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Governor-General unveils first Australian coins featuring new Queen’s portrait

2019 $1 Silver Proof 6th Effigy Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, today revealed the first Australian coins to feature the new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, signalling the impending transition to a new effigy on all Australian coinage.

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To the moon and beyond with astronomical release from Royal Australian Mint

2019 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin The Earth & Beyond - The Moon
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The Royal Australian Mint has issued the second release in its three-coin The Earth and Beyond series, which showcases our extraordinary planet and beyond.

Following on from the first domed coin in the series, which depicted the Earth as seen from space, this new release celebrates the Moon, our closest celestial companion.

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Australia’s love of motorsport to be marked with new 50 cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint

Holden Motorsport Coin
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has today released 12 new uncirculated fifty cent coins each showcasing a different Ford or Holden motorsport vehicle. To coincide with the coin’s release, the Mint has launched Australia’s first Reverendum which will decide the country’s favourite Holden and Ford motorsport cars.

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Sun sets on Royal Australian Mint’s golden kangaroo – but there is a silver lining

2019 $25 Gold Proof Kangaroo at Sunset Ballot Coin
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For the past 11 years, the Royal Australian Mint has held an annual ballot for the iconic Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin, with this year marking the coin’s final release.

Available exclusively by ballot, the Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin release has been a yearly tradition for the Mint, says Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid.

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Royal Australian Mint maps Western Hemisphere on convex coin

2018 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin captures the Western Hemisphere
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Artistry, craftsmanship and history combine in a new gold domed coin released today by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).

The 2018 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin captures the Western Hemisphere as depicted on a richly-decorated 1626 map by English cartographer John Speed titled A New and Accurate Map of the World.

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