The Changeover Tour has now visited each state and territory, except one - Western Australia! We have Perth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Albany in our sights and of course we are packing the latest commemorative coins for the trip.
Have you always wanted to go head-to-head with an Olympian? How about head-to-tails? Enter in a knockout game of ‘Heads or Tails’ with your family, friends and other members of the public for your chance to play against the best!
The winner will compete against swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes in the ultimate battle of the best out of three to take home bragging rights and the dynamic Mob of Boxing Kangaroos design!
This morning on The Morning Show on Channel 7, two of the Royal Australian Mint Coin Program Ambassadors basketball player Patty Mills and paratriathlete Kate Doughty made an exciting announcement about an upcoming coin program for the Olympics and Paralympics.
To celebrate Rio 2016, Woolworths and the Mint have joined forces to create six Royal Australian Mint commemorative coins. The $2 coins will be available from Woolworths supermarkets nationwide from the 19th July in the lead-up and throughout the Olympic and Paralympic games.
For the first time ever the Royal Australian Mint is venturing into the Northern Territory as part of The Changeover Tour! For two days only the Mint will set up pop-up shops in Darwin bringing the latest commemorative coins up north.
The Mint will be part of the fun at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market on 23 June and in Casuarina Square on 25 June 2016. Visit The Changeover Tour to celebrate 50 years of decimal currency as we travel around Australia.
Kate Doughty – Paratriathlon
With the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games fast approaching we are proud to announce that paratriathlon champion, Kate Doughty will be the official 2016 Australian Paralympic Team Coin Program Ambassador! To celebrate the courage, determination and inspiration shown by the athletes, Kate will join the Mint on the road to Rio to share her story as she prepares to compete for gold.
The weather may be cooling down, but things are heating up at the Royal Australian Mint! We will be opening our doors after hours on Thursday 9 June 2016 to give you the opportunity to get your hands on the hottest coins in our collection.
Play School has been instrumental in the Australian landscape for children, and the young at heart. This year we see this iconic television show turn 50 years old, and to celebrate we are inviting Play School legend Simon Burke to the Mint to sing-a-long with you!
First airing in 1966, Play School is the longest running children’s television show in Australia and is a favourite amongst many. For the past 50 years this educational program has warmed the hearts of children and adults. Therefore, this anniversary has a place in the hearts of many around our nation.
The Mint has released a special memento for the anniversary with the adorable Play School three coin set featuring the famous toys Jemima, Humpty Dumpty, Big Ted and Little Ted!