Spare some change for coin craze
Coin collecting is making a comeback — the Royal Australian Mint has launched three million $1 coins marked with the letters A, U and S.
Royal Australian Mint chief executive Ross MacDiarmid said despite the rise of digital banking and money management, coin collecting was not dead.
“At a time of growing ‘intangibility’, the Royal Australian 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,” he said.
Poll figures collected by the Mint showed most Australians agreed saving pocked money developed patience, persistence and financial literacy.
“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,” Mr MacDiarmid said.
Ri g h t : A dollar coin specially marked with an A in the bottom right corner.