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Contact Centre Shutdown over Christmas Period

The Royal Australian Mint's Contact Centre will be closed from 3.30 pm Wednesday 23 December 2015 to 8.30 am Monday 4 January 2016 Australian Eastern Daylight-saving Time (AEDST).

However, you will still be able to place orders online (eshop and jewellery), through mail order and via Fax (+61 6202 6953).

Please note, the Mint will not process or dispatch any orders placed during the shutdown period until the week commencing 4 January 2016.


Holiday Opening Hours

The Royal Australian Mint would like to wish everyone a happy holiday period and ensure that anyone visiting the Mint during this time is aware of the changes to free public tour times and opening hours. Please keep in mind that the factory will not be in production from Christmas Day and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2016.

Mint is highly commended at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards

As one of Canberra's iconic landmarks, the Royal Australian Mint was highly commended in the Tourist Attraction category last night at the annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards.

Showcasing the variety of the best tourist attractions in the region, the Canberra Region Tourism Awards encourage and promote excellence in visitor experiences.

With over 250 000 visitors a year, of which 50 000 are school students, visiting the Mint in the last financial year, the experience is deemed fun and educational, suitable for the whole family.

Royal Australian Mint Fine Jewellery Collection microsite is now live!

We are excited to announce that the Royal Australian Mint Fine Jewellery Collection microsite is now live! Inspired by over 50 years of the Mint's much-loved coin creations, the wide range of on-trend necklaces, rings, cufflinks and much more can now be viewed in detail online.

Explore the contemporary and traditional themes of Eternity, Genealogy and the Natural World throughout the collection in the new easy-to-shop website.

Have your say about the Mint's website

In order to tailor the Mint's website experience to your needs, a short survey will be conducted online. From today, after five clicks anywhere on our website you will receive a pop up box requesting feedback. Any comments that you may have are greatly appreciated.

If you do not wish to comment, click anywhere outside the pop-up box and you can continue browsing. This survey will be present for a limited time only.

If you cannot view the survey and you would still like to contribute, please find a Feedback survey button on the homepage.

Free Wartime magazine - Limited time only

In the lead up to Remembrance Day we are offering customers a FREE copy of the Wartime magazine October 2015 issue with any purchase of a military related product.

Wartime is the Australian War Memorial's military history magazine devoted to the Australian experience of war and the effects of war on society.

We only have 250 magazines available so be sure to place your order through our Contact Centre on 1300 652 020 or our online store soon!

The Changeover Tour

Approaching the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is heading out of Canberra this month with the mobile press in tow to bring the minting experience to the people and share the decimal currency story.

The first leg of The Changeover Tour will reach out to a number of regional centres in New South Wales, starting in Wollongong and then visiting Newcastle, Tamworth and Dubbo.

Answer the call - Coo-ee March

On Saturday 17 October 2015 a group of men and women will depart Gilgandra in a 26 day re-enactment march to honour the Coo-ees. This team will walk in the footsteps of the 26 men who began marching from their hometown towards Sydney to enlist.

The original Coo-ee March was the first of many snowballing recruitment marches to enlist men to join the Australian Imperial Force in 1915. These men increased in number to 263 by the time they had covered the 320 miles, their youthful enthusiasm encouraging many men to answer the call from the Dardanelles along the way.

Lest We Forget coin available from the Mint this weekend

This weekend, the final Floriade weekend, the Royal Australian Mint will be moving its mobile press out into the spring air and counterstamping a poppy symbol onto the much sought-after 2015 $2 Circulating Lest We Forget Coin.

For only $10, you can finally get your hands on this coin which will have a special mark that makes it even more exclusive then the first one - a poppy counterstamp, symbolic of remembrance and the poppies found in Flanders Field.

Win 1 of 500 Coloured AFL or NRL Grand Final coins!

Visitors to the Mint’s stand in Melbourne and Sydney during Footy Finals Week will have the exclusive opportunity to WIN 1 of only 500 limited edition AFL and NRL coins donning the 2015 Grand Final team colours!

We’ll see Hawthorn Football Club and West Coast Eagles represented on the AFL coins!

And for the first time ever, we’ll see NRL team colours on a coin - Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys!

Mint not at Sydney ANDA Show

The ANDA/APTA Coin, Banknote and Stamp Show is on again in Sydney on Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October. The Mint will not be in attendance at this show, however to continue to support ANDA, a show special will be available for purchase. Visit the ANDA stand at the show in Sydney to buy your 2015 $1 ‘S’ for Sydney Privy Mark Uncirculated Coin Mob of Roos.


Mint kicking goals for 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final

As we approach the pinnacle match of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, the Mint is kicking goals by bringing you the ultimate game-day souvenir!
The season has been one to remember, capturing the nation’s attention each and every week. With soaring marks and spectacular goals, the AFL fans - custodians of the game - continued to celebrate the uniqueness of the Australian Football League.

