FAQ: Australia’s Dollar Discovery Competition

Q. How can I join Australia’s Dollar Discovery?

A: Simply visit www.dollardiscovery.com.au to register.

Simply register online at dollardiscovery.com.au. Then check your change for the 35th anniversary $1 coins and collect the letters A, U and S from 1 November 2018 until 8 April 2019.

Q. How do I enter the competition?

A: Visit www.dollardiscovery.com.au to register for Australia’s Dollar Discovery competition. After registering, you will be in the running to win the minor prizes.

To be eligible for the major prize you must check your change for the 35th anniversary $1 coins and collect the letters A, U and S from 1 November 2018 until 8 April 2019. After finding all three coins, you must be registered and tick the box that says ‘I’ve found all three coins’ on www.dollardiscovery.com.au. You will then be in the draw for the major prizes.

Q. I don’t have internet can you register my details for me?

A: No, Australian law prohibits the Mint from registering for a competition on your behalf.

Q. When does the competition close?

A: The competition closes at 11:59pm on April 8, 2019. Winners will be drawn 30 April 2019 and
contacted by email and phone.

Q. How many coins do I need to win?

A: You must find all three of the Australia’s Dollar Discovery coins. These are $1 coins marked with the letters A, U or S, as well as the number 35.

Q. I’ve found one/two coins but not all of them. Do I still win something?

A: If you have registered on the website you will still be in the draw for the minor prizes, however you will not be eligible for the major prize.

Q. What are my chances of finding all three coins?

A: The Mint has produced and placed into circulation over 1 million of each of the three coins to ensure they will be available across all states and territories throughout the duration of the Australia’s Dollar Discovery competition.

Q. How do I know if I was one of the first 50 000 to register and receive a FREE coin
collection folder?

A: If you were one of the first 50 000 to register you will receive an email notification prior to your folder being dispatched.

Q. I’m under 14. Can I enter the competition?

A: Australia’s privacy laws prohibit the Mint from taking or storing the details of people under the age of 14.

Q. I live in a remote area and we never see new coins. This competition is unfair.

A: The special circulating coins for Australia’s Dollar Discovery competition will be distributed to the public via banks. The Mint is working to ensure these coins are distributed widely throughout the country. Coins will continue to be delivered throughout the competition period, which continues up until 8 April 2019.

Q. I would like to lodge a complaint or provide feedback about the program. How do I do this?

A: You can email info@ramint.gov.au with your feedback and it will be passed onto the appropriate areas in the Mint.

Q. The coins are being sold on eBay at ridiculous prices. How can people already have
these coins?

A: It is possible that multiples of these coins have been found by collectors or members of the public. We suggest continuing your search as opposed to purchasing from sellers as this behaviour only reinforces an inflated market price. The Mint cannot control what happens in the secondary market.

Q: Where can we get these coins?

A: The coins have been released into general circulation and will begin to appear in change
around Australia.

Q: How many of each coin have been produced?

A: The Mint has produced and placed into circulation over 1 million of each of the three coins. The final mintages will be released in our 2018-19 annual report.

Q. When can I collect each $1 coin?

A: These coins have been released into general circulation and may turn up anywhere in Australia. Keep an eye on your change and encourage your friends and family to do the same to increase your chances of finding one.

Q: Which banks have the coins?

A: The coins have been mixed in amongst general circulating $1 coins which will be delivered to banks Australia wide.

Q: Will these coins be available to purchase individually, in sachets or in rolls?

A: No, the only way to obtain these coins is in general circulation and checking your change.

Q: Is there a chance of these coins being found in a Mint roll or sachet of $1 coins?

A: No, the only way to obtain these coins is in general circulation and checking your change.

Q: Will the empty Coin Collection Folders be available to purchase?

A. No, the only way to obtain one of these folders is to be one of the first 50,000 people to register at www.dollardiscovery.com.au.

Q: Are these coins real currency or just a collector’s item?

A: Yes, these coins are legal tender. They were minted by the Royal Australian Mint and have
gone through the legislated approval process.

Q: Will I definitely receive one of the $1 coins in my change?

A: All coins are distributed by chance, so there is no way to guarantee that you will get the coins. We recommend asking all your friends, family and associates to keep an eye on their change to increase your chances.

Q: My coin/s is/are damaged?

A: These coins are out in wider circulation and therefore subject to the usual rigors of daily use which can cause wear and damage to coins.

Q: How will the winners be notified?

A: Major prize winners will be notified by phone and email on 30 April 2019. Minor prize winners will be notified by email on 14 May 2019.

Q. I live in Canberra, will I get something extra in place of the flights.

A: No, we cannot offer alternate prizing for this competition.

Q. I have won a voucher, how can I spend it?

A: Your voucher can be redeemed in person at the Royal Australian Mint Coin Shop or by calling 1300 652 020.

Q. I didn’t receive my registration confirmation email?

A: Please check your junk mail and spam folder, if found there please add us to your contact list or mark the email as safe/not spam. If you are unable to locate the email, please attempt to register again. If you then receive an error message stating that you are already registered, your registration was successful.