The event kicked off on 30 September and millions of coins are being exclusively distributed at all of the 3,600 Post Offices. Collectors are required to make a purchase and receive the coins in their changeThis is the action by which certain banknotes and/or coins are exchanged for the same amount in banknotes/coins of a different face value, or unit value. See Exchange. More.
A dedicated website has been set up and a number of local events will be organised throughout the duration of the campaign, encouraging children and coinA coin is a small, flat, round piece of metal alloy (or combination of metals) used primarily as legal tender. Issued by government, they are standardised in weight and composition and are produced at ‘mints’. More enthusiasts to collect the 26 designs. “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.” said Nicole Sheffield from Australia Post. For the Post, the initiative aims to increase foot-traffic.
The coins, on staggered release throughout the month, are a fun and nostalgic celebration of Australian life – with one coin for every letter of the alphabet, featuring classic Australian icons. D for didgeridoo; L for Lamington and Q for Quokka.
For the MintAn industrial facility manufacturing coins. More, this is the largest minting and release operation since the $1 was first launched in 1984. “We are trying to get the Australian people to re-imagine the value of coins, and coin collecting.” said Colin Dedourek acting Chief Executive of the Mint.