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Western Australia will be Minting their way to mischief with a counter-stamp Rascals & Ratbags coin in November

The Royal Australian Mint’s Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow is heading to Western Australia in November. The Roadshow marks 150 years since the convict era of Rascals and Ratbags and celebrates their special contribution to Australia’s history, heritage and folklore. You’re invited to get up to a bit of mischief and strike your very own commemorative Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin.

Be sure to meet some of the great characters of our past, when the Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow comes your way.

Releases for November 2018

The Mint is pleased to bring you a new section that lists the exciting new releases available the following month, allowing our loyal customers advance notice of future releases and sought-after products. This information will also be published on the Mint's social media channels.

Releases for November 2018

2018 $2 C Mintmark Colour Uncirculated Coin –
Remembrance Day Armistice Centenary $15.00 RRP

2019 Six Coin Uncirculated Year Set –
Moon landing $25.00 RRP

2019 Six Coin Proof Year Set –
Moon landing $100.00 RRP

Royal Australian Mint strikes new AC/DC coins with lightning

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Australian rock royalty, today releasing high voltage AC/DC coins.

In the spirit of AC/DC and their hit single ‘Thunderstruck’, the Mint partnered with Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre to strike AC/DC coins with a bolt of man-made lightning. 

Floriade fun with Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Step into the magical world of May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie with the Mint at Floriade.

From 1 to 5 October the Mint will be celebrating the 100th birthday of the much-loved and mischievous bush babies with free activities for the whole family.

Listen to May Gibbs’ classic Australian book ‘Meet Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ during Story Time, create your own gumnut necklace or crown at daily craft sessions and get creative at the May Gibbs Colouring Corner.

Date: Monday 1 October to Friday 5 October 2018

Orders Subject to Delays - August/September 2018

If you have placed an order with the Royal Australian Mint and are currently awaiting delivery, we apologise for the delay.

Due to the incredible popularity of our August and September releases, the Mint’s dispatch is experiencing much higher than anticipated order volumes.  This has resulted in a delay to shipment of these products.

We anticipate that all current orders will be shipped and delivered by the end of September.

Thank you for your patience,
 

Kind Regards,
 

Customer Service Team

Royal Australian Mint

Queensland will be Minting their way to mischief with a counter-stamp Rascals & Ratbags coin in September

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.

-- Upcoming Releases --

The Mint is pleased to announce, that as a result of customer feedback, a new section has been added the Mint’s publications each month. This new section lists the exciting new releases available the following month, allowing our loyal customers advance notice of future releases of our unique and sought-after products. This information will also be published on the Mint's social media channels.

Releases for October 2018

Are you a Ford fanatic or a Holden hero? Want to appear on national breakfast TV?

The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra is holding a celebration of Australian motorsport and is inviting locals to join us on national breakfast TV on Tuesday 21 August. Kids, cars, supporter flags and clothing welcome!  

The TV event will launch the Mint’s Motorsport Collection, featuring 12 new fifty cent coins showcasing iconic Ford or Holden vehicles.

A Ford or Holden Motorsport coin is also on offer for those that bring along a car matching one of the models below.

Victoria and South Australia will be Minting their way to mischief with a counter-stamp Rascals & Ratbags coin in August

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.

Free talk at the Mint ‘Minting Classic Coins and Australia’s First Coins’ by Dr Rick Williams

Join Dr Rick Williams for a free public talk about the impressions stamped on coins from Southern Italy in the 6th and 5th centuries BC and how their minting relates to Australia’s first coins - the holey dollar and dumps made in New South Wales in 1813. How do they compare? Can we draw links between the methods used to make them?

When: Wednesday 8 August 2018 at 10.30am-11.15am
Where: Education Room at the Royal Australian Mint, Denison Street, Deakin, ACT
Price: Free of charge but bookings recommended

Queensland and New South Wales will be Minting their way to mischief with a counter-stamp Rascals & Ratbags coin in July

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.

New South Wales will be Minting its way to mischief with a counter-stamp Rascals & Ratbags coin in June

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.

Rascals & Ratbagswill make its mark in NSW

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.

 

Change to Circulating Coin Sachet Availability

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.

Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow Reveal at the Royal Australian Mint.

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

Vale Stuart Devlin AO (1931 - 2018)

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.

Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow travels to Melbourne and Tasmania in May

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.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games 7 Coin Collection

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.

