Spare some change for coin craze

North West Telegraph - - News -

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.

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