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Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow travels to Melbourne and Tasmania in May

The Royal Australian Mint is hitting the road and bringing the minting experience to towns and cities around Australia on the 2018 Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow.

The first stage of the tour will visit Melbourne, Port Arthur, Hobart, Launceston and Devonport throughout May.

The Mobile Mint Team will be setting up pop-up shops where you can strike an ‘Australia’ counterstamp onto a Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin, swap coins or cash for freshly minted and special circulating coins, plus browse new products from the Mint.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games 7 Coin Collection

To celebrate the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games the Royal Australian Mint through Woolworths has released three themed coloured $2 coins featuring designs inspired by the Games and the dynamic Gold Coast Landscape. The coins will available from Woolworths supermarkets and metro stores nationwide from 14 March for a 4 week period or while stocks last.

Special Event - Curator Talk

Silver and Gold: unique Australian objects 1850-1910

Join the National Gallery of Australia’s Beatrice Thompson as she shares specialist insights about the rare 19th and 20th century silver and gold objects currently on display at the Royal Australian Mint. Grand and elegant, the objects celebrate excellence in design and silver smithing in colonial Australia. Ticket cost includes curator talk, exhibition viewing and light refreshments.

Date: 6.00pm Wednesday, March 28

Venue: Royal Australian Mint, main gallery

Making our mark at the Royal Easter Show

With the Sydney Royal Easter Show offering a great range of activities for the family, the Royal Australian Mint will be joining in the fun from 23 March to 3 April 2018. Our popular mobile press will be ready to stamp with the Mint offering show-goers the opportunity to strike an ‘S’ for Sydney on the 2018 Ratbags and Rascals: Australia’s Convict Era uncirculated coin.

Birthday Celebrations at the Mint

4 Day SALE - Canberra Mint Shop

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating its 53rd Birthday. To mark this milestone, our retail shop will be holding a 4-day sale from 9.00 am Thursday 22 February until 4.00 pm Sunday 25 February. Visit the Mint Shop at Denison Street in Deakin, Canberra to receive 10% OFF selected watches, jewellery, collectable coins and coin sets*. Shop trading hours: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday & 10am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday.

The Mint Shop has a variety of discounted products available including:

Mint Masterclass at Enlighten

Participate in a remarkable experience this Enlighten - an exclusive Mint Masterclass at the Royal Australian Mint.

As a special treat you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic coin modelling and sculpting experience hosted by Mint coin designers.

Spaces are limited for those who would like to learn the arts of traditional plaster and modern 3D coin modelling techniques, as practised by masters in Mint’s around the world.

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