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Silver and gold: unique Australian objects 1830–1910

Silver jug made out of emu egg

This latest exhibition, which opens today at the Royal Australian Mint showcases exceptional nineteenth and early twentieth century Australian silver and gold objects drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s significant collection of colonial decorative arts and design. The theme of this exhibition is celebration, with objects marking significant personal, community and professional achievements and milestones, or displays of prosperity and artistic accomplishment.

The Mint gets into gear for Summernats 31

2017 Ford Tin

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 31 next month.

In celebration of one of Australia’s best known automobile manufacturers, the Mint will have a limited number of the highly sought-after eleven individual coins from the Australian Ford Classic Collection available for purchase, priced at $15 each. In addition to this, the stand will be selling a range of recent release products including the 2017 $2 Coloured Circulating Remembrance Day coin swap sachets.

Festive Season Star-ter SALE

Festive Season Star-ter SALE

This Friday the Royal Australian Mint will be celebrating the start to the festive season with a Star.  Join the Mint as we crown our Christmas tree with a beautiful star and take the opportunity to pick up some fantastic festive season offers for your stockings.  

DATE: Friday 1 December 2017

TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

LOCATION: Denison St, Deakin ACT 2600

2017 $2 Coloured Circulating Remembrance Day Coin swap. *

Get 10% off all uncirculated coins

Get 5% off all silver proof sets and coins

Exciting new changes to pressing the Last and First Coins of the Year at the Royal Australian Mint

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With a New Year comes a fresh new look and that is just what we are going to do with our New Year event celebrations at the Mint!

We have changed things up to create more opportunities for people to engage in the New Year celebrations with us.

New Year’s Eve – Last coin of the year

Similar to last year, we will hold a lucky door draw. However, this year we will actually draw the last ten customers to strike a coin.

Life in Space! Understanding and exploring our universe – a Talk and Coin series - SOLD OUT

Image of Life in Space event on Tuesday 31 October 2017

***SOLD OUT ***

The Royal Australian Mint has teamed up with the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics to officially launch a new product and discuss intriguing questions like: Can humans really survive in space? Is there life elsewhere in our Solar System?

These are just two of the questions that will be explored in a fascinating night of space exploration.

Life in Space! Understanding and exploring our universe – a Talk and Coin series

Trans-Australian Tour - making tracks to South Australia


The Mint is all aboard and heading south to Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, and Adelaide – via Deniliquin, Mildura, and Wagga Wagga during October. The Mint’s Trans-Australian Tour celebrates one hundred years since the establishment of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Go full steam ahead to visit our pop-up shop for your ticket to trade. You can:

Trade your cash for a $10 pack of the 2017 $1 Circulating Coin – 100 Years of Anzac: The Spirit Lives, the 2017 $2 Coloured Circulating Coin - Lest We Forget, and the 2017 50c Circulating Coin – Pride and Passion

SPRING into the Mint during Floriade 2017!

During Floriade we are introducing a new way to experience our public galleries. In the place of public tours, from 16 September to 15 October 2017 between 10.00am and 4.00pm, our lovely guides will be stationed at key areas ready and waiting to tell you all the fantastic stories of coins in Australia and how we mint approximately 250 million coins each year.

You can also design and colour-in your own coin, create a possum mask, and check out our robots! If you’re lucky, one of them just might dance for you.

Mint a memento at the Royal Melbourne Show

There’s so much to see and do at the Royal Melbourne show this year – including the chance the opportunity to strike your own coin! Visit the Mint’s stand to strike an ‘M’ for Melbourne counterstamp on the 2017 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorating the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway. Available for $5 and only as a Royal Melbourne Show special, this coin is the perfect keepsake to remember all of the fun had at the show!

Experience the wonder of Possum Magic

Image od the Possum Magic Coin set and folder

To celebrate Children's Book Council of Australia - Children’s Book Week 2017, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have joined forces to create three Australian $2 coloured collector coins featuring designs from the children’s book Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas. The coins will available from Woolworths supermarkets and metro stores nationwide from 15 August for a 3 week period or while stocks last.

A visit to the Mint at the Royal Queensland Show – it’s highly rEKKAmended!

Image of the b counterstamp mintmark

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is one of Queensland's largest annual events, held over ten full days at the Brisbane Showgrounds, and this will be its 140th show.

We are headed to the Ekka with the mobile coin press in tow. Visitors will be able to strike their own coin with a ‘B’ for Brisbane counterstamp on a 2017 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorating the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Located at stand JRP 041 in the John Reid Pavilion, the Mint will also have a selection of its latest coin releases for purchase.

