With Australia’s biggest horsepower party less than a month away, the Mint has made plans to join the action at the annual Street Machine Car Festival SUMMERNATS 30 next month.
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Expected to be one of the Mint’s most popular New Year celebrations yet, collectors will have the opportunity to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 with the hotly-anticipated first and last coin of the year traditions.
The M. R. Roberts’ Wynyard Coin Centre is turning 50! After an impressive 47 years in the same location, Wynyard Coins will be moving shopfront and throwing an Open Day to celebrate!
Wynyard Coins are welcoming the public to enjoy show bags, discounted products and meet Stevan Stojanovic, Royal Australian Mint Coin Designer, in person.
The Royal Australian Mint would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period. We would like to 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 Eve and will reopen on Wednesday 4 January 2017.
Join the Mint this December at the 2016 Summer Sizzler Sale! Purchase some treasured gifts at reduced prices, unearthed from the Mint's vault especially for the occasion. The event won’t only feature exclusive sales but you will also have the opportunity to meet one of our coin designers and have an up-close look at our latest releases.
Don't forget that our Gallery Press coin design will change on 1 January 2017, so visit the Summer Sizzler Sale to get yours before it is too late!
The alloy of the 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c coins listed in the 2015-16 Annual Report is incorrect. It should state Cupro Nickel. A correction note will be published in the Mint's 2016-17 Annual Report next year.
The Mint will join the National Library of Australia on Monday 31 October 2016 to hear from Maps Curator Martin Woods and author Allen Mawer as they revisit the experiences of the Hartog expedition 400 years ago, and the events that followed.
The Mint will bring attendees to this sold out event the opportunity to purchase the 2016 20c Frosted Uncirculated Coin – 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s Landfall without the postage fee!
Go on a journey from coin concept to final product at the Sydney Money Expo this month. Join two of the Mint’s reputable coin designers at Lower Sydney Town Hall, Sydney on Saturday 15 October – Sunday 16 October and enter The World of Coin Design.
Designers of some of your favourite Royal Australian Mint products, Aaron Baggio and Aleksandra Stokic, will be in attendance to answer your coin design questions and provide signatures.
Holden will be making available a limited number of the highly sought-after Holden Heritage Collection at the Supercheap Auto 2016 Bathurst 1000 (Bathurst 1000) from the Holden Heaven stand.
As the pinnacle of Australian motorsport events, Bathurst 1000 is held in one of Australia’s most iconic sporting arenas in Mount Panorama. Holden Heaven will be selling the entire collection including the exclusive twelfth coin for $250, the eleven coins and collection tin for $200 and the individual coins for $20 each. Available until stock runs out.
Please note, we are not offering public tours during Floriade from 17 September to 16 October, but you are very welcome to visit the Mint on a self-guided tour.
Do all the things at the show this year – including striking your own coin! Visit the Mint’s stand to strike an M for Melbourne on the 2016 $1 Uncirculated Coin – Australia’s First Mints for only $5. Available only as a show special, this coin is the perfect memento to remember all of the fun had at the show.
Always wondered about the process behind the Royal Australian Mint’s stunning coin designs? Join two of the Mint’s esteemed coin designers at the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association (ANDA), Melbourne on 27 August – 28 August 2016 and enter The World of Coin Design.
Father’s Day, it is a special day to spoil Dad and thank him for all of his hard work over the years. Leave the socks at the store and find a gift that will stand the test of time – a coin from the Royal Australian Mint.
For the sporty Dad, the car enthusiast the Dad who loves precious metals or the coin collector, the Mint has a range of products that you can choose from. A collection of gift ideas for Dad are below:
Take a drive down memory lane on Saturday 20 August 2016, with the Holden Heritage Car Show Mint Condition. Reflecting upon Holden’s story, the Mint has revealed the exciting new Holden Heritage Collection remembering the most popular and influential models through the ages.
The Woolworths release dates for the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams coloured $2 coins are detailed below:
Week 1: Tuesday 19 July 2016 - Blue
Week 2: Monday 25 July 2016 - Black
Week 3: Monday 1 August 2016 - Red
Week 4: Monday 8 August 2016 - Yellow
Week 5: Monday 15 August 2016 - Green
Week 6: Monday 22 August 2016 - Australian Paralympic Team coin and coin in folder
Due to an extremely limited mintage and popular demand, the stunning 2016 $5 Fine Silver Selectively Gold Plated Proof Coin celebrating the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has now sold out.
Although these coins are no longer available for purchase via the Mint’s retail channels, we do still have a number of proof coins which may appeal. Click here to see the full list.
No trip to the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) would be complete without a show souvenir to take home. The Mint will be bringing the infamous pop-up shop to EKKA again, allowing customers to strike a B for Brisbane on the 2016 $1 Uncirculated Coin – Australia’s First Mints as the ideal show memento.
Come and be part of history this Wednesday at Federation Square, Melbourne with the Australian Olympic Committee and the Mint! Following the highly-anticipated Flagbearer Announcement ahead of Rio 2016, the Mint will be giving you the opportunity to purchase all three Mob of Boxing Kangaroos designs sharing the stories of our 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program Ambassadors.
