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Royal Australian Mint Bolsters Tech to Meet New Era of Coin Collection

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Royal Australian Mint, the sole producer of all Australia's circulating coins, has teamed up with EQL, the commerce platform built to ensure reliable and fair product launches, to provide a better solution to our ecommerce challenges and improve the experience for collectors as they aim to get their hands on new coins. 

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Many firsts for one lucky coin collector

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About 300 people tried their luck to make national and international history this morning, and strike the first coin for 2024 at the Royal Australian Mint.

But only Izzy Zaharis, of Wollongong, as the first person drawn from the barrel, became the only person in Australia to take home the very first collectible commemorative coin featuring the new King Charles III effigy.

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Last Queen coin minted for 2023

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The Royal Australian Mint was a hive of activity after the official closing time on New Year’s Eve, as more than 600 people gathered in the hope of being chosen to make the last coin of 2023.

Justin Maloney, from Melbourne, was picked from hundreds in the ballot to become today’s history maker and mint the final coin.

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People’s Choice Award a feather in our hat

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating its success at the 2023 Canberra Region Tourism Awards. The Mint was named as the ACT’s best Cultural Tourism destination and took home the coveted People’s Choice Award for Favourite Attraction at the annual event in Canberra last Friday evening.

Royal Australian Mint CEO, Leigh Gordon, said winning these awards honours the dedicated staff who have shown commitment to telling the Australian story through coins.

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