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Royal Australian Mint Releases AC/DC Anniversary Coin Set

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the milestone anniversaries of six AC/DC albums with six unique coin tributes, a seven-coin set, and a limited-edition silver frosted uncirculated coin. The Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid said: “The Mint is proud to be issuing coin tributes to the vinyls […]

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RAM Releases Donation Dollar

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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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Royal Australian Mint CEO Steps Down After 10 Years

By Royal Australian Mint …… Ross MacDiarmid, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint, today announced that after 10 years at the helm he will be leaving the Mint on 4 December 2020. As the first Mint CEO with a private sector background, the transformation the Mint has gone through under Ross’ leadership has […]

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Australia: Seven Sisters constellation features on latest coin in “Star Dreaming” series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd September) their latest silver Proof coins in the series entitled “Star Dreaming” launched in May of this year and which highlights some of the more memorable stories in Aboriginal folklore about the constellations seen in the Southern Hemisphere

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Donation Dollar – Royal Australian Mint Creates World’s 1st Dollar Coin Designed to be Donated

The Royal Australian Mint to produce millions of “daily reminders to give”   By Royal Australian Mint …… In the lead up to International Day of Charity (September 5), the Royal Australian Mint is releasing the world’s first Donation Dollar: a one-dollar coin designed to be donated. According to new research, three in five (57%) […]

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Australia: Third triangular gold and silver coins issued in popular “Australian Shipwrecks” bullion series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released the third coin which is part of the popular and unique “Australian Shipwrecks” series that focuses on some of the continent’s most intriguing tales of mysterious and tragic shipwrecks recorded

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Australia: Third triangular gold and silver coins issued in popular “Australian Shipwrecks” bullion series

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The Royal Australian Mint has released the third coin which is part of the popular and unique “Australian Shipwrecks” series that focuses on some of the continent’s most intriguing tales of mysterious and tragic shipwrecks recorded

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Waltzing Matilda: New Banjo Patterson Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new limited edition commemorative coin set and three 50c coins commemorating Treasured Australian Poetry from Banjo Paterson. In honor of Paterson’s impact on Australia literature, the Royal Australian Mint presents a 2020 50c Uncirculated Three-Coin Set and three 2020 50c Uncirculated 50 coins […]

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Australia: New Proof silver and colour coin captures Aboriginal Emu in the Sky constellation

The Royal Australian Mint has released new silver Proof coins with a captivating design that blends luminous colour with Aboriginal art to depict the story of the Emu in the Sky constellation, which also introduces a new collector coin series entitled “Star Dreaming.”
It can be said that Indigenous Australians were the first astronomers who have been using the stars as navigation maps, calendars, and to tell stories for tens of thousands of years

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Australia: New Proof silver and colour coin captures Aboriginal Emu in the Sky constellation

The Royal Australian Mint has released new silver Proof coins with a captivating design that blends luminous colour with Aboriginal art to depict the story of the Emu in the Sky constellation, which also introduces a new collector coin series entitled “Star Dreaming.”
It can be said that Indigenous Australians were the first astronomers who have been using the stars as navigation maps, calendars, and to tell stories for tens of thousands of years

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Australia: New line introduces Australia beneath the Southern Skies gold and silver bullion coins

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The Royal Australian Mint has released a new line of bullion coins in both gold and silver which revisits a design once considered for a new series of coinage introduced for the country’s transition to a decimal currency

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Australia: New line introduces Australia beneath the Southern Skies gold and silver bullion coins

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The Royal Australian Mint has released a new line of bullion coins in both gold and silver which revisits a design once considered for a new series of coinage introduced for the country’s transition to a decimal currency

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Royal Australian Mint Releases 2020 Tokyo Olympic Coins on Schedule

  Limited-edition coins celebrating our Olympic and Paralympic teams.By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint has released three limited-edition coins celebrating our Olympic and Paralympic teams. Despite the Tokyo games being postponed until 2021, the new coins have been released on their original schedule to keep the Olympic spirit alive. “The games have […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Australia 1 oz Silver $1 Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin

Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin This unique Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin depicts the Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, in one ounce of .999 fine Silver. There is a limited mintage of 20,000 coins available in this release. Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin Highlights: Limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide. Each coin comes individually packaged in a unique,  Coin […]

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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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Female Cricketer on Australian Coin for 1st Time in Celebration of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

By Royal Australian Mint …… 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 coin, created by The Royal Australian Mint, is the […]

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World Money Fair shines in Berlin as Mint of Japan hosts international event

Those who make up the coin industry gathered once again to attend the World Money Fair (WMF). The international event, which is the largest gathering of its kind, was hosted at the Estrel Convention Centre located in the eclectic Berlin borough of Neukölln (the 49th WMF has been at the same location for the 15th consecutive time)

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Australia: Legendary Tooth Fairy featured on new $2 collector coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released new collector coins which feature one of the most elusive characters in childhood: The beloved Tooth Fairy. Each child will ultimately experience more than one instance of losing their so-called “baby teeth,” which is just a part of getting older

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World Money Fair shines in Berlin as Mint of Japan hosts international event

Those who make up the coin industry gathered once again to attend the World Money Fair (WMF). The international event, which is the largest gathering of its kind, was hosted at the Estrel Convention Centre located in the eclectic Berlin borough of Neukölln (the 49th WMF has been at the same location for the 15th consecutive time)

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Australia: Second gold and silver triangular coins of the Australian Shipwreck series feature Vergulde Draeck

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Following the first release last year in the Royal Australian Mint’s popular bullion series entitled “Australian Shipwrecks,” the second gold and silver coins issued feature another fascinating story of maritime lore

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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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Australia: Indian Pacific celebrated with a new 50-cent colour-designed commemorative coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released new commemorative 50-cent coins which are in celebration of the 50 years of the journey beyond rail expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific service. The service, which is truly one of the only genuine worldwide coast to coast railway lines, celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Indian Pacific Train with 50p Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 50 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific with 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 […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Indian Pacific Train with 50c Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 50 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific with 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 […]

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Australia: New gold and silver Proof coins remember historic first gold rush

The Royal Australian Mint has released new collector coins which pay tribute to the era of Australia’s famed gold rush, which was first discovered in 1851. New South Wales was the scene of the country’s initial discovery of large deposits of gold when Edward Hammond Hargraves (1816–1891), a gold prospector, claimed to have found gold in Australia in 1851, effectively starting an Australian gold rush

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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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Public beholds first 2020 coin strike of the decade at the Royal Australian Mint, ringing in the 2020s

Yesterday, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) welcomed the public to its highly sought after 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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First Coin Strike of 2020 Rings in the Decade at Royal Australian Mint

On Wednesday, January 1, the Royal Australian Mint welcomed the public to its highly sought after 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 1920s was struck […]

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World Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroos at Dawn 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Design Following the Royal Australian Mint’s popular Kangaroo at Sunset series, the Mint introduces a new prestigious coin titled Kangaroos at Dawn. This high-quality $1 1/2oz silver proof coin features a stunning artistic representation of two kangaroos poised against the rising sun. For 13 years, the Royal Australian Mint released the Kangaroo at Sunset coin […]

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Australia: 2020-dated base-metal Proof set includes the Queen’s sixth effigy

The Royal Australian Mint has released the 2020-dated six-coin base-metal Proof sets which for the first year features the sixth effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The sixth portrait, created by Royal Mint UK engraver Jody Clark is the fifth likeness to be included on Australian coinage since the Queen’s accession in 1952

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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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Australia: Centenary anniversary of Qantas, the national airlines, celebrated on new dollar coin

The Royal Australian Mint has unveiled (15th November) new commemorative dollar coins to mark the centenary anniversary of Australia’s national airline carrier, Qantas. From humble beginnings in outback Queensland, the flying kangaroo remains an integral part of Australia’s renowned aviation industry and today is a poignant reminder of just how far the country’s aviation industry has come