Following overwhelming demand, the stunning 2016 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin - Northern Sky: Ursa Major has now sold out.
Although these coins are no longer available for purchase via the Mint’s retail channels, we do still have a number of fine silver coins which may appeal. Click here to see the full list.
You can also contact a coin dealer to see if they have any available. Click here.
Want to meet dual Olympic basketball player Patty Mills? Visit Emporium Melbourne this Friday 1 July 2016, for your chance to meet this international basketball sensation before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
As one of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program Ambassadors, Patty will be at Emporium Melbourne between 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm presenting the dynamic new Mob of Boxing Kangaroos coloured coin, which can transform into a medal in an instant!
With any purchase the Mob of Boxing Kangaroos coin for $15 you will be able to meet Patty and get your coin signed!
The Changeover Tour has now visited each state and territory, except one - Western Australia! We have Perth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Albany in our sights and of course we are packing the latest commemorative coins for the trip.
Have you always wanted to go head-to-head with an Olympian? How about head-to-tails? Enter in a knockout game of ‘Heads or Tails’ with your family, friends and other members of the public for your chance to play against the best!
The winner will compete against swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes in the ultimate battle of the best out of three to take home bragging rights and the dynamic Mob of Boxing Kangaroos design!
This morning on The Morning Show on Channel 7, two of the Royal Australian Mint Coin Program Ambassadors basketball player Patty Mills and paratriathlete Kate Doughty made an exciting announcement about an upcoming coin program for the Olympics and Paralympics.
To celebrate Rio 2016, Woolworths and the Mint have joined forces to create six Royal Australian Mint commemorative coins. The $2 coins will be available from Woolworths supermarkets nationwide from the 19th July in the lead-up and throughout the Olympic and Paralympic games.
For the first time ever the Royal Australian Mint is venturing into the Northern Territory as part of The Changeover Tour! For two days only the Mint will set up pop-up shops in Darwin bringing the latest commemorative coins up north.
The Mint will be part of the fun at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market on 23 June and in Casuarina Square on 25 June 2016. Visit The Changeover Tour to celebrate 50 years of decimal currency as we travel around Australia.
Kate Doughty – Paratriathlon
With the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games fast approaching we are proud to announce that paratriathlon champion, Kate Doughty will be the official 2016 Australian Paralympic Team Coin Program Ambassador! To celebrate the courage, determination and inspiration shown by the athletes, Kate will join the Mint on the road to Rio to share her story as she prepares to compete for gold.
The weather may be cooling down, but things are heating up at the Royal Australian Mint! We will be opening our doors after hours on Thursday 9 June 2016 to give you the opportunity to get your hands on the hottest coins in our collection.
Play School has been instrumental in the Australian landscape for children, and the young at heart. This year we see this iconic television show turn 50 years old, and to celebrate we are inviting Play School legend Simon Burke to the Mint to sing-a-long with you!
First airing in 1966, Play School is the longest running children’s television show in Australia and is a favourite amongst many. For the past 50 years this educational program has warmed the hearts of children and adults. Therefore, this anniversary has a place in the hearts of many around our nation.
The Mint has released a special memento for the anniversary with the adorable Play School three coin set featuring the famous toys Jemima, Humpty Dumpty, Big Ted and Little Ted!
Get ready, The Changeover Tour is heading north! With Queensland in our sights, we will be visiting Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns to share the decimal currency story.
To make the trip even more special we will be popping up at the Bundaberg Agricultural Show for the entire three days, where the show theme is the 50th anniversary of decimal currency!
2016 Frosted Uncirculated Three Coin Set
On 21 April 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday. In celebration of this monumental occasion, the Royal Australian Mint is issuing a special three coin set featuring the three different effigies of Her Majesty by Arnold Machin, Raphael Maklouf and Ian Rank-Broadley that have graced our circulating coins since 1966. This set will be offered as a made to order product, meaning the customers decide the mintage!
Your Mum deserves more than flowers and chocolates this Mother’s Day!
If you need inspiration for the perfect gift see our five favourite Mother’s Day ideas below, sure to please any taste or budget.
Make sure to place your orders before 26 April for Western Australia customers and 28 April for Eastern states in order to receive your pieces in time.
The Royal Australian Mint is proud to announce sporting-greats Patty Mills, Thomas Fraser-Holmes and Melissa Breen as the ambassadors for the official 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program. Learn about our new ambassadors below:
Convict love tokens, also known as leaden hearts, were deeply sentimental and symbolic pieces. They offered convicts a final chance to keep a piece of themselves in the hearts, minds and homes of their families.
When British convicts were transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries, their sentences may have been for seven or fourteen years. However, for many it was almost impossible to return home.
From Anzac to Afghanistan, News Corp Australia are honouring the military moments that shaped our nation with the 14 part coin collection – Learn the Legend. In recognition of the Anzac Centenary commemorative period each coin explores a different piece of the Australia’s military history.
