Royal Australian Mint

The Royal Australian Mint will launch the first coin in their new series titled Australia Remembers at the Royal College of Nursing, Australia’s International Nurses Day celebrations in Canberra tonight.   The series pays tribute to past and present Australians who played important roles during times of war, conflict and peacekeeping. The first coin in this […]

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The Royal Australian Mint has released a new coin series titled Australia Remembers ahead of ANZAC Day which pays tribute to past and present Australians who played important roles during times of war, conflict and peacekeeping. "It is fitting to release this new series today as the nation takes the time to reflect on and […]

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In the first release from the new Australia Remembers series, the Royal Australian Mint has introduced the Australian Services Nurses 20c Uncirculated Coin. The commemorative coin design, by W. Pietranik, portrays a wounded "Aussie Digger" (Australian soldier) comforted and nursed back to health. Military nursing in Australia was established in 1899. In January 1900 fourteen […]

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For a number of years Cricket ACT has been using the same coin in the coin toss at the Prime Minister’s XI cricket match in Canberra. This year will be different. The coin tossed today is a collectible from the Royal Australian Mint and celebrates what would have been Sir Donald Bradman’s greatest century of […]

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Five hundred collector coins from the Royal Australian Mint will have the trip of a lifetime in a commemorative flight over the Antarctic to mark the centenary of the attainment of the South Magnetic Pole. At their recent 2009 product launch, the Royal Australian Mint released its third coin in their Polar Series – Antarctic Explorers. Today [17 Jan.] this coin is fittingly onboard the South Magnetic Pole Centenary Flyover, organised by the Royal Society of Victoria.

2009 Australian $5 Silver Proof Antarctic Explorer Coin

In recognition of the centenary, the Antarctic Explorers coin features members of the 1907-09 Earnest Shackleton Expedition: Sir Douglas Mawson accompanied by Tannat Edgeworth Casey and Forbes Mckay, who were the first group to reach the South Magnetic Pole.

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The Royal Australian Mint launched 2009 by celebrating sixty years of the enactment of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948 with the release of a proof silver dollar and an uncirculated $1 coin.

2009 Coins for 60th Anniversary of Australian Citizenship

These coins uniquely bear a "C" mintmark, denoting they were minted in Canberra. And according to the Mint, no other coins in 2009 will include the mark.

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Ottawa, Ontario – The Royal Canadian Mint today [January 9] released its first new collector coins and gift products of 2009, choosing the centennial of flight in Canada as the theme of its highly anticipated 2009 Proof Silver Dollar.

Royal Canadian Mint's First Collector Coins of 2009

This coin leads a formation of annual releases consisting of $100, $200 and $300 face value gold issues, as well as proof, uncirculated and specimen coin sets celebrating popular and meaningful themes. The Mint’s fine silver version of the Historical Commerce Collection, "new look" gift sets and new greeting card coins complete the line-up. 

 

"The Royal Canadian Mint continues to stand out among the world’s mints by producing collector coins of striking appearance and exceptional quality," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The first collector coins of 2009 are shining examples of our passion for crafting coins of outstanding beauty and value for buyers from across Canada and around the world."

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Alongside telescopes looking up into the night sky, the Royal Australian Mint launched its newest collectible coins at a unique event on Friday, 7 November 2008.

2009 $1 and 20 Cent Proof International Year of Astronomy Coins

The Mint joined with the Canberra Astronomical Society to create a night of star-gazing in celebration of the 2009 year set theme which commemorates the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). An amazing light show of local astronomer’s photography was also projected across the walls of the Mint building.

"In 2009 the world celebrates the exploration of our universe. It marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s first use of the telescope and recognises his revolutionary discoveries that began modern astronomy," said Janine Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint.

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The Royal Australian Mint officially launched its latest collector coin commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Sir Donald Bradman’s birth on 27 August 1908. The $5 uncirculated coin captures "The Don" in a familiar pose, saluting the crowd after scoring another century.   "We are proud to release this collector coin which celebrates what would have […]

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The Royal Australian Mint has launched three new websites with each sporting a different theme and coin products. The offerings range from commemorative coins honoring the centenary of Sir Donald Bradman’s birth and the 25th anniversary of Australia II’s win in the American’s Cup, to an exclusive club membership with product discounts.

$5 Donald Bradman Coin and 50 Cent 25th Anniversary of Australia II's Victory Coin

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