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ISSUE 113 APRIL 2017


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DEARCOLLECTOR

A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

CONTENTS

Featured Products 4

Front Line Angels 4

Sir Jack Brabham 6

Ahead of International Nurses Day on Friday 12 May, now is the perfect time to

reflect on the incredible impact nurses have on the lives of many. Our cover image

this month pays homage to the critical role of nurses in our military history with the

moving Front Line Angels Triangular coin on page 4.

Commonwealth Games – Queen’s Baton Relay 8

Commonwealth Games – Borobi 10

Products 12

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1 The Royal Ladies collection on show as part of the Stuart Devlin – The Designer with the Midas Touch exhibition.

2 Luke Marshall after striking the first coin of 2017.

YOUR CHANCE

TO WIN!

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3 The Mint at Summernats 2017.

4 The Mint at the 2017 World Money Fair in Berlin.

It’s hard to believe that the XVII Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne was over

ten years ago. As we get ready for the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast

in 2018, the Mint is a buzz with excitement. The Borobi mascot 2018 $1 Coloured

Frosted Uncirculated Coin on page 10 is a fabulous celebration of all things Australian

and will be sure to get everybody into the sporting spirit.

The Stuart Devlin exhibition, Stuart Devlin - The Designer with the Midas Touch, is

finishing on April 30. His glittering career began as the designer of our nation's original

decimal coins, continuing on to become Australia's pre-eminent gold and silversmith

of our time. For those who have yet to visit this exhibition I recommend that you come

to the Mint and see some of the stunning work of Stuart Devlin AO up close.

The April Mint Issue has something for everyone with the Commonwealth Games

products on page 8, Sir Jack Brabham coin on page 6 and even a colouring book for

the young and the young at heart on page 12.

Alphabet Collection Colouring Book 12

Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway 13

Kangaroo Series 2017 14

SS Vyner Brooke 15

Stuart Devlin – Revisiting a Vision 16

Catalogue 17

Meet the Minties 20

From the Vault 21

What’s On 22

Legends Loyalty Program 23

Answer the question below to go into the draw to

WIN a 2017 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof Triangular Coin!

Happy collecting.

How did Stuart Devlin work out how to illustrate the animals on Australia's decimal coins?

A Watching them in the wild B Seeing them in museums C Watching nature films D Looking at postcards

Send your response to info@ramint.gov.au with the subject heading ‘Mint Issue 113 – Quiz’.

Responses must reach the Mint by 5 pm on Monday 24 April 2017.

Want to be tested some more? Check out the ‘Quizling’ section on our website.

Ross MacDiarmid

Chief Executive Officer

Royal Australian Mint


NEW

OFFICIAL ANZAC CENTENARY COIN PROGRAM

FRONT LINE ANGELS

Nurses have played a critical role in Australian military history,

tending to the needs of sick and wounded soldiers as well

as civilians whose lives have been affected by war.

Showcasing the spectacular stained glass artwork created

by Napier Waller at the Australian War Memorial, this unique

triangular coin is the second to feature a stained glass

window and reflects on the tireless devotion of service

nurses, a universally touching theme many will want

to own and share.

2017 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof

Triangular Coin

210555

$90.00

Nominal Specifications

$5 99.9% Ag 22.23 g 33.90 mm proof 10 000 A. Stokic

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NEW

FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPION

SIR JACK BRABHAM

The story of three-time Formula One World Champion

Sir John ‘Jack’ Brabham AO OBE is one of the brightest

chapters in Australian motorsport history. Brabham’s career

evolved from a well-developed mechanical aptitude to

driving when a friend convinced him to race one of the

vehicles they had created in 1948. Realising his skills in motor

racing extended to being behind the wheel, Brabham went

on to win the 1948 Australian Speedcar Championship.

Brabham also became the first and only racing car driver

to win a Formula One World Championship in a car of

his own construction.

2017 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin

310952

$13.50

This dynamic coloured coin is sure to appeal to those inspired

by Australian sporting greats and automotive enthusiasts.

Nominal Specifications

50c CuNi 15.55 g 31.51 mm uncirculated 30 000 A. Baggio

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NEW

XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES

QUEEN’S BATON RELAY

Occurring every four years since its inception in Hamilton,

Canada in 1930, the Commonwealth Games will return to

Australia in 2018 for an exciting fifth time. Held on Australia’s

magnificent Gold Coast, the XXI Commonwealth Games will

attract more athletes than ever before. Travelling for 388 days,

the Queen’s Baton will move from Buckingham Palace and

across all Commonwealth nations and territories carrying a

message from the Queen which will be read to the athletes at

the opening ceremony on 4 April 2018.

2017 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin*

210603

2017 $25 Gold Proof Coin*

210605

*Stock available at time of printing.

$150.00

$800.00

With extremely limited mintages on both the gold and silver

coins, be sure to get your order in quickly as these won’t be

available for long!

