To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Australian $1 coin the Royal Australian Mint launched the nation’s first ever coin hunt.

The ‘Australia’s Dollar Discovery’ aims to encourage more families and children to collect coins, with three million $1 coins marked with the letters A, U and S hidden beneath the kangaroo being released into circulation.

Families who collect one of each coin can enter a competition for their chance to win one of eight trips to Canberra where they will stay at Jamala Wildlife Lodge at the National Zoo and Aquarium and get the rare opportunity to mint their very own one kilogram pure silver coin.

Simply collect the $1 coins specially marked with the number ‘35’ and either the letter A, U or S for your chance to win. There are over 1 million of each letter in circulation, so get hunting, and register on the Australian Dollar Discovery website.

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Winners will be announced on the 35th anniversary of the $1 coin, 14 May 2019.

“The need to collect is as old as humanity and transcends time and culture. 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,” says Ross MacDiarmid, CEO of the Royal Australian Mint.

More details here

Happy hunting people!

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  • Sounds like a lot more people will use cash while this competition is on instead of their credit card.

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  • I’ve been looking but unable to find one yet.

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  • I wonder how many are still at the mint in storage or at a bank and not been released yet

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  • Such an exciting treasure hunt for everyone in the family! We will keep our eyes open! :)

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  • Wow – I’ll definitely be checking my $1 coins – hopefully I’ll get a lot of them soon. Usually I get $2 coins in my change.

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  • Will have to remember to check!

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  • Nice !

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  • Oh wow excited to find these

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  • I have found a couple of sets. Just look for the super shiny coins!!

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  • I’ll try to remember to check my coins!

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  • A friend of mine found all three!

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  • Still yet to see any of these coins in real life will keep checking.

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  • This sounds like some good fun for kids and adults.

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  • What a great initiative. I will have to check my dollars!!

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  • We have been trying since this 1st came out and still no luck

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