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50th anniversary of Play School

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First airing in 1966, Play School is the longest running children’s television show in Australia and is a favourite amongst many. For the past 50 years this educational program has warmed the hearts of children and adults. Therefore, this anniversary has a place in the hearts of many around our nation.

The Mint has released a special memento for the anniversary with the adorable Play School three coin set featuring the famous toys Jemima, Humpty Dumpty, Big Ted and Little Ted!

The Changeover Tour – Part 4

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The Changeover Tour in Hargreaves Mall Bendigo

Get ready, The Changeover Tour is heading north! With Queensland in our sights, we will be visiting Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns to share the decimal currency story.

To make the trip even more special we will be popping up at the Bundaberg Agricultural Show for the entire three days, where the show theme is the 50th anniversary of decimal currency!

90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

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90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

2016 Frosted Uncirculated Three Coin Set

On 21 April 2016, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday. In celebration of this monumental occasion, the Royal Australian Mint is issuing a special three coin set featuring the three different effigies of Her Majesty by Arnold Machin, Raphael Maklouf and Ian Rank-Broadley that have graced our circulating coins since 1966. This set will be offered as a made to order product, meaning the customers decide the mintage!

Convict Love Tokens

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2016 $1 Copper Uncirculated Coin - Gaol Bird

Convict love tokens, also known as leaden hearts, were deeply sentimental and symbolic pieces. They offered convicts a final chance to keep a piece of themselves in the hearts, minds and homes of their families.

When British convicts were transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries, their sentences may have been for seven or fourteen years. However, for many it was almost impossible to return home.

Anzac to Afghanistan coin collection released by News Corp Australia

From Anzac to Afghanistan, News Corp Australia are honouring the military moments that shaped our nation with the 14 part coin collection – Learn the Legend. In recognition of the Anzac Centenary commemorative period each coin explores a different piece of the Australia’s military history.

Each coin designs explores a different theme, inspired by images supplied by the Australian War Memorial, Gary Ramage and the Australian Government Department of Defence.

The Changeover Tour - Part 3

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The Changeover Tour

The celebrations for the 50th anniversary of decimal currency are continuing with The Changeover Tour – part 3! Due to popular demand the Mint is finally heading to South Australia (Adelaide and Port Augusta) and along the way will also be setting up shop in Wagga Wagga, Mildura, Broken Hill and Griffith with the latest commemorative coins on offer.

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