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eShop Upgrades

In response to feedback, the Mint has enabled additional Queue-It features to improve your eShop experience. You are now able to register an email address to be notified when it is your turn to enter the website.

How does it work?

2022 Easter Opening Hours

The Mint’s call centre be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. If you would like to place an order during this time, please visit the Mint’s online store.

While the factory will not be in operation over the Easter long weekend, we are pleased to offer our shop, tours, exhibitions and interactive features to give our visitors many varied ways to experience the Mint and discover our stories.

Upcoming Releases May 2022

Set a reminder in your phone, get out your calendar, pop up a post-it note or ask friend to remind you of these exciting new releases, available to order at 8.30am AEST on Monday 2 May and Thursday 5 May 2022.

Thursday 5 May 2022
Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
2022 50c Uncirculated Coin - RRP $12.50
2022 50c Fine Silver Proof Coin - RRP $100

Beauty Rich and Rare
2022 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Domed Proof Coin - Great Barrier Reef - RRP $140
2022 $100 Coloured Gold Domed Proof Coin - Great Barrier Reef - RRP $3750

Upcoming Releases Thursday 7 April, 2022

Set a reminder in your phone, get out your calendar, pop up a post-it note or ask friend to remind you of these exciting new releases, available to order at 8.30am on Thursday 7 April 2022.

Honey Bee
2022 $2 Coloured Uncirculated Coin – RRP $15
2022 $2 Coloured Uncirculated Coin Roll **

Royal Agricultural Society
2022 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin - Bicentenary of the Royal Agricultural Society – RRP $120
2022 $1 Coloured Uncirculated Coin - Bicentenary of the Royal Agricultural Society – RRP $15

eShop Upgrade

We’re pleased to announce that the Mint has made some upgrades to the eShop. With the significant increase in traffic to the Mint’s online store and in response to customer feedback, the Mint’s eShop is also implementing Queue-It.  This upgrade will make your purchasing experience with the Mint more enjoyable during busy periods.

How does it work?

Upcoming Releases Thursday 3 March, 2022

Set a reminder in your phone, get out your calendar, pop up a post-it note or ask friend to remind you of these exciting new releases, available to order 8.30am AEDT on Thursday 3 March 2022.

Steam Power
2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin – WA Railways W 945 ‘Banksiadale’ - RRP $15
2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin - SA Railways No. 504 ‘Tom Barr Smith’ - RRP $15
2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin – Commonwealth Railways NM 25 - RRP $15

Aussie Dino Discovery Egg

Aussie Dino Discovery Egg

Get a glimpse into the fascinating world of dinosaurs with the Aussie Dino Discovery Egg. Including a dinosaur dig kit, collector cards, a coloured dinosaur token and a set of 2022 circulating coins, budding palaeontologists and dinosaur lovers will need to crack open the egg to access its contents. Aussie Dino Discovery is educational, fun and a window into life on Earth millions of years ago.

Purchase an egg this month to go into the draw to win a suite of five 2022 'C' Mintmark Gallery Press Dinosaurs Down Under Coins.

Upcoming Releases February 3, 2022

Set a reminder in your phone, get out your calendar, pop up a post-it note or ask friend to remind you of these exciting new releases, available to order 8.30am AEST on Thursday 3 February 2022.

2022 Loot Bag – Aussie Dino Egg Discovery RRP $15
2022 $1 Uncirculated Coin - Centenary of the Country Women's Association - RRP $12.50
2022 $1 Silver Proof Coin - Centenary of the Country Women's Association - RRP $80
2022 Uncirculated Baby Year Set - Baby Coins RRP $45
2022 Proof Baby Year Set - Baby Coins RRP $130

Media Releases

A new dino-mite family friendly exhibition opens at the Mint

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A new dino-mite exhibition exploring the incredible world of Australia’s dinosaurs has opened at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) in Canberra.

Dinosaurs Down Under will immerse visitors in a prehistoric world, to uncover the wonder and fragility of life over time, from the age of dinosaurs to their descendants still among us.

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Royal Australian Mint unveils commemorative coin for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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In the lead up to the 70th Anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has unveiled a new collectable 50c coin celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty to go on sale on 5 May.

Marking 70 years on the throne, the special coin design depicts intertwining golden wattle branches and Lilly of the Valley flowers.

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Royal Australian Mint named top Cultural Tourism Destination in Australia

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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has been honoured as one of Australia’s best cultural tourism destination at the 2021 Australian Tourism Awards.

This prestigious award exemplifies the Mint as a thriving tourism destination that fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of authentic culture, history and heritage.

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Country Women’s Association mark centenary year on commemorative coin

2022 $1 Selectively Gold Plated Silver Proof Coin
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To mark one hundred years since the Country Women’s Association was established in Australia, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released two new commemorative coins.

Over the last century, the Country Women’s Association has proudly represented the women of rural Australia, giving them and their families an enduring voice on issues affecting rural communities.

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