News & Media


Ordering for Christmas?

All orders must be received by 5 pm ESDT on Friday 14 December 2012 for it to be delivered in time for Christmas (Australia only). This includes online, mail and fax orders as we cannot guarantee deliveries will arrive in time after this date.

Alternatively you can purchase Royal Australian Mint products at selected Australia Post outlets, coin dealers and onsite at the Mint. If you would like to purchase onsite, we are located at Denison Street Deakin in Canberra and open every day except for Christmas Day.

Call Centre Christmas shut down period

The Royal Australian Mint's Call Centre will not be operating over the Christmas period, from Saturday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 6 January 2013 inclusive.

Customers will still be able to place orders through other sales channels (online, mail, fax) during this time, however orders placed after 18 December 2012 will not be processed /despatched until the week commencing
7 January 2013.

Prestige Lunar Series

The Prestige Lunar Series produced by the Royal Australian Mint contains six different coins. The names and images of each coin can be found below.

Please note these coins are not available to order through our eShop. If you would like to order these coins please contact our Call Centre on 1300 652 020.

Thank you for participating in the Consumer Experience Survey

The Royal Australian Mint wants to thank everyone who participated in the Consumer Experience Survey 2012.

The survey was a great success and the Mint will use the results to make improvements that matter to you.

Over 25% of you said your online shopping experience with the Mint could use some work.

So with a view to serving you better, you will soon log onto a completely remodelled eShop where navigation and interactivity will be modern and intuitive.

Brand new features include more payment options, order tracking and enhanced coin images.

Letter about delay of coins and price correction

You may have received a letter from the Royal Australian Mint in regards to the delay of two coins, 2012 Lunar Year of the Dragon Tetra-decagon 50c Coin and 2013 Bindi Australian Saltwater Crocodiles $1 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin.

The purpose of this letter was to provide information on the delay of two popular products and price correction.

The reference to splitting orders is only applicable to those customers who have already purchased these products.

If you have not purchased these products please disregard this section of the letter.

The Mint and Earth Hour 2012

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 31 March 2012.

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. Along with millions of others around the globe, the Mint will 'power down' for one hour at 8:30 pm on Saturday 31 March by turning off all lighting and unplugging appliances at the power point.

Correction on The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 Royal Silver Set advertisement

We wish to advise that the wrong image was printed in the advertisement of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012 Royal Silver Set in January's Mint Issue No. 92.

The image of the Canadian coin in the set is incorrect. The correct Canadian coin that is a part of this series (see image below) features a portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, and does not include a diamond design feature.

For further information, please contact the Call Centre on 1300 652 020.

Media Releases

AFL and Royal Australian Mint create the world's first Premiership Coin


The AFL will immortalise the 2012 AFL Premiership winning team with the release of its first ever Premiership Coin, understood to be the first in history.

The release will include three types of limited edition coins all being legal tender, uncirculating and struck by the Royal Australian Mint.

There are three types of AFL Premiership coins being produced:

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Surfing Australia Releases Commemorative Coin With Royal Australian Mint To Celebrate 50th Anniversary - Surfing Australia 1963 - 2013


Surfing Australia in partnership with the Royal Australian Mint has released an official collector's coin to commemorate its 50th Anniversary.

Surfing Australia was established in 1963 as the Australian Surfriders Association and next year will celebrate its 50th Anniversary milestone.

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Australian coin designers of the future


Designs from Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) students may be gracing Australia's currency in the future, and the public can judge which one they would like to see on a coin by visiting the newest exhibition at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).

The Mint and CIT have joined forces again asking students to submit designs for a temporary exhibition showcasing their work.

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Mint expands relations in Pacific


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

The Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands was invited onto the factory floor to strike brand new Solomon Islands coins to enter circulation in the Solomon Islands later this year.

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Limited time to get Canberra's bluebell on a coin


Make the most of your last opportunity to stamp your own Enlighten coin this Friday evening at the Royal Australian Mint.

As Canberra's Enlighten Festival celebrates its final weekend, it is also your final chance to stamp your very own coin during the Mint's special Enlighten opening hours of 6 pm ‒ 9.30 pm, this Friday 9 March 2012.

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