Australia’s finest athletes and para-athletes will proudly compete in the Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022.
To mark the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and support Australia’s athletes, the Royal Australian Mint has released a commemorative 2022 $1 Coloured Uncirculated Coin.
Every four years, some of the world’s best athletes compete for gold in the Commonwealth Games, created in 1930 to promote sporting competition among British Empire nations. Since then, the Commonwealth Games have been held every four years, except during and immediately after World War 2.
Seventy-two teams compete, representing the 54 Commonwealth nations and their territories.
Nine nations have hosted Commonwealth Games. Australia has hosted the most – in Sydney (1938), Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982), Melbourne (2006) and Gold Coast (2018).
Australia is just one of six nations to have competed in every Commonwealth Games. Australian athletes have always performed well, topping the medal tally at 13 of the 21 games.
Where once para-athletes competed separately, they are now fully integrated into the Commonwealth Games, with their events staged as part of the program and their medals counting towards a nation’s medal tally.
The coin’s reverse design commemorates Australia’s 2022 Commonwealth Games Team
• Packaged in a presentation card