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New $1 coin featuring Vegemite and the Queen for sale

$1 Vegemite coin.
A new $1 coin featuring a slice of Vegemite toast has gone up for sale. Here’s how to get it. (Source: Royal Australian Mint)

A new $1 coin featuring a slice of Vegemite toast on one side and the Queen’s face on the other has gone up for sale.

The Royal Australian Mint released the coin as part of the 2023 Year Set this morning, which includes six coins. The $1 coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the iconic spread, and features a coloured slice of Vegemite toast with a bite taken out of it.

On the flipside of the coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The 2023 year set will be the last one to feature the late Queen.

The set also includes a 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $2 coin, but only the $1 coin includes the special Vegemite toast.

The set is currently on sale for $33 and a proof set is $130. The mintage will be unlimited.

They are currently available by phone order, at the physical Mint shop in Canberra and via official distributors. The Royal Mint has warned Aussies there will be a high volume of calls so there may be long wait times.

The Mint has delayed the set’s arrival on the e-shop until December 1. It comes after the release of the 10th anniversary red poppy coin was delayed, with Aussie coin collectors queuing online for hours.

King Charles coins coming

The Royal Mint previously confirmed that new coins featuring the face of King Charles III will begin circulating next year.

As is tradition, King Charles III will be facing to the left, while Queen Elizabeth II faced to the right.

The Reserve Bank and Government are currently deciding whether to include a portrait of King Charles III on the $5 note, with some calling for an Australian to take the Queen’s place instead.

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