The Royal Australian Mint Coin Shop will open from Tuesday 31 March 2009

The Royal Australian Mint Coin Shop will open from Tuesday 31 March 2009 in our refurbished building. We will also be unveiling our two new visitor presses where you can make your own coin and watch each step of it being made.

Very soon we will have a fun photographic opportunity in the Foyer on the Ground Floor for all to enjoy.

The Royal Australian Mint Coin Shop and Gallery will be temporarily closed from Monday 23 March 2009 - watch this space for opening date in new building!

The Royal Australian Mint Coin Shop and visitors' area will be closed from Monday 23 March 2009 as we are moving into the new building (adjacent to current building) and adding the final touches to our new foyer.

You will be able to visit us on the top floor in the north quarter of the Canberra Centre from 23 - 27 March 2009.

We apologise for the inconvenience and ask that you check back regularly for an opening date. Alternatively, you can send us an email at and we will let you know.

Mint's Kangaroo coin a hot contender for People's Choice Coin of the Year

The Royal Australian Mint’s 2009 Kangaroo at Sunset coin has been nominated for Krause Publication’s “People’s Choice” Coin of the Year. The stunning yet simple design has already won the hearts of many avid coin collectors and is up against some tough competition from all around the world.

The kangaroo is recognised all around the world as a true symbol of Australia so it is fitting that Australia’s coin of the year nomination is a kangaroo design.

Mint Gnomes at Floriade

The Royal Australian Mint will feature in the 2008 Floriade corporate gnome competition with an entry called 'Priscilla, Coin of the Desert'.

In the spirit of the theme Floriade 21 Films that Shaped our Nation, the Mint has entered 3 gnome characters from the Australian box office hit of 1994 Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

First Australian saint commemorated on coin

The Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, Senator Nick Sherry will unveil a new coin design which features Blessed Mary MacKillop on Tuesday 8 July 2008 at 11:00am.

The new design is for the first coin in the Inspirational Australians coin series released by the Royal Australian Mint. This is the official launch of the new coin and an opportunity for members of the public to view the first coin design in the series.

Royal Australian Mint new 'mark' terms

The Royal Australian Mint recently published an article in the February edition of The Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine titled Coming to terms with 'marks'.

The feature article details the updated terminology to be used by the Mint from January 1 2008.

Please click on the link below to view the article (Adobe PDF).



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