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Hyper-metallic and selectively gold plated 50 cent coins

To keep coin collecting interesting and exciting, the Mint have worked hard to create innovative and unique products.

The 2012 Six Coin Uncirculated Set will include the hyper-metallic printed 50 cent coins and retail at $32.50. The 2012 Six Coin Proof Set will feature a selectively gold plated 50 cent coin and retail at $130.00. These coins are not available to buy separately.

These products will go on sale on Wednesday 2 November.

Looking for something to do whilst in town visiting Floriade?

Come and visit the Mint! We've got coffee, free parking, free entry and even free guided tours!

Tour times for this week are:

Monday 10th - 9.30 am
Tuesday 11th - 9.30 am & 2.30 pm
Friday 14th - 11.30 pm & 2.30 pm

The Coin Shop is a great place for buying your souvenirs, gifts and collector coins and will be open from 9am till 4.30pm, Monday to Friday until the end of Floriade - 14 October 2011. Weekends will be open as per normal.

Air Series Sacred Kingfisher $1 pad printed uncirculated coin design

In response to several enquiries about this product, the Royal Australian Mint has further consulted with a number of experts in the ornithological field and can confirm that the design featured on the above coin does depict the Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus.

The bird image used on the packaging is the Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis.

Extended shopping hours and free guided tours for Floriade - including this weekend!

If you're looking for other things to do whilst in town for Floriade, why not spend an hour or two at the Mint? There's coffee, free parking, free entry and even free guided tours!

The tours times for this week are:

  • Friday 24th - 11.30am & 2pm
  • Saturday 25th - 10am, 11am & 1pm
  • Sunday 26th - 10am, 11am & 1pm

The Coin Shop is a great place for buying your souvenirs, gifts and collector coins and will be open from 9am till 4.30pm, Monday to Friday until the end of Floriade - 14 October 2011. Weekends will be open as per normal.

Correction on Collection

We wish to advise of a printing error on the Collection by Selection order form. The correct price of the 2012 $5 Silver Proof Curved Coin - Southern Skies (product code 310168) is $110.00 and the mintage is 10 000.

Please click here for the revised order form.

The 2012 50 cent Silver Proof - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet (product number 210116) is $79.00 as stated on the order form. The checklist pricing of $80.00 is incorrect.

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