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Qantas Airline Centenary

To mark the Centenary of Queensland and North Territory Aerial Services Ltd (Qantas), the Royal Australian Mint and the national carrier have revealed on November 15 a new $1 Australian circulating coin, a collectible Qantas Centenary 11 Coin Set, along with a ‘Golden Ticket’ competition. The Royal Australian Mint’s responsible Minister, the Hon. Michael Sukkar, […]

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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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Royal Australian Mint Launches Lunar Year of the Rat Coin Collection, Competition

By Royal Australian Mint …… To mark the first sign of the Chinese lunar zodiac, the Royal Australian Mint has released a Year of the Rat coin collection and launched a competition to win a limited edition gold proof domed coin. The Royal Australian Mint’s responsible Minister, the Honorable Michael Sukkar, the Minister for Housing […]

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Australia: New silver bullion series entitled “Australia’s Most Dangerous” launches with redback spider

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The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new bullion-related product which also sees the start of a new coin series

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Australia: New silver bullion series entitled “Australia’s Most Dangerous” launches with redback spider

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The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new bullion-related product which also sees the start of a new coin series

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Royal Australian Mint Releases Limited Edition Coin to Celebrate Wallabies’ Road to Japan

By 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 as of today September 18. The $2 Wallabies coin captures the strength and dedication of the team as they embark on […]

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

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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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Australia: New $2 colour coin marks 30th anniversary of the National Police Remembrance Day

The Royal Australian Mint has launched (11th September) new two-dollar colour coins that are in celebration of the 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day, which honours Australia’s police forces. The releases of the collector’s versions of the earlier circulation coins feature a colour reverse of the same motif

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Australia: New $2 colour coin marks 30th anniversary of the National Police Remembrance Day

The Royal Australian Mint has launched (11th September) new two-dollar colour coins that are in celebration of the 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day, which honours Australia’s police forces. The releases of the collector’s versions of the earlier circulation coins feature a colour reverse of the same motif

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30 Years of Police Remembrance Commemorated by Royal Australian Mint

Police Remembrance Day Commemorative Coin by Royal Australian Mint …… The 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day to honor Australia’s police forces is marked with a colored $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 […]

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30 Years of Police Remembrance Commemorated by the Royal Australian Mint

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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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Royal Australian Mint Marks 70th Anniversary of ASIO with New 50c Coin

Collectors who decrypt the code can also enter to win a unique Proof version   On Monday, September 9, the Royal Australian Mint released its first-ever coin featuring a secret code to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Monday also marked the launch of the Mint’s exciting new competition – […]

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Great Air Race Coin Collection by Royal Australian Mint Launched Historic Winning Plane

Great Air Race Coins by Royal Australian Mint …… The Centenary of the Great Air Race from England to Australia was commemorated September 3 with the launch of a new eight-coin collection by the Royal Australian Mint at the Adelaide Airport’s memorial hangar by the 1919 race’s winning plane. Guests at the launch event had […]

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Australia: New gold bullion series, “Kangaroos at Dawn,” debuts with new 1/5-ounce Proof coins with limited mintage

The Royal Australian Mint has launched their new gold bullion series entitled “Kangaroos at Dawn” with the issue of 1/5-ounce gold Proof coins and a very limited mintage of just 1,000 pieces.
For 13 years, the Royal Australian Mint released, by ballot, the “Kangaroo at Sunset” 1/5-ounce gold coin for serious collectors and those attracted to fine artistic representations of one of Australia’s most popular unique animals

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Australia: Famed “kookaburra” square cents recreated on new silver Proof three-coin set

The Royal Australian Mint has released a new collector’s set of coins which recreates the designs seen on trial pattern coins proposed for issue 100 years ago. Inspired by the trial designs which might have been used as square-shaped penny coins, the pieces carried depictions of the kookaburra bird on the reverse

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Kookaburra Centenary With Square 1/4oz Silver Proof Coins

