Australia has its own coin hunt already underway. As noted last November, the Royal Australian Mint is operating a "golden ticket" style
campaign to raise awareness of collecting. Canadian Coin News published a short piece about it on February 15, 2019. Here's an excerpt.
Now in its fourth month, "Australia's Dollar Discovery" is the first-ever national coin hunt in the "Land Down
As an introduction to numismatics, the competition launched last November and encourages people to find some of the three million $1 coins marked
with the letters A, U and S and released into circulation last year. Everyone who finds all three marked examples will be entered in the draw for the
"major prize," according to the competition website.
"At a time of growing intangibility, the Royal Australian Mint is delighted to launch a program to encourage a whole new generation of
collectors both young and old, who will not only collect these coins but also be reminded of the value of a dollar," said CEO Ross
The competition closes on April 8, and the winners will be drawn on April 30. There will be eight major prize winners - one for each
Australian state and territory - and 250 minor prize winners.
Winners will be announced on May 14, which is the 35th anniversary of Australia's $1 coin.
To read the complete article, see:
Australian mint launches
'golden ticket' competition in nation's first ever coin hunt
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT LAUNCHES TREASURE HUNT
Wayne Homren, Editor
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