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Royal Australian Mint strikes new AC/DC coins with lightning

2018 $5 Silver Nickel Plated Coloured AC/DC Coin
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Australian rock royalty, today releasing high voltage AC/DC coins.

In the spirit of AC/DC and their hit single ‘Thunderstruck’, the Mint partnered with Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre to strike its AC/DC coins with a bolt of man-made lightning. 

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Elegant end to coin series that epitomises Australia

2019 $1 Fine Silver Proof Kangaroo At Sunset Coin
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The Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin was first launched by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) in 2010. This year, the Mint concludes this popular series with the sophisticated Kangaroo at Sunset 2019 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin.

The breathtaking coin is one of the Mint’s most iconic and features a world renowned design by celebrated sculptor Wojciech Pietranik.

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Governor-General unveils first Australian coins featuring new Queen’s portrait

2019 $1 Silver Proof 6th Effigy Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, today revealed the first Australian coins to feature the new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, signalling the impending transition to a new effigy on all Australian coinage.

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To the moon and beyond with astronomical release from Royal Australian Mint

2019 $5 Coloured Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin The Earth & Beyond - The Moon
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The Royal Australian Mint has issued the second release in its three-coin The Earth and Beyond series, which showcases our extraordinary planet and beyond.

Following on from the first domed coin in the series, which depicted the Earth as seen from space, this new release celebrates the Moon, our closest celestial companion.

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Australia’s love of motorsport to be marked with new 50 cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint

Holden Motorsport Coin
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has today released 12 new uncirculated fifty cent coins each showcasing a different Ford or Holden motorsport vehicle. To coincide with the coin’s release, the Mint has launched Australia’s first Reverendum which will decide the country’s favourite Holden and Ford motorsport cars.

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Sun sets on Royal Australian Mint’s golden kangaroo – but there is a silver lining

2019 $25 Gold Proof Kangaroo at Sunset Ballot Coin
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For the past 11 years, the Royal Australian Mint has held an annual ballot for the iconic Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin, with this year marking the coin’s final release.

Available exclusively by ballot, the Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin release has been a yearly tradition for the Mint, says Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid.

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