By Royal Australian Mint …… One of Australia’s most unusual and distinctive coin designs celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019, the design never circulated and yet it is still treasured in numismatic circles today. This 2019 25c Fine Silver Proof Set remembers the Kookaburra coins, valued for their distinctive designs and rarity. In 1919, Australia’s […]

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Batavia Shipwreck: Gold & Silver Triangular Investment Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The ill-fated Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, is depicted on these magnificent gold and silver triangular investment coins, proudly presented by the Royal Australian Mint. The design depicts the harrowing story of the Batavia’s wreck and the events that followed. These exclusive products are both a stunning investment and […]

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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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Three New Collector Coins From the Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   Celebrating 90 Years of The Ghan With a New 50c Coin and Competition The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 90 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ The Ghan, with a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the launch of a competition to win twotickets […]

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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: Legendary train service, The Ghan, depicted on new colour 50-cent collector coins

The Royal Australian Mint has launched new collector coins (8th July) which celebrate 90 years of exceptional rail expeditions with new colour-applied 50-cent coins depicting the iconic Australian train, The Afghan Express.
The new 50-cent 12-sided distinctive coins celebrate one of Australia’s most famous railway journeys while telling the story of one of the world’s great railway journeys of “The Ghan,” as it became known to an entire continent

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100 Years Since Australia Signed Treaty of Versailles Marked by Coins Depicting Figure of Peace

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint released unique coins depicting the female figure of peace in commemoration of the historic signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June, 1919 – one hundred years ago today. The intricately detailed coin design is inspired by the ‘Peace Medal – Triumph of Liberty & […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is launching new limited edition domed coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with those who worked on the historic transmission of Apollo 11 in Australia. Three new coins were released including the world’s first dome-shaped colored nickel plated coin, a domed […]

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NGC labels and designations for U.S.-Australia Lunar Landing Set

A special NGC attribution is available to recognize this historic Royal Australian Mint release. Submissions of the coins must be received in the sealed Mint shipping box to be eligible for the set pedigree

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Royal Australian Mint Launches New Mutiny and Rebellion Themed Coins

On Tuesday, May 14, the Royal Australian Mint launched the first coins of a new limited edition commemorative coin series, featuring the mutiny on HMS Bounty, The Rum Rebellion and The Eureka Stockade at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Royal Australian Mint General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Distribution Mark Cartwright said these special […]

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Australia: Commemorative coins celebrate 50 years of the introduction of iconic 12-sided 50-cent coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd May) new commemorative coins which are in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first-ever 12-sided 50-cent coins issued for circulation. As Australia transitioned to decimal currency in 1966, it was the 50-cent coin which was the showpiece of the new circulating coins

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Australia: Centenary anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles remembered on new silver dollar coins

The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd May) new commemorative coins which are in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, the accord which officially brought an end to fighting in Europe in what became known as the Great War, fought from 1914 to the armistice in November 1918.
The treaty is particularly important to Australians, as it was the first foreign war they participated in as defenders of the empire and the mother country, Great Britain

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Fifty Years of the 50 Cent Coin: Celebrating Australia’s Unique 12-Sided Coinage

By Royal Australian Mint …… The 50th Anniversary of the introduction of the copper-nickel dodecagon 50 cent coin is celebrated today with a new limited edition collectible coin set by the Royal Australian Mint. Celebrating not only 50 years but also five different effigies that have featured on the coins since 1969. “This year Australia […]

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Australia: Centenary anniversary of repatriation of World War I soldiers remembered on new two-dollar coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released new commemorative coins on the 8th April marking the centenary of repatriation for Australian soldiers and nurses after the First World War. Following the conclusion of the First World War, transporting or repatriating the dominion and colonial soldiers from the empire back to their respective homes was paramount, and a colossal task

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Australia’s Centenary of Repatriation Recognized with New Circulating Colored $2 Coin

