Treasures of the National Coin Collection
Book a school excursion to the Mint
Visit the Mint on your next school excursion and see where all of Australia's circulating coins are made!
The future of coinage will be a hot topic in Canberra this week with key representatives from Central Banks and financial departments of nine Pacific Island nations attending a coinage seminar organised by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).
During Floriade we are introducing a new way to experience our public galleries. In the place of public tours, from 16 September to 15 October 2017 between 10.00am and 4.00pm, our lovely guides will be stationed at key areas ready and waiting to tell you all the fantastic stories of coins in Australia and how we mint approximately 250 million coins each year.
You can also design and colour-in your own coin, create a possum mask, and check out our robots! If you’re lucky, one of them just might dance for you.
There’s so much to see and do at the Royal Melbourne show this year – including the chance the opportunity to strike your own coin! Visit the Mint’s stand to strike an ‘M’ for Melbourne counterstamp on the 2017 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorating the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway. Available for $5 and only as a Royal Melbourne Show special, this coin is the perfect keepsake to remember all of the fun had at the show!