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Australia Post and Royal Australian Mint release limited edition $1 coins celebrating Aussie life

Zooper Dooper, esky meat pie and Weet-Bix: Australian Mint releases 26 new $1 coin designs – featuring iconic Aussie animals, food and culture

  • The $1 coin collection is only available from change given at Australia Post stores
  • The coins are released A-Z with each letter representing an Aussie favourite
  • New coins will be released each Monday until 21 October to complete the full set 
  • Coins include Z for Zooper Dooper, H for Hills Hoist, V for Iced VoVo and U for ute

Aussies will be able to get their hands on limited edition coins bearing classic Aussie themes such as meat pies, the hills hoist, Vegemite and kangaroos. 

The Royal Australian Mint started pumping out the $1 coins on Monday, in collaboration with Australia Post, as part of the Great Aussie Coin Hunt. 

The rare coins are only available from change given from purchases at participating post offices.

The coins are an A-Z look through at Australian life, with each letter representing an Aussie favourite.

Aussies will be able to get their hands on limited edition coins bearing classic Aussie themes such as meat pies, the hills hoist and eskies

The Royal Australian Mint started pumping out the rare $1 coins on Monday, in collaboration with Australia Post, as part of the Great Aussie Coin Hunt

The Royal Australian Mint started pumping out the rare $1 coins on Monday, in collaboration with Australia Post, as part of the Great Aussie Coin Hunt

New coins will then be released each Monday until 21 October to complete the full set of 26, all the way up to Z for Zooper Dooper

New coins will then be released each Monday until 21 October to complete the full set of 26, all the way up to Z for Zooper Dooper

The first six coins were released on Monday, featuring A for Australia Post, F for footy, I for Iced VoVo, M for meat pie, S for Surf Life Saving and X for the tiny township of Xantippe.

New coins will then be released each Monday until 21 October to complete the full set of 26, all the way up to Z for Zooper Dooper. 

Everyone can join in the hunt by going into any one of the 3,600 participating Post Offices, making a purchase and receiving the $1 collectable coins in their change.   

Australia Post Executive General Manager Community and Consumer, Nicole Sheffield said Australians have a proud tradition of collecting a range of items from stamps to shells and everything in between.

‘We want everyone to get involved in the Great Aussie Coin Hunt,’ she said.

‘Not only will it be really exciting to hunt for all the coins and build an amazing collection, but each and every coin opens up the opportunity for wonderful conversations about quintessential Australian life.

The rare coins are only available from change given from purchases at participating post offices

The rare coins are only available from change given from purchases at participating post offices

‘It’s a great way for grandparents to connect with grandchildren, and for all of us to share our own experiences and memories with each other – both here and with friends and family overseas. 

From summers spent swinging on a Hills Hoist to loading up the esky for a BBQ and cooling off with a raspberry Zooper Dooper, the coins celebrate iconic Australiana and will spark fond memories for many Aussies. 

The coins feature everything from favourite foods, to the boomerang and didgeridoo, to favourite sports like cricket and footy and iconic soap opera Neighbours.

Even the tiny Western Australian township of Xantippe is represented as the only Australian place starting with the letter X. 

The first six coins were released on Monday, featuring A for Australia Post, F for footy, I for Iced VoVo, M for meat pie, S for Surf Life Saving and X for the tiny township of Xantippe

The first six coins were released on Monday, featuring A for Australia Post, F for footy, I for Iced VoVo, M for meat pie, S for Surf Life Saving and X for the tiny township of Xantippe 

 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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