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Australia Issues Colorized Coin
By World Coin News
July 17, 2013

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The first colorized circulating coin was released June 21 in Australia by the Royal Australian Mint. It was struck to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The reverse shows a stylized version of St. Edward’s crown surrounded by a regal purple and gold band. The designer is Aleksandra Stokic. Two million of these coins are being released.

A special “C” mintmark version was made for collectors.

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