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New RAM Commonwealth Games Coins Announced!

The 2018 Commonwealth Games are just days away. Australia will take centre stage, as the prestigious event draws thousands of athletes and spectators to arenas at the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.

This year, the Games’ motto is ‘Share the Dream’ - and the Royal Australian Mint has done precisely that.

In Australia, we love our sport. Despite this, though, it’s simply not feasible for a nation of spectators to take time off work and school, spend hundreds on flights and accommodation and witness the spectacle in person.

That’s why the RAM’s alternative is such a welcome one.

Released in conjunction with supermarket chain Woolworths, the 2018 $1 & $2 Commonwealth Games 7-Coin Collection allows collectors to capture some of the Games’ magic. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of collecting these special coins. And with an Official Issue Price of just $15, it’s a dream that everyone can afford to be a part of.

Seven unique, Australian legal tender issues

The tremendous success of last year’s Possum Magic and 2016’s Olympic Rings coins made one thing clear: Australians love a coloured $2 coin. The RAM is to be commended for its decision to include three coloured $2 coins in this year’s set.

After one strong decision comes another: also included are four unique, $1 types that pay homage to some of the sports on display during the Games. The richly detailed reverse motifs featured on these releases exemplify the standard that we have come to expect from Australia’s home of circulating coinage. The Uncirculated strike is the icing on the cake.

All coins will be introduced week by week through tills at Woolworths, but those who would prefer to keep their set as close to the RAM’s sparkling Uncirculated standard as possible can opt to secure the set outright in its official presentation folder.

Available now at Downies

As an official distributor for the Royal Australian Mint, Downies is delighted to offer collectors the chance to secure the set and presentation folder! For more information on the set, click here, but be warned – we anticipate frenzied demand, so speedy action is recommended!