On April 23, the Royal Australian Mint announced a new circulating colored $2 coin marking the centenary of repatriation for Australian soldiers and nurses after the First World War. “The coin is an enduring acknowledgment of vital efforts to provide support to Australian service people, while at the same time commemorating a century of service,” […]

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International Year of Indigenous Languages commemorated with new coins launched by Royal Australian Mint and AIATSIS

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50-cent coin. Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and was developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates International Year of Indigenous Languages With New Coins

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin. Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The coin […]

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End of an Effigy: Final Gold, Silver Coins to Feature Ian Rank Broadley’s Design

The Royal Australian Mint will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. The end of an era for Australian currency, the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be […]

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Australia: Final gold and silver coins to feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s beloved design

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. This is the end of an era for Australian currency, since the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be featured

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Australia: New release of black nickel and selectively gold-plated silver crown coin series features indigenous animals

The Royal Australian Mint has previewed (1st February) their upcoming series of collector coins that highlight a new feature of black nickel and selective gold-plated coins. The series was previewed during the media forum at this year’s World Money Fair in Berlin where the Royal Australian Mint announced a new series entitled “Echoes of Australian Fauna,” which features native Australian animals from the past and present

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Tasmanian Tiger Silver Coin Features Black Nickel and Selective Gold Plating

By Royal Australian Mint …… Previewing at the 2019 Berlin World Money Fair, the Royal Australian Mint announces new black nickel and selective gold plated coins as part of the Echoes of Australian Fauna series, featuring native Australian animals. Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said that the series showcases the Mint’s excellence in coin manufacturing and […]

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The Sun – Final Frontier in Royal Australian Mint’s Earth and Beyond Convex Coin Series

The Royal Australian Mint has issued the final release in its three-coin The Earth and Beyond series, which showcases our extraordinary planet and beyond. Following on from the two previous domed coins in the series, which depicted the Earth and its Moon as seen from space, this new release celebrates the Sun – the heart […]

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Australia adopts bushranger theme

Reverse design of this year’s Bushrangers’ gold $25 as well as silver and aluminum-bronze dollars. All images show the “C” mintmark. (Images courtesy & © RAM)
In recent years, each New Year’s Day has seen The Royal Australian Mint release a distinctive commemorative dollar with various versions of the coin issued throughout the year

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United States Mint Announces Historic Collaboration With Royal Australian Mint

The United States Mint has announced a collaborative project with the Royal Australian Mint. The two Mints will produce a commemorative coin set in celebration of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969. The set will feature a U.S. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar paired with an Australian 50th Anniversary of the […]

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United States Mint announces historic collaboration with the Royal Australian Mint

Washington — The United States Mint announced today a collaborative project with the Royal Australian Mint. The two mints will produce a commemorative coin set in celebration of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969

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First Coin Strike of 2019 in the World at Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… History was made Tuesday at the Royal Australian Mint when one lucky coin enthusiast received the first coin in the world for 2019. Continuing the Mint’s highly anticipated annual New Year’s Day event, collectors and coin enthusiasts waited hours to observe the unveiling of the exciting new theme for the […]

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The Coin Analyst: 2018’s Most Profitable Modern Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. As the end of 2018 nears, it is a good time to consider which modern coins and sets were the best performers on the secondary market – an approach first used here in 2015. Once again, there were more world coins that were profitable to those who purchased them […]

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Royal Australian Mint Silver and Gold Dolphin Bullion Coins Exclusive to APMEX

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, has introduced the first release in a new bullion series from the Royal Australian Mint featuring one of the most recognizable marine animals in the world: the bottlenose dolphin. In various cultures, the dolphin symbolizes happiness, power and protection. The bottlenose dolphin is known for its high […]

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Australia: New silver dome-shaped Proof coin features James Cook’s voyages and the 1812 map of the world

The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd December) new silver Proof coins that focus and highlight one of world’s earliest navigational and most accurate maps that chartered the southern hemisphere’s coastlines and territory. The illustrated engraved masterpiece, entitled “A New Map of the World, with Captain Cook’s Tracks, His Discoveries and Those of the Other Circumnavigators,” was first published in February 1799, 20 years after the death of Captain Cook

