The Royal Australian Mint coin designer, Tony Dean, has designed a brand new $5 uncirculated Aussi coin that features 20 natural and built world heritage locations that are spread across Australia.
The coin showcases sites like Kakadu National Park, the Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney Opera House, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, K’gari, and the Willandra Lakes Region.
These images also include a fan palm frond, a central image of a handprint, and a shell fossil, representing the full color of the natural and built icons along with Australia’s Indigenous heritage.
Renowned British engraver Jody Clark has also contributed to the design by honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s memorial obverse that is represented on the coin.
As per Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities, and Treasury Andrew Leigh, World Heritage status has assisted in preserving and promoting the presence of these remarkable sites.
“As Australians, we’re fortunate to live in a country with so much natural beauty,” Leigh commented.
“By celebrating Australia’s World Heritage sites through this collectible coin, the Royal Australian Mint is doing its bit to help spread the word about our magnificent natural and built heritage.”
How to get the new coin
Beginning on Thursday, September 7, the $5 Australian Heritage Properties Sites coin can be bought through mint’s coin shop, call center, and authorized dealers.
Additionally, the World Heritage sites that the currency commemorates will have gift stores where you can buy the collector’s coin.
Although the currency is legal tender, it is not meant for widespread use.
It’s not the only coin honoring well-known Australian landmarks that was recently minted.
In addition to a limited selection of $2 coins showing Vegemite toast and jars to commemorate the popular spread’s 100 features, the mint earlier this year also launched a collection of coins to honor the Sydney Opera House.
- Published By Team Australia News