An iconic name in cricketing history, and now commemorated on a special collectible 50 cent coin, Richie Benaud will be remembered ahead of the Australia v Pakistan test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Daphne Benaud, widow of the late cricket great, present on field during the coin toss.
A moment in history was struck today by one lucky coin enthusiast at the Royal Australian Mint’s long awaited New Year’s traditions, receiving the highly sought-after honour to produce the first coin worldwide in 2017.
The highly anticipated exhibition exploring the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO, The Designer with the Midas Touch, has now officially opened to the public at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).
Known for creating intricate and striking designs, the Royal Australian Mint’s coin designer Stevan Stojanovic will take centre stage at the M. R. Roberts’ Wynyard Coin Centre Open Day in Sydney tomorrow, Friday 16 December 2016.
With the toss of a coin to start the Australia v South Africa test match in Adelaide today, it is only fitting that the coin commemorates the ‘voice of cricket’ Richie Benaud, who played his last test cricket match against the South Africans back in 1964.
For the first time the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO, the designer of Australia’s much-loved decimal coins and internationally renowned silversmith, goldsmith and jeweller, will be showcased to the public in an exhibition entitled The Designer with the Midas Touch at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).
The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) proudly received three awards at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards on Friday night recognising the exemplary education and visitor experience at one of Canberra’s most iconic tourist attractions.
To mark 400 years since Dutch East India Company (VOC) Captain Dirk Hartog and the crew of the Eendracht landed on the West Australian coast, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a special commemorative coin featuring the original text inscribed on the pewter plate that noted their arrival, as well as its translation to English.