News & Media


Rare opportunity to make coin

Two events are planned to say farewell to 2010 and welcome in the New Year.

To say farewell to 2010 - visit the Mint during the day on Friday 31 December 2010 and be amongst the last people in the world to strike a 2010 $1 Canberra mintmark coin.

If you visit after 2.30pm, you will receive a raffle ticket and go into the draw to strike the very last coin of the year. You will also be awarded with a special certificate and frame for your coin as a memento.

Ordering for Christmas?

All orders must be received by COB 15 December 2010 if you require an order to be delivered in time for Christmas (Australia only).

This includes mail, fax and internet orders We cannot guarantee deliveries will arrive in time after this date.

Alternatively you can purchase Royal Australian Mint products at selected Australia Post outlets and coin dealers. Please follow the links on this website to find the nearest one in your area.

2010 $1 Silver Proof Kangaroo at Sunset Coin Update

In the July edition of the Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine the 2010 $1 Silver Proof Kangaroo at Sunset Coin is advertised as being available to order from 8.30am (EST) on Monday 5 July 2010. Collectors please note this coin will be available to order from 8.30am (EST) on Friday 2 July 2010 via our online e-shop and through the call centre - 1300 652 020.

The original date was correct at the time of printing.


Free Special Event - Remembering the Lost Soldiers of Fromelles

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the release of its new Lost Soldiers of Fromelles coin by hosting an exclusive expert panel.

Guest speakers

Amateur historian and advocate, whose research into the battle of Fromelles lead to the discovery of an unknown mass grave of Australian and British troops.

Senior Forensic Advisor to Oxford Archaeology.

Project Manager of the Australian Fromelles Project Group.

Ray Hadley broadcasting live from the Mint this Friday!

Friday 26 February from 9.00am to 12.00pm

To celebrate the Mint's 45th birthday, Ray Hadley will be broadcasting live from the Mint on Friday 26 February from 9.00am to 12.00pm.

Canberra Raiders players Justin Carney, Joe Picker and CEO Don Furner will be at the Mint to sign memorabilia along with one of Canberra's favourite sons Rob de Castella.

The Mint Shop is also offering 10% off any products purchased during the broadcast (excluding gold products and the gallery press).

Striking Art: Lasting Impressions

Tuesday 19 January - Sunday 14 February

Over the past 20 years Wojciech Pietranik has created a collection of striking art leaving a lasting impression in the history of coin design in Australia.

This exhibition celebrates Wojciech and the art of coin and medal design and will showcase a number of coins, medals and sculptures from his collection.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to view Wojciech's collection on display for the very first time. Exclusive only to the Royal Australian Mint.

Media Releases

Official Ashes Series 20c coin released ahead of Vodafone Boxing Day Test showdown


The Royal Australian Mint has joined forces with Cricket Australia to release a new coin in celebration of one of the most fiercely contested cricket competitions, the Ashes.

The series is all tied up after Australia beat England in Perth over the weekend, ensuring the Vodafone Boxing Day Test to be a showdown.

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150th Melbourne Cup celebrations on the money


VRC and Royal Australian Mint launch commemorative coins to celebrate Melbourne Cup milestone

Racing fans can now hold a piece of Melbourne Cup memorabilia in their own hands thanks to the release of three collectable coins to mark the 150th anniversary of ‘the race that stops a nation’ ™, launched as part of the Melbourne Cup Symposium in Canberra on Friday, 13 August.

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Gold rush hits the Mint


This week’s release of a super exclusive gold collectible coin resulted in a close call for the Royal Australian Mint’s internet and phone lines.

The Mint was inundated with phone calls and internet orders which resulted in a sell-out of the coin allocation for both of those avenues within a couple of hours.

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Mint bakes up biggest dollar


A giant coin cake will be on display at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra today in celebration of Making it memorable - a launch of the Mint’s 2011 gift range.

The cake, which is 1 metre in diameter, features Australia’s famous ‘mob of roos’ design as seen on the circulating $1 coin and is certainly a one-of-a kind release from the Mint.

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International conference receives Tourism Australia funding


The International Mint Directors Conference (MDC 2010) has received Tourism Australia funding to assist in showcasing Australia to its international delegates and further boost tourism dollars in the Australian economy. In working with the Canberra Convention Bureau, a grant of $30,000 has been secured in support of this initiative.

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Art display a first for the Mint


Coins and their designs are rarely thought of as works of art – but over the next month an exclusive exhibition at the Royal Australian Mint will showcase just that.

The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry says the Mint’s inaugural art exhibition ‘Striking Art Lasting Impressions’ will highlight the work of Mint designer and sculptor Wojciech Pietranik.

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