This month we pass the 25 year anniversary since our bronze coloured coins were removed from circulation. Although this was a quarter of a century ago, the designs on these pieces are still loved today. There are many facts that you may not know about these bronze delights and to mark this anniversary we are sharing some with you - see below:
With Australia’s biggest horsepower party less than a month away, the Mint has made plans to join the action at the annual Street Machine Car Festival SUMMERNATS 30 next month.
Expected to be one of the Mint’s most popular New Year celebrations yet, collectors will have the opportunity to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 with the hotly-anticipated first and last coin of the year traditions.
The M. R. Roberts’ Wynyard Coin Centre is turning 50! After an impressive 47 years in the same location, Wynyard Coins will be moving shopfront and throwing an Open Day to celebrate!
Wynyard Coins are welcoming the public to enjoy show bags, discounted products and meet Stevan Stojanovic, Royal Australian Mint Coin Designer, in person.
The Royal Australian Mint would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period. We would like to ensure that anyone visiting the Mint during this time is aware of the changes to free public tour times and opening hours. Please keep in mind that the factory will not be in production from Christmas Eve and will reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017.
Join the Mint this December at the 2016 Summer Sizzler Sale! Purchase some treasured gifts at reduced prices, unearthed from the Mint's vault especially for the occasion. The event won’t only feature exclusive sales but you will also have the opportunity to meet one of our coin designers and have an up-close look at our latest releases.
Don't forget that our Gallery Press coin design will change on 1 January 2017, so visit the Summer Sizzler Sale to get yours before it is too late!
The alloy of the 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c coins listed in the 2015-16 Annual Report is incorrect. It should state Cupro Nickel. A correction note will be published in the Mint's 2016-17 Annual Report next year.
The Mint will join the National Library of Australia on Monday 31 October 2016 to hear from Maps Curator Martin Woods and author Allen Mawer as they revisit the experiences of the Hartog expedition 400 years ago, and the events that followed.
The Mint will bring attendees to this sold out event the opportunity to purchase the 2016 20c Frosted Uncirculated Coin – 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s Landfall without the postage fee!