Updated January 01, 2018 14:05:44
A new coin obsessive was minted this morning when six-year-old Henry McArthur drew his own winning ticket for the first pressing of the year.
The New Year’s Day event at the Royal Australian Mint typically draws numismatists [or coin collectors] from across the country, who camp out for days to claim one of the coins.
This year the mint chose to try out a raffle to stop the campouts, after last year’s winner ended up with sunburn for his dedication.
Fanatics still queued early this morning for one of 100 raffle tickets, which would then determine who got the coveted first coin.
Just as CEO Ross MacDiarmid was about to draw the raffle, he asked Henry to do the honour.
Henry …