New Portrait Of The Queen On Aussie Coins

First time in 20 years!

3 September 2018

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Loose change is set for a revamp, with a new portrait of the Queen unveiled at the Royal Mint in Canberra.

The image will appear on coins from next year onwards, and it's the first time that there's been an update to the royal portrait in 20 years.

“This new effigy will be a new image for a new era, continuing to tell the story of a reign and lifetime,” Governor-General Peter Cosgrove said.

“Congratulations to the Royal Australian Mint and Jody Clark — the new coins and effigy are set to become a familiar sight for years to come.”

Coins with the older image of Queen Elizabeth II will remain in circulation.

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