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Royal Australian Mint Maps the World on Exclusive New Domed Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ……   The excitement of the era of discovery is captured in a new fine silver proof domed coin released today by the Royal Australian Mint. The exclusive 2019 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin features the delicate artistry of a richly-decorated 1812 map and traces the three voyages by Captain […]

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First lunar landing celebrated by RAM

Reverse designs of the commemorative 5 cents and dollar coins from the 2019 proof sets showing the landing site of the Lunar Lander “Eagle” and the control room of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station that broadcast the 1969 first step to the world. (Images courtesy & © RAM)
The 50th anniversary of Lunar Module Eagle’s landing on the Moon is just a few short months away on July 20, 2019. Already commemorative coins are sprouting like mushrooms after rain

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Queen Elizabeth II gets updated portrait

A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (top) appears with the design now being phased out (bottom) on a new Australian dollar coin.
The queen isn’t in the altogether. Not that the portraits of Queen Elizabeth II gracing Australia’s past coinage have ever been risqué, but the coins about to be introduced will depict Her Majesty with her shoulders covered

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Royal Australian Mint Issues Special $1 Coins in ‘Golden Ticket’ Style Competition

By Royal Australian Mint …… The nation’s first ever coin hunt, Australia’s Dollar Discovery, launched on November 1 as a fun way to encourage the public, and families in particular, to engage with coin collecting. “At a time of growing ‘intangibility’, the Royal Australian Mint is delighted to launch a program to encourage a whole […]

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Australia Marks Century of Remembrance With New $2 Circulating Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… A colored depiction of a poppy and a graphic representation of 11.11.11 adorn Australia’s newest circulating coin, unveiled Tuesday, October 30 by Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance. Senator Seselja, the Minister responsible for the Royal Australian Mint, unveiled the coin alongside representatives from […]

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Australia: Lunar year collector coins feature laughing pig

The Royal Australian Mint has released new lunar zodiac collector coins which celebrate the Year of the Pig, commencing on the 5th February 2019. The Chinese zodiac, which consists of a 12-year cycle, comes to an end with the Pig — and a new cycle will begin for 2020

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Australia: Elegant end to coin series that epitomises Australia, the Kangaroo at Sunset, concludes production

The Royal Australian Mint has announced (2nd October) the end of one of their most popular bullion coin series which became synonymous with Australia and modern numismatics. The “Kangaroo at Sunset” silver Proof coin was first launched by the Royal Australian Mint in 2010

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Elegant End to Kangaroo Coin Series That Epitomises Australia

The Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin was first launched by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) in 2010. This year, the Mint concludes this popular Kangaroo Coin series with the sophisticated Kangaroo at Sunset 2019 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin. The breathtaking coin is one of the Mint’s most iconic and features a world […]

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Australia: Elegant end to coin series that epitomises Australia, the Kangaroo at Sunset, concludes production

The Royal Australian Mint has announced (2nd October) the end of one of their most popular bullion coin series which became synonymous with Australia and modern numismatics. The “Kangaroo at Sunset” silver Proof coin was first launched by the Royal Australian Mint in 2010

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Australia: Governor-General unveils new commemorative dollar coins which include sixth effigy of Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Australian Mint has officially unveiled the first new commemorative one-dollar coins that will include the Queen’s new effigy, which is set to be included on all circulation and many collector coins from 2019 onwards. His Excellency General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, was present to reveal the first Australian coins to feature the new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, signalling the impending transition to a new effigy on all Australian coinage

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Australia: New silver coin in “Earth & Beyond” series salutes space travel

The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd September) new silver collector coins which are part of their three-coin series entitled “Earth & Beyond” that looks at space travel and the wonders of the heavens. Following the first domed coin in the series, which depicted the Earth as seen from space, this new release celebrates the Moon — our closest celestial companion

