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Exciting new changes to pressing the Last and First Coins of the Year at the Royal Australian Mint

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With a New Year comes a fresh new look and that is just what we are going to do with our New Year event celebrations at the Mint!

We have changed things up to create more opportunities for people to engage in the New Year celebrations with us.

New Year’s Eve – Last coin of the year

Similar to last year, we will hold a lucky door draw. However, this year we will actually draw the last ten customers to strike a coin.

Life in Space! Understanding and exploring our universe – a Talk and Coin series - SOLD OUT

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Image of Life in Space event on Tuesday 31 October 2017

***SOLD OUT ***

The Royal Australian Mint has teamed up with the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics to officially launch a new product and discuss intriguing questions like: Can humans really survive in space? Is there life elsewhere in our Solar System?

These are just two of the questions that will be explored in a fascinating night of space exploration.

Life in Space! Understanding and exploring our universe – a Talk and Coin series

Trans-Australian Tour - making tracks to South Australia

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The Mint is all aboard and heading south to Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, and Adelaide – via Deniliquin, Mildura, and Wagga Wagga during October. The Mint’s Trans-Australian Tour celebrates one hundred years since the establishment of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Go full steam ahead to visit our pop-up shop for your ticket to trade. You can:

Trade your cash for a $10 pack of the 2017 $1 Circulating Coin – 100 Years of Anzac: The Spirit Lives, the 2017 $2 Coloured Circulating Coin - Lest We Forget, and the 2017 50c Circulating Coin – Pride and Passion

SPRING into the Mint during Floriade 2017!

During Floriade we are introducing a new way to experience our public galleries. In the place of public tours, from 16 September to 15 October 2017 between 10.00am and 4.00pm, our lovely guides will be stationed at key areas ready and waiting to tell you all the fantastic stories of coins in Australia and how we mint approximately 250 million coins each year.

You can also design and colour-in your own coin, create a possum mask, and check out our robots! If you’re lucky, one of them just might dance for you.

Mint a memento at the Royal Melbourne Show

There’s so much to see and do at the Royal Melbourne show this year – including the chance the opportunity to strike your own coin! Visit the Mint’s stand to strike an ‘M’ for Melbourne counterstamp on the 2017 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorating the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway. Available for $5 and only as a Royal Melbourne Show special, this coin is the perfect keepsake to remember all of the fun had at the show!

Experience the wonder of Possum Magic

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To celebrate Children's Book Council of Australia - Children’s Book Week 2017, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have joined forces to create three Australian $2 coloured collector coins featuring designs from the children’s book Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas. The coins will available from Woolworths supermarkets and metro stores nationwide from 15 August for a 3 week period or while stocks last.

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