Mint tackles crowd to bring ultimate NRL game day souvenir

The 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership season will be remembered as one of the most exciting in the game’s proud history. To top off this exciting season the Mint will be bringing NRL fans the chance to buy the ultimate finals day souvenir - the 2015 $1 Uncirculated ‘S’ for Sydney Counterstamp Coin for National Rugby League!

It was the moments that matter - the spectacular tries, courageous defence and the brilliant skills of Rugby League's elite stars - that again highlighted why Rugby League is the Greatest Game of All.

2016 $25 Gold Proof Kangaroo at Sunset Ballot Draw

2016 $25 Gold Proof Kangaroo at Sunset Ballot Draw

On Thursday 1 October 2015 the Royal Australian Mint’s CEO Ross MacDiarmid will draw the 2016 $25 Gold Proof Kangaroo at Sunset Coin ballot. The current ballot form needs to be returned to the Mint by close of business Wednesday 30 September 2015. Ballot forms can only be returned by customers with a current Mint customer number as of Monday 14 September 2015. The ballot form is only available via post and cannot be downloaded from the website or online store. Please see below for ballot terms and conditions.

Mint to get fans game ready during Footy Finals Week

The Royal Australian Mint will be bringing the minting experience to Australian Football League (AFL) and National Rugby League (NRL) fans during Footy Finals Week!

You can find us at NRL Nation at Darling Harbour in Sydney to strike your own ‘S’ for Sydney onto a special NRL themed coin.

Thursday 1 October 4pm - 9pm
Friday 2 October 11am - 9pm
Saturday 3 October 10am - 9pm

AFL fans can find us at Yarra Park, outside the MCG, during the below times to strike an ‘M’ for Melbourne onto a new AFL designed coin:

Reminder: No guided tours during Floriade 2015

Guided public tours will not be on offer during Floriade 2015, from Saturday 12 September to Sunday 11 October.

We welcome everyone to take advantage of the easy to navigate signs and explanatory information which direct the self-guided visitor. The Mint’s theatrette presentation provides an overview into the coin making process, and the new factory viewing gallery features interactive touchscreens in a range of languages to take the viewer behind the scenes.

Be sure to strike a coin yourself to take away the perfect souvenir.

Mint to be part of fun at Royal Melbourne Show

The Royal Australian Mint is joining in the fun at the Royal Melbourne Show this year! We will be hitting the road with the mobile press to bring show goers the opportunity strike their own 'M' for Melbourne onto the 2015 $1 Anzac Centenary Uncirculated Coin. While visiting our stall you will also have the opportunity to purchase some of our newest products and pick up a copy of the latest Mint Issue magazine - Issue 106.

From Saturday 19 September until Tuesday 29 September you can find us at stall W116 in The Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion.

eParcel now live

eParcel has arrived at the Mint! For a flat rate of $10 for all domestic postage, you will be able to track your order right from the moment it leaves the Mint building to your front door. This means a faster and fully trackable delivery service on all orders. The $10 postage rate applies to all orders under $350, and for orders over this value it is free.

Top Ten Gift Ideas for Dad

Need a little inspiration for Father’s Day gifts this September 6? To help you find inspiration download our Father’s Day gift guide to see our top ten gift recommendations! Whether Dad is a history buff, military enthusiast, nature aficionado or just simply loves coins, we have something that is sure to suit all tastes and budgets.

We are sure that Dad would be happy with socks, but if you think he deserves more this year see our gift guide to find him the present he really wants.

Download the full gift guide below.

Take home your piece of the action at the Netball World Cup Sydney 2015

As Australia heats up for the Netball World Cup Sydney 2015, the Royal Australian Mint is proud to bring you the opportunity to own a special memento of the game.

For only $15, fans can strike an 'S for Sydney onto an Australian legal tender coin featuring the official Netball World Cup 2015 coin design - a great memento of being there onsite and part of the action!

Mint to attend EKKA - Royal Queensland Show

If you are planning a trip to the EKKA - Royal Queensland Show this year, make sure to clear time in your schedule to visit the Mint's booth! Between Friday 7 August and Sunday 16 August you will have the chance to peruse our latest products and buy the perfect show souvenir.

With the mobile press prepared, visitors will be given the opportunity to mint their own 'B' for Brisbane onto the 2015 $1 Anzac Centenary Uncirculated Counterstamp Coin. Available only as a show special, you can collect this memento for $5.00.

Coin Auction register now available

A collection of the Mint’s production standard coins were recently made available through a once-off event hosted by Downies Coin Auctions. This auction was a great success, allowing collectors to purchase rare pieces produced outside of the official mintage of each release.

The online register of the auction is now available, listing the original estimated value, as well as the end realised price. This register can be viewed here:

No guided tours during Floriade 2015

Guided public tours will not be on offer during Floriade 2015, from Saturday 12 September to Sunday 11 October.

We welcome everyone to take advantage of the easy to navigate signs and explanatory information which direct the self-guided visitor. The Mint’s theatrette presentation provides an overview into the coin making process, and the new factory viewing gallery features interactive touchscreens in a range of languages to take the viewer behind the scenes.

