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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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03/07/2014

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.

24/04/2014

Unique two-up coin toss at Anzac Day UC Brumbies match

The newest coin from the Royal Australian Mint, a tribute to the recipients of the Victoria Cross, will be used at the coin toss for the UC Brumbies Anzac Day match. The next coin in the Anzac Centenary Coin Program.

27/03/2014

Triangular tribute remembers the fallen - Lest we forget

As Australians prepare for Anzac Day 2014, the Royal Australian Mint today unveiled a significant new triangular $5 collectible coin; the first from the Anzac Centenary Coin Program.

13/02/2014

Coin shares the spirit of a Century of Anzac

The Royal Australian Mint has unveiled the first official coin of the Centenary of Anzac and Centenary of Service 2014-18, a new $1 circulating coin. The coin features the official logo of the Anzac Centenary, including the image of an Australian Digger, head bowed and rifle reversed in solemn reflection.

01/01/2014

Voyage to Terra Australis sails onto first coin for New Year

At a much-anticipated event by coin collectors around the country, the Royal Australian Mint has revealed the new theme for its gallery press which this year is honouring the 200th anniversary of the publication of Matthew Flinders’ journal ‘A Voyage to Terra Australis.’

01/01/2014

Sydney New Year's Eve coin revealed

Australians have celebrated the New Year and the Royal Australian Mint has revealed the full design on its stunning new 2014 $1 Sydney New Year's Eve holographic silver proof coin.

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18/12/2013

Australia's Ashes Test Series win remembered forever with a new coin

Australia has taken out the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Test Series and now all Australians have the chance to own a special keepsake to remember the taste of this summer’s victory with the Royal Australian Mint’s ‘The Ashes’ official commemorative coin.

02/12/2013

Hologram coin bursting with NYE fireworks colour

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer the Hon Steve Ciobo MP and City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore released an official announcement launching the 2014 $1 Holographic Silver Proof Coin celebrating the Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks.

22/11/2013

Royal Australian Mint's awards triumph on national and world stage

The Royal Australian Mint's world-class status and dedication to ground-breaking innovation have been recognised on both the national and world stage with recent wins in the 2013 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards and the international 2014 Coin of the Year Awards.

21/10/2013

Ruby anniversary of Sydney's Opera House celebrated in silver

The Royal Australian Mint, Sydney Opera House and UNESCO are proud to unveil a new coin design dedicated to the fortieth anniversary of one of the world’s most recognisable and busiest performing arts centres.

18/10/2013

Future coins revealed by Blaze of paint

The Royal Australian Mint will be unveiling some of the most exciting coins it plans to release in 2014 at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

27/09/2013

Mint's Export Solutions recognised as best in Government

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) was honoured to take out the Exporting Government Solutions category at the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards presentation yesterday.

13/09/2013

Curved Coin dazzles at 2013 Canberra Engineering Excellence Awards

The Royal Australian Mint was honoured to accept a 2013 Canberra Engineering Excellence Award for the 2012 Southern Sky Crux Curved Coin awarded at the Engineers Australia (Canberra Division) Annual Awards Ceremony held last night on Thursday 12 September.

12/09/2013

Colourful Change coming exclusively to Queen Street Mall

Brisbane is the only city where the newest $2 coin - the first circulating coin with purple stripes - will be able to be swapped for your change directly from the Royal Australian Mint.