National Coin Collection

Holey Dollar and Dump - First Minted Currency of Australia

Ongoing exhibition at the Royal Australian Mint
Entry is FREE

The Royal Australian Mint is not just a factory that makes the coins of tomorrow. We are also the proud custodians of the National Coin Collection, a $24 million assortment of coins from yesterday. It features the vast number of products we've made over the years and historical pieces dating back to ancient civilisations. Many of these amazing pieces are on display at the Royal Australian Mint year-round, and can be viewed for free.

2016 marks 50 years since Australia converted from the old pounds, shillings and pence to decimal currency. The story of the changeover can be seen through out designs and plaster moulds from all those years ago. The National Museum of Australia has also celebrated this event as one of Australia's defining moments.

In the coming months, our online coin collection will give you up-close views of pre-decimal coins and gold pieces from years past. Check back soon for further details.