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Australia New $2 Commemorative: Invictus Games
« on: July 24, 2018, 04:43:40 PM »
New $2 coin released for Invictus Games

A new $2 coin featuring a wheelchair competitor will be unveiled in honour of the Invictus Games.

The Royal Australian Mint will release the currency in Sydney today, where people will be able to swap old coins for the latest edition before they go into circulation.

It is expected 2.3 million of the coins will be rolled out across the nation before the Games, inspired by Prince Harry, kick off in Sydney on October 20.

“Coins have the ability to reach many people, and in this instance, help to share the Invictus Games spirit and spread the word on the healing power of sport across Australia,” said Ross MacDiarmid, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint.

“This new $2 coin, designed by one of the Mint’s own coin designers, represents triumph over adversity and will be a tangible reminder of the courage of all Invictus Games Sydney 2018 competitors beyond the Games in October this year.”

The Mint is also producing medals for the Games and will release a series of commemorative products leading up to the event.

More than 500 competitors will compete across 11 sports in the Invictus Games later this year, which is the only international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.

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Re: Australia New $2 Commemorative: Invictus Games
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 12:26:55 AM »
Australia’s newest circulating coin arrives on Monday 23 July.

Join the Royal Australian Mint in Sydney or Brisbane to get your hands on the coins before they hit circulation.

Sydney Coin Swap
When: Monday 23 July
Time: 7.30 am to 3.00 pm
Where: Martin Place - between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets
 
Brisbane Coin Swap
When: Monday 23 July
Time: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
Where: The Queen Street Mall – near Winter garden

Coin swaps will be available in $10 sachets and are limited to 3 sachets per person per line-up.

Please note: coin swaps are cash only.


The Pop-Up shop in Martin Place Sydney sold these on 23rd July

$2 Invictus Games commemorative coin released by the RAM mobile vending unit on Martin Place nr. Pitt Street. At 10:30 am only three bags of five coins that are rationed per client were left. Staff on duty, said that 3000 bags were already distributed and a further 2000 bags would be available at 1:30 pm.

However supplies of these coins, when released into circulation would be ''unlimited''.
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