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Our free tours are back!

We are delighted to re-launch our free public tours at the Royal Australian Mint from Monday 28 September 2020

As the safety of staff and visitors is our primary concern, additional measures will be in place to ensure these tours are held in a safe manner and are in compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Please carefully read through the below information:

A statement from the Royal Australian Mint in regard to rolled circulating coins

The Mint has recently received a range of commentary in relation to rolled circulating coins that has found its way into the marketplace after being distributed to banks from the Royal Australian Mint.

This presents an excellent opportunity for us to provide some greater insight into how the Mint manages its two major streams of business activities: (1) The provision of circulating coins to banks through a supply chain solution and (2) the development, manufacture and distribution of commercial products for purchase by individuals and companies for the purpose of collection.

The Mint returns to normal opening hours

From Tuesday 7 July 2020 the Mint will return to normal business hours. Monday - Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm, and Weekends from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Requirements in the Mint Gallery, Shop and Cafe will allow 1 person per 4 square meters.

Gallery tours are currently still suspended until further notice.

Our Visitor Experience team will assist with entry conditions and safety requirements, we kindly ask for your patience and understanding.

The following safety measures are a condition of entry to the Mint, we kindly request that all visitors:

Stage Two of the reopening of the Royal Australian Mint

From Monday 22 June 2020 the Mint will open access to the Mint's gallery, shop and café to members of the public following advice from the ACT Government and the Chief Medical Officer. 

The Mint will be open 7 days a week, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, with a maximum capacity of 80 visitors allowed in the visitor gallery. Requirements in the Mint Shop and Cafe will allow 1 person per 4 square meters. 

Gallery tours are currently still suspended until further notice.  

The Royal Australian Mint will re-open on Tuesday 9 June

The Mint will re-open to members of the public at 10.00 am on Tuesday 9 June following advice from the ACT Government and the Chief Medical Officer.

In preparation for reopening, we are implementing a range of measures to ensure the health and well-being of our visitors and staff and to facilitate social distancing. At this stage the Mint’s Gallery will remain closed, however our store and café will be open.

Delays with Domestic and International shipping, due to COVID-19

Currently we are experiencing delays with domestic and international shipping, due to COVID-19.
Some international countries have temporary suspended their delivery services and therefore we may need to cancel and refund your order.

For more information and regular updates on domestic and international shipping, please visit: https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates.

 

- Easter Opening Hours -

The Mint’s call centre will 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: https://eshop.ramint.gov.au

We remind visitors that due to COVID-19, the Mint will remain closed to visitors. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming visitors, students and collectors to the Mint once we re-open.

-- The Royal Australian Mint is closing to Visitors --

In light of current COVID-19 health warnings, the Royal Australian Mint will be closed to visitors from 5.00 pm today until further notice. As an essential service, the Mint's factory will continue to operate as normal.

Purchases can still be made via our online store https://eshop.ramint.gov.au or by calling 1300 652 020. Existing orders will be processed and dispatched as normal.

-- Eureka! Roadshow and Coin Swap Event Update --

The Royal Australian Mint has recently delayed the first stage of the Eureka! Roadshow and suspended Coin Swap events due to the unfolding Coronavirus situation.

At this time we wish to assure our loyal and dedicated collectors that the Mint will resume Roadshow and Coin Swap events once they are deemed safe for our staff and attendees. At which time the Mint will strive to visit as many towns and cities across each state and territory as is achievable within the time-frame.

-- Gallery Closure --

The Royal Australian Mint has temporarily closed its upstairs Gallery to the public in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health warnings. All other areas of the Mint will remain open including the retail shop and takeaway food and beverages from the Mint’s Café. This change is effective immediately and will continue until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

 

-- Delays to International Shipments --

International orders deliveries from the Royal Australian Mint are currently experiencing delays due to the coronavirus COVID19.

Australia Post is working with partner airlines and other postal operators to move items as quickly as possible. However due to the ever-changing situation, delays may occur in all destination countries.

