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A visit to the Mint at the Royal Queensland Show – it’s highly rEKKAmended!

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Image of the b counterstamp mintmark

The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is one of Queensland's largest annual events, held over ten full days at the Brisbane Showgrounds, and this will be its 140th show.

We are headed to the Ekka with the mobile coin press in tow. Visitors will be able to strike their own coin with a ‘B’ for Brisbane counterstamp on a 2017 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorating the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Located at stand JRP 041 in the John Reid Pavilion, the Mint will also have a selection of its latest coin releases for purchase.

Mint Issue June 2017 - Corrections

Please note the text corrections for the following pages of the printed June 2017 Mint Issue:

Page 27:

  • The item with product code 210466 was incorrectly titled. The correct title is: $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin.
  • The item with product code 310917 was incorrectly titled. The correct title is: 2017 $1 Fine Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin.

Page 5:

  • ‘two entertaining stories’ refers to the text featured on the inside of the coin folder and on the back of the outer sleeve, and does not infer the inclusion of two separate picture books.

Trans-Australian Tour travels up the east coast

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The Mint is all aboard and making tracks along the NSW and SE QLD coast to Wollongong, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast this month.

The Mint’s Trans-Australian Tour  celebrates one hundred years since the establishment of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Go full steam ahead to visit our pop-up shop for your ticket to trade.

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Come and meet the Bananas in Pyjamas at the Mint to celebrate 25 years

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 25 years of Bananas in Pyjamas and will be hosting the iconic ABC Kids duo on Sunday 4 June 2017.

Come and join the fun from 10 am – 1 pm.

The public are invited to meet the Bananas, grab a photo opportunity and enjoy the various children’s activities for a ‘bananarific’ day out for the whole family!

Circulating Coin Commemorates Anzac Legacy

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Ahead of Anzac Day, the Royal Australian Mint has released a new coloured $2 circulating coin to commemorate the Anzac legacy.

For those who wish to keep this coin, a pack of 5 coins or a $15 collectible version of this coin is available for purchase on the eShop.

Please note postage charges will apply and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to purchase a sachet, there will be a limit of three sachets per order.

Coin Swap at the Mint on Saturday 22 April 2017

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Coin Swap at the Mint on Saturday 22 April 2017

The Mint will be holding a coin swap on Saturday 22 April 2017 and we’re inviting the public to bring in their loose change to swap for fresh options. The coin swap will be open from 10 am – 4 pm in the Royal Australian Mint Foyer.

The following coins will be available to swap:

2016 50th anniversary of Australian decimal currency circulating coins

$2 – Available in $10 sachets

$1 – Single coins only, limited amount available

50c - Available in $10 sachets

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