Each coin designs explores a different theme, inspired by images supplied by the Australian War Memorial, Gary Ramage and the Australian Government Department of Defence.
The celebrations for the 50th anniversary of decimal currency are continuing with The Changeover Tour – part 3! Due to popular demand the Mint is finally heading to South Australia (Adelaide and Port Augusta) and along the way will also be setting up shop in Wagga Wagga, Mildura, Broken Hill and Griffith with the latest commemorative coins on offer.
For all Legends members that have made a purchase with the Mint in the last 6 months, we will soon be sending out a customer survey.
Please be aware that should you decide you are not interested in participating in any Mint survey in the future, there is an opt out option which you are free to use. Watch the Legends Newsletter for results in early April.
The schedule for the face value coin swap for sachets has been changed. The dates and denominations are as below:
Monday 4 April 2016
20 cent - 20 coins in a pack - $4.00
10 cent - 40 coins in a pack - $4.00
5 cent - 40 coins in a pack - $2.00
*Above coin packs cannot be purchased separately
Monday 1 August 2016: $1.00 - 10 coins in a pack - $10.00
Monday 5 September 2016: $2.00 - 5 coins in a pack - $10.00
Please note that these are only available via the Mint's online store and Contact Centre.
With the Sydney Royal Easter Show offering a great range of activities for the family, the Royal Australian Mint will be joining in the fun from 17 - 30 March 2016. The very popular mobile press will be ready to stamp with the Mint offering show-goers the opportunity to strike an 'S' for Sydney on the 2016 $1 Uncirculated Coin - Australia's First Mints for only $5.00 each.
Can't wait to find the commemorative coins in your change? The Mint is offering collectors the opportunity to get their hands on these coins at face value! To align with the release of these coins through financial institutions, customers can purchase one pack of these special coins at a value of $10.00 per transaction. The first coin available will be the prominent 50 cent piece perfectly marking the 50th anniversary of decimal currency!
The Changeover Tour is back! Shortly after the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be visiting a number of regional centres spanning southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
With the mobile press in tow, The Changeover Tour will bring the minting experience to the people of Albury, Bendigo, Ballarat, Melbourne, Launceston and Hobart to share the decimal currency story.
If you would like a remarkable souvenir of your Enlighten experience, visit the mobile Mint at Australian Parliament House - and make your very own change!In 1966 Australians were first introduced to decimal currency. Fifty years later, the Mint is offering you the chance to counterstamp your own uncirculated 50th anniversary of decimal currency dollar coin, with a special 'C' for Canberra.
The highly anticipated exhibition exploring the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO, The Designer with the Midas Touch, has now officially opened to the public at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).
Known for creating intricate and striking designs, the Royal Australian Mint’s coin designer Stevan Stojanovic will take centre stage at the M. R. Roberts’ Wynyard Coin Centre Open Day in Sydney tomorrow, Friday 16 December 2016.
With the toss of a coin to start the Australia v South Africa test match in Adelaide today, it is only fitting that the coin commemorates the ‘voice of cricket’ Richie Benaud, who played his last test cricket match against the South Africans back in 1964.
For the first time the masterly work of Stuart Devlin AO, the designer of Australia’s much-loved decimal coins and internationally renowned silversmith, goldsmith and jeweller, will be showcased to the public in an exhibition entitled The Designer with the Midas Touch at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).
The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) proudly received three awards at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards on Friday night recognising the exemplary education and visitor experience at one of Canberra’s most iconic tourist attractions.
In celebration of 160 years of the Australian icon Holden, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is taking the wheel to officially launch the Holden Heritage Coin Collection, bringing together eleven classic Holden cars featured on the newest special colour printed collectible coins.
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a special commemorative collectible coin to remember those soldiers who fought and died during the battle.
To celebrate Rio 2016, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have launched a series of limited edition Australian Olympic and Paralympic $2 coins, and the only way to strike gold is by shopping at Woolies.
With less than 100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has announced that it has partnered with the Australian Paralympic Committee to support the team heading to Rio and help create awareness among the general public.
To help share the paralympic dream, the Mint has also unveiled its ambassador – paratriathlon champion Kate Doughty.
The Hon. Greg Hunt MP - Minister for the Environment
As part of Australian Heritage Week, I am delighted to announce that the Royal Australian Mint will be added to the Commonwealth Heritage List.
With Enlighten 2016 preparing for the biggest crowds yet, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) and Australian Parliament House are making and celebrating history by stamping a ‘C’ for Canberra onto the obverse (heads) side of a coin, an exciting first for the Mint.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of decimal currency and the pivotal role that the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) played in the changeover, a rare Open Day is to be held at the Mint in Deakin on Saturday 13 February 2016.
The 14th of February marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency - the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents.
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd), the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, today reflected upon 50 years of decimal currency at the launch of the new book by award-winning author Mr Peter Rees, Inside the Vault: The history and art of Australian coinage.
The internationally adored Buddy Bear figure has become eternalised as a privy mark on the exclusive 2016 World Money Fair (WMF) coin by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).
With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016.