Teen camped out since Christmas strikes first Royal Australian Mint coin of 2015: Afternoon Report

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Published : 01/02/15
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1. Camping for coins

An Australian teen has struck his country's first coin of the year, and all he had to do was camp outside the Royal Australian Mint for nearly a week. 

Sydney's Harley Russo, 15, struck a $1 World War I commemorative coin from the RAM  in Canberra on Jan. 1, according to Yahoo News, after pitching his tent before anyone else on Dec. 25. It was the third straight year Russo was first in line.

According to a RAM press release, "the first 100 people lined up for the occassion will be presented with a certificate authenticating their coin as one of the first 100 off the gallery press."

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