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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

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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03/02/2016

Mint buddies up at Berlin World Money Fair for 50 years of decimal currency

Berlin World Money Fair - Media Release

The internationally adored Buddy Bear figure has become eternalised as a privy mark on the exclusive 2016 World Money Fair (WMF) coin by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).

01/01/2016

First coin sees first sovereign reappear in the New Year

With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) New Year's celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016.

22/10/2015

Sunset orange glows on Australia's newest coloured circulating coin ahead of Remembrance Day

Announced today at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, over two million coins of the 2015 $2 Coloured Circulating Coin - Remembrance Day are being produced and will allow many Australians to share the meaning behind Remembrance Day and the memorable poem.

29/09/2015

Mint makes spectacular mark for AFL Grand Final

With the mobile press in attendance, the Mint will be kicking goals by bringing fans the chance to strike their own 'M' for Melbourne on a special AFL themed coin, available only from Foxtel Footy Festival, outside of the MCG.

29/09/2015

Mint keeps action alive for Greatest Game of All

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be visiting Sydney in the lead up to the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership Season Grand Final to get fans game ready with the ultimate finals day souvenir.

08/09/2015

A royal record remembered in timeless pieces

Only moments away from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reaching a Royal Record, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a selection of beautifully designed collectible coins to commemorate the occasion.