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Canberra Centenary Coins Announced

By 29 January 2013 8

The Royal Australian Mint has announced a new 20c coin to enter circulation this year marking the centenary of the city (along with a $5 silver proof coin).

On first impression, they look good.

The 20c is probably the best commemorative 20c they’ve ever made and more than makes up for 2011′s shocker.

The $5 isn’t fancy (no holograms or colour) but still a looker.

[Ed - The Chief Minister's slovenly website has put up a media release today]

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8 Responses to Canberra Centenary Coins Announced
#1
Pork Hunt6:33 pm, 29 Jan 13

F&&& me, the centenary of Australia’s capital city is worth two bob?

#2
poetix8:54 pm, 29 Jan 13

The graphic design on the 20 cent coin looks like some mysterious steam punk mechanism, the use of which is not immediately apparent…and which has now ceased to function, anyway.

Some enormous cog that has been nibbled through by mice, over a period of a hundred years or so. Aussiemandias.

#3
poetix11:50 pm, 29 Jan 13

poetix said :

The graphic design on the 20 cent coin looks like some mysterious steam punk mechanism, the use of which is not immediately apparent…and which has now ceased to function, anyway.

Some enormous cog that has been nibbled through by mice, over a period of a hundred years or so. Aussiemandias.

Steampunk, damned iPad. YOU SHOULD KNOW.

#4
poisonivy8:16 am, 30 Jan 13

Why 20c? Why not $1 (=100c)?

20c seems a paltry amount for a commemorative coin. Perhaps someone from the Mint can weigh in with a reason?

#5
Jungle Jim8:36 am, 30 Jan 13

poetix said :

…looks like some mysterious steam punk mechanism, the use of which is not immediately apparent…and which has now ceased to function, anyway.

Why do I feel like I’m back in the Great Underground Empire waiting for a Grue to attack.

#6
Keijidosha12:54 pm, 30 Jan 13

So the design commemorates WBG’s plan for Canberra… the plan that wasn’t followed. Seems about right.

#7
ToastFliesRED2:30 pm, 30 Jan 13

Commemorative coins for Canberra’s Centenary – ok all well and good but NZ is minting commemorative coins for Dr Who’s 50th! now that’s an anniversary worth minting coins over!

http://www.3news.co.nz/NZ-coin-to-mark-Doctor-Who-milestone/tabid/423/articleID/284365/Default.aspx

#8
c_c™3:50 am, 05 Feb 13

poisonivy said :

Why 20c? Why not $1 (=100c)?

20c seems a paltry amount for a commemorative coin. Perhaps someone from the Mint can weigh in with a reason?

That’s why they made the $5 silver coin.

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