The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint), Paralympics Australia and the Australian Olympic Committee share their ongoing support for Australia’s athletes. The Mint is proud to announce the release of unique collectible coins that celebrate Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic teams as they get set for 2021.

The Mint’s Chief Executive, Ross MacDiarmid, said:

“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 Paralympic and Olympic Games in 2021.

“The Mint is excited to release these coin programs in the lead-up to the Games, and we will be working hard to create tangible mementoes which embody our nation’s affiliation with and love of sport. We hope Australians will treasure these high-quality coins for years to come, as a reminder of the sense of pride and achievement we felt in our athletes.”

In support of the Australian Paralympic Team, the Mint presents a 2020 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin. The coin design features a wheelchair rugby player and includes the Paralympics Australia colour palette, with vibrant design elements to add motion, excitement and impact.

Paralympics Australia’s Chief Executive, Lynne Anderson, reiterated her support.

“In a time of uncertainty and significant change for all, we are very proud and humbled to share the launch of the Australian Paralympic Team Coin with the Royal Australian Mint. We are really proud of our ongoing partnership with the Royal Australian Mint and we’re looking forward to adding this to our collection of special edition Australian Paralympic coins.”

In the lead-up to the Games, the Mint will continue to share important stories from the Australian Paralympic Team, along with insights and meaningful moments from the Mint’s Australian Paralympic Ambassador, Chris Bond.

To join the Mint in celebrating Australia’s Paralympic athletes, visit the online store today (6 April) to purchase your coin.

By the Mint
Posted: 06/04/2020

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