"Australia - towards a society for all ages" is the theme chosen to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Older Persons. The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating this important Year with the 1999 Six Coin Set International Year of Older Persons in proof and uncirculated finishes.
As always January 1 is change-over day at the Royal Australian Mint. The dies in the coin presses at the Visitors Gallery are replaced. Visitors can strike their own $1 coins mint marked with a C to denote striking for Canberra.