Author Topic: Need help distinguishing Circulation vs Not Circulation types in Australia  (Read 550 times)

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Offline quaziright

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I'm just updating my australian collection and figuring out gaps in my commemorative series. I do not collect exclusively UNC issues that were not minted for general circulation.

As I understand, Australia does something similar to Canada in issuing 20cent, 50cent, $1 and $2 coins that have the same dimension as any regular commemorative issue destined for circulation but are in fact available in limited quantities in special mint packaging.

I'm going through numista and its easy enough to weed out issues with say 30k mintage. However, there are some with say 300k mintage. Are those issued for circulation?

Is there an easy way for me to tell whether a coin is Circulating type or not based on mintage?

thnx

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The Australian Mint produce the best list on their website,
https://www.ramint.gov.au/circulating-coins
It only lists commemorative coins intended for circulation.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Offline quaziright

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The Australian Mint produce the best list on their website,
https://www.ramint.gov.au/circulating-coins
It only lists commemorative coins intended for circulation.

Perfect, just what I'm looking for ...much appreciated!

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revisiting this thread with a quick question. I'm wondering if following series were available for circulation

$2 Possum Magic 2017
$2 XXI Commonwealth Games 2018
$2 Mr Squiggles 2019

Now, they're not mentioned on the RCM website, however, I'm guessing it would have been possible to buy them at a woolworths for nominal value? Am I right in thinking that way?


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revisiting this thread with a quick question. I'm wondering if following series were available for circulation

$2 Possum Magic 2017
$2 XXI Commonwealth Games 2018
$2 Mr Squiggles 2019

Now, they're not mentioned on the RAM website, however, I'm guessing it would have been possible to buy them at a woolworths for nominal value? Am I right in thinking that way?

All of the coins mentioned were exclusively released into circulation by Woolworths. People got them in their change after shopping there.

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Thanks for the clarification