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Wynyard Coin Centre Open Day


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.

Holiday Operating Hours

Royal Australian Mint Easter Opening Hours

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.

Summer Sizzler Sale


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! 

Commemorate 400 years of the Hartog Voyage at the National Library of Australia


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!

The Sydney Money Expo takes you inside The World of Coin Design


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 Heritage Collection to cross the finish line at Bathurst 1000 2016


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.

Spoil Dad this Father’s Day


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:


Release dates for Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams $2 Coins


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

2016 $5 Fine Silver Selectively Gold Plated Proof Coin has sold out


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.

Flag Bearer Announcement – Rio 2016


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.

Northern Sky: Ursa Major coin has sold out


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.

Meet dual Olympic basketball player Patty Mills


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!

Beat an Olympian at our game


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!

Exciting news announced on The Morning Show about the 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program and partnership with Woolworths


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.

The Changeover Tour – part 5


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.

2016 Australian Paralympic Team Coin Program Ambassador


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.

Winter Warm-Up Sale


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.

50th anniversary of Play School


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!

The Changeover Tour – Part 4

The Changeover Tour in Hargreaves Mall Bendigo

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!

90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

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!

Convict Love Tokens

2016 $1 Copper Uncirculated Coin - Gaol Bird

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.

Anzac to Afghanistan coin collection released by News Corp Australia

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 Changeover Tour - Part 3

The Changeover Tour

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.

An opportunity to share your thoughts with the Mint

An opportunity to share your thoughts with the Mint

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.

Change to face value coin swap schedule

Change to face value coin swap schedule

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.

Mint hops along to the Sydney Royal Easter Show


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.

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency Special Offer

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


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.

Making the Change at Enlighten


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.

Media Releases

The art in your pocket: Devlin’s designs to be explored in new exhibition at the Mint


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).

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Mint drives down memory lane with Holden Heritage classic cars and classic coins


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.

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Royal Australian Mint partners with Australian Paralympics and unveils Coin Program ambassador Kate Doughty


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.

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Thomas Fraser-Holmes leads the charge as Mint unveils official 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program ambassadors

2016 $3000 Gold Proof Coin - 1 kilogram

As Australia’s esteemed athletes compete in qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has unveiled Thomas Fraser-Holmes, Melissa Breen and Patty Mills as the ambassadors for the official 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program.

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Mint enlightens Parliament House with coin celebrating decimal currency golden anniversay


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.

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Governor-General revisits 50 years of decimal currency at launch of new book


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.

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