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Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse 2023

In early 2023, coin collectors will see a period of transition, with coins released featuring either the 2023 Jody Clark Commonwealth Effigy or the 2023 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse.

To aid collectors, the obverse featured on each release will be included in the release posts on the Mint's Facebook page, website and newsletters.


Frequently asked questions

Q: What is the difference between the two obverses?

2023 Worldstar Packaging Awards Winner

The Royal Australian Mint has been selected as the WINNER​ of a Worldstar Packaging Award for its new sustainable Standard Proof Coin Box. ​The WorldStar Competition is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and is the pre-eminent global award in packaging. WordStar illustrates the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn.  Each year WPO is recognising the best of the best in packaging innovations from across the globe.

Upcoming Releases February 2023

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 in 8.30am AEDT Thursday 2 February 2023.


Creatures of the Deep

2023 $1 Mintmark and Privy Mark Uncirculated Four-Coin Set -  RRP $33

2023 $10 ‘C’ Mintmark Gold Proof Coin - RRP $385

2023 $1 'C' Mintmark Silver Proof Coin - RRP $60

Obverse: 2023 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse

Baby Coins

Media Releases

Hundreds of Aussies try their luck to make international history and strike the first coin for 2023

Creatures of the Deep - 2023 $1 'C' Mintmark Uncirculated Coin

One lucky coin enthusiast was able to make history at the Royal Australian Mint today, pressing and taking home the first coin for 2023, not only in Australia, but around the world.

The Royal Australian Mint CEO Leigh Gordon welcomed back keen coin collectors for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic.

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