Nominal Specifications

$5 99.9% Ag 1 oz 40 mm proof 2018 B. King

$25 99.99% Au 1/4 oz 21.69 mm proof 500 B. King

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NEW

XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES

BOROBI

Across the globe, sporting greats are preparing their minds

and bodies for the XXI Commonwealth Games. Australia’s Gold

Coast is getting ready for a grand celebration of sport, unity,

courage and achievement.

Excited that this magnificent sporting event is being held in his

hometown Borobi the unstoppable Koala, the official mascot

of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, has teamed

with the Mint to mark the XXI Games with this specially minted

$1 coin. With a fun colour design and the first coin to be

released with a 2018 date to take you right up to the Games,

make sure you don’t let this unique coin pass you by.

2018 $1 Coloured Frosted

Uncirculated Coin

311558

Nominal Specifications

$15.00

$1 AlBr 9.00 g 25.00 mm frosted uncirculated unlimited Royal Australian Mint

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ALPHABET COLLECTION

Colouring Book

2017 MINTMARK SERIES

Centenary of the

Trans-Australian Railway

Depicting some of Australia’s most beloved animals the

2017 Alphabet Collection features beautifully crafted coins with

exquisite, illustrative and distinct packaging designs to match.

To coincide with this fun collection, the Animal Alphabet

Coins colouring book lets you get creative! Featuring

26 alphabet themed pages to colour in and a design your

own coin feature, this colouring book lets you get creative

with your own design flair.

Animal Alphabet Coins Colouring Book

711331

$10.00

These coins pay tribute to the iconic journey between east

and west that was instrumental in connecting our nation

after federation. The four-coin uncirculated set includes a full

set of ‘C’ for Canberra, ‘S’ for Sydney, ‘B’ for Brisbane and ‘M’ for

Melbourne mintmark/privy marks while the silver proof coins

includes a ‘C’ for Canberra mintmark.

With the 2017 $10 Gold Proof Coin in the series selling out

quickly, make sure to place your orders fast before the

train leaves the station!

2017 Four Coin Uncirculated

Mintmark and Privy Mark Set

311269

2017 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin

210561

$22.50

$50.00

Nominal Specifications

$1 AIBr 9.00 g 25.00 mm uncirculated 15 000 T. Dean

$1 99.9% Ag 11.66 g 25.00 mm proof 4500 T. Dean

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2017 KANGAROO SERIES

OFFICIAL ANZAC CENTENARY COIN PROGRAM

Seasons Change

75th anniversary of the

sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke

As seasons change and a joey grows, the cycle of nature

becomes intertwined with the lifecycle of a kangaroo. The

grey and drizzle of winter makes way for the colour and

growth of spring and the young eastern grey kangaroo

emerges from the warmth and security of its mother’s pouch.

Joining her to graze on nature’s offerings, the bond between

mother and joey is also in full bloom.

The Kangaroo Series captures these precious spring moments

to illustrate the life of this iconic Australian animal.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of

the SS Vyner Brooke and remember the devastating effects

of the aftermath and the many inspiring struggles for survival

which followed.

Depicting design elements from the SS Vyner Brooke and the

location of the attack, this 20c uncirculated coin will appeal to

those who seek military themes non-combatant in nature.

2017 20c Uncirculated Coin

311522

$10.00

2017 $1 Fine SIlver Frosted

Uncirculated Coin

310917

2017 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin

210466

$80.00

$100.00

Nominal Specifications

$1 99.9% Ag 1 oz 40.00 mm frosted uncirculated 10 000 S. Stojanovic

$1 99.9% Ag 1 oz 40.00 mm proof 5000 S. Stojanovic

Nominal Specifications

20c CuNi 11.30 g 28.52 mm uncirculated 20 000 A. Baggio

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CATALOGUE

ADD THESE ITEMS TO YOUR COLLECTION

STUART DEVLIN

Revisiting a Vision

More than 50 years on since Stuart Devlin AO designed our

nation’s original decimal coins, this special commemorative

coin has been released in honour of his work.

While the frill-necked lizard design eventually won out

on the 2 cent coin, this alternative design featuring a

Kangaroo and Joey has stood the test of time since its

original creation in 1966, never before released on a coin.

A testament to the strength of great designs and a true

hallmark of Stuart Delvin’s enduring appeal, this coin is a fitting

acknowledgment to the work of Devlin and a perfect memento

to Stuart Devlin – The Designer with the Midas Touch exhibition.

2017 2c Bronze Uncirculated Coin

311544

$12.50

Six Coin Year Sets

Effigy of an Era

2017 Six Coin Proof Set

210499

For full nominal specifications, visit eshop.ramint.gov.au

Six Coin Year Sets

Effigy of an Era

2017 Six Coin Uncirculated Set

310929

For full nominal specifications, visit eshop.ramint.gov.au

$100.00

$25.00

Nominal Specifications

2c Bronze 5.20 g 21.59 mm uncirculated 30 000 S. Devlin

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Coin Watch

Penny

Coin Watch – Penny (silver band)

711006

$99.00

The Story of

Stuart Devlin – The Designer

with the Midas Touch $19.95

711329

400th Anniversary

Dirk Hartog Landfall

2016 20c Frosted Uncirculated Coin

311261

$10.00

Alphabet Collection

2017 Six Coin Proof Baby Set


$125.00

210500

For full nominal specifications for the 2017 Six Coin Proof Baby Set,

visit eshop.ramint.gov.au.