For details about your specific location please visit: https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates/coronavirus

 

Cash Usage Regarding COVID-19

The Royal Australian Mint fully supports the advice of experts that proper hygiene is essential when touching any object or surface that could be contaminated. This includes coins and banknotes. The best defence is to avoid touching your face, sanitise the surfaces of any items that you touch, and regularly wash your hands.

-- Important Notice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) –

Due to the unfolding Coronavirus situation, the Royal Australian Mint has cancelled the first Stage of the Eureka! Roadshow, which was scheduled to visit Tasmania next week.

The health and safety of staff, customers and visitors continues to be the Mint’s first priority.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change and will keep you informed of any future developments through our social media channels and website.

The Mint remains open to the public and all other events and programs are operating as normal.

 

 

Celebrating Women’s T20 Cricket

T20, the world’s fastest and most thrilling form of cricket, explodes into Australia in 2020 with the ICC Women’s T20WorldCup. In honour of our women’s national team, the Royal Australian Mint have teamed up with the ICC - International Cricket Council to release a limited edition $2 coin.

Capturing the excitement and passion of Women’s T20 cricket, this exciting new $2 coloured coin features a dynamic image of a cricketer poised to bat, surrounded by the vibrant colours of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup logo.

February Mint Issue Catalogue

Please note there is an incorrect image included on page 15 of the February Mint Issue catalogue.  

The Lunar – Year of the Rat 2020 $5 Silver Domed Proof Coin is pictured as 1kg. 999 Ag. Please note this coin is 1Oz. 999 Ag

Please be aware coin images in the catalogue are rendered representations of the actual coins.

All information in the Mint Issue is correct at the time of printing and is subject to change.

Happy Changeover Day

To celebrate the 54th anniversary of decimal currency, the Mint is offing you the chance to WIN a 2020 Silver Proof Year Set.

Simply post a photo in the comments below or on Instagram with #fortheloveofmoney #changeover54, showing us just how much you love Australia's decimal currency.

Entries close 11:59 pm Friday 21 February 2020.

Please click here or T & C's.

Australia’s Newest Circulating Coin Swap

To snap up Australia’s newest circulating coin, which commemorates the Centenary of Qantas, join the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne this month.

For details and to register your attendance, please follow the links below and remember to click INTERESTED or GOING to receive all updates and information for these events.

CANBERRA
Date: Monday 17 February 2020
Time: 8.30am to 2.00pm
Where: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra
Details: http://bit.ly/39a8YCU

Have a Mint experience at the Perth Money Expo

On Saturday 8 February, for one day only, the Royal Australian Mint will be attending the PERTH MONEY EXPO. Join us to snap up some fresh change or purchase the Mint latest releases.

Date: Saturday 8 February, 2020
Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Location: South Perth Community Centre, Cnr South Terrace and Sandgate St, South Perth.

Available coin swaps:
A brand new 2020 circulating coin - details to come!
2019 $2 Coloured Circulating Coin – One Hundred Years of Repatriation (5pk)

February Mini Minties

Learn all about how to save your money, this February at Mini Minties!

At this Mini Minties, hear stories about why saving your money is a great thing to do, and how to tell if a coin is worth keeping in a special coin collection. To help you on your savings journey, you will make your own savings jar and a coin collection jar to keep all your money safe and in the one place.

Upcoming Releases - February 2020

This section lists the exciting new releases available in the next month, giving all of our loyal customers an earlier opportunity to learn about upcoming releases of our unique and sought-after products.

February 2020 Releases:

Available Monday 10 February:
2020 Tooth Fairy Kit RRP $25

*** Please note that products listed in this section will NOT be available for pre-purchase.
*** Products and prices are subject to change without notice and may not appear here due to commercial reasons.

Returning Worn or Mutilated Coins damaged in recent bushfires

Claims for collectible coins or coin collections need to be directed to your home and contents insurer.

