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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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Sunset orange glows on Australia's newest coloured circulating coin ahead of Remembrance Day

Announced today at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, over two million coins of the 2015 $2 Coloured Circulating Coin - Remembrance Day are being produced and will allow many Australians to share the meaning behind Remembrance Day and the memorable poem.


Mint makes spectacular mark for AFL Grand Final

With the mobile press in attendance, the Mint will be kicking goals by bringing fans the chance to strike their own 'M' for Melbourne on a special AFL themed coin, available only from Foxtel Footy Festival, outside of the MCG.


Mint keeps action alive for Greatest Game of All

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be visiting Sydney in the lead up to the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership Season Grand Final to get fans game ready with the ultimate finals day souvenir.


A royal record remembered in timeless pieces

Only moments away from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reaching a Royal Record, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a selection of beautifully designed collectible coins to commemorate the occasion.


Game on for Mint at Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015

Netball fans and general public alike will be able to get more than just a netball experience during the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 this year as the Royal Australian Mint sets up shop onsite with a special minting machine to create the perfect official game souvenir.


Mint goes for gold on Road to Rio as official Australian Olympic Committee licensee

With the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games exactly one year away, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be paving the Road to Rio with official coins as part of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Licensing Program.


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.


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.


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.


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.