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25 Feb 2022

Commemorative coins in my pocket change 24 February 2022

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I didn't find this one in my pocket change, I found it in the street out front of my house yesterday. It quite possibly was from my autistic son's school canteen change which would be a bonus in itself that he remembered to almost bring it home. Anyway it will add to the collection.

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21 Feb 2022

Commemorative coins in my pocket change 21 February 2022

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Australian 50 cent 2004 native fauna YEAR 2001-2004 DENOMINATION 50 Cents In 2003 the Royal Australian Mint invited Australian Primary School Students to enter a competition to design a 50 cent coin with the theme 'Australia'. A panel of judges selected five finalists based on the criteria of artistic merit commemorative appropriateness and suitability for minting. The designs were published on the Royal Australian Mint's web site and the public were asked to vote for their favorite. The winning entry was submitted by John Serrano a year 5/6 student from St. Peter's Primary School East Keilor Victoria. John's hand-drawn design incorporates three Australian fauna icons - a koala holding onto a gum tree a lorikeet with wings outstretched and a wombat. Mint designer Vladimir Gottwald has faithfully sculpted the design to accurately reproduce the artist's drawing.

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16 Feb 2022

COMMEMORATIVE COINS IN MY POCKET 16TH FEBRUARY 2022

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When it rains it pours....... i got 3 of the same in my pocket change at 3 different shops over 2 days. pity i already had this one. somebody must be burning through a collection at the bottle shop.Australia 2002 Outback DollarYear of Issue 2002Denomination $1Metal Aluminium Bronze2002 was designated as the Year of the Outback, to celebrate that part of Australia that is so internationally famous (but actually lived in by very few Australians). With more than 7000 activities held Australia wide during the year the RAM decided to cash in on the event by releasing the 2002 Year of the Outback dollar.The Year of the Outback dollar was the circulation dollar for 2002 (34 million minted)

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14 Feb 2022

Commemorative coins in my pocket change 14 february 2022

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Australian 5 Cents"50 Years of Decimal Currency"Five Cents 2016 ChangeoverOn the 50th anniversary of Australian decimal currency, the Royal Australian Mint released a special series of coins commemorating the earlier, pre-decimal currency of the country.The story of Australian currency runs parallel with the nation's history of progression. As early European settlers improvised a monetary system, international coins, promissory notes and the infamous rum trade were all visible in the early 1800s. The first coins "minted" in Australia were created by removing a piece from the centre of a Spanish dollar, forming two separate coins known as the Holey Dollar and Dump.The gold rush of the mid-19th Century resulted in many unofficial tokens and ingots until the Sydney Mint opened in 1855, producing sovereigns which were largely identical to their British counterparts. This English influence remained strong and the new national currency of 1910 inevitably emulated English pounds, shillings and pence.On 14 February 1966, the changeover to decimal currency transformed the nation, as Australia joined a worldwide currency trend.

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10 Feb 2022

Commemorative coins in my pocket change 10 february 2022

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In my pocket change todayCentenary of Scouts 2008 $1Year of Issue 2008Denomination $1• Celebrates the 100thanniversary of Scouting in Australia• Australian legal tender from the Royal Australian Mint• Becoming harder to find in change in higher grades•Scouts Australia was founded 100 years ago. We all know just how big a part of our culture the Scouts have become since then, with over 60,000 scouts spread across the country.Scouts have an incredible record of success in contributing to their communities, many becoming national and international leaders. Eleven of the 12 men who have walked on the moon, former US President Bill Clinton, Walt Disney and David Beckham were all active Scouts.Closer to home the scouting movement has seen the involvement of world champion driver Sir Jack Brabham, TV personality Jamie Durie and adventurer and businessman Dick Smith.

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08 Feb 2022

Commemorative coins in my pocket change 8 February 2022

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in my change today

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07 Feb 2022

Commemorative coins in my pocket change 7 february 2022

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Introducing myself. My name is Linda and im a current ANA Diploma Program Student. Ive so far completed 5 parts of the program with 3 of my marks being honors. I am from Australia. My blog will be documenting the Commemorative circulation issue coins i find in my pocket change each day.LindaCoin$1 coin 2003 Centenary of Women's SuffrageIn 1902, women were granted the right to vote in Australia in Federal Elections. The Centenary of Women's Suffrage 2003 $1 coin honours this landmark decision a century later.This coin is hard to find in change in any grade. It's impossible to find 'in your loose change' in the strictly Uncirculated condition.The reverse is by Vladimir Gottwald.Country of Issue AustraliaYear of Issue 2003Denomination $1Issued By Royal Australian MintCoin Twenty Cents 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WW2The inscription reads WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 COMING HOME.This is a circulating commemorative twenty cent coin commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The reverse was designed and sculpted by Vladimir Gottwald.The design was modeled on a photograph from the Australian War Memorial and after a nationwide search it was found that the young girl in the design is Jaquie Dowling and her mother Lorna greeting Private William Leslie Darcy, an ex Prisoner of War on his return home in 1945.War memorial historian Dr Peter Stanley worked closely with Royal Australian Mint engraver Vladimir Gottwald to bring this image to a circulating 20 cent coin. The reverse of the coin features Gottwald's stylised G signature below the 20 [cents] value.Country of Issue AustraliaYear of Issue 2005Denomination 20centIssued By Royal Australian Mint

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06 Feb 2022

MY 2 DOLLAR COIN COLLECTION 1988 TO PRESENT COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION RELEASE

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Australian two-dollar coinJump to navigationJump to search

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