Trans-Australian Tour travels up the east coast


The Mint is all aboard and making tracks along the NSW and SE QLD coast to Wollongong, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast this month.

The Mint’s Trans-Australian Tour  celebrates one hundred years since the establishment of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Go full steam ahead to visit our pop-up shop for your ticket to trade.

You can:

Come and meet the Bananas in Pyjamas at the Mint to celebrate 25 years

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 25 years of Bananas in Pyjamas and will be hosting the iconic ABC Kids duo on Sunday 4 June 2017.

Come and join the fun from 10 am – 1 pm.

The public are invited to meet the Bananas, grab a photo opportunity and enjoy the various children’s activities for a ‘bananarific’ day out for the whole family!

Circulating Coin Commemorates Anzac Legacy


Ahead of Anzac Day, the Royal Australian Mint has released a new coloured $2 circulating coin to commemorate the Anzac legacy.

For those who wish to keep this coin, a pack of 5 coins or a $15 collectible version of this coin is available for purchase on the eShop.

Please note postage charges will apply and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to purchase a sachet, there will be a limit of three sachets per order.

Coin Swap at the Mint on Saturday 22 April 2017

Coin Swap at the Mint on Saturday 22 April 2017

The Mint will be holding a coin swap on Saturday 22 April 2017 and we’re inviting the public to bring in their loose change to swap for fresh options. The coin swap will be open from 10 am – 4 pm in the Royal Australian Mint Foyer.

The following coins will be available to swap:

2016 50th anniversary of Australian decimal currency circulating coins

$2 – Available in $10 sachets

$1 – Single coins only, limited amount available

50c - Available in $10 sachets

The Trans-Australian Tour: Your ticket to trade with the Royal Australian Mint


The Mint is all aboard and leaving Canberra to bring the people of Australia a piece of coining history. To celebrate one hundred years since the establishment of the Trans-Australian Railway, which successfully united the east and west of Australia, we are making tracks to visit a town near you!

Image of the Trans-Australian Railway

Go full steam ahead to visit our pop-up stalls for your ticket to trade. You can:

The Mint at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2017


The Royal Australian Mint will have two exhibits at the Sydney Royal Easter Show this year in the Heritage Pavilion and the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Hall.

At the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Hall you will be able to buy our newest releases and strike your very own 'S' for Sydney coin; a coin which commemorates 100 years of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Legends of the Anzacs coin collection released by News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia are acknowledging the men and women who have served our country and honouring their gallant or distinguished conduct or service with the 14 part coin collection – Legends of the Anzacs. In recognition of the Anzac Centenary commemorative period each coin explores a different military honours (both Imperial and Australian honours) awarded to Australians throughout the past 100 years.

25th anniversary of the removal Australia’s 1 and 2 cent coins from circulation


This month we pass the 25 year anniversary since our bronze coloured coins were removed from circulation. Although this was a quarter of a century ago, the designs on these pieces are still loved today. There are many facts that you may not know about these bronze delights and to mark this anniversary we are sharing some with you - see below:

Media Releases

International Day of People with Disability celebrated with commemorative coin and envelope


The 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability was celebrated today with the release of a commemorative 20 cent coin and prepaid envelope welcomed by the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Social Services Jane Prentice.

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Discover the wonder of Possum Magic with limited edition collector coin series


Tuesday, 15 August 2017: Woolworths is releasing Royal Australian Mint limited edition $2 coins into their tills from today leading up to Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book Week, featuring designs from the iconic Australian children’s book Possum Magic.

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New coin designed by Boneta-Marie Mabo released into circulation for National Reconciliation Week


To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision, award-winning contemporary artist and grand-daughter of Eddie Mabo, Boneta-Marie Mabo, collaborated with the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) in the design of Australia’s newest 50c circulating coin.

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Commemorative coin to mark 75th anniversary of sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke


As we near the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke on Tuesday14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) to recognise the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival.

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Collectors see stars with Australia’s first gold domed coin by the Royal Australian Mint

2017 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin -Southern Sky - Reverse

A true representation of innovative craftsmanship, the latest release by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) sees the mystique of the southern hemisphere’s cosmic wonders captured in one ounce of gold and struck in the highly-acclaimed domed shape seen in previous sell-out products.

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The Voice of Cricket returns to the pitch ahead of the Sydney Test Match


An iconic name in cricketing history, and now commemorated on a special collectible 50 cent coin, Richie Benaud will be remembered ahead of the Australia v Pakistan test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Daphne Benaud, widow of the late cricket great, present on field during the coin toss.

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