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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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8.30 am to 5 pm

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The Mint is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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media releases | most recent

10/11/2014

Mint continues Remembrance journey in Melbourne

The Royal Australian Mint will have a special Remembrance Day pop-up shop at the Shrine of Remembrance tomorrow, producing an exclusive coin just for the day and especially for Melbourne.

28/10/2014

Remembering the ANZAC Embarkation in Albany, WA

The Royal Australian Mint is partnering with 'Anzac Albany' to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the embarkation of the Australian Imperial Force bound for the Great War.

15/09/2014

Mint takes home Comcare 2014 health and safety awards

The Royal Australian Mint has been recognised for its work towards health and safety at the annual Comcare Awards, taking home three awards.

18/07/2014

Astronaut makes history at the Mint

To celebrate National Science Week, former NASA astronaut, Rick Hieb, launched the final spectacular domed coin, Orion, from the award-winning Southern Sky series at the Royal Australian Mint today.

28/07/2014

Corporal Roberts-Smith VC, MG shares the story of Anzac as Royal Australian Mint ambassador

As the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War approaches on 4 August, Corporal Roberts-Smith VC, MG has been announced as the Mint’s ambassador for its Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program.

03/07/2014

NAIDOC Week sees new coin enter circulation

A new special 50 cent coin has entered circulation, marking 50 years of ongoing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research and collection of information which has assisted our country in becoming more knowledgeable about all of its people and cultures.

25/06/2014

AIATSIS commemorative coin launched

The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP launched the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) commemorative 50 cent circulating coin at Parliament House in Canberra today.

30/05/2014

'G for George' commemorative coin to mark 70th anniversary of retirement

The new coin release from the Mint's Anzac Centenary Coin Program will serve as a lasting memento of the Avro Lancaster heavy bomber's legendary service.

07/05/2014

Celebrating the 30th birthday of the buck with a gold coin donation

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the 30th birthday of the $1 coin, with a pop-up store in Sydney, a limited edition S for Sydney counterstamp coin and a donation to Cancer Council.