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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’.


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
8.30 am to 5 pm

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
10am to 4pm

The Mint is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Admission is free.


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07/08/2015

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.

05/08/2015

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.

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.