For circulating coins, we (the Mint) do understand the current situation and can offer the following advice.

The Mint has processes that are ordinarily used for the return of worn or mutilated circulating coins, these can be found on the Mint’s website https://www.ramint.gov.au/worn-and-mutilated-coins

January Mini Minties

It's the Year of the Rat! Join our Mini Minties team as we celebrate Chinese New Year with some craft and delicious treats!

The session will be followed by a complimentary coffee for parents and guardians.

When: Friday, 17 January
Time: 10.30am to 11.15am.
Cost: $10 (plus booking fee). Ticket includes one adult and one child.
Where: Education Room, Royal Australian Mint.

- Important Notice For Visitors -

The Mint undertook an evaluation of the conditions inside the building today at 5pm and has determined these conditions to be appropriate for staff and visitors. 

Therefore a decision has been made to re open the Mint to staff and visitors tomorrow Tuesday 7 January 2020. 

We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. 


 

 

Postage Delay

Due to disruption to services, dispatch of products will not commence until next week (week commencing Monday 13 January 2020). If there are further delays, customers will be notified via email or social media.

-- IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISITORS –

Due to air quality across the ACT, the Royal Australian Mint is closed today Monday 6 January, 2020.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our priority and the closure of the Mint ensures we keep our staff and visitors safe.

Please keep an eye on this page for further updates regarding when the Mint will reopen to visitors, as regular opening hours may be altered during this time.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISITORS

Due to the deterioration of air quality across Canberra the Royal Australian Mint is closed today 5 January, 2020.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our priority and the closure of the Mint ensures we can keep our staff and visitors safe.

We will be providing further updates via Facebook tomorrow (6 January, 2020) at 8.30 am on whether the Mint will be open.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

 

Media Releases

Royal Australian Mint celebrates the 2021 Lunar Year of the Ox

2021 $5 Silver Domed Proof Coin - Year of the Ox
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To mark the second sign of the Chinese lunar zodiac, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a Year of the Ox coin collection featuring highly sought after collectable coins.   

Royal Australian Mint CEO – Mr. Ross MacDiarmid said “These coins have been intricately designed to capture the relevance of the Lunar New Year and serve as a beautiful tribute in 2021.”

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Celebrate the Festive Season with the Royal Australian Mint’s Christmas Decoration Coin

2020 50c Christmas Coin
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In 2019, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) released its first ever Christmas decoration coin with great success. In 2020 the Mint is excited to ring-in the festive season with a second beautiful Christmas decoration coin, inspired by Australia’s official floral emblem – golden wattle.

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The Royal Australian Mint looks to the stars to honour Australian Indigenous stories

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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has launched the second limited edition commemorative coin in the Star Dreaming series which illustrates important Indigenous Australian Astrological stories.

Royal Australian Mint CEO – Mr Ross MacDiarmid said “The release of these special coins ensure Australians have access to important stories from Australia’s Indigenous history”.

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Royal Australian Mint launches Australia’s Coin Sport Challenge

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Today, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) launched Australia’s Coin Sport Challenge — a fun and family-friendly challenge for all the Australians that continue to be stuck at home or who are missing sport in these COVID-19 times.

The Mint has a long-standing tradition of marking and celebrating our nation’s greatest sporting achievements said Mint CEO, Ross MacDiarmid.

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Female cricketer featured on Australian coinage for the first time in celebration of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

2020 $2 T20 World Cup Coin
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To celebrate what is set to be a historic year for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Royal Australian Mint and retail partner Woolworths have teamed up to release a limited edition $2 coin.

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Public behold first 2020 coin strike of the decade at the Royal Australian Mint ringing in the 2020’s

2020 $10 'C' Mintmark Gold Proof Coin
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Today the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) welcomed the public to its highly sought after annual event to see the first coin of 2020 struck in its very own capital city, Canberra. This is the first coin strike of the decade and almost a century since the first coin of the 20’s was struck in Australia.

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