Royal Australian Mint launches coin hunt


01 November 2018
The Royal Australian Mint is challenging members of the public to find one of three million special $1 coins, featuring special mintmarks, to mark the 35th anniversary of Australia's $1 coin

The coin hunt, known as 'Australia’s Dollar Discovery', has seen three million $1 coins marked with the letters A, U and S released into circulation, providing an opportunity for people to begin their own collections.

Those who find examples of the coins will be entered into a competition to win a trip to Canberra, and get the opportunity to mint their own one kilogram pure silver coin.

Ross MacDiarmid, CEO of the Royal Australian Mint, said:

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'At a time of growing ‘intangibility’, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is delighted to launch a program to encourage a whole new generation of collectors both young and old, who will not only collect these coins but also be reminded of the value of a dollar… 

'The need to collect is as old as humanity and transcends time and culture. Australia’s Dollar Discovery is a nationwide treasure hunt that we hope encourages Australians of all ages and from every state and territory to check their change for these special coins.'

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