Royal Australian Mint marks 90 years of the ABC with commemorative coins 


The Royal Australian Mint is releasing a commemorative $1 coin and a 20 cent piece to mark 90 years of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The collector coins feature iconic programs and characters that have defined the ABC since it first went to air, from Countdown to Bananas in Pyjamas.

ABC Managing Director David Anderson says few organisations are honoured in this way. “I’d like to commend the Mint for producing two beautifully crafted coins that capture the spirit of the ABC over our 90 years.”

The Mint’s CEO Leigh Gordon says “The Mint is delighted to be part of the celebration of the ABC’s 90th anniversary – an organisation recognised as the home of Australian conversations, culture and stories.”

“The coin design represents the ABC’s special and far-reaching connection with Australia and Australians as it has grown and evolved over 90 Years. Like a family photo, the ABC logo is featured predominantly on the coin, surrounded by icons that showcase the rich history of the ABC, and its evolution into an iconic part of the Australian media landscape.

The coins will be available on the Mint’s website tomorrow – 6 October – from 8:30am (AEDT).

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5 Oct 2022 - 10:38 am

Literally taxpayers dollars.

5 Oct 2022 - 4:48 pm

… to be picky, it’s not “90 years of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation”, it’s only been a “corporation” since 1983, before that it was a “commission” …


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