.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: augsburger on November 07, 2015, 12:42:02 PM
I can imagine in 2019-2021 the UK royal mint'll do something. I mean, five 2 pound coins this year, how many next year, and the year after. By 2019 they'll be issuing so much nonsense, they'll need any old excuse.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Enlil on November 27, 2015, 12:16:53 AM
Interesting to see whether these will circulate.

I don't think they will, terrible design though. We are just now beginning to see 2015 coins, so will be a while to see what circulated in 2016.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Mister T on November 27, 2015, 10:21:01 AM
I don't think they will

Someone on another forum said that sales staff they spoke to on the phone at the mint said they would be mint set only.
Title: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Bimat on November 27, 2015, 03:34:11 PM
Someone on another forum said that sales staff they spoke to on the phone at the mint said they would be mint set only.

That's really bad. Would have loved to get a set to add to my 'coins on coins' collection...

Aditya
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on November 27, 2015, 09:09:02 PM
That is correct decimal currency semicentennial 14 February 2016 come only in sets; unc sets mintage 100,000 and proof set 50,000

Image from the December issue of the Australasian coin and banknote magazine.
Title: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Bimat on December 06, 2015, 07:40:43 AM
Available on Royal Australian Mint's e-shop (https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/2016-Uncirculated-Year-Set/310668.aspx) for AUD 25.0 (Australian buyers) or AUD 22.73 (International buyers, excluding GST).

Aditya
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on December 06, 2015, 07:48:40 AM
$3.85 face value!  Quite a mark up.  ::)
Title: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Bimat on December 06, 2015, 07:58:05 AM
$3.85 face value!  Quite a mark up.  ::)

Yeah, with a mintage of 100,000, I don't think that price tag is justified! Still, much better priced than many other mints... ;)

Aditya
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Enlil on December 11, 2015, 03:47:46 AM
Yeah, with a mintage of 100,000, I don't think that price tag is justified! Still, much better priced than many other mints... ;)

Aditya
New Zealand uncirculated sets are NZ$59, now that is a rip off.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on December 11, 2015, 04:31:36 AM
They all seem to charge what they like, there is no uniformity.
Title: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Bimat on February 16, 2016, 05:01:02 AM
Apparently Royal Australian Mint came to know about our complaint and they are now putting 5 million pieces of each denomination in circulation. :)

Mint cashes in on 50th anniversary

The Royal Australian Mint has made a special release of the entire suite of Australia’s circulating coins to feature commemorative designs recognising the fiftieth anniversary of decimal currency.

More than five million coins of each denomination will enter circulation, with the designs appearing on the heads of the coin along with the effigy of the Queen.

The Mint said this would be the first time unique designs had been applied to the five and 10 cent coins.

Chief Executive of the Mint, Ross MacDiarmid said the 50 cent coin would be the first to enter circulation, with the rest of the denominations distributed as demand arose.

“We hope to see the 50 cent coin very soon in our change and, for a limited time, the public will be able to contact the Mint and purchase a pack that is made up of 20 50-cent pieces at face value of $10 plus postage,” Mr MacDiarmid said.

“With these orders, we will also send a free circulating coin folder so that the public has something [with which] to collect all six coins throughout the year.”

He said during 2016 the Mint would run the same promotion with the other denominations for a limited time to ensure the public had access to these coins.

Mr MacDiarmid said complementing the coin release, a new book, Inside the Vault: The History and Art of Australian Coinage, had been published.

He said the book by Peter Rees, launched by Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, delved into the world of Australian coinage history along with never-before-seen sketches and photographs from the vaults of pre-eminent Australian institutions and private collectors.

Sir Peter said that Mr Rees had captured Australia’s rich coinage history, providing a great historical record for all ages during the anniversary year.

Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, Alex Hawke said the history of modern Australian currency had never been told in such detail.

“Peter Rees has ensured that all of the key developments over more than 200 years are told to unify the story,” Mr Hawke said.

Source: PS News (http://www.psnews.com.au/aps/491/news/mint-cashes-in-on-50th-anniversary)
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on February 16, 2016, 10:34:01 PM
Good that they will circulate. I hope I can find some from circulation but I think they will be difficult to obtain this way.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on April 01, 2016, 04:00:06 AM
A 2016 commemoration 50 cent now acquired from circulation.

I hope the other denominations from the set can be found very soon too while still in nice condition.

Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Alan71 on April 01, 2016, 09:03:47 PM
I'm interested in the "In Come The Dollars, In Come the Cents" coin set but it appears that, apart from profiteering eBay sellers, it's out of stock.  It includes 2016-dated 1c and 2c as well as a round, silver 50c.  It was done ten years ago for the 40th anniversary, but still a desirable set.

https://www.maxstern.com.au/product/2016-six-coin-unc-set-in-come-the-dollars-in-come-the-cents/

Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on April 01, 2016, 11:15:38 PM
... It was done ten years ago for the 40th anniversary, but still a desirable set.

I don't think that's right it seems to be a Limited Edition: 10,000 sets for February this year.

The reason for its scarcity and cost is that it includes a round silver 50 cents.  ...Ag 80% 31.51mm
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Alan71 on April 02, 2016, 02:48:11 PM
I meant that it was also done ten years ago, including a round, silver 50c. See http://www.coins-and-banknotes.com.au/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4401


Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on April 02, 2016, 11:22:33 PM
Got you!  :)
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on April 05, 2016, 02:19:57 PM
A 2016 commemoration 50 cent now acquired from circulation.

I hope the other denominations from the set can be found very soon too while still in nice condition.

As mentioned the 50c is now circulating.

The 5c, 10c & 20c will be released in April and May, the $1 in August and the $2 in September with over 5 million of each denomination entering circulation.

More here (http://www.ramint.gov.au/publications/mint-makes-decimal-currency-history-flip-coin)
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Enlil on July 05, 2016, 07:57:40 AM
Only seen the 10 and 50 cent so far.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Mister T on August 20, 2016, 12:00:58 AM
I've only the the 50c piece so far.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on August 20, 2016, 12:48:09 AM
I have three 50c but no luck with the others either.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Enlil on August 21, 2016, 11:05:00 PM
Got the 10 cents, $1 and $2.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Mister T on October 20, 2016, 12:23:43 PM
I've now found the following:
plain 10c
plain 20c
plain 50c
plain $2
changeover 50c
changeover $2
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on October 20, 2016, 01:11:00 PM
Presuming you mean the normal issue is plain? I have both types of 50 cents.

The others in each denomination are a one time issue for fifty years of decimal currency.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: malj1 on December 08, 2016, 07:38:05 AM
I now have 5cent, 20cents and $2 as well as the 50c.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Mister T on December 11, 2016, 09:34:51 AM
Plain 10c and 20c seem to be common enough for me now.
Excluding coloured $2 coins the only ones I haven't found are the plain 5c, the ANZAC $1 and the Changeover $1.
Title: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
Post by: Enlil on December 12, 2016, 01:52:37 AM
I have got all the normal coins now, commemoratives I get, but not too common, in all denominations.