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International Year of Indigenous Languages commemorated with new coins launched by Royal Australian Mint and AIATSIS

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The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin.  Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).  

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The end of an Effigy: The final Gold and Silver Coins to feature Ian Rank-Broadley's design

2019 Fine Silver Proof Year Set
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019.  The end of an era for Australian currency, the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be featured. 

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New release of black nickel and selectively gold plated coins –

2019 $5 Selectively Gold Plated Fine Silver Proof Coin - Extinct Australian Animals-Tasmanian Tiger
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Previewing at the 2019 Berlin World Money Fair, the Royal Australian Mint announces new black nickel and selective gold plated coins as part of the Echoes of Australian Fauna series, featuring native Australian animals.

Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said that the series showcases the Mint’s excellence in coin manufacturing and is a tribute and a celebration of native Australian animals.

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United States Mint Announces Historic Collaboration with the Royal Australian Mint

Appoloo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar Coin
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The United States Mint (Mint) announced today a collaborative project with the Royal Australian Mint.  The two Mints will produce a commemorative coin set in celebration of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969.  The set will feature a U.S. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar paired with an Australian 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing $5 Silver Proof Domed Coin.

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