You Can Now Grab Limited Edition Commonwealth Games Coins at Woolies

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Strap in, supermarket giant Woolworths has teamed up with the coinsmiths at the Royal Australian Mint to distribute new limited edition coins in celebration of the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The multi-sports event, like our own mini Olympics made up of current and former colonial subjects of Queen Elizabeth, kicks off on Thursday, July 28, and will run until Monday, August 8.

The $1 and $2 coins feature various sports that Australia is set to compete in at the upcoming games in Birmingham, UK.

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There are three exclusive $2 coins minted with the letters A, U, and S, which are available from today. Each week, a new coin design will also be released through Woolworth’s tills, with an additional four $1 coins that can only be found in special collectors albums.

The tie-in is a regular feature of the Royal Australian Mint, which frequently creates limited edition cash for major sporting events, often in partnership with Woolworths which give the coins to customers at the checkouts. There was also a recent release of special coins featuring characters from the world’s most popular children’s entertainers, The Wiggles.

In a statement, Andrew Hicks, Woolworths Chief Marketing Officer said:

“As The Fresh Food People, we’re proud to celebrate the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games and all the Australian athletes competing.

“We have a long history of recognising Australia’s rich sporting culture with our customers, and these coins are another great way for them to show their support as the teams go for gold in Birmingham.”

These coins often turn up on eBay years later with insane asking prices, so it might be worth picking a few up when you next do your shopping.

How to Get The Commonwealth Games Coins

The coins are available exclusively at Woolworths. That, of course, means they could then turn up in your change elsewhere, but if you want to guarantee a score, you’ll have to head straight to the source.

The three exclusive $2 coins will be available to collect from cash tills across a three-week period and can be collected as part of your normal change, and by change only from Woolworths Supermarkets.

To guarantee the three $2 and the limited edition For the $1 coins, you’ll need to purchase the collectors’ album for $15.

Of course, you could go directly to the Royal Mint, which also sells the coins on their site. In addition to the seven at Woolworths, they have a limited edition $1, a silver $1 coin, and a gold 50c coin. Each retails for far higher than its face value (the silver coin is $80) but, hey, they’ll probably be worth loads in the future.

With the Royal Mint coins included, there are nine limited edition pieces in total to collect — go get ’em!

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