Australia is first nation in world to get a Commemorative IYC 2012 Coin

Update: IYC Coin Presented to Dame Pauline Green

The IYC 2012 Secretariat started the process of lobbying for a coin to commemorate the International Year of Co-ops in Australia back in late 2010.

The 2012 $1 Uncirculated Coin – International Year of the Co-operatives will be released on 1 January 2012.

The Royal Australian Mint designed this commemorative coin in partnership with the Australian Secretariat.

Co-operative One Dollar

The design incorporates the International Year of Co-operatives logo with additional building blocks representing the role that co-operatives play in sustaining populations that may otherwise struggle with the demands of a global economy.

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The coin can be pre-ordered through the Australian Secretariat. Order form coming soon.

To go on an alert list email with “IYC coin” in the subject line.

Price: $13.50

The coin will be available for purchase from the Royal Australian Mint through its Call Centre, onsite Coin Shop and online shop.

Co-op’s Chief receives first coin

In front of an estimated audience of 2000 global co-operators, Capricorn Society Chair, Mr Colin Heavyside, will present Dame Pauline Green, President of the global peak body for co-ops, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), with the first minted IYC 2012 coin. The presentation will take place on Friday 18 November at the co-operative movement’s launch of IYC 2012 in Cancun, Mexico (the ICA General Assembly).

Dame Pauline Green

Mr Heavyside said, “It will be a symbolic moment given Dame Pauline launched Social Business Australia at Parliament House in March 2010, and we have reached this milestone in less than two years – I feel very proud on behalf of Australian co-ops”.



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