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Gold unique Australian object

Special Event

Curator Talk:
Silver and Gold: Unique Australian Objects 1850-1910

Join Assistant Curator, Beatrice Thompson for a conversation on rare 19th and early 20th century silver and gold objects direct from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. The objects celebrate excellence in design and silver smithing in colonial Australia and the way they signified major personal, community and professional achievements. Ticket includes curator talk, exhibition viewing and light refreshments on arrival.

Wednesday 28 March 6.00pm
Royal Australian Mint, main gallery 
Cost: $15 per person

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Enlighten Festival information

Enlighten 2018 at the Mint

Limited Time Only

7, 8, 14 and 15 March
Royal Australian Mint
Cost: $176 per adult (plus booking fee)

The Mint will hold a series of exclusive coin design master classes on 7, 8, 14 and 15 March as part of Enlighten 2018. Take this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes to the coin designer’s studio and immerse yourself in a unique coin modelling and sculpting experience. Learn the arts of traditional plaster and modern 3D modelling techniques practiced by masters in Mint’s around the world. Limited spaces available. Participants must be aged 18 years and over. Drinks and canapés included. This is a once in a lifetime experience. Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out.

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For more information visit: www.enlightencanberra.com

Treasures of the National Coin Collection

Ongoing Exhibition
Royal Australian Mint
Entry is FREE

See some of the most treasured coins from the National Coin Collection on display in our Treasures of the National Coin Collection exhibition. Coins have long been associated with precious treasure but some coins are more precious than most. A coin can be treasured for its rarity, value, beauty or craftsmanship. Even a coin with an unusual error can become especially valuable to collectors. With a 1930 penny, 1 kilogram gold coin and the famous “kookaburra” pennies, the coins in this exhibition are among the rarest, most valuable and most extraordinary coins in Australia.

Holey Dollar

National Coin Collection

Ongoing Exhibition
Royal Australian Mint
Entry is FREE

The Royal Australian Mint is home to Australia's National Coin Collection. Some of the most interesting items from the collection are on display in our gallery. You can also wander through our online collection.

Valour, Courage, Bravery Logo

Valour, Courage, Bravery

Ongoing Online Exhibition
Royal Australian Mint
Entry is FREE

In 2015 we marked the 40th anniversary of the Australian Honours System. In recognition of this significant milestone we are pleased to present the online exhibition of Valour, Courage, Bravery. Please note the physical exhibition is no longer present at the Mint, however this page will continue to act as an online exhibition.