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Coin Swap at the Mint on Saturday 22 April 2017

Coin Swap at the Mint on Saturday 22 April 2017

The Mint will be holding a coin swap on Saturday 22 April 2017 and we’re inviting the public to bring in their loose change to swap for fresh options. The coin swap will be open from 10 am – 4 pm in the Royal Australian Mint Foyer.

The following coins will be available to swap:

2016 50th anniversary of Australian decimal currency circulating coins

$2 – Available in $10 sachets

$1 – Single coins only, limited amount available

50c - Available in $10 sachets

Phishing emails

You may have received a phishing email disguised as an e-sales order notification from the Royal Australian Mint over the past few days even though you have not placed an order with us. Please note this is a phishing email that has not originated from the Mint. The Royal Australian Mint’s mailing database or our customers’ details have not been breached.This particular phishing email has a Word document attached. The Royal Australian Mint does not send sales notifications and invoices in Word format.

The Trans-Australian Tour: Your ticket to trade with the Royal Australian Mint


The Mint is all aboard and leaving Canberra to bring the people of Australia a piece of coining history. To celebrate one hundred years since the establishment of the Trans-Australian Railway, which successfully united the east and west of Australia, we are making tracks to visit a town near you!

Image of the Trans-Australian Railway

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

The Mint at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2017


The Royal Australian Mint will have two exhibits at the Sydney Royal Easter Show this year in the Heritage Pavilion and the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Hall.

At the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Hall you will be able to buy our newest releases and strike your very own 'S' for Sydney coin; a coin which commemorates 100 years of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Legends of the Anzacs coin collection released by News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia are acknowledging the men and women who have served our country and honouring their gallant or distinguished conduct or service with the 14 part coin collection – Legends of the Anzacs. In recognition of the Anzac Centenary commemorative period each coin explores a different military honours (both Imperial and Australian honours) awarded to Australians throughout the past 100 years.

25th anniversary of the removal Australia’s 1 and 2 cent coins from circulation


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:

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Commemorative coin to mark 75th anniversary of sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke


As we near the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke on Tuesday14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) to recognise the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival.

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Collectors see stars with Australia’s first gold domed coin by the Royal Australian Mint

2017 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin -Southern Sky - Reverse

A true representation of innovative craftsmanship, the latest release by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) sees the mystique of the southern hemisphere’s cosmic wonders captured in one ounce of gold and struck in the highly-acclaimed domed shape seen in previous sell-out products.

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The Voice of Cricket returns to the pitch ahead of the Sydney Test Match


An iconic name in cricketing history, and now commemorated on a special collectible 50 cent coin, Richie Benaud will be remembered ahead of the Australia v Pakistan test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Daphne Benaud, widow of the late cricket great, present on field during the coin toss.

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