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Australia: Sun sets on the golden kangaroo fifth-ounce coin

The Royal Australian Mint has announced (6th August) that after an 11 year period of making available the iconic “Kangaroo at Sunset” $25 gold fifth-ounce ounce Proof coin through their annual ballot, the mint will mark 2018 with the coin’s final release. Available exclusively by ballot, the Kangaroo at Sunset $25 gold Proof coin release has been a yearly tradition for the mint and was first struck in 2007

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Australia: Latest gold convex-shaped coin features historic 1626 map of the Western Hemisphere

The Royal Australian Mint has issued (6th August) new gold coins which are a follow-up to the popular convex-shaped coin featuring exploration and discovery that highlighted some of the world’s most intriguing maps of their day. The first coin in this interesting series highlighted the 1812 map of James Cook (1728–1779), which included astonishingly detailed information and depictions of continents, coastlines, and even currents enabling future explorers and merchants to open lucrative trade routes and better navigate their ships

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Sun Sets on Royal Australian Mint’s Golden Kangaroo

Royal Australian Mint…. For the past 11 years, the Royal Australian Mint has held an annual ballot for the iconic Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin, with this year marking the coin’s final release. Available exclusively by ballot, the Kangaroo at Sunset $25 Gold Proof Coin release has been a yearly tradition for the […]

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Royal Australian Mint Maps Western Hemisphere on Convex Coin

Artistry, craftsmanship and history combine in a new gold domed coin released today by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint). The 2018 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin captures the Western Hemisphere as depicted on a richly-decorated 1626 map by English cartographer John Speed titled A New and Accurate Map of the World. Royal Australian Mint […]

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Australia: New commemorative “kangaroos” feature on latest gold and silver coins celebrating 25 years of issue

The Royal Australian Mint has launched (9th July) the latest designs which are part of their popular series of collector bullion coins featuring one of the county’s national wildlife symbols, the endearing kangaroo. Loved by collectors both in Australia and overseas, these new gold and silver Proof coins are wonderful additions to the enduring Kangaroo series on its 25th anniversary

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Australia’s $2 coin gets an Invictus Games Sydney 2018 makeover

An image of a wheelchair competitor adorns Australia’s newest circulating coin, unveiled today by the Royal Australian Mint ahead of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover.
Produced in partnership with Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the new $2 coin will celebrate the unconquered spirit of wounded, injured, and ill service personnel and veterans across Australia

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New releases bound into Royal Australian Mint’s Kangaroo Series

The Royal Australian Mint continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Kangaroo Series, unveiling two new coins in the popular series.
The latest additions, a 2018 $100 gold Proof coin, and a 2018 $10 fine silver selectively gold plated Proof coin, incorporate and reimagine designs from a selection of the mint’s past Kangaroo Series coins, released annually since 1993

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New Coins in Royal Australian Mint’s Kangaroo Series

New Gold and Silver Coins from the Royal Australian Mint  The Royal Australian Mint continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Kangaroo Series, today unveiling two new coins in the popular series. The latest additions, a 2018 $100 Gold Proof Coin and a 2018 $10 Fine Silver Selectively Gold Plated Proof Coin, incorporate and reimagine […]

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Royal Australian Mint Looks Back at 25 Years of Iconic Kangaroo Series

By Royal Australian Mint …… 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. Beginning with an image that echoes the reverse of the Australian penny from […]

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Royal Australian Mint looks back at 25 years of iconic Kangaroo Series

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

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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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Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee

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Greg Allen New Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Steering Committee Chair: ICTA

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee. ACTF Steering Committee members serve as leaders of more than a dozen Work […]

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New Zealand: The Great War centenary anniversary series concludes with final “Back from the Brink” gold and silver coins

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand have launched (12th March) the final installment of gold and silver proof coins which are part of an overall series that was made in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of the commencement and conclusion of the Great War — later referred to as World War I.
The gold and silver coins are the final pieces in the five-year First World War coin programme, which was begun in 2014 and drew attention to the contribution of the fighting men from New Zealand, who supported the home country of Great Britain from the very beginning

