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Australian Mint 3 New Websites and 2 New Coins
By CoinNews.net

The Royal Australian Mint has launched three new websites with each sporting a different theme and coin products. The offerings range from commemorative coins honoring the centenary of Sir Donald Bradmanís birth and the 25th anniversary of Australia IIís win in the Americanís Cup, to an exclusive club membership with product discounts.

Greatest Century of All - Sir Donald Bradman
The Greatest Century of All website honors Sir Don Bradman. It provides career highlights, statistics and achievements and an interesting interactive comparison with other modern cricket players.

Coin collectors will be interested in the $5 uncirculated coin depicting "The Don." The high quality Aluminum Bronze coin commemorates the centenary of Sir Donald Bradmanís birth on 27 August 1908.

The design captures "The Don" in a familiar pose; saluting the crowd after scoring another century.

The GST price of the coins is $18.75 while the international price is $17.05.

The following are Mint provided coins specifications:

Denomination $5
Metal Al/Bronze
Mass 20.00g
Diameter 38.74mm
Finish Uncirculated

Americas Cup Victory
The Americas Cup Victory website celebrates the 1983 moment when Australia II won the Americaís Cup. The website include several video segments, including race footage and the Australia II crossing the finish line.

The Australia II won the final race by just 25 seconds and was the only challenger to beat America in the Americaís Cup 132 year history.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the win, the Royal Australian Mint has launched an unlimited 50 cent uncirculated collector coin made from Cupro Nickel.

The coinís reverse features the starboard side of Australia II with spinnaker and mainsail carrying the boat to victory. A unique magnified underwater view captures the controversial winged keel as taken from technical drawings.

The GST price of the coins is $7.95 while the international price is $7.23.

The following are Mint provided coins specifications:

Denomination 50c
Metal Cu/Ni
Mass 15.55g
Diameter 31.51mm
Finish Uncirculated
Mintage Unlimited
Designer C. Goodall

In addition, according the Mint,

A very exciting feature that makes this a truly remarkable collector item is the packaging. The blister card transforms into your very own winged keel. This will perfectly display the 50 cent coin and keep it shipshape for many years to come.

Little Dinkums
The Little Dinkums website is an exclusive member website that will offer 25% off on upcoming dinkum merchandise, special club member offers, and regular updates on new coin releases.

Right now members can download a free little Dinkums screen saver.

About the Royal Australian Mint
His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, on Monday 22nd February 1965. The Mint was commissioned to produce Australiaís decimal coinage, which was to be introduced into circulation on 14th February 1966. The Royal Australian Mint holds a place in history as the first mint in Australia not to be a branch of the Royal Mint, London.

Since opening in 1965 the Mint has produced over eleven billion circulating coins and has the capacity to produce over two million coins per day, or over six hundred million coins per year.

The Royal Australian Mint has struck coins for a number of South Pacific nations. Export coins were first struck in 1969 for New Zealand and, since then, coins have been produced for Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Western Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Israel and Tokelau.

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