Great Aussie Coin Hunt - Mark 2

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Looks like we are going to have some fun in Australia in October. Kind of similar to the UK 10p Alphabet coins.

Twenty Six (26) A to Z $1 coins to be released into circulation by Australia Post from 3500 Post Offices around the country. They will be given in change over the counter at face value.

They will also be available in a set of all 26 with a special collector album for $49

The coins will be .......

A for Australia Post
B for Boomerang
C for Cricket
D for Didgeridoo
E for Esky
F for Footy
G for G'day
H for Hills Hoist
I for Iced VoVo
J for Jillaroo and Jackaroo
K for Kangaroo
L for Lamington
M for Meat Pie
N for Neighbours
O for Outback
P for Platypus
Q for Quokka
R for Royal Flying Doctor Service
S for Surf Life Saving
T for Thongs (Everyone else calls them Flip Flops)
U for Ute
V for Vegemite
W for Weet-Bix™
X for Xantippe (a town in remote WA)
Y for Yowie (a creature described in Australian folklore)
Z for Zooper Dooper (A Frozen Ice treat)

These are all very Australian things.

Link to the website ..... https://auspost.com.au/great-aussie-coin-hunt.

Cheers Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
They will also be available in a set of all 26 with a special collector album for $49

If you don't mind me asking Mike, where did you hear about this?
Quote: "auscoin"They will also be available in a set of all 26 with a special collector album for $49

​If you don't mind me asking Mike, where did you hear about this?
​There was a picture of the album and the 26 coins in a roll that I saw on the "Shaping Your Collection" website run by the RAM.



Cheers Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
Thanks for that Mike. That might be the way to go because I was thinking that it would be a hard ask to try and find all 26 coins in your change at the post office over a four week period!
I went to my local Post Office today paid for a $1 stamp with a $5 note and got 3 of these alphabet coins in change .... :D They all have the IRB Effigy on the obverse.


"F" for Footy, "I" for Iced VoVo and "M" for Meat Pie.

I will be uploading these to the Numista catalogue when I get a few more.

They are also going to be released in a Proof set for AU$370 and a Fine Silver Proof Set for AU$1295



Cheers Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
This is an interesting Webpage by Australia Post ... Click on the "View all coins" tab.

https://auspost.com.au/great-aussie-coin-hunt?cid=soc:1848104:con:con_awr_GACH_BP_Referal:LK20190925005&ecid=LK20190925005&fbclid=IwAR1bfzdoENO0b6BI0CFt_u6dm6z5GSY0z-k1BiODqt-3ZBpE89nPLZVseBo

Cheers Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
I’m sure they will prove popular and I wonder whether they will be as hard to find in change as the UK ten ps were
An easy place in the states to get these? Downie used to be easy...
Quote: "Oklahoman"​An easy place in the states to get these? Downie used to be easy...
​Currently they are only available given in change when you buy something with cash at a Post Office. So far I have managed to get A, B, D, F, J, I, M, O, R, S,U & X after about 6 visits to the Post Office buying a $1 stamp each time.

So I have managed to get them all so far and I have 9 swaps too :)

Next week it is G, H, K, N, P, Q, V, & Y.
The final week it is C, E, L, T, W, & Z.

Then apparently you can buy the full set for $49 in a tube including a Collector Album, One of the coins (Letter A) will have a privymark at random it seems. (Roughly 1 in 5 sets)

It is all fun times here in Australia.

Cheers Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
Mike,
Do not forget to bring your doubles to the UK the next time you visit.
I'm just a collector of coins, not a slave to it, unless I am in a coin shop.
For all you banknote collectors. Link to my swap list.
https://colnect.com/en/banknotes/list/swap_list/COINMAN1
I like the fact you can only get them in change from the Post Office. It will be interesting to see how many are found in circulation from a secondary source after they leave the Post Office.
How long until New Zealand does the same thing, we did it with stamps back in 2008.

If we do, it will be 50 cent coins no doubt as its the only denomination we would use for Commems.

At least at $49 for a complete set, that is better than the £3 or so per 10p coin the English are charging, and it looks like these will be easier to find.

Next time I go to OZ, I will go play the pokies, get a payout and just go through the coins, as they payout in $1 coins!
Love silver coins of the UK, NZ and Commonwealth.
I collect piece by piece and do the best I can.
Autism positive
I don't do swaps or trades sorry
All 26 coins have now been added to Numista. Quite a big task to get them all on. Now to do the silver versions ... :snif:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces182501.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces182507.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces182503.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces182605.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces182609.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces182612.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces182915.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces182917.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183580.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183581.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183582.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183585.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183600.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183604.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183607.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183611.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183612.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183613.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183617.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183618.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183621.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183624.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183629.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183631.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183632.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces183634.html

cheers Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
Just open the modification sheet for the standard version and clone the tab in your browser then change metal and weight .. et voila.
Well it has been announced that the Great Australian Coin Hunt is back on again for 2021. The 2021 set will have different themes to the first set. This is different to the UK Alphabet coins which kept the same themes on the coins for 2018 & 2019.

Australia Post will again issue the $1 coins in change if you buy something using cash, or you can buy the coins in a card for $3 each or the full set in a tube with a press in album for (I think) $49.

