Coin collectors strike gold

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Spencer Ratliff, Sandra Forsyth and Jenny Webb from the Australia Post were at the Albany Town Square on Tuesday as part of The Great Aussie Coin Hunt.
Camera IconSpencer Ratliff, Sandra Forsyth and Jenny Webb from the Australia Post were at the Albany Town Square on Tuesday as part of The Great Aussie Coin Hunt. Credit: Laurie Benson/Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

What does it means to be an Aussie?

The answer could be in the series of $1 collectable coins designed as part of the Great Aussie Coin Hunt.

Designed by the Royal Australian Mint and Australia Post, the set of A-Z coins are being released as two vans travel across the country on a road trip.

From summers spent swinging on a Hills Hoist to loading up the esky for a barbecue, the coins celebrate icons of Australiana.

The Great Aussie Coin Hunt van arrived in Albany on Tuesday to celebrate the third week of the hunt and the release of coins K-Q.

Australia Post executive consumer and community general manager Nicole Sheffield said she hoped the coin hunt concept would be embraced.

“Not only will it be really exciting to hunt for all the coins and build an amazing collection, but each and every coin opens up the opportunity for wonderful conversations about quintessential Australian life,” she said.

“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.”

The coins are legal tender and they are available at Australia Post outlets.

The final set of new coins will be released on Monday.

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