Royal Australian Mint

As the nation prepares to commemorate ANZAC Day the Royal Australian Mint will stop to remember the lost soldiers of Fromelles with a special event at the Mint in Canberra. Lost Soldiers of Fromelles Australian Coin (Click image to enlarge) Guest speakers at the event include Lambis Englezos AM, the amateur historian and advocate whose […]

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The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, have today announced the Royal Australian Mint will next month issue a collectible 20 cent coin commemorating Australia’s Lost Soldiers of Fromelles.   "This coin is a continuation of the Mint’s Australia Remembers series, exploring our nation’s war experiences and military […]

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In the lead-up to Australia Day, the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, announced the design of the newest coin to go into the hands of Australians.

Australian Day 2010 coins: 50 cent circulating coin and collectible gold-plated coin
Australian Day 2010 coins: 50 cent circulating coin and collectible gold-plated coin for collectors (Click image to enlarge)

Commemorating and celebrating Australia Day and designed by the Royal Australian Mint in consultation with the National Australia Day Council, this 50 cent coin marks the spirit of this significant national celebration and will soon be available around the country.

Australian cricket great and National Australia Day Council Chairman Adam Gilchrist welcomed the newest coin to go into the hands of Australians.

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To celebrate a 3,250 kilometer expedition to cross Australia’s frontier back in 1860, both mints from Australia have released commemorative coins. The Royal Australian Mint issued the 2010 Burke and Wills Expedition 150th Anniversary 20c and $1 Australian Coins. In further celebration, The Perth Mint of Australia is commemorating the historic journey with its own […]

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The Royal Australian Mint on January 1, 2010, revealed new $1 coins celebrating a century of Australian coinage. Marking the unique anniversary is a historic reverse design featuring four heads for the very first time.

Four headed Royal Australian Mint $1 Coins
Four headed Royal Australian Mint $1 Coins – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Portrayed are the monarchs that have appeared on Australian coins during the past one hundred years — King Edward VII (1901-1910), King George V (1910-1936), King George VI (1936-1952) and Queen Elizabeth II (1952-present).

 

"This commemoration is a significant milestone in Australia’s history," said Royal Australian Mint Acting Chief Executive Officer Graham Smith. "Along with the new Government and Constitution, the change in 1910, from the British monetary system to our own, heralded the unity and budding independence of our young nation. And this is what we are celebrating in 2010."

 

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For collectors wanting a chance at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strike the last 2009 coin, or the first 2010 coin, the Royal Australian Mint is the place to be on the final day of this year and the first day of next year. With the new year approaching, the Mint is planning to unveil its […]

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Leading the pack in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Burke and Wills expedition, the Royal Australian Mint unveiled new coin designs alongside an exclusive Burke and Wills display at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne. 2010 Burke and Wills Expedition 150th Anniversary 20c and $1 Australian Coins – CLICK TO ENLARGE Modern day […]

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One of Australia’s biggest television personalities and well-known wildlife experts has been named as an inspirational Australian and now appears on a new $1 coin. Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint Graham Smith was joined by Terri Irwin and a few of her friends including "Sanchez" the Alligator to officially launch the […]

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Inspirational Australian Steve Irwin $1 CoinThe Royal Australian Mint is now offering the 2009 $1 Inspirational Australian Steve Irwin Uncirculated Coin. This coin is the second in a series of Inspirational Australians that last year featured Mary MacKillip, who was beatified by Pope John Paul I in 1995.

Steve Irwin was a well-known celebrity who met an untimely fate in 2006. Host of the popular Crocodile Hunter series, Irwin was enthusiastically supportive of Australia’s wildlife.

His parents started the Australia Zoo and Irwin grew up around exotic creatures. He is attributed with wresting with his first crocodile at the age of nine. Not content with merely putting on a show, Irwin was adamant about educating the public about wildlife as well.

His Crocodile Hunter show won him international attention and he was quick to capitalize on it to foster more interest in his home country and what it had to offer.

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The Royal Australian Mint is holding a September Spring Cleaning Collector Auction, marking the first time it has held such an event. Set for September 12, 2009, the auction will occur at the Mint’s location on Denison Street in the Deakin suburb of the Australian Capital Territory. Registration for the event will start at 2:30 […]

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