Australian Mint releases “donation dollar”

The Royal Australian Mint calls it the “donation dollar” — a specially made $1 coin that it hopes people will give away.

The Mint has begun pressing 25 million of the charitable coins — about one for every Australian — in a bid to boost the country’s flagging levels of philanthropy.

The special coin has a green centre with a gold ripple design, symbolising the ongoing, positive repercussions that each donation can make.

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