Silver and gold: unique Australian objects 1830–1910

Silver jug made out of emu egg

This latest exhibition, which opens today at the Royal Australian Mint showcases exceptional nineteenth and early twentieth century Australian silver and gold objects drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s significant collection of colonial decorative arts and design. The theme of this exhibition is celebration, with objects marking significant personal, community and professional achievements and milestones, or displays of prosperity and artistic accomplishment.

The Mint gets into gear for Summernats 31

2017 Ford Tin

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 31 next month.

In celebration of one of Australia’s best known automobile manufacturers, the Mint will have a limited number of the highly sought-after eleven individual coins from the Australian Ford Classic Collection available for purchase, priced at $15 each. In addition to this, the stand will be selling a range of recent release products including the 2017 $2 Coloured Circulating Remembrance Day coin swap sachets.

Festive Season Star-ter SALE

Festive Season Star-ter SALE

This Friday the Royal Australian Mint will be celebrating the start to the festive season with a Star.  Join the Mint as we crown our Christmas tree with a beautiful star and take the opportunity to pick up some fantastic festive season offers for your stockings.  

DATE: Friday 1 December 2017

TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

LOCATION: Denison St, Deakin ACT 2600

2017 $2 Coloured Circulating Remembrance Day Coin swap. *

Get 10% off all uncirculated coins

Get 5% off all silver proof sets and coins

Exciting new changes to pressing the Last and First Coins of the Year at the Royal Australian Mint

Terms and Conditions

With a New Year comes a fresh new look and that is just what we are going to do with our New Year event celebrations at the Mint!

We have changed things up to create more opportunities for people to engage in the New Year celebrations with us.

New Year’s Eve – Last coin of the year

Similar to last year, we will hold a lucky door draw. However, this year we will actually draw the last ten customers to strike a coin.

Life in Space! Understanding and exploring our universe – a Talk and Coin series - SOLD OUT

Image of Life in Space event on Tuesday 31 October 2017

***SOLD OUT ***

The Royal Australian Mint has teamed up with the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics to officially launch a new product and discuss intriguing questions like: Can humans really survive in space? Is there life elsewhere in our Solar System?

These are just two of the questions that will be explored in a fascinating night of space exploration.

Life in Space! Understanding and exploring our universe – a Talk and Coin series

Trans-Australian Tour - making tracks to South Australia


The Mint is all aboard and heading south to Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, and Adelaide – via Deniliquin, Mildura, and Wagga Wagga during October. The Mint’s Trans-Australian Tour celebrates one hundred years since the establishment of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Go full steam ahead to visit our pop-up shop for your ticket to trade. You can:

Trade your cash for a $10 pack of the 2017 $1 Circulating Coin – 100 Years of Anzac: The Spirit Lives, the 2017 $2 Coloured Circulating Coin - Lest We Forget, and the 2017 50c Circulating Coin – Pride and Passion

SPRING into the Mint during Floriade 2017!

During Floriade we are introducing a new way to experience our public galleries. In the place of public tours, from 16 September to 15 October 2017 between 10.00am and 4.00pm, our lovely guides will be stationed at key areas ready and waiting to tell you all the fantastic stories of coins in Australia and how we mint approximately 250 million coins each year.

You can also design and colour-in your own coin, create a possum mask, and check out our robots! If you’re lucky, one of them just might dance for you.


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