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Media Forum – Australian Coins for 2009

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Royal Australian Mint – 2009 Coins

 

Looking forward to 2010, Graham Smith Chief Executive Officer of aust polar.jpgthe Royal Australian Mint is hoping for a great turnout when the RAM hosts the Annual Mint Directors Conference in Canberra. Smith shared a bit of RAM history with the crowd before handing off to Felicity Mullens, Director of Markteing and Sales, who did a quick wrap-up of 2008 and shared some of the RAM 2009 programs with us.

 

aust dinkum.jpgTheir Little Dinkums series continues with a new pair of gold proofs for Petey Platypus and Lillypilly Lizard, plus a brand new Mama Roo $1 coin will be released in 2009 featuring a mother kangaroo with four young followers. Theaust bill artist.jpg new Blinky Bill coin series also begins in 2009, with a proof set and a special Baby set, both of which include coins with Blinky Bill’s originator, Dorothy Wall. A gold and a $1 silver type will be struck to celebrate 60 Years of Australian Citizenship. This design brings together the great melting pot of Aussie culture in aust astr.jpga circular propeller like array. It’s a good-looking coin and one that should garner attention from their collector base and beyond.

 

For the International Year of Astronomy, the RAM has produced a pair of coins with simple, yet fun designs showing the famous parks Telescope in a basic brass $1 type and a more intricate copper nickel 20 cent coin, both in proof and unciraulted aust ox.jpgsets, plus six coin proof and unc sets with the circulation denominations included.

 

aust done.jpgAlso new for 2009 are a $1 Year of the Ox coin, $10 gold and $1 silver and gold plated Kangaroo coins designed by artist Ken Done, a 20 cent commemorative for Australian Service Nurses and a pair of new silver $5 issues for the International Polar Year.

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