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).


Giant one dollar coin unveiled

In a first for the Royal Australian Mint, a coin 400 times larger than a standard one dollar coin was used to unveil the 2008 circulating coin, commemorating the Centenary of Scouts Australia.

The biggest coin ever produced by the Mint was gradually revealed by ten young people representing the various scouting groups from Joey Scouts to Rovers.

Scouts coin launch

On Friday 22 February 2008, the Royal Australian Mint will unveil the coin design for the new commemorative $1 coin, which celebrates the Centenary of Scouts Australia.

We invite all members of the public to join us on the lawns across from the Mint from 12:30pm - 1:00pm.

The Hon Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law will be joined by the Hon Sir William Deane AC KBE, National President of Scouts Australia and Mr John Ravenhall AM, Chief Commissioner Australia, Scouts Australia in officially launching the new coin design.

Limited Mintage Sales Policy

  • The Royal Australian Mint's limited mintage sales policy applies to any numismatic product sold with a set mintage of or less than 2000.
  • The distribution of numismatic products will be determined on the release date of the numismatic product, based on when orders are received by the Royal Australian Mint.
  • Each of the Royal Australian Mint's sales channels (fax, mail, online, phone, mint shop) will have an allocation commensurate with the percentage of total sales for that channel.
  • Sales will be restricted to one (1) numismatic product per customer.

Royal Australian Mint Great Australian Artist Kangaroo Series competition

The winner of 2007 Rolf Harris Great Australian Artist Competition, Mr Terry Hincks has returned from his trip on the Ghan. Mr Hincks was the winner of:

  • A trip for four people on the Ghan,
  • $1000 Qantas travel voucher; and
  • 4 x $100 RM Williams vouchers.

Mr Hincks described his Ghan experience as a "trip of a lifetime", telling the Royal Australian Mint on his return that "everybody should do it, it was absolutely amazing".


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