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Royal Australian Mint partners with Australian Paralympics and unveils Coin Program ambassador Kate Doughty


With less than 100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has announced that it has partnered with the Australian Paralympic Committee to support the team heading to Rio and help create awareness among the general public.

To help share the paralympic dream, the Mint has also unveiled its ambassador – paratriathlon champion Kate Doughty.

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Thomas Fraser-Holmes leads the charge as Mint unveils official 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program ambassadors

2016 $3000 Gold Proof Coin - 1 kilogram

As Australia’s esteemed athletes compete in qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has unveiled Thomas Fraser-Holmes, Melissa Breen and Patty Mills as the ambassadors for the official 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program.

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Mint enlightens Parliament House with coin celebrating decimal currency golden anniversay


With Enlighten 2016 preparing for the biggest crowds yet, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) and Australian Parliament House are making and celebrating history by stamping a ‘C’ for Canberra onto the obverse (heads) side of a coin, an exciting first for the Mint.

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Change from pence to cents celebrated at Mint Open Day

Open day 2016 50c round gold plated coin

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of decimal currency and the pivotal role that the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) played in the changeover, a rare Open Day is to be held at the Mint in Deakin on Saturday 13 February 2016.

The Mint’s reputable coin designers will display their talents to the public for the first time in a never-before-seen pop-up coin design studio only visible from the factory walkthrough, an opportunity rarely available to the public where they can walk amongst the machinery that produce all of Australia’s circulating coins.


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