Commonwealth Heritage Listing for the Royal Australian Mint

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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.

The Royal Australian Mint is Australia’s sole producer of circulating currency and being added to the Commonwealth Heritage List recognises the Mint’s significant role in the development of our nation.

The Mint was specially constructed to produce the mass quantities of coinage needed for the conversion to decimal currency when Australia said goodbye to pounds, shillings and pence and hello to dollars and cents.

The full media release issued by The Hon. Greg Hunt MP - Minister for the Environment can be viewed here: http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2016/mr20160421a.html