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 PM and continues until 3:10 PM.
The auction itself is set to begin promptly at 3:15 PM.Only registered bidders will be allowed to participate.
The items slated to be sold make up quite an eclectic collection; from multiple coins to framed posters to information panels.
Some of the unique items that will be auctioned off are included below (taken from the Mint’s Catalogue – PDF link):
Lot 13- Coin Decal—Circulating Coin – $1 Gold Kangaroo in Good Condition.
Lot 23 – Coin Decal—Ocean Series – Clown Fish – 2006 in Good Condition.
Lot 49 – Laminated World Poster – 1993 Masterpieces in Silver – The Explorers – silver proof set promo in Fair Condition.
Lot 51 – Framed photograph of old Mint building in Good Condition.
Lot 54 – Information Panel – Growth – history of the mint and what it does in Good Condition.
Lot 55 – Great Australian Artist 3 Coin Gold Set — This one of a kind three $10 gold coins which feature designs by Rolf Harris (2007), Reg Mombassa (2008) and Ken Done (2009). This set will have a certificate of authenticity in New Condition.
Fore more information on the auction, visit www.ramint.gov.au.
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About the Royal Australian Mint
His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened the Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, on Monday 22nd February 1965. The Mint was commissioned to produce Australia’s decimal coinage, which was to be introduced into circulation on 14th February 1966. The Royal Australian Mint holds a place in history as the first mint in Australia not to be a branch of the Royal Mint, London.
Since opening in 1965 the Mint has produced over eleven billion circulating coins and has the capacity to produce over two million coins per day, or over six hundred million coins per year.
The Royal Australian Mint has struck coins for a number of South Pacific nations. Export coins were first struck in 1969 for New Zealand and, since then, coins have been produced for Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Western Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Israel and Tokelau.