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Thomas Fraser-Holmes leads the charge as Mint unveils official 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program ambassadors

2016 $3000 Gold Proof Coin - 1 kilogram
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As Australia’s esteemed athletes compete in qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has unveiled Thomas Fraser-Holmes, Melissa Breen and Patty Mills as the ambassadors for the official 2016 Australian Olympic Team Coin Program.

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Mint enlightens Parliament House with coin celebrating decimal currency golden anniversay

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With Enlighten 2016 preparing for the biggest crowds yet, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) and Australian Parliament House are making and celebrating history by stamping a ‘C’ for Canberra onto the obverse (heads) side of a coin, an exciting first for the Mint.

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Change from pence to cents celebrated at Mint Open Day

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Open day 2016 50c round gold plated coin

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of decimal currency and the pivotal role that the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) played in the changeover, a rare Open Day is to be held at the Mint in Deakin on Saturday 13 February 2016.

The Mint’s reputable coin designers will display their talents to the public for the first time in a never-before-seen pop-up coin design studio only visible from the factory walkthrough, an opportunity rarely available to the public where they can walk amongst the machinery that produce all of Australia’s circulating coins.

Governor-General revisits 50 years of decimal currency at launch of new book

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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd), the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, today reflected upon 50 years of decimal currency at the launch of the new book by award-winning author Mr Peter Rees, Inside the Vault: The history and art of Australian coinage.

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Governor-General revisits 50 years of decimal currency at launch of new book

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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (retd), the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, today reflected upon 50 years of decimal currency at the launch of the new book by award-winning author Mr Peter Rees, Inside the Vault: The history and art of Australian coinage.

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