Exciting coins to celebrate Australia's Olympic and Paralympic athletes


With the opening ceremonies of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon, the Royal Australian Mint is kicking off its supporters’ campaign with the release of its collectible coin program. Sharing in the spirit of the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games, the Mint is proud to have released various coins over the decades. Paris 2024 is next as the country unites to cheer on Australia’s most elite athletes.

With two Olympic Team coins and two Paralympic Team coins, collectors and sports enthusiasts will be able to celebrate the uniting spirit of these pinnacle events. Royal Australian Mint CEO Leigh Gordon said the Mint had twice honoured Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic teams with dedicated coins. “The Mint is proud once again to sponsor the Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams, and continue our long-standing tradition of marking our nation’s greatest moments and recording our ongoing achievements in history through the art of coins.

“These stunning keepsakes will be treasured for years to come, and will serve as a reminder of the sense of pride and achievement we have in our athletes,” Mr Gordon said.

AOC Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll thanked the Royal Australian Mint for its ongoing support for the Australian Olympic Team, particularly through the creation of this unique set of collectible coins.

“The Paris 2024 Games will provide a magnificent showcase for our Olympic sports and our athletes who have worked so hard to earn their place in the Australian Team and who will represent their country with pride. “The iconic venues, the best athletes in the world coming together, the centenary of the Games being held in Paris and the engaging stories of Australia’s athletes who are drawn from towns and suburbs across the country. These are the critical ingredients of Paris 2024,” Mr Carroll said.

Paralympics Australia CEO Catherine Clark said the coins’ unique designs showcase para-athletes and their incredible achievements perfectly. “We are thrilled to see these special coins recognise and immortalise our athletes as they represent Australia in Paris,” she said.

“At the heart of what we all love about sport is how it makes us feel, how it lifts us, inspires us and connects us. Leigh took me on a tour of the Royal Australian Mint early in my time at PA. He showed me the design journey for the last Games.  An incredible amount of planning and detail goes into these collectible coins.  Not only are they a great way to engage Australians ahead of the Games, they are a really special memento,” Ms Clark said.

The 2024 $1 Coloured Uncirculated Australian Olympic Team coin focuses on swimming with the pool’s floating lane dividers making up the colour printed portion of the design. With an intricate design, the 2024 $5 Fine Silver Domed Coin features an athlete performing the triple jump showing the approached, jump and landing juxtaposed against each other in front of a stylised athletics field.

The 2024 $1 Coloured Uncirculated Paralympic Team coin depicts a table tennis player hitting mid swing. The colour portion of the coin is the trajectory of the ball and shows the power with which the athlete has hit the ball.

In celebration of the athletes, the 2024 $5 Selectively Gold-Plated Fine Silver Proof Paralympic Team coin features a long jump athlete and a track athlete highlighted in gold plate. Behind them is an athletics track with the Eiffel Tower protruding through the centre.

Australia hopes to qualify and send around 460 athletes to the Olympic Games and 170 athletes to the Paralympic Games.

All four coins will be a must-have item for any sports enthusiast or collector. They will be available for purchase from 8.30am on Thursday, 30 May:

  • eShop https://eshop.ramint.gov.au
  • Mint Coin Shop (Canberra Museum and Gallery location) from 8.30am
  • Mint Contact Centre on 1300 652 020 from 8.30am
  • Participating Authorised Distributors

About the Royal Australian Mint

The Mint is an award-winning, world class Mint and a global leader in the mint industry. The Mint produces circulating coins for Australia and other countries; collectible and investment coins for domestic and international customers; and custom-made medals, medallions and tokens for individual or corporate clients.

The Mint is also a national cultural attraction that educates millions of Australians and international visitors on the history of Australia’s decimal currency, and the significance and value of coins.

Coin Designs

2024 $1 Coloured Uncirculated Australian Olympic Team coin (RRP $20)

2024 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Australian Olympic Team coin (RRP $150)

2024 $1 Coloured Uncirculated Australian Paralympic Team coin (RRP $20)

2024 $5 Selectively Gold Plated Fine Silver Proof Australian Paralympic Team coin (RRP $150)