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Experience the wonder of Possum Magic

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Image od the Possum Magic Coin set and folder

To celebrate Children's Book Council of Australia - Children’s Book Week 2017, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have joined forces to create three Australian $2 coloured collector coins featuring designs from the children’s book Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas. The coins will available from Woolworths supermarkets and metro stores nationwide from 15 August for a 3 week period or while stocks last.

A visit to the Mint at the Royal Queensland Show – it’s highly rEKKAmended!

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The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is one of Queensland's largest annual events, held over ten full days at the Brisbane Showgrounds, and this will be its 140th show.

We are headed to the Ekka with the mobile coin press in tow. Visitors will be able to strike their own coin with a ‘B’ for Brisbane counterstamp on a 2017 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorating the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Located at stand JRP 041 in the John Reid Pavilion, the Mint will also have a selection of its latest coin releases for purchase.

Mint Issue June 2017 - Corrections

Please note the text corrections for the following pages of the printed June 2017 Mint Issue:

Page 27:

  • The item with product code 210466 was incorrectly titled. The correct title is: $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin.
  • The item with product code 310917 was incorrectly titled. The correct title is: 2017 $1 Fine Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin.

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  • ‘two entertaining stories’ refers to the text featured on the inside of the coin folder and on the back of the outer sleeve, and does not infer the inclusion of two separate picture books.

Trans-Australian Tour travels up the east coast

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The Mint is all aboard and making tracks along the NSW and SE QLD coast to Wollongong, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast this month.

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:

Come and meet the Bananas in Pyjamas at the Mint to celebrate 25 years

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 25 years of Bananas in Pyjamas and will be hosting the iconic ABC Kids duo on Sunday 4 June 2017.

Come and join the fun from 10 am – 1 pm.

The public are invited to meet the Bananas, grab a photo opportunity and enjoy the various children’s activities for a ‘bananarific’ day out for the whole family!

Circulating Coin Commemorates Anzac Legacy

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Ahead of Anzac Day, the Royal Australian Mint has released a new coloured $2 circulating coin to commemorate the Anzac legacy.

For those who wish to keep this coin, a pack of 5 coins or a $15 collectible version of this coin is available for purchase on the eShop.

Please note postage charges will apply and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to purchase a sachet, there will be a limit of three sachets per order.

Coin Swap at the Mint on Saturday 22 April 2017

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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:

Media Releases

Discover the wonder of Possum Magic with limited edition collector coin series

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017: Woolworths is releasing Royal Australian Mint limited edition $2 coins into their tills from today leading up to Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book Week, featuring designs from the iconic Australian children’s book Possum Magic.

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New coin designed by Boneta-Marie Mabo released into circulation for National Reconciliation Week

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision, award-winning contemporary artist and grand-daughter of Eddie Mabo, Boneta-Marie Mabo, collaborated with the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) in the design of Australia’s newest 50c circulating coin.

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

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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
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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

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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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