Treasures of the National Coin Collection
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Visit the Mint on your next school excursion and see where all of Australia's circulating coins are made!
Tuesday, 15 August 2017: Woolworths is releasing Royal Australian Mint limited edition $2 coins into their tills from today leading up to Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book Week, featuring designs from the iconic Australian children’s book Possum Magic.
To celebrate Children's Book Council of Australia - Children’s Book Week 2017, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have joined forces to create three Australian $2 coloured collector coins featuring designs from the children’s book Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas. The coins will available from Woolworths supermarkets and metro stores nationwide from 15 August for a 3 week period or while stocks last.
The Mint is all aboard and heading south to Shepparton, Ballarat, Geelong, and Melbourne during late August and early September. The Mint’s Trans-Australian Tour celebrates one hundred years since the establishment of the Trans-Australian Railway.
Go full steam ahead to visit our pop-up shop for your ticket to trade.
The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is one of Queensland's largest annual events, held over ten full days at the Brisbane Showgrounds, and this will be its 140th show.
We are headed to the Ekka with the mobile coin press in tow. Visitors will be able to strike their own coin with a ‘B’ for Brisbane counterstamp on a 2017 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorating the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway.
Located at stand JRP 041 in the John Reid Pavilion, the Mint will also have a selection of its latest coin releases for purchase.
Please note the text corrections for the following pages of the printed June 2017 Mint Issue:
- The item with product code 210466 was incorrectly titled. The correct title is: $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin.
- The item with product code 310917 was incorrectly titled. The correct title is: 2017 $1 Fine Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin.
- ‘two entertaining stories’ refers to the text featured on the inside of the coin folder and on the back of the outer sleeve, and does not infer the inclusion of two separate picture books.