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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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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.


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.


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.’


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.