Marking 150 years since the convict era of Rascals and Ratbags, the Royal Australian Mint is landing in a town near you. To celebrate their special contribution to Australia’s history, heritage and folklore, you’re invited to get up to a bit of mischief yourself, by counterstamping your very own commemorative Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin. Our mobile minting team will be touring around the country, stocked with a range of special products, coin swaps and just as many great stories to share.
The Mint will be travelling to Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong during the second leg of the 2018 Road show. This year’s Roadshow showcases the 2018 Ratbags and Rascals: Australia’s Convict Era Collection.
Our team are excited to bring you the opportunity to trade for the latest products, get fresh change and stamp a special coin.
Dates and times to be advised.
Due to a change in policy, the Royal Australian Mint can no longer offer Circulating Coin Sachets for purchase through our online store or contact centre, effective from July 1, 2018. This change of policy has been made to ensure the Mint’s continued compliance with Australia’s Taxation regulations.
From July 1, sachets of circulating coins will only be available as a Coin Swap (cash only) at our Roadshow, Pop-Up and Coin Swap Events. We apologise for any inconvenience and encourage our collectors to take advantage of this limited window of availability.
Come and celebrate with the Mint this Saturday as we kick off our national tour with the Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow Reveal.
Stamp your own coin with a special ‘Australia’ counterstamp, swap existing coins or cash for freshly minted 2018 standard and commemorative circulating coins and shop for the latest products.
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, stamp their own coin and explore the Mint.
Date: Saturday 12 May
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
The Royal Australian Mint honours and pays tribute to Stuart Devlin AO, who passed away peacefully on 12 April 2018 at the age of 86. Devlin is the designer of Australia’s circulating coins and regarded as one of the most creative and influential goldsmith and silversmiths of his time.
As the supplier of Australia’s circulating coinage, the Royal Australian Mint has a longstanding connection to Devlin, who designed Australia’s decimal currency released in 1966.
The Royal Australian Mint is hitting the road and bringing the minting experience to towns and cities around Australia on the 2018 Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow.
The first stage of the tour will visit Melbourne, Port Arthur, Hobart, Launceston and Devonport throughout May.
The Mobile Mint Team will be setting up pop-up shops where you can strike an ‘Australia’ counterstamp onto a Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin, swap coins or cash for freshly minted and special circulating coins, plus browse new products from the Mint.
The Contact Centre will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday 23 March 2018.
If your enquiry is urgent please call the Contact Centre before 4.00pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries after 4.00pm will be followed up on Monday 26 March 2018, when we reopen at 8.30am.
To celebrate the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games the Royal Australian Mint through Woolworths has released three themed coloured $2 coins featuring designs inspired by the Games and the dynamic Gold Coast Landscape. The coins will available from Woolworths supermarkets and metro stores nationwide from 14 March for a 4 week period or while stocks last.