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$15 for $2 Olympic coin: New Aussie coins feature surfing Kangaroo

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Australian Olympians and the new $2 coin with the surfing kangaroo
Special $2 coins will be released for the Olympics, but can also be bought at an extra cost (Source: Getty)

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the Tokyo Olympics with the release of five new $2 coins.

The five new coins are coloured in the theme of the Olympic rings and each has a special Japanese-inspired design.

There will also be a coin representing the Paralympic games released next month.

The release of the new-look $2 coins to celebrate the Olympics
(Source: Royal Australian Mint)

If you want to get your hands on them a new coin will be released each week starting tomorrow in the lead up to the Olympics through your local Woolworths.

But, if you don't want to risk getting a regular $2 coin in your change you can purchase the complete set in three unique packaging designs for $15 each.

“In support of Australia’s Olympic athletes, and to mark their long journey to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, the Royal Australian Mint has partnered with Woolworths to release five coloured $2 coins,” the Royal Australian Mint said in its announcement.

“The coins feature attractive designs which describe the athlete’s journey to Tokyo, featuring a manga style Hockey Roo and Surfing Roo, Mount Fuji, Australian Olympic Team logo and an Olympic torch.”

The release of the new-look $2 coins to celebrate the Olympics
(Source: Royal Australian Mint)

The ‘Surfing Roo’ was included to make the addition of surfing as an Olympic sport and as such that will be the first coin released in the set.

The coin features a surfing kangaroo encircled by a ring of cherry blossoms, which is the national flower of Japan.

On this coin, the blossoms have been coloured blue to represent one of the five Olympic rings.

Each coin will have a different colour ring of cherry blossoms around it.

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