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Change of Sovereign - FAQs

Q. Who will be on Australia’s new coins?

A. The obverse of Australian coins are struck with an image of the reigning Sovereign.

Q. When will a new effigy appear on our coins?

A. Arrangements for the King Charles III effigy are still being finalised by the Australian Government.  

Q. What is the process for changing the effigy used on coins for a new Sovereign?

Based on historical effigy changes of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the process may go as follows:

Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Australian Mint’s flags fly at half-mast and production of coins has been halted for today, as the Mint joins Australia and its fellow Commonwealth nations in honouring and paying respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her passing. Since being opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1965, the Royal Australian Mint has produced over 15 billion decimal coins bearing the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Upcoming Rocktober Releases 2022

Set a reminder in your phone, get out your calendar, pop up a post-it note or ask friend to remind you of these exciting new releases available this Rocktober.

 

Tuesday 4 October 2022

2023 1oz $100 Gold and $1 Fine Silver Investment Coins - Australian Box Jellyfish

 

Thursday 6 October 2022

2022 20c Uncirculated Coin - 90th Anniversary of the ABC - RRP $12.50

2022 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin - 90th Anniversary of the ABC - RRP $70

AC/DC Individual Coins

Mini-Minties: Blooming Blossoms

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Spring has sprung at the Mint! Come along for a fantastical and imaginative Mini-Minties workshop about flowers and spring time. Your 4-6 year old will explore the theme through lots of fun singing, dancing, story-telling and art.

When: Friday 30th September 2022

Time: 10.30am to 11.15am

Cost: $10 (plus booking fee). Ticket includes one adult and one child.

Where: Education Room, Royal Australian Mint (head to reception for check-in first)

Family Tours

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Come along to our Family Tours!

Explore some of Australia’s favourite animals and how they’re represented on Aussie coins. The tour will be followed by some fun craft activities. Aimed at children aged between 5-11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 27 & 29 September 2022
Time: 10.30am-11.30am
Cost: $7.00 for an adult and child, $5.00 for any additional attendees (plus booking fee)
Where: Royal Australian Mint Visitor Gallery

Upcoming Releases - August & September 2022

Set a reminder in your phone, get out your calendar, pop up a post-it note or ask friend to remind you of these exciting new releases available in August and September.

 

Thursday 18 August 2022

2022 20c Coloured Uncirculated Coin in Card - 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - RRP $15

2022 20c Coloured Uncirculated Coin in Special Edition Book - 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - RRP $50

2022 20c Gold-Plated Coloured Printed Coin in Deluxe Edition Book - 20th Anniversary of Diary of a Wombat - RRP $85

 

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