The Royal Australian Mint kicked off the introduction of a new circulating one dollar coin and a series of new collector coins with a gigantic and symbolic coin commemorating the Centenary of Scouts Australia.
The model coin was the largest ever produced by the Mint at an impressive 400 times the size of the normal one dollar circulating coin.
The $25 sterling silver coin is part of the Silver Hologram Coin Series, which includes 15 different designs or themes. The snowboarding theme is the first for 2008 and the sixth in the hologram series that will continue through the end of 2009. Only 45,000 coins will be minted for each theme.