Marking 150 years since the convict era of Rascals and Ratbags, the Royal Australian Mint is landing in a town near you. To celebrate their special contribution to Australia’s history, heritage and folklore, you’re invited to get up to a bit of mischief yourself, by counterstamping your very own commemorative Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin. Our mobile minting team will be touring around the country, stocked with a range of special products, coin swaps and just as many great stories to share.
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The Mint will be travelling to Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong during the second leg of the 2018 Road show. This year’s Roadshow showcases the 2018 Ratbags and Rascals: Australia’s Convict Era Collection.
Our team are excited to bring you the opportunity to trade for the latest products, get fresh change and stamp a special coin.
Dates and times to be advised.
Due to a change in policy, the Royal Australian Mint can no longer offer Circulating Coin Sachets for purchase through our online store or contact centre, effective from July 1, 2018. This change of policy has been made to ensure the Mint’s continued compliance with Australia’s Taxation regulations.
From July 1, sachets of circulating coins will only be available as a Coin Swap (cash only) at our Roadshow, Pop-Up and Coin Swap Events. We apologise for any inconvenience and encourage our collectors to take advantage of this limited window of availability.
Come and celebrate with the Mint this Saturday as we kick off our national tour with the Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow Reveal.
Stamp your own coin with a special ‘Australia’ counterstamp, swap existing coins or cash for freshly minted 2018 standard and commemorative circulating coins and shop for the latest products.
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, stamp their own coin and explore the Mint.
Date: Saturday 12 May
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
The Royal Australian Mint honours and pays tribute to Stuart Devlin AO, who passed away peacefully on 12 April 2018 at the age of 86. Devlin is the designer of Australia’s circulating coins and regarded as one of the most creative and influential goldsmith and silversmiths of his time.
As the supplier of Australia’s circulating coinage, the Royal Australian Mint has a longstanding connection to Devlin, who designed Australia’s decimal currency released in 1966.
The Royal Australian Mint is hitting the road and bringing the minting experience to towns and cities around Australia on the 2018 Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow.
The first stage of the tour will visit Melbourne, Port Arthur, Hobart, Launceston and Devonport throughout May.
The Mobile Mint Team will be setting up pop-up shops where you can strike an ‘Australia’ counterstamp onto a Rascals & Ratbags $1 coin, swap coins or cash for freshly minted and special circulating coins, plus browse new products from the Mint.
The Contact Centre will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday 23 March 2018.
If your enquiry is urgent please call the Contact Centre before 4.00pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries after 4.00pm will be followed up on Monday 26 March 2018, when we reopen at 8.30am.
To celebrate the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games the Royal Australian Mint through Woolworths has released three themed coloured $2 coins featuring designs inspired by the Games and the dynamic Gold Coast Landscape. The coins will available from Woolworths supermarkets and metro stores nationwide from 14 March for a 4 week period or while stocks last.
Silver and Gold: unique Australian objects 1850-1910
Join the National Gallery of Australia’s Beatrice Thompson as she shares specialist insights about the rare 19th and 20th century silver and gold objects currently on display at the Royal Australian Mint. Grand and elegant, the objects celebrate excellence in design and silver smithing in colonial Australia. Ticket cost includes curator talk, exhibition viewing and light refreshments.
Date: 6.00pm Wednesday, March 28
Venue: Royal Australian Mint, main gallery
With the Sydney Royal Easter Show offering a great range of activities for the family, the Royal Australian Mint will be joining in the fun from 23 March to 3 April 2018. Our popular mobile press will be ready to stamp with the Mint offering show-goers the opportunity to strike an ‘S’ for Sydney on the 2018 Ratbags and Rascals: Australia’s Convict Era uncirculated coin.
4 Day SALE - Canberra Mint Shop
The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating its 53rd Birthday. To mark this milestone, our retail shop will be holding a 4-day sale from 9.00 am Thursday 22 February until 4.00 pm Sunday 25 February. Visit the Mint Shop at Denison Street in Deakin, Canberra to receive 10% OFF selected watches, jewellery, collectable coins and coin sets*. Shop trading hours: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday & 10am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday.
The Mint Shop has a variety of discounted products available including:
The Mint will be on the Gold Coast with our mobile coin press from 5 - 15 April. Visit the GC2018 Superstore in Broadbeach to pick up the exclusive ‘GC’ counterstamp 2018 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Borobi coin.
Participate in a remarkable experience this Enlighten - an exclusive Mint Masterclass at the Royal Australian Mint.
As a special treat you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic coin modelling and sculpting experience hosted by Mint coin designers.
Spaces are limited for those who would like to learn the arts of traditional plaster and modern 3D coin modelling techniques, as practised by masters in Mint’s around the world.
The Royal Australian Mint is popping-up on the gold coast in the countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Mint pop-up shop and mobile coin press will be at the GC2018 Superstore in Broadbeach, Queensland from 24 to 26 January 2018.
The pop-up shop will have on display the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold, silver and bronze medals, along with official commemorative coins collection.
This will be a rare opportunity for the public to pick up a special keepsake of the Games and see the Games medals up-close and personal.
Exactly thirty years ago, Australia’s two dollar note was retired and the two dollar coin was born. Today (20 June 2018) the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) celebrates the two dollar coin’s thirtieth birthday, looking back at designs and themes the coin has marked over three decades.
One of the most enduring series in Australian numismatic history is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. The popular Kangaroo Series, produced by the Royal Australian Mint, has featured artistic depictions of Australia’s iconic kangaroo since 1993.
The Government today announced that Australia will adopt a new effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on all circulating and collector coins.
The new effigy of The Queen will be only the sixth to feature on Australia’s coins since Her Majesty’s accession to the throne in 1952.
The iconic eternal flame at the Australian War Memorial will now circulate in currency with coloured $2 coins released by the Royal Australian Mint ahead of Anzac Day.
General Sir John Monash’s legacy as a scholar, engineer, solider and nation builder was today recognised by Hon. Michael Sukkar MP with the release of two unique commemorative coins produced by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint).