Mint bakes up biggest dollar


A giant coin cake will be on display at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra today in celebration of Making it memorable - a launch of the Mint’s 2011 gift range.

The cake, which is 1 metre in diameter, features Australia’s famous ‘mob of roos’ design as seen on the circulating $1 coin and is certainly a one-of-a kind release from the Mint.

“November is an important time of year for the Mint as we launch the upcoming year’s gift range in time for Christmas and the New Year,” said Ross MacDiarmid, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint.

“We all experience moments in our lives which we want to cherish forever, such as the birth of a child, a wedding day or a special anniversary, and at the Mint we have perfect coin gift sets to remember each of these occasions,” said Mr MacDiarmid.

The giant cake will be on display at the Mint today before moving to the Making it memorable product launch event happening on Saturday 6 November 2010 from 8.00am – 10.00am outside the Budawang Pavilion at Exhibition Park in Mitchell.

Coins sets being launched on Saturday include the 2011 Blinky Bill Australian Baby Coin Set, the 2011 Wedding Coin Collection, the 2011 6 coin year sets showcasing our beautiful circulating coinage and 2 coin sets that acknowledge the Australian history of Wool.

“In keeping with our tradition of marking history, capturing moments in time and celebrating important achievements in Australia’s rich heritage and culture, our 2011 two coin year sets recognises wool production and the economic and cultural significance the industry played in the development of modern Australia,” said Mr MacDiarmid.

“Our giant cake celebrates all of the memorable moments you may have in 2011, and will be cut up and shared at our launch on Saturday.”

Make your special occasions memorable in 2011 through the gift of coins from the Royal Australian Mint.

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2011 $1 Proof Australian Wool coin 2011 $1 Proof Australian Wool coin JPG 1.9MB
2011 20c Proof Australian Wool coin 2011 20c Proof Australian Wool coin JPG 1.7MB
2011 Baby Uncirculated Coin set 2011 Baby Uncirculated Coin set JPG 1.0MB
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2011 Proof Coin Wedding Set 2011 Proof Coin Wedding Set JPG 2.7MB