Be sure to strike a coin yourself to take away the perfect souvenir.

Advertisement to purchase a Mint souvenir

The Royal Australian Mint recently placed advertisements in The Daily Telegraph, The Sun Herald and The Herald Sun in their Sunday papers.

These advertisements focus on the 50th anniversary of the Mint, inviting everyone to join the celebrations by visiting us during our golden anniversary year. If you cannot make it to the Mint, we invite you to purchase a souvenir and quote the relevant passcode to receive free postage. This advertisement does not imply a free souvenir.

Royal Australian Mint Fine Jewellery Collection

The Royal Australian Mint Fine Jewellery Collection is inspired by the much-loved coin creations that the Mint has produced over the last 50 years, exploring themes both contemporary and timeless - Eternity, Genealogy and the Natural World.

The Fine Jewellery Collection has been developed to be unique and classic wearable art that completely embodies the unequivocal, distinctly, Royal Australian Mint spirit - sophisticated and elegant.

Winter Warm-Up Sale

The Royal Australian Mint will be hosting a once-off Winter Warm-Up Sale here at the Mint in Canberra this Thursday 18 June. Come out from the cold between 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm and take advantage of sales on selected items, including some special surprises from the Mint’s Vault.

The event won’t only feature exclusive sales but you will also have the opportunity to meet our newest coin designer and have an up-close look at our latest releases.

With drinks and canapes served throughout the night and lucky door prizes awarded, this event is not to be missed!


Celebrate the birth of the second Royal Baby

To commemorate the birth of the newborn baby and second child to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, the Royal Australian Mint will be releasing two beautifully designed coins in stunning 99.9% fine silver and in uncirculated finish in cupro nickel.

The release of these coins represents Australia’s long affiliation with the modern British monarchy and a symbolic gesture to be remembered for generations to come. These coins highlight the significance of the birth of the new baby who will be cherished the world over.

Information about the 2015 $2 Coloured Circulating Coin

On Sunday 19 April 2015, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer announced the release of a new circulating coin for Australia.

This announcement was made to inform the public of a new circulating coin and its commemorative purpose to mark the Anzac Centenary.

The coin release has generated a lot of interest and queries about the coin release. Below you will find further information about the coin release.

Special Anzac Centenary counterstamp coin at the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is just around the corner, and the Royal Australian Mint will be bringing the mobile press to provide an exciting opportunity for show-goers.

For only $5 each, those who visit the Mint’s booth will have the chance to stamp their very own ‘S’ for Sydney on the special commemorative Anzac Centenary $1 uncirculated coin, securing that important memento in the Centenary year and continuing the tradition of remembrance.

There will also be a selection of the latest coin releases available for purchase on the day.

Last chance for Year of the Horse

As the Royal Australian Mint has welcomed in the Year of the Goat with more beautifully crafted coins, the previous year’s Lunar Series: Year of the Horse coins will soon no longer be available for sale. March 30 marks the final opportunity for customers to purchase any of the coins from this series directly from the Mint.

The Lunar Series: Year of the Horse set will still be available for purchase from your local coin dealer after this date but this will be your final chance to have this added to your Legends account.

2015 Anzac Centenary Two Coin Set - Ballot now open

The Royal Australian Mint and New Zealand Post are honoured to partner in the 2015 Anzac Centenary Two Coin Set.  The ballot is now open, will close on Friday 6 March 2015 and be drawn at 10.00 am, Wednesday 11 March 2015.

The commemorative set marks the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landings and the birth of the legend which brought two nations closer together. Only available through the ballot, this exclusive 2015 Anzac Centenary Two Coin Set is strictly limited to a quantity of 1915 sets.

Mint Corporate Website experiencing technical difficulties

The Mint's corporate website - is experiencing some technical issues resulting in intermittent outages across the day.

If you find the website unresponsive, we ask that you try to reload it after a few minutes. We are working on rectifying the issues.

We’d also remind users that the Mint's eShop remains available for those looking to purchase coins.
All other matters please phone (02) 6202 6999 during business work hours.


Mint to visit Melbourne for Australia Day Shop and Swap

To celebrate Australia Day, the Royal Australian Mint will be having a pop-up shop in Melbourne's popular Federation Square on Monday 26 January 2015. Get your Australiana souvenirs with the newly released editions, celebrating all that is uniquely Australian. From capturing Aussie icons in the Distinctly Australian coin, celebrating our love for cricket with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 editions or honouring our wartime history with our new Anzac releases, there is a coin for everyone.

Media Releases

Magna Carta captured on antique rectangular coin for its 800th anniversary


To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, in a Royal Australian Mint first, a meaningful section of the Great Charter has been etched forever onto a unique rectangular collectible fine silver coin and launched today at Australian Parliament House’s official Magna Carta celebrations.

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CEO reappointed


The CEO of the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) Mr Ross MacDiarmid has been reappointed to his role for a further three years.

With the recent announcement that the Mint is no longer being considered for privatisation, Mr MacDiarmid is looking forward to leading the Mint into the future.

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