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Australia: Definitive silver commemorative coins celebrate Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games

The Royal Australian Mint have issued (5th March) both traditional silver crowns and a one-kilo silver mega coin in celebration of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which commence with an elaborate opening ceremony on the 4th April. The Commonwealth Games are staged every four years in the same way as the Olympics and offer an opportunity for athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations and territories to compete in a variety of sports during a 10-day event

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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Australia: Collector coins recall the country’s convict past with their “Rascals and Ratbags” series

The Royal Mint of Australia have released three new coins that highlight Australia’s unique past in which many convicts were transported to the continent from Great Britain as part of their penal sentences. Australia’s convicts were a mixed bunch, but their stories have helped to create contemporary Australia

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 5, 2018

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. CoinWeek Coin News Wire for January 5, 2018 Brain Food 1.) How much is a mint worth? In March 1995, the Australian Cabinet’s expenditure review committee put forward a submission to sell the mint. Cabinet was told the mint could be sold for $15 million and with circulating coinage diminishing […]

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Australia: Young collector picks his own lottery number to strike first coin for 2018

For many coin collectors down under, the Royal Australian Mint plays a very important part of their routine in terms of eventful New Year’s Eve celebrations. For almost two decades, eager collectors have stood out in line overnight — even spending more than one night in front of the mint complex — in order to be the first Australian to strike the first coin for the New Year

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Australia: New Year’s Eve celebrated with new silver Sydney skyline colour coin

The Royal Australian Mint has launched their 2018-dated New Year’s coin which has become eagerly anticipated as one of the first coins to carry the New Year and has also developed into a new annual series. For the fifth time, the Royal Australian Mint has come together with the city of Sydney to capture an evening of wonder with this striking coin

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Australia: Gold and silver coins celebrate the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games

The Royal Australian Mint have released (23rd November) two new collector coins which are produced to celebrate the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be hosted in Australia, April 4–15, 2018. The XXI Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, located on Australia’s east coast, with events also taking place in Brisbane, Cairns, and Townsville

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary with Silver Commemorative Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To commemorate the momentous occasion of the Royal 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, two special collectible coins have been released by the Royal Australian Mint. Acting Chief Executive Officer Ms. Sarah Polhill said that the Mint chose to combine […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Intl. Day of People with Disability with Commemorative Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability was celebrated on Tuesday, November 14 with the release of a commemorative 20 cent coin and prepaid envelope welcomed by the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Social Services Jane Prentice. Mr. McCormack who has responsibility […]

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Australia: Imaginative coin collection features solar system depicted on all denominations

The Royal Australian Mint have released a new 10-coin collection which imaginatively uses all of the current (and two previously circulating) coin denominations to depict the our solar system’s nine planets (including Pluto), plus the sun. Using all six denominations presently in circulation, from the five-cent to the $2 coins, plus the previous one- and two-cent coins (which were officially discontinued in 1992), the design cleverly depicts the various planets which correspond to their size on the largest and smallest coins

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World Mint News – New Australian Colored $2 Coin to Mark Remembrance Day

By Royal Australian Mint …… Symbolic purple flowers and green leaves of rosemary adorn Australia’s newest circulating two dollar coin unveiled on October 31 by Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack. Mr. McCormack, who is responsible for the Royal Australian Mint, was joined by Chief Executive Officer of the Mint Mr. Ross MacDiarmid and two […]

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Australia: Lunar Year of the Dog features on latest gold and silver coins

The Royal Australian Mint have released a selection of new coins which are in celebration of the upcoming new year, according to the Chinese Lunar cycle. Every year, the Lunar calendar also highlights a unique zodiac sign within the 12-year cycle, which features both mythical and real animals — all with specific traits and qualities for those born under each sign

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Australia: “Possum Magic” is the theme for new $1 and $2 collector coins

The Royal Australian Mint have unveiled on the 8th August a new series