Australia Post’s Great Aussie Coin Hunt is back: 'Extra special'

Australia Post's Great Aussie Coin Hunt has returned for a third year, with a newly minted set of $1 coins to collect.

With each coin representing a different letter of the alphabet, the new collection of 26 coins features quintessential Aussie themes handpicked by Australia Post and the Royal Australian Mint.

The coins feature iconic imagery of Australian animals such as the cockatoo and Tasmanian devil, landmarks such as the Great Ocean Road and Luna Park Melbourne, well-known brands such as Darrell Lea and R.M. Williams, and pastimes such as surfing.

Three children, each holding a giant replica of a $1 coin
Australia Post's new coin collection features an A-Z selection of beloved Aussie themes and icons. Photo: Supplied

Avid coin hunters will want to be on the look-out for this year's "extra special" coloured coin featuring the Southern Cross, represented by the letter "X". This limited-edition coin carries the image of a night sky and can only be found in random coin tube sets.

"The Great Aussie Coin Hunt is our most successful collectables program and this year we hope it helps to excite Australians about not only collecting each of the unique $1 coins but also discovering some hidden-gem locations and stories in their very own backyard," said Catriona Noble, Australia Post's Executive General Manager of Retail.

Children's hands holding the Australia Post Great Aussie Coin Hunt collector's kit
Australians will be on the hunt for coins featuring wattle, vanilla slice and more. Photo: Supplied

Australian collectors keen to join the hunt can discover more about each coin at the Australia Post website, which also features an interactive map with travel tips aligned to the coins.

Around 230,000 of each coin are now in circulation across the country, but collectors can choose to purchase individual coins or the full tube and folder set, either online or from participating Australia Post outlets.

Anyone who buys the full set of limited edition coins will also get the chance to go into a daily draw to win $1,000. For details, visit the Australia Post website.

"Following the enormous success of the last two Great Aussie Coin Hunts, we are excited to once again give families around Australia the opportunity to participate in this fun and engaging national coin hunt," said Leigh Gordon, Royal Australian Mint CEO.

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