News & Media


Ordering for Christmas?

All orders must be received by COB 14 December 2011 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.

Last chance... Collection by Selection

Customers please note: Final orders to take part in the 2012 Collection by Selection will close on Wednesday 30 November 2011. Don't miss out on the opportunity to secure all of our 2012 coins at today's prices.

Download a copy of the order form now and post in as quickly as possible (program open to Australian customers only). Follow the links on this page to see the product program full terms and conditions.


The 2012 program has now closed. Stay tuned for the 2013 Collection by Selection program.

Mint Field Day this Saturday

Join the Royal Australian Mint in celebrating the release of its recent products from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday 5 November at the first ever Mint Field Day! To mark 50 years of Triple Zero, the Mint has not only produced a commemorative collectible coin but you can also come along and explore the emergency service vehicles that respond to those calls - including the Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter and a 44 metre ‘Bronto’ airlift, as well as a sausage sizzle from 10 am to 2 pm. If you’re one of the first 300 visitors you will also receive a free showbag packed with goodies!

Hyper-metallic and selectively gold plated 50 cent coins

To keep coin collecting interesting and exciting, the Mint have worked hard to create innovative and unique products.

The 2012 Six Coin Uncirculated Set will include the hyper-metallic printed 50 cent coins and retail at $32.50. The 2012 Six Coin Proof Set will feature a selectively gold plated 50 cent coin and retail at $130.00. These coins are not available to buy separately.

These products will go on sale on Wednesday 2 November.

Looking for something to do whilst in town visiting Floriade?

Come and visit the Mint! We've got coffee, free parking, free entry and even free guided tours!

Tour times for this week are:

Monday 10th - 9.30 am
Tuesday 11th - 9.30 am & 2.30 pm
Friday 14th - 11.30 pm & 2.30 pm

The Coin Shop is a great place for buying your souvenirs, gifts and collector coins and will be open from 9am till 4.30pm, Monday to Friday until the end of Floriade - 14 October 2011. Weekends will be open as per normal.

Air Series Sacred Kingfisher $1 pad printed uncirculated coin design

In response to several enquiries about this product, the Royal Australian Mint has further consulted with a number of experts in the ornithological field and can confirm that the design featured on the above coin does depict the Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus.

The bird image used on the packaging is the Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis.

Extended shopping hours and free guided tours for Floriade - including this weekend!

If you're looking for other things to do whilst in town for Floriade, why not spend an hour or two at the Mint? There's coffee, free parking, free entry and even free guided tours!

The tours times for this week are:

  • Friday 24th - 11.30am & 2pm
  • Saturday 25th - 10am, 11am & 1pm
  • Sunday 26th - 10am, 11am & 1pm

The Coin Shop is a great place for buying your souvenirs, gifts and collector coins and will be open from 9am till 4.30pm, Monday to Friday until the end of Floriade - 14 October 2011. Weekends will be open as per normal.

Correction on Collection

We wish to advise of a printing error on the Collection by Selection order form. The correct price of the 2012 $5 Silver Proof Curved Coin - Southern Skies (product code 310168) is $110.00 and the mintage is 10 000.

Please click here for the revised order form.

The 2012 50 cent Silver Proof - 50th Anniversary of the Australian Ballet (product number 210116) is $79.00 as stated on the order form. The checklist pricing of $80.00 is incorrect.

You're invited to the... 2012 Product Launch

The Royal Australian Mint is launching its complete 2012 product calendar at on Tuesday 6 September at Federation Square in Melbourne.

The Mint is also holding an interesting 3-day exhibition 'Unexpected Treasures from the Royal Australian Mint' at Federation Square showcasing some of the rare mis-strikes in the National Coin Collection.

A professional coin dealer from Southern Cross Coins will be onsite from 10 am - 2pm each day of the exhibition to value your interesting collection. Come on down!

CIT Coin Designs - Vote for your favourite!

The Royal Australian Mint is currently holding an exciting student coin design exhibition in the main gallery and you are invited to come and vote to help us find the best design. Graphic Design students from the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) had to present two coin designs as a part of thier 2012 Commemorative Coin Design Class Project, a joint CIT and Royal Australian Mint initiative.

The exhibition runs from Friday 24 June until Friday 22 July 2011. Visitors to the Mint are able to view each student's coin design and vote on which one they like the best.

2011 Royal Wedding 20c Coin Swap Terms & Conditions

Royal Wedding 20c Circulating Coin Swap (Promotion)

1. By participating in the Royal Australian Mint Royal Wedding 2011 20c Circulating Coin Swap Promotion (Coin Swap), entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Information on how to enter the Coin Swap promotion forms part of these conditions.

2. The Coin Swap promotion commences on Friday 29 April 2011 from 10.00am -10.00pm or until 15,000 have been swapped.

3. The Coin Swap promotion is only available to persons present at the promotion site, Custom House Circular Quay on 29 April 2011.

Earth Hour at the Mint

The Royal Australian Mint is proud to observe Earth Hour again this year, and will be turning off our lights at 8:30pm on Saturday 26 March 2011.

Earth Hour is a global sustainability movement organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and is a global call to action to stand up, to take responsibility, and lead the global journey to a sustainable future.

2011 Made to Order Special Release 8211 Zuytdorp Shipwreck

This year's made to order special coin release continues our association with Australian numismatic societies. To recognise significant chapters of history through coin design, the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Numismatic Society unveil the 2011 $1 Silver Proof Made to Order Coin – Zuytdorp Shipwreck. Find out more about the Zuytdorp shipwreck by visiting

Media Releases

Mint really knows how to make coins - Education program wins top honours


The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating after receiving two awards in its first entry into the Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards on Friday 25 November 2011.

The Mint submitted entries into two categories, which resulted in a win for its Education Program and a commendation for the 'Visit the Mint - it makes Cents' Tourism Marketing Campaign.

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Game, set and well matched: Australian Open trophies and new winners medal at the Mint


To celebrate the announcement of the collectible coin program commemorating the 100th time the Australian Open men's singles championship will be contested in January 2012, the Royal Australian Mint and Tennis Australia invite the public to the Mint today for the first Canberra viewing of the Australian Open trophies and unique 100th Men's Championship medal.

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New coin to commemorate centenary of International Women’s Day


The Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten and the Minister for the Status of Women Kate Ellis today announced that a commemorative 20 cent coin, celebrating the centenary of International Women’s Day, will be released into public circulation.

The coin will be issued by the Royal Australian Mint, which is responsible for producing all of Australia's circulating coins.

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Mint enters international waters


An important milestone was met today for both the Royal Australian Mint and the Government of Samoa at an official coining ceremony at the Mint this morning.

The Assistant Treasurer and the High Commissioner of Samoa, representing the Government of Samoa, were invited onto the factory floor to strike brand new Samoan coins to enter circulation in Samoa later this year.

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Curved and coloured coins - a way of the future


A unique concaved $5 coin and hyper-metallic coloured 50 cent coin are two of the exclusive products the Royal Australian Mint is showcasing in its 2012 product releases in Melbourne today.

Thousands await the news of what's in store as the Mint is known for producing high quality, stunning coins with interesting themes and intricate designs.

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