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Feature as one of Ginger’s Mates in Australia’s longest running comic strip, Ginger Meggs

2021 $1 Coloured Uncirculated Ginger Meggs Coin
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is marking a century of Australia’s most iconic comic strip, Ginger Meggs, with the release of two limited edition coloured coin sets.

To celebrate the release, the Mint is offering a lucky Australian the once in a lifetime opportunity to be drawn into a Ginger Meggs comic strip.

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Royal Australian Mint delivers new eco-friendly product packaging

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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is taking steps to improve its environmental footprint by introducing sustainable product packaging.

Ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, the Mint announced the move to an industry-first sustainable pulp packaging solution for the Mint’s numismatic product range.

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New Circulating Coin Commemorates Indigenous Military Personnel

2021 $2 'C' Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Indigenous Services Coin
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Today, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) launched Australia’s newest circulating coin, commemorating the Indigenous men and women who have served in the military.

Launching in Canberra, the coin was unveiled by Aboriginal artist and Kalkadoon woman Chern’ee Sutton and Royal Australian Mint CEO, Leigh Gordon.

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Royal Australian Mint takes flight with new centenary of Air Force collection

2021 Centenary of RAAF Eleven Coin Collection
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Today, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) launched a unique coin collection to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force.

Speaking at the launch of the coins, the Mint’s new CEO Leigh Gordon, AO, CSM, said collaborations like this one with the Royal Australian Air Force continue to help the Mint showcase the important work of Australian organisations. 

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New Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint

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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) today announced the appointment of Mr Leigh Gordon AO, CSM as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Speaking on his new position at the Mint, Mr Gordon noted his enthusiasm for this new role.

“I am excited to be joining a well-recognised National Cultural attraction and innovative manufacturing enterprise."

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Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force celebrated on first coin of 2021

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To welcome in the New Year, the Royal Australian Mint has unveiled the new theme for the 2021 Gallery Press and Mintmark Suite coins.

The highly anticipated theme – Centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force – will be featured on the coins pressed on the Mint’s public gallery press throughout the year. 

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