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RAM Releases Donation Dollar

By Tom Michael
When an Aussie gets a Donation Dollar in change, they are encouraged to donate that dollar back to help those in need. It could be a struggling small business, a person down on their luck or a charity designed to help those in need; it’s your choice, just as it is your choice to act.
The Royal Australian Mint’s Donation Dollar is the world’s first $1 coin designed to be given rather than spent, donated rather than collected

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Female Cricketer Featured on Australian Coinage For the First Time Ever

To celebrate what is set to be a historic year for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Royal Australian Mint and retail partner Woolworths have teamed up to release a limited edition $2 coin, the mint said in a Feb. 19 press release.
The coin, created by The Royal Australian Mint, is the first time a female cricket player will feature on Australian coinage and the design captures the strong and dynamic spirit of the women’s cricket team

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RAM Releases New Coin Honoring 50th Anniversary of the Indian Pacific

On Jan. 13, in honor of 50 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ Indian Pacific, The Royal Australian Mint released a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the announcement of a competition to win a trip for two on the transcontinental journey.
Royal Australian Mint CEO, Ross MacDiarmid, said the exciting launch of the new coin and upcoming competition follows the incredibly popular coin and competition that commemorated 90 Years of The Ghan last year

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Royal Australian Mint Holds Public Event for First 2020 Coin Strike

On Dec. 31, 2019, the Royal Australian Mint welcomed the public to its annual event to see the first coin of 2020 struck in its very own capital city, Canberra.
This is the first coin strike of the decade and almost a century since the first coin of the 20s was struck in Australia

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Qantas Centenary

One of the 11 coins featured in the 11-coin set honoring the Qantas Centenary. Image courtesy of the Royal Australian Mint.
To mark the Centenary of Queensland and North Territory Aerial Services Ltd (Qantas), the Royal Australian Mint and the national carrier revealed a new $1 Australian circulating coin, a collectible Qantas Centenary 11 Coin Set, along with a ‘Golden Ticket’ competition

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Kangaroos at Dawn

Yesterday, the Royal Australian Mint released a new coin entitled “Kangaroos at Dawn,” due to the popularity of the Kangaroos at Sunset series.
The new coin’s reverse features two kangaroos set against a rising sun backdrop while the obverse features Jody Clark’s design of the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This new half-ounce silver proof coin contains 99

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The Royal Australian Mint releases limited edition Wallabies coin to celebrate the Wallabies’ Road to Japan

The following press release and images are distributed on behalf of The Royal Australian Mint.
The Royal Australian Mint is showing support for the Wallabies’ bid to become World Champions, with the release of a $2 limited edition coin available in Woolworths supermarket registers from today.
The $2 Wallabies coin captures the strength and dedication of the team as they embark on their campaign in Japan this month

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30 Years of Police Remembrance Commemorated by the Royal Australian Mint

The following is distributed on behalf of the Royal Australian Mint.
The 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day to honour Australia’s police forces is marked with a coloured $2 commemorative coin by the Royal Australian Mint, following the release of a circulating coin of the same design.
Royal Australian Mint CEO, Ross MacDiarmid; Police Federation of Australia CEO, Scott Weber; Royal Australian Mint coin designer, Adam Ball; and Policing Legatees, Emily O’Donohue and Jack O’Donohue, are launching the coins in a video speaking to the national significance of these coins

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All Aboard for 90th Anniversary of the Ghan Coin and Competition

The new coin commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Ghan. (Image courtesy of the Royal Australian Mint)
In a recent press release from the Royal Australian Mint, we have learned that there is a new commemorative coin being released.
This coin celebrates the 90th anniversary of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ The Ghan

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RAM celebrates 100 years of the Treaty of Versailles

In a press release from the Royal Australian Mint, we learned that on June 28 they released new coins that depict the female figure of peace in commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 2019, 100 years ago exactly.
The ‘Peace Medal-Triumph of Liberty & Justice’ inspired the design. This medal was issued to schoolchildren throughout Australia to mark the end of the First World War

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Australia: New series “The Earth and Beyond” launches with silver coin dedicated to our home planet

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) have launched (3rd April) a new coin series which features the nine planets in our solar system and also benefits from a domed or concave-shaped strike. The first coin in the series concentrates on our home planet, the Earth, and how it may appear to observers in outer space

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