New Australian coin featuring braille released ahead of Invictus Games Sydney 2018


06 October 2018
The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint), an Official Supporter of the 2018 Games, have issued a coloured $1 coin featuring braille, to celebrate the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, an 'international adaptive sporting event celebrating the unconquered spirit of wounded, injured and ill service personnel and veterans'.

The coin’s braille text spells ‘Sydney 18’ and is accompanied by an image of a wounded competitor, symbolising the healing power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation.

Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid said:

“The coloured $1 collectable coin combines innovative colour print technology with braille text – a first for the Royal Australian Mint and for Australia – and has been released alongside a fine silver selectively gold-plated coin. Together these coins honour the service and sacrifice of those competing in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 and are a tangible demonstration of the Mint’s support of the event."

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The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin (featuring braille) is available now from the Mint for $15.00 AUD. The $5 Fine Silver Selectively Gold Plated Proof Coin is $150.00. The coins are limited to mintages of 30,000 and 2,018 respectively.

The release of the new commemorative coins follows the launch of a $2 circulating coin celebrating the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, which has been released into circulation to coincide with the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, which are to be held from 20 to 27 October.