Special Event - Curator Talk

Silver and Gold: unique Australian objects 1850-1910

Join the National Gallery of Australia’s Beatrice Thompson as she shares specialist insights about the rare 19th and 20th century silver and gold objects currently on display at the Royal Australian Mint. Grand and elegant, the objects celebrate excellence in design and silver smithing in colonial Australia. Ticket cost includes curator talk, exhibition viewing and light refreshments.

Date: 6.00pm Wednesday, March 28

Venue: Royal Australian Mint, main gallery

Making our mark at the Royal Easter Show

With the Sydney Royal Easter Show offering a great range of activities for the family, the Royal Australian Mint will be joining in the fun from 23 March to 3 April 2018. Our popular mobile press will be ready to stamp with the Mint offering show-goers the opportunity to strike an ‘S’ for Sydney on the 2018 Ratbags and Rascals: Australia’s Convict Era uncirculated coin.

Birthday Celebrations at the Mint

4 Day SALE - Canberra Mint Shop

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating its 53rd Birthday. To mark this milestone, our retail shop will be holding a 4-day sale from 9.00 am Thursday 22 February until 4.00 pm Sunday 25 February. Visit the Mint Shop at Denison Street in Deakin, Canberra to receive 10% OFF selected watches, jewellery, collectable coins and coin sets*. Shop trading hours: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday & 10am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday.

The Mint Shop has a variety of discounted products available including:

Mint Masterclass at Enlighten

Participate in a remarkable experience this Enlighten - an exclusive Mint Masterclass at the Royal Australian Mint.

As a special treat you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic coin modelling and sculpting experience hosted by Mint coin designers.

Spaces are limited for those who would like to learn the arts of traditional plaster and modern 3D coin modelling techniques, as practised by masters in Mint’s around the world.

Popping-up at the GC2018 Superstore

The Royal Australian Mint is popping-up on the gold coast in the countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Mint pop-up shop and mobile coin press will be at the GC2018 Superstore in Broadbeach, Queensland from 24 to 26 January 2018.

The pop-up shop will have on display the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold, silver and bronze medals, along with official commemorative coins collection.

This will be a rare opportunity for the public to pick up a special keepsake of the Games and see the Games medals up-close and personal.

Media Releases

Royal Australian Mint strikes new AC/DC coins with lightning

2018 $5 Silver Nickel Plated Coloured AC/DC Coin
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Australian rock royalty, today releasing high voltage AC/DC coins.

In the spirit of AC/DC and their hit single ‘Thunderstruck’, the Mint partnered with Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre to strike its AC/DC coins with a bolt of man-made lightning. 

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Elegant end to coin series that epitomises Australia

2019 $1 Fine Silver Proof Kangaroo At Sunset Coin
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The Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin was first launched by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) in 2010. This year, the Mint concludes this popular series with the sophisticated Kangaroo at Sunset 2019 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin.

The breathtaking coin is one of the Mint’s most iconic and features a world renowned design by celebrated sculptor Wojciech Pietranik.

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Governor-General unveils first Australian coins featuring new Queen’s portrait

2019 $1 Silver Proof 6th Effigy Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, today revealed the first Australian coins to feature the new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, signalling the impending transition to a new effigy on all Australian coinage.

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To the moon and beyond with astronomical release from Royal Australian Mint

2019 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin The Earth & Beyond - The Moon
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The Royal Australian Mint has issued the second release in its three-coin The Earth and Beyond series, which showcases our extraordinary planet and beyond.

Following on from the first domed coin in the series, which depicted the Earth as seen from space, this new release celebrates the Moon, our closest celestial companion.

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Australia’s love of motorsport to be marked with new 50 cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint

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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has today released 12 new uncirculated fifty cent coins each showcasing a different Ford or Holden motorsport vehicle. To coincide with the coin’s release, the Mint has launched Australia’s first Reverendum which will decide the country’s favourite Holden and Ford motorsport cars.

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Sun sets on Royal Australian Mint’s golden kangaroo – but there is a silver lining

2019 $25 Gold Proof Kangaroo at Sunset Ballot Coin
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For the past 11 years, the Royal Australian Mint has held an annual ballot for the iconic Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin, with this year marking the coin’s final release.

Available exclusively by ballot, the Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin release has been a yearly tradition for the Mint, says Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid.

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Royal Australian Mint maps Western Hemisphere on convex coin

2018 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin captures the Western Hemisphere
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Artistry, craftsmanship and history combine in a new gold domed coin released today by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).

The 2018 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin captures the Western Hemisphere as depicted on a richly-decorated 1626 map by English cartographer John Speed titled A New and Accurate Map of the World.

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