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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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Battles of Greece and Crete commemorated in enduring pieces

As the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Mainland Greece and Crete nears, the Royal Australian Mint has released two exquisitely designed collectable coins, announced at the commemorative wreath-laying ceremony today at the Australian Hellenic Memorial.


Symbolic red on new circulating coin marks Centenary of the Gallipoli Landing

Just ahead of Anzac Day 2015, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Honourable Kelly O'Dwyer MP, announced that Australia's newest coloured circulating coin will remember the Anzacs and enter public circulation from Monday 20 April. This circulating coin will be released as part of the Royal Australian Mint's Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program.


Mint offers up production pieces to the public

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is giving collectors the rare opportunity to secure themselves production standard coins used during the manufacturing process. An auction of these items will be held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions from 26 to 28 May at Box Hill Town Hall in Melbourne.


Australia mints world history with new circulating coin for Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

History was made today with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint.


Golden factory access for Mint's golden 50th anniversary

The iconic Royal Australian Mint is turning 50 this weekend and hosting a very special day by opening the factory doors to the public and offering family fun activities, entertainment and displays tomorrow, Saturday 21 February 2015.


Coin curveball thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under licence from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.


Civilian courage recognised with new Australian Bravery coin

Australia’s highest awards for civilian bravery will be recognised on the newest coin from the Royal Australian Mint in a very unique event where all living recipients of the prestigious Cross of Valour and George Cross will strike their names onto their very own coin.


Green light as Ampelmann® walks onto an Australian coin in Berlin!

One of the most recognisable and popular icons of Germany is making his first appearance on an Australian coin, with the unveiling of an Ampelmann® privy mark $1 coin.


True blue Aussie icons marked on new coloured coin

In the lead-up to Australia Day, two iconic Australian brands, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) and Australian Geographic, in true aussie spirit, have teamed up to recognise Aussie icons on a new collectable $5 coin.


New coin unveiled for the toss at PM's XI cricket match

The Royal Australian Mint has officially unveiled a new coin just in time to be put to use by the Prime Minister in the official toss for today's clash, providing a moment of remembrance for the Anzac Centenary.


First coin of 2015 honours the Anzac Legend

The first coin of 2015 has rolled off the presses and in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign, it pays tribute to our ANZACs.


Commendation for the Mint at Canberra Region Tourism Awards

The Royal Australian Mint has proudly accepted a commendation in the Tourism Attraction category at the 2014 Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards held overnight.


Coin inspired by Sydney's New Year's Eve Celebrations

The 2015 Sydney New Year's Eve coin features the spectacular fireworks over the glorious Sydney Harbour each year. Let it inspire your New Year as well.


Uncovering family ties at the Royal Australian Mint

A NSW Central Coast family have uncovered a family link to one curious item from the Mint's National Coin Collection, with its own unique story to tell.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.