Australian Mint launches a new 50-cent coin with a secret code – and it's almost impossible to crack
- Australian Royal Mint releases a new 50-cent coin with a secretly coded message
- Coin was released on Monday in collaboration with ASIO for the 70th birthday
- Those who crack the code can participate to win the only ASIO coin ever
The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new 50-cent coin with a secret code.
The Mint worked with the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) to issue the new coin on Monday, winning 20,000.
The coin contains an encrypted message similar to the one used during the Cold War, with a unique ASIO coin that is offered as a prize for those lucky enough to crack it.
De Mint worked with the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) to release the new coin (photo) on Monday, winning 20,000
& # 39; The Royal Australian Mint is honored to commemorate the last seven decades of ASIO & # 39; s important work with the very first coin produced by the Mint with a coded code similar to that used by agents during the Cold War & # 39; , CEO of Royal Australian Mint, Ross MacDiarmid said in a statement.
The coins are sold for $ 10 each on the occasion of ASIO & # 39; s 70th birthday.
After purchasing a coin, people can enter their coded code in an online contest & # 39; Coincryption & # 39 ;.
The coins have a & # 39; one time pad & # 39; like those used by Russian intelligence agents to decrypt secret messages.
& # 39; 2019 is a milestone year for ASIO that provides a natural point of reflection to commemorate our history and celebrate our success, our people and our culture – it marks 70 years of ASIO & # 39; s service for the protection of Australia and Australians , & # 39; Director General of Security, Duncan Lewis said.
After submitting their code, Australians will participate in the draw to win the only ever ASIO designed coin that ever exists.
The registrations for the competition close on 2 December.
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