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Are the ‘Holey Dollar’ and ‘Dump’ coins still legal tender?

The Holey Dollar and Dump are the only Australian coins which have had their ‘legal tender’ status removed, or been ‘demonetised’.


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03/07/2015

Special coin shines spotlight on a century of lighthouses

Ahead of this century's largest reunion of past and present Australian lighthouse personnel and in celebration of 100 years of the Australian Government managing aids to navigation, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will unveil two shining collectible coins as tribute today.

02/07/2015

A silver keepsake to mark the Royal Christening

With the world's focus on the christening of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) extends congratulations for this special day with a charming collectible coin.

25/06/2015

The Mint set for greener energy

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is one step closer to further improving sustainability and adopting a greener approach to coin production with the appointment of Origin Energy to install and manage one of the ACT's largest rooftop solar energy systems.

15/06/2015

Magna Carta captured on antique rectangular coin for its 800th anniversary

To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, in a Royal Australian Mint first, a meaningful section of the Great Charter has been etched forever onto a unique rectangular collectible fine silver coin and launched today at Australian Parliament House's official Magna Carta celebrations.

10/06/2015

CEO reappointed

The CEO of the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) Mr Ross MacDiarmid has been reappointed to his role for a further three years. With the recent announcement that the Mint is no longer being considered for privatisation, Mr MacDiarmid is looking forward to leading the Mint into the future.

14/05/2015

Battles of Greece and Crete commemorated in enduring pieces

As the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Mainland Greece and Crete nears, the Royal Australian Mint has released two exquisitely designed collectable coins, announced at the commemorative wreath-laying ceremony today at the Australian Hellenic Memorial.

19/04/2015

Symbolic red on new circulating coin marks Centenary of the Gallipoli Landing

Just ahead of Anzac Day 2015, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Honourable Kelly O'Dwyer MP, announced that Australia's newest coloured circulating coin will remember the Anzacs and enter public circulation from Monday 20 April. This circulating coin will be released as part of the Royal Australian Mint's Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program.

11/03/2015

Mint offers up production pieces to the public

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is giving collectors the rare opportunity to secure themselves production standard coins used during the manufacturing process. An auction of these items will be held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions from 26 to 28 May at Box Hill Town Hall in Melbourne.

04/03/2015

Australia mints world history with new circulating coin for Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

History was made today with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint.

20/02/2015

Golden factory access for Mint's golden 50th anniversary

The iconic Royal Australian Mint is turning 50 this weekend and hosting a very special day by opening the factory doors to the public and offering family fun activities, entertainment and displays tomorrow, Saturday 21 February 2015.

19/02/2015

Coin curveball thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under licence from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

14/02/2015

Civilian courage recognised with new Australian Bravery coin

Australia’s highest awards for civilian bravery will be recognised on the newest coin from the Royal Australian Mint in a very unique event where all living recipients of the prestigious Cross of Valour and George Cross will strike their names onto their very own coin.