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Rascals and Ratbags exhibition

Temporary exhibition – closing Sunday, 16 December 2018


150 years ago, the last convict ship arrived in Australia. By 1868, over 162, 000 men, women and children had been transported to her shores by the British Government. These convicts were a mixed bunch. Some were rascals, others ratbags, but each had their own special stories.

Join us at the Royal Australian Mint to discover the stories of 10 Australian convicts, and decide for yourself if you think they were rascals or ratbags.  

Caina Putut, Ilya, Wartanganha – Long ago, Today, Tomorrow

Join us in exploring the mesmerising 3D elements and black lit work of Chern’ee Sutton’s painting, Caina Putut, Ilya, Wartanganha – Long ago, Today, Tomorrow, currently on loan to the Royal Australian Mint. Using a black light and 3D glasses, this talk will take you through a discovery of the different elements of the nine metre long painting, including the people and stories that helped shaped the work painted onsite at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

November 7 and 21
December 5 and 19
January 9 and 23


Royal Australian Mint, Gallery

Free, however, bookings are recommended

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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.