These will be the themes for the 2021 Series

A - Akubra
B - BBQ
C - Cherry Ripe
D - Dingo
E - Emu
F - Flies
G - Great Barrier Reef
H - Home and Away
I - Ironbark
J - Jolly Swagman
K - Koala
L - Lyrebird
M - Milo
N - Nobbys Nuts
O - Opera House
P - Pavlova
Q - Queen Victoria Market
R - Redback Spider
S - Sydney Harbour Bridge
T - Tim Tam
U - Ulysses Butterfly
V - Victa Lawnmower
W - Witchety Grub
X - Xanthorrhoea
Y - Yabby
Z - Zinc Sunscreen

If you are an Aussie you will know what all of those things are .. if you are not you might struggle with some of them haha

Cheers Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
I managed to get an example of the 2019 1 Dollar - W for Weet-Bix.

What a surprise among some Australian 1 Dollar coins over here in New Zealand.

Yes, we also have Weet-Bix over here in New Zealand along with both Marmite & Vegemite.

I prefer Marmite myself.

Aidan.
Quote: "BCNumismatics"​​I prefer Marmite myself.
Me too - over there have you gotten yet the two new versions,
with peanut butter - smooth or crunchy? I like Marmite, but was not
sure what it would be like with added peanut butter, but it actually is
alright - I bought a jar (which has round not angular sides) last week of
the crunchy variety and it is over halfway empty ...
My collections >
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13560800
also 13750057 also 15924495 also 15995337
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16060326
Quote: "BCNumismatics"​I managed to get an example of the 2019 1 Dollar - W for Weet-Bix.

​What a surprise among some Australian 1 Dollar coins over here in New Zealand.

​Yes, we also have Weet-Bix over here in New Zealand along with both Marmite & Vegemite.

​I prefer Marmite myself.

​Aidan.
​For once I agree with you. Marmite is great, although I am not impartial to vegemite.

Brismike, many of us Kiwis know those things, mainly under different names and the P coin should be a NZ issue as Pavlova and Lamingtons both are Kiwi not Aussie - ha ha!

I think $49 for $26 worth of coins is reasonable for a mint, here they would be $13.95 each plus $5 postage and handling!
Love silver coins of the UK, NZ and Commonwealth.
I collect piece by piece and do the best I can.
Autism positive
I don't do swaps or trades sorry
The new Alphabet Coins (Series 2) are due to be issued by Australia Post in May this year. Everyone here in Australia will be going crazy collecting them all over again.

Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
Sounds like more overkill on the circulating commemorative coins in Australia.

Aidan.
I'll be interested to see if they bring out an additional letter 'G' coin for Great Barrier Reef in a coloured version as the low mintage coin to look for this time (similar to the letter 'A' with the envelope privy mark in the first Great Aussie Coin Hunt).
Quote: "BCNumismatics"​Sounds like more overkill on the circulating commemorative coins in Australia.

​Aidan.
​It is a great way to get kids interested in coin collecting. The first one got them all swapping and looking for the different ones with their mates. And of course us older "kids" went after them too.

Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
Quote: "auscoin"​I'll be interested to see if they bring out an additional letter 'G' coin for Great Barrier Reef in a coloured version as the low mintage coin to look for this time (similar to the letter 'A' with the envelope privy mark in the first Great Aussie Coin Hunt).
​Yes there will be a special coin similar to last time where around 1 in 5 tunes have the exclusive coin. Last time it was the letter A with the envelope privy. This time it will be the Letter G which is going to be coloured. So there will be 2 different letter G coins to look for.

Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
It's honestly incredible how mints issue tons and tons of commemorative coins every year... They are not even making an effort to commemorate anything remarkable anymore :/
All they ask themselves is how can we get more people to collect coins? Business is business, after all
Quote: "Anco5"​All they ask themselves is how can we get more people to collect coins? ​
​That's not the question they ask themselves. They question is how can we get more people to BUY coins. They don't care if you collect the coins or throw them away, as long as you buy them, that's their only interest.
Well consider yourselfs lucky to be drowning in commemeratives where ive from we havent had a commemerative made since 2016 and not had any issue of coins made since an 2019 error fix minting.

sigh apperently the mints focus herw is to digitalize the currency or some other nonsense
Quote: "Terrazone"​Well consider yourselfs lucky to be drowning in commemeratives where ive from we havent had a commemerative made since 2016 and not had any issue of coins made since an 2019 error fix minting.

​sigh apperently the mints focus herw is to digitalize the currency or some other nonsense

​You are Swedish, right?
Well, of course it is all a matter of balance. But in your case, at least you don't have 40 or 50 new commemorative coins every year whose only reason of issue is to get people to buy them.
A coin with a story is always fascinating. If I have to choose between a small collection of commemoratives with an historical significance and an unlimited series of modern merchandise, I will always choose the first option.
Aren't all the coins in this case issued at face value into circulation? Like they were in the UK?
Quote: "Oklahoman"​Aren't all the coins in this case issued at face value into circulation? Like they were in the UK?
​Correct, they are issued in change at your local Post Office. You can buy the full set for a price just above face value which gives you the chance to find the exclusive coloured coin which you won't get in change.

I am still finding quite a few of the first series in circulation, usually in very good condition. The Royal Australian Mint and Australia Post should be commended for what they are doing as this does encourage new collectors into our ranks.

Cheers Mike
Referee for Australia & New Zealand - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, New Zealand Sets, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.

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