The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) became a prescribed agency within the Treasury portfolio on 1 July 2005, with responsibility for producing circulating coin for Australia. With the introduction of the PGPA Act 2013, the Mint is now classed as a listed entity within Treasury.
The Mint was established in Canberra in 1965, one year prior to Australia's changeover to decimal currency and since 1983 has been the sole supplier of Australia's circulating coin requirements. (Between 1965 and 1983 the Mint's production of Australian circulating coinage was supplemented by production from Britain's Royal Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint.) Since its establishment, the Mint has produced in excess of over 13 billion Australian decimal coins.
The Mint also produces a range of high quality collector coins (numismatic coins) which are sold through an extensive mail order operation, e-commerce, a network of domestic and international coin dealers, selected Australia Post outlets and the Mint shop. In addition, the Mint produces a number of Australian medals and awards, as well as tokens, medallions and jewellery items. The Mint is also a major Canberra tourist attraction with a public gallery and shop that have attracted an average of 250,000
The Mint has produced circulating and collector coins for a number of other countries in past years.
The Mint is committed to upholding its reputation as one of the leading producers of quality coins in the world and to achieving business excellence.
Excellence as a profitable world class Mint
To meet the circulating coin and numismatic needs of the nation
|Commitment||means||we believe in the vision and mission of the Mint, and pursue with enthusiasm and determination the achievement of its business objectives and the maintenance of a safe, healthy and happy work environment.|
|Integrity||means||we are open, honest and straightforward in the way we do our work, and do not take improper advantage of our employment at the Mint to achieve personal gain.|
|Teamwork||means||we understand that we depend on one another for effective performance, and are always on the lookout for ways in which we can help our workgroups to be more flexible, more efficient and more enjoyable to be in.|
|Service||means||we care about the needs of those - both outside and inside the Mint - who receive the products of our work, and we try always to meet those needs at the right time, at the right quality and at the right price.|
|Innovation||means||we continually seek to identify and implement better, safer and more cost-effective ways of doing what we do, encourage others to do the same, and keep ourselves up to date on developments elsewhere that are relevant to our work.|
|Respect||means||we treat one another with courtesy and consideration, and do not belittle the contributions of others to the achievement of the Mint's vision and goals; we value diversity and renounce discrimination on grounds of race, religion, sex or cultural background.|
|Professionalism||means||we take pride in the quality of our products, in the skills and standards we apply to our work, and in our willingness to learn and to share the benefits of that learning with others.|