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First 2018 Commonwealth Games Coins Issued
« on: March 13, 2017, 07:07:25 AM »
First GC2018 commemorative coins launched on Commonwealth Day

Published: 13th of March 2017

Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones has launched the first two commemorative coins for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Commonwealth Day.

Ms Jones was joined by the Acting Gold Coast Mayor Donna Gates and Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid for the Commonwealth Day celebrations at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre.

“With the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games now a little more than a year away, it’s exciting to unveil these commemorative coins on Commonwealth Day,” she said.

“These gold and silver GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay coins see the Gold Coast featured on a Royal Australian Mint coin for the very first time.

“It’s very fitting to unveil these commemorative coins today, because not only is it Commonwealth Day, but we’ll actually see the Queen’s Baton Relay set off from London.

“Tonight, Her Majesty The Queen will hand the baton to the first relay runner at Buckingham Palace to start its 230,000km journey through the Commonwealth, ending at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast Games next April.”

Ms Gates said the release of the GC2018 commemorative coins was an historic event for the Gold Coast.

“With our city featured on a Royal Australian Mint coin for the first time and the Queen’s Baton commencing its journey to our city, this is an exciting day,” she said.

“Commonwealth Day is yet another opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of the Commonwealth and our city’s relevance amongst the 70 nations and territories.”

Mr MacDiarmid said the coin design features a baton relay runner surrounded by 70 flags symbolising the Commonwealth nations against a backdrop of the Gold Coast skyline.

“The Royal Australian Mint has a long-standing tradition for celebrating national events and the Queen’s Baton Relay is the perfect way to kick off the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Coin Program,” he said.

The limited edition $5 QBR Silver Proof Coin (RRP $150 AUD) and $25 QBR Gold Proof Coin (RRP $800 AUD) will be available for purchase from today through The Royal Australian Mint website at eshop.ramint.gov.au.

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Commonwealth Games gain currency

The Royal Australian Mint has announced that the official mascot of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Borobi, is to appear on the $1 coin.

Minister for Sport, Greg Hunt said he hoped having Borobi on the coin would generate excitement about the Commonwealth Games and sports participation in general.

“Borobi is the perfect mascot not only for the Games and this coin, but also for encouraging participation in sport, which ultimately brings communities together, improves our health and celebrates Australian culture,” Mr Hunt said.

Minister for Tourism, Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo said the coin would be a great souvenir for the many tourists who would want to celebrate the sport, art and culture of the Games.

“The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be a significant driver for tourism in Australia and a meaningful yet fun souvenir is the perfect way to help showcase the Gold Coast and Australia to the world,” Mr Ciobo said.

Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack said featuring the blue koala in colour on the coin was a great way to share the excitement of the Games with both the young and the young at heart.

“The Royal Australian Mint plays an important role in commemorating significant national events and Borobi on a coin is a fun way to celebrate and remember the Commonwealth Games for years to come,” Mr McCormack said.

The Borobi collectible coin is the third coin to be released in the Commonwealth Games Coin Program, following the Queen’s Baton Relay coins last month.

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