Adrian Boucher, third year apprentice at the Royal Australian Mint was awarded the Roger Pysden Fellowship presented by Mrs Jan Pysden at the NSW Business Chamber Annual Awards Dinner on Friday 23 November 2007 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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- The Royal Australian Mint's limited mintage sales policy applies to any numismatic product sold with a set mintage of or less than 2000.
- The distribution of numismatic products will be determined on the release date of the numismatic product, based on when orders are received by the Royal Australian Mint.
- Each of the Royal Australian Mint's sales channels (fax, mail, online, phone, mint shop) will have an allocation commensurate with the percentage of total sales for that channel.
- Sales will be restricted to one (1) numismatic product per customer.
The Mint Issue for 2008 will be released on the following dates: 4/02/08, 5/05/08, 7/07/08, 1/09/08 and November still to be confirmed.
The winner of 2007 Rolf Harris Great Australian Artist Competition, Mr Terry Hincks has returned from his trip on the Ghan. Mr Hincks was the winner of:
- A trip for four people on the Ghan,
- $1000 Qantas travel voucher; and
- 4 x $100 RM Williams vouchers.
Mr Hincks described his Ghan experience as a "trip of a lifetime", telling the Royal Australian Mint on his return that "everybody should do it, it was absolutely amazing".
The brand new range of 2008 collector coins shined in a special Mint movie premiere at the Royal Australian Mint on Wednesday 31 October. The evening included red carpet interviews with Hollywood style reporters, popcorn, Malteasers and of course the stars of the evening, the 2008 product range.
The Royal Australian Mint is pleased to announce that the 2008 Great Australian Artist Kangaroo Series Competition has commenced!
HOW TO ENTER
To enter SPEND $100 or more, in one transaction, on any coin products from the 2008 Great Australian Artist Kangaroo Series designed by Reg Mombassa direct from the Royal Australian Mint (online, mail order, telephone, Deakin retail shop, and trade show exhibits.) before Monday 31 March 2008 and automatically go into the draw for a chance to WIN the following prize pack:
The Royal Australian Mint will release a number of new and exciting products in the upcoming September edition of Mint Issue.
The range of coins and numismatic products to be released on 3rd September 2007 include:
The Royal Australian Mint attended the 2007 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of Money from August 8-12 2007.
Over the 4.5 day show, over 10,000 people visited the Mid West Airlines Centre in Milwaukee to see 19 exhibiting world mints and over 1400 dealers.
With the price of silver rising significantly over the past year, a decision was made to produce the 2007 $1 Kangaroo Frosted Uncirculated Coin in cupro nickel. The Mint was also commissioned to produce a corporate order of 2007 $1 Kangaroo Frosted Uncirculated coins in silver. This created some confusion amongst collectors as to the exact make up of the 2007 Great Australian Artist Series.
The RAM will be attending the Brisbane ANDA Coin Note and Stamp show. As we are not attending the Brisbane EKKA Agricultural Show this year, we will be bringing the portable press to make the 2007 $1 Uncirculated 75th Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge 'B' mintmark coins. Dealers and members of the public are welcome to pre-order 'B' mintmarks from the press but conditions will apply:
As part of the refurbishment project, the Royal Australian Mint has made changes to the visitor facilities.
When visiting the Mint, you will now be able to:
I am pleased to announce that the Royal Australian Mint will be attending the Coin Shows listed below*:
Royal Easter Show
Tonight, the Royal Australian Mint's '60th Anniversary of Peacekeeping' coin, will be officially unveiled by the Minister of Veterans' Affairs, the Hon. Bruce Billson MP at the Australian War Memorial in the presence of Janine Murphy, CEO of the Royal Australian Mint. This coin has been released to raise awareness of Australia's ongoing commitment to international peacekeeping.
The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has received in-principle funding approval from the Federal Government to improve its information technology (IT) systems, which aligns with the Mint achieving its vision of being a world class minting facility in 2009.
The official Australian Peacekeeping Memorial site on ANZAC Parade will be unveiled today at 12:00pm.
In 1857 South Australia was granted self government and one hundred and fifty years later the Royal Australian Mint has released a special coin to mark the sesquicentenary of this significant occasion.
The Royal Australian Mint launched a range of 2008 collector coin products at a gala movie themed event in Canberra last night.
The Royal Australian Mint congratulates the National Gallery of Australia on its purchase of Warlugulong by renowned Aboriginal artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri.
Reg Mombassa's new kangaroo design for the Royal Australian Mint's Kangaroo coin series has proved very popular, with only a few gold coins remaining three days after its release.
In 2007, the Royal Australian Mint marks the 75th Anniversary of the world's largest steel arch bridge with a three coin series.
The coin used in the toss of the 3 mobile Ashes Test in Melbourne sold at auction yesterday for $8,000 with proceeds going to Cricket Australia's official community partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Chris Pearce MP, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, have officially marked the commencement of major refurbishment works at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.
Stage 1 of the 6 stage project commenced with the excavation of a tunnel in the Mint's basement.
The last coin that was used in the coin toss of the 3 mobile Ashes Series sold at auction for $11 050, with proceeds going to Cricket Australia's official community partner, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
The Royal Australian Mint donated five (5) coins to Cricket Australia, one for each Test of the 3 mobile Ashes Series. The Sydney Test coin was the last to be auctioned.
Australia's involvement in launching the 4th International Polar Year (IPY) was hosted by The Royal Society of Victoria (RSV) in Melbourne today, with a symposium featuring the launch of the Royal Australian Mint's 'Polar Series' coin range.
Today the Royal Australian Mint will unveil its new mintmark coin to visitors to its premises in Deakin, ACT. The first coins minted in 2007 commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.