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Limited Mintage Sales Policy

  • 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.

Royal Australian Mint Great Australian Artist Kangaroo Series competition

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".

Purchase Reg Mombasa coins and win!

The Royal Australian Mint is pleased to announce that the 2008 Great Australian Artist Kangaroo Series Competition has commenced!


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:

Extra frunc in the 2008 Great Australian Artist series!

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.

Brisbane ANDA Coin, Note and Stamp Show

The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) 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:

Media Releases

Peacekeepers honoured with Royal Australian Mint coin


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.

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Refurbishment underway at the Royal Australian Mint


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.

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Last Ashes coin reaches record bid!


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.

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