20c CuNi 11.30 g 28.52 mm frosted uncirculated 20 000 B. King

Richie Benaud

The Voice of Cricket

2017 50c Uncirculated Coin

311024

$10.00

Two-up Set

9999549

$12.00 ea.

50c CuNi 15.55 g 31.51 mm uncirculated 95 929 B. King

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MEET THE MINTIES

JAMIE SANGSTER

FITTER/MACHINIST

FROM THE VAULT

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST TRUE TRI-METAL COIN

Jamie has been part of the team in the toolroom at the Mint for

12 months as a fitter and machinist. As part of this role Jamie

works across a range of different projects and he loves that each

day brings various types of work.

One of the most challenging aspects for Jamie when he started

in his role was developing the required skills to be able to use

the Mint’s advanced software to create tooling models. With

the software, Jamie is able to create models for tools ‘that the

machines can then turn into new parts’. The machines do this

by interpreting complex coding from the software Jamie has

used to create his models. The tolerances that the machine

can create within are about 'one fifth of a human hair which

can prove to be quite difficult to work with at times’ due to the

levels of accuracy that is needed.

While Jamie isn’t a coin collector himself, since he gets to see

many of the coin designs that come through the toolroom it’s

often hard to resist buying one of everything!

The XVII Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester,

England between 25 July and 4 August 2002. These Games

featured a bevy of Australian competitors including runner

Cathy Freeman and swimmer Ian Thorpe.

For these Games the Mint produced Australia’s first true

tri-metal proof coin which comprised of an inner core

made from gold, surrounded by a silver centre ring and

an outer copper ring.

This stunning coin was designed by Wojciech Pietranik,

the Mint’s internationally acclaimed coin designer and designer

of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Winners Medals.

Check out the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games

products on page 8.

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WHAT’S ON

NEWS FROM ACROSS THE MINT

LEGENDS LOYALTY PROGRAM

LET US TREAT YOU LIKE A LEGEND

Stuart Devlin - The Designer with the Midas Touch

Hurry, final days!

Have you visited the Stuart Devlin - The Designer with the Midas

Touch exhibition yet? Honouring five decades of Devlin’s work,

this is a must see exhibition for anyone who appreciates fine art,

design and numismatics. Closing April 30 2017.

Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017

We hope to see some of you at the Sydney Royal Easter

Show this year from 6 – 19 April 2017. The Mint will have a

booth located at the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Hall, booth

number XHM 024 – H2. Visit us to make your own ‘S’ for Sydney

counterstamp coin and commemorate 100 years of

the Trans-Australian Railway.

While you’re at the show make sure you also say hello to our

team at the Heritage Pavilion where you can play our quiz

testing you on your historical coin knowledge. Pick up a

circulating coin folder while you there and start collecting!

Stay in the know

Do you want to be the first to know about new product releases

and news from around the Mint? Our electronic newsletter is

the best way of keeping abreast of information and product

releases as soon as they drop! Email salesinfo@ramint.gov.au

with your full name and email address and you will be on

your way to having the latest Mint news delivered

straight to your fingertips.

The Mint’s Legends program is free to join, easy to use and

works by rewarding you for simply shopping with us. You'll

always be among the first to know about the latest news,

product releases and exclusive events.

Legends members also receive an electronic newsletter

from the Legends Loyalty Program Coordinator, Claire.

The newsletter features latest news, competitions

and product giveaways.

Claire can’t wait to welcome you to the program! To join,

email your full name, address, telephone number and

preferred email address to legends@ramint.gov.au. Make sure

to ask to be placed on our electronic newsletter mail list so

we can update you as soon as products are released.

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Tel: 1300 652 020 – 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Mon – Fri AEST (cost of local call Australia-wide)

International Tel: +61 2 6202 6800 | Fax: +61 2 6202 6953

Royal Australian Mint, Locked Bag 31, Kingston ACT 2604, Australia

www.ramint.gov.au | eshop.ramint.gov.au

NB: Coins shown in this catalogue are not actual size unless stated. Coin images in this catalogue are a rendered representation of the actual coins. All prices are inclusive of GST. For full nominal coin specifications

please visit our website. All products are subject to availability. All products will be available from Monday 3 April 2017 at the Coin Shop and eShop unless otherwise stated. All information is correct as of time of printing.

Abbreviations: Unc – Uncirculated | Frunc – Frosted Uncirculated | Circ – Circulated | SGP – Selectively Gold Plated | BU – Brilliant Uncirculated © Commonwealth of Australia 2017

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