Royal Australian Mint announces official Australian Paralympic and Olympic Team Coin Programs

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:21
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) and the Australian Olympic Committee share their ongoing support for Australia’s athletes with the release of unique collectible coins, celebrating Australia’s Olympic Team as they get set for 2021.

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Royal Australian Mint CEO, Ross MacDiarmid announced that with the release of the official Australian Team coins, the Mint provides lasting tributes to the grit, determination and perseverance that is embedded in each Australian athlete embarking on their renewed journey towards the Olympic Games in 2021.

 

As a proud partner of the Australian Olympic Team the Mint presents a 2020 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin. The coin design includes a distinctly Australian colour pallet with dynamic imagery of a volleyball player poised to strike the ball. 

In addition, the Mint presents a 2020 50c Round Gold-Plated Uncirculated Coin that showcases the five new sports to feature at the Tokyo Olympic Games - karate, sports climbing, surfing, skateboarding and baseball/softball.

Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) CEO, Matt Carroll endorsed the release stating “The AOC is appreciative of the support of our partner the Royal Australian Mint.

"We are thrilled to see these special coins in the market right now to recognise the continued efforts of our athletes as they strive to keep their dreams of Tokyo alive. While the journey is now a little bit longer, our Australian athletes tell us they have Tokyo in their sights for 2021”. 
 

 

In the lead up to the Games, the Royal Australian Mint will continue to share important stories from the Australian Olympic Team, along with insights and meaningful moments from the Mint’s Australian Olympic Ambassador Taliqua Clancy.

Join the Mint in celebrating Australia’s Olympic athletes, visit the online store HERE today to view the coins.

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