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Great Aussie Coin Hunt: Australia Post and Royal Australian Mint release limited edition $1 coin celebrating Aussie icons

Great Aussie Coin Hunt: Australia Post and Royal Australian Mint release limited edition $1 coin celebrating Aussie icons

A new craze is about to sweep the country after Australia Post and the Royal Australian Mint announced the Great Aussie Coin Hunt.

Millions of $1 coins have been released, featuring iconic Australian themes such as the Hills hoist, a quokka and an Esky.

Each letter of the alphabet with have a different design with the first six available to collect now.

A fill feature Australia Post, F for foot, I for Iced VoVo, M for meat pie, S for surf life saving and X for the tiny township of Xantippe.

New coins will be released every Monday until October 21, ending with the letter Z which comes complete with an engraving of the summer staple Zooper Dooper.

But there’s a catch.

The only way to get your hands on the coins is to make a purchase at an Australia Post store and receive the limited edition $1 coin in change.

“We want everyone to get involved,” said Australia Post consumer and community executive general manager Nicole Sheffield.

“Not only will it be really exciting to hunt for all the coins and build an amazing collection, but each and every coin opens up the opportunity for wonderful conversations about quintessential Australian life.

“It’s a great way for grandparents to connect with grandchildren, and for all of us to share our own experiences and memories with each other – both here and with friends and family overseas.”