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Free talk at the Mint ‘Minting Classic Coins and Australia’s First Coins’ by Dr Rick Williams

Join Dr Rick Williams for a free public talk about the impressions stamped on coins from Southern Italy in the 6th and 5th centuries BC and how their minting relates to Australia’s first coins - the holey dollar and dumps made in New South Wales in 1813. How do they compare? Can we draw links between the methods used to make them?

When: Wednesday 8 August 2018 at 10.30am-11.15am
Where: Education Room at the Royal Australian Mint, Denison Street, Deakin, ACT
Price: Free of charge but bookings recommended

Queensland and New South Wales will be Minting their way to mischief with a counter-stamp Rascals & Ratbags coin in July

Marking 150 years since the convict era of Rascals and Ratbags, the Royal Australian Mint is landing in a town near you. To celebrate their special contribution to Australia’s history, heritage and folklore, you’re invited to get up to a bit of mischief yourself, by counterstamping your very own commemorative Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin. Our mobile minting team will be touring around the country, stocked with a range of special products, coin swaps and just as many great stories to share.

New South Wales will be Minting its way to mischief with a counter-stamp Rascals & Ratbags coin in June

Marking 150 years since the convict era of Rascals and Ratbags, the Royal Australian Mint is landing in a town near you. To celebrate their special contribution to Australia’s history, heritage and folklore, you’re invited to get up to a bit of mischief yourself, by counterstamping your very own commemorative Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin. Our mobile minting team will be touring around the country, stocked with a range of special products, coin swaps and just as many great stories to share.

Rascals & Ratbagswill make its mark in NSW

The Mint will be travelling to Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong during the second leg of the 2018 Road show. This year’s Roadshow showcases the 2018 Ratbags and Rascals: Australia’s Convict Era Collection.

Our team are excited to bring you the opportunity to trade for the latest products, get fresh change and stamp a special coin.

Dates and times to be advised.

 

Change to Circulating Coin Sachet Availability

Due to a change in policy, the Royal Australian Mint can no longer offer Circulating Coin Sachets for purchase through our online store or contact centre, effective from July 1, 2018. This change of policy has been made to ensure the Mint’s continued compliance with Australia’s Taxation regulations.

From July 1, sachets of circulating coins will only be available as a Coin Swap (cash only) at our Roadshow, Pop-Up and Coin Swap Events.  We apologise for any inconvenience and encourage our collectors to take advantage of this limited window of availability.

Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow Reveal at the Royal Australian Mint.

Come and celebrate with the Mint this Saturday as we kick off our national tour with the Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow Reveal.

Stamp your own coin with a special ‘Australia’ counterstamp, swap existing coins or cash for freshly minted 2018 standard and commemorative circulating coins and shop for the latest products.

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, stamp their own coin and explore the Mint.

Date: Saturday 12 May

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Vale Stuart Devlin AO (1931 - 2018)

The Royal Australian Mint honours and pays tribute to Stuart Devlin AO, who passed away peacefully on 12 April 2018 at the age of 86. Devlin is the designer of Australia’s circulating coins and regarded as one of the most creative and influential goldsmith and silversmiths of his time.

As the supplier of Australia’s circulating coinage, the Royal Australian Mint has a longstanding connection to Devlin, who designed Australia’s decimal currency released in 1966.

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