Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow travels to Melbourne and Tasmania in May

The Royal Australian Mint is hitting the road and bringing the minting experience to towns and cities around Australia on the 2018 Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow.

The first stage of the tour will visit Melbourne, Port Arthur, Hobart, Launceston and Devonport throughout May.

The Mobile Mint Team will be setting up pop-up shops where you can strike an ‘Australia’ counterstamp onto a Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin, swap coins or cash for freshly minted and special circulating coins, plus browse new products from the Mint.

Rascals & Ratbags is a yearlong theme at the Mint and acknowledges the contributions of Australia’s convicts to our history, heritage and folklore. Some were rascals, others ratbags, but each had their own special stories.

Dates and Locations:

Friday 18 May 2018
The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne
8.00 am – 6.00pm

Port Arthur
Monday 21 May 2018      
Visitor Centre, Port Arthur Historical Site
9.00 am – 4.00pm

Tuesday 22 May
Elizabeth Street Mall, Hobart
10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Wednesday 23 May, 2018
Quadrant Mall, Launceston
9.00 am – 4.00 pm

Thursday 24 May, 2018
Rooke Street Mall, Devonport
9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Available at the Roadshow:

2018 $2 Circulating Coin Swap 5pk – Eternal Flame ($10)
2018 $1 Circulating Coin Swap 10pk – 100 Years of Anzac ($10)
2018 Standard Circulating coin sachets by denomination

Please note: Coin swap products are limited to 3 per person per line-up.

More dates and locations for the Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow will be announced soon. Visit the Mint’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.