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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Australia => Topic started by: redlock on June 28, 2019, 08:11:46 PM

Title: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: redlock on June 28, 2019, 08:11:46 PM
According to this currency determination
Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 3) 2019 (https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00872)
the Royal Australian Mint is preparing an ''Alphabet Series'' of One Dollar coins.
I truly hope it will be NCLT/NIFC. Yet, if they chose to release these coins in actual circulation it will hopefully be done in meaningful numbers -- and not like the 10p coins of the Royal Mint in the UK.
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: malj1 on June 28, 2019, 11:59:10 PM
I see they list 29 different types - this is getting a bit too much.   :o
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: onecenter on June 29, 2019, 04:12:49 AM
Australia has done this before with a group of colorized dollars in both aluminum-bronze and silver.  I just checked my new edition Renniks Australian Coin and Banknote Values, 29th edition (pages 94-95) and found the sets of 2015-2017 in both metal compositions.  It looks like a continuation of the series and/or there is change in Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: FosseWay on June 29, 2019, 10:46:09 AM
I see they list 29 different types - this is getting a bit too much.   :o

Have the Aussies started speaking Swedish? We have 29 letters in our alphabet but I thought English had 26.  ;D
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: malj1 on June 29, 2019, 12:51:59 PM
It seems we have a funny way of listing things as it reads:

1
Shape S1 Circular

2
Edge E3 Interrupted milling

3
Obverse O1 A design consisting of an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the following: etc.....

then it goes on to list the 26 letters of the alphabet.  ::)
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: Mister T on July 07, 2019, 06:58:05 AM
Probably mint set only. Seemed like a strange choice by the Royal Mint to circulate theirs.
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: MCz on September 19, 2019, 08:15:05 PM
Australia has done this before with a group of colorized dollars in both aluminum-bronze and silver.  I just checked my new edition Renniks Australian Coin and Banknote Values, 29th edition (pages 94-95) and found the sets of 2015-2017 in both metal compositions.  It looks like a continuation of the series and/or there is change in Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.

Series from 2015-2017 were with animals, looks like similiar series but with new designs, completly different that the prevoius ones... On the obverse, still portrait IRB, so still no change in obverse... this is very strange that the RAM issue the coins with new JC obverse, than issue next ones with prevoius IRB obverse and mix it up - looking at the Mr Squiggle set - some coins are with IRB, some with new JC...
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: malj1 on September 20, 2019, 12:05:35 AM
Do you have pictures? my Mr Squiggle only have the old IRB bust ???
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: MCz on September 21, 2019, 12:52:15 PM
Hi, no photo as the coins are not yet issued... I only read exactly the desctiption in the documebt libked in first post in this topic.

For Mr Squiggle, 1c and 2$ are IRB, both coins 1$ are with JC obverse. I have got 3 sets and all are like this.
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: malj1 on September 23, 2019, 04:14:45 AM
The Great Aussie Coin Hunt is coming! (https://auspost.com.au/great-aussie-coin-hunt?cid=edm:2483017:con:CONS_GC_PH_PRO_20190923_Coin_Hunt_Teaser:LK20190919003&ecid=LK20190919003)

Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: andyg on September 23, 2019, 10:23:58 AM
I hope the distribution of these is better than the UK 10p series!
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: malj1 on September 23, 2019, 11:36:27 AM
The way I read it you only get them in your change as the post office, so you have to buy something every day to make sure of getting some.

Quote:
Ready, steady, hunt!

We're currently racing around Australia making some very special deliveries into the cash drawers of your local Post Offices.
In partnership with the Royal Australian Mint, we're celebrating all things Australian with 26 $1 coins.

So, drop your lamington, whack on your thongs, get ready to hop in your ute to scoot down to Australia Post
as quick as a Jackaroo to find them in your change. It's going to be cent-sational!
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: malj1 on October 02, 2019, 03:59:28 AM
2nd October and I got an I = ICED VOVO  ::)

I hate to think what else they can come up with next.  :o

(it doesn't have a black mark, it didn't scan too well)
Title: Re: One Dollar Alphabet series
Post by: MCz on October 02, 2019, 07:33:55 AM
All designs are now presented on the webpage:

Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Australia Post (https://auspost.com.au/great-aussie-coin-hunt)