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Mint's Kangaroo coin a hot contender for People's Choice Coin of the Year

The Royal Australian Mint’s 2009 Kangaroo at Sunset coin has been nominated for Krause Publication’s “People’s Choice” Coin of the Year. The stunning yet simple design has already won the hearts of many avid coin collectors and is up against some tough competition from all around the world.

The kangaroo is recognised all around the world as a true symbol of Australia so it is fitting that Australia’s coin of the year nomination is a kangaroo design.

Mint Gnomes at Floriade

The Royal Australian Mint will feature in the 2008 Floriade corporate gnome competition with an entry called 'Priscilla, Coin of the Desert'.

In the spirit of the theme Floriade 21 Films that Shaped our Nation, the Mint has entered 3 gnome characters from the Australian box office hit of 1994 Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

First Australian saint commemorated on coin

The Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, Senator Nick Sherry will unveil a new coin design which features Blessed Mary MacKillop on Tuesday 8 July 2008 at 11:00am.

The new design is for the first coin in the Inspirational Australians coin series released by the Royal Australian Mint. This is the official launch of the new coin and an opportunity for members of the public to view the first coin design in the series.

Royal Australian Mint new 'mark' terms

The Royal Australian Mint recently published an article in the February edition of The Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine titled Coming to terms with 'marks'.

The feature article details the updated terminology to be used by the Mint from January 1 2008.

Please click on the link below to view the article (Adobe PDF).


Giant one dollar coin unveiled

In a first for the Royal Australian Mint, a coin 400 times larger than a standard one dollar coin was used to unveil the 2008 circulating coin, commemorating the Centenary of Scouts Australia.

The biggest coin ever produced by the Mint was gradually revealed by ten young people representing the various scouting groups from Joey Scouts to Rovers.

Scouts coin launch

On Friday 22 February 2008, the Royal Australian Mint will unveil the coin design for the new commemorative $1 coin, which celebrates the Centenary of Scouts Australia.

We invite all members of the public to join us on the lawns across from the Mint from 12:30pm - 1:00pm.

The Hon Senator Nick Sherry, Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law will be joined by the Hon Sir William Deane AC KBE, National President of Scouts Australia and Mr John Ravenhall AM, Chief Commissioner Australia, Scouts Australia in officially launching the new coin design.

Media Releases

Design agency hits a six with Mint's websites


Design agency CRE8IVE has come away with two wins for the Royal Australian Mint at this year’s Print and Graphic Excellence (PAGE) Awards.

The Mint enlisted CRE8IVE to develop interactive websites to support two of this year’s commemorative collector coins – The Don: 100th Anniversary of Sir Donald Bradman’s birth and Australia II: 25th Anniversary of America’s Cup Victory.

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Bradman signed my bat


On Tuesday 26 August at Manuka Oval, Canberra, the Royal Australian Mint will officially launch its latest collector coin which commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Sir Donald Bradman's birth.

Bradman's final match was played at Manuka Oval in 1963 when, at the specific request of Prime Minister Robert Menzies, he captained the first Prime Minister XI side against England.

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Coins released for Centenary of Rugby League


The 2008 NRL Telstra Premiership season kicked off last night in Sydney. The Royal Australian Mint has joined in the celebrations by releasing an exciting range of official licensed Rugby League centenary collector coins.

"Rugby League holds an important place in the Australian and international sporting history." said Ms Janine Murphy, Chief Executive Officer Royal Australian Mint.

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The Royal Australian Mint issues new worn and damaged coin policy


The Royal Australian Mint will activate a new 'Worn and Damaged Circulating Coin Policy' from 1 July 2008. The policy will provide advice and guidance to the public, businesses and other organisations, approved deposit-taking institutions (ADI), such as banks, and Cash-in- Transit businesses about handling coins that are worn, damaged or mutilated.

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Protected from Australia's most unwanted


The Royal Australian Mint has released a special one dollar coin featuring a detector dog on duty to mark the centenary of Australian Quarantine.

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is responsible for protecting Australia's borders from exotic pets and diseases. AQIS also provides import and export inspection to support access to overseas markets.

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Australian company to modernise Mint with robots


Family owned, Australian business, Australis Engineering P/L has won the tender to update the Royal Australian Mint's materials handling and warehousing system. The new system along with the refurbishment of the Mint's facilities in Canberra and other modernisation projects is central to the Mint's objective of becoming one of the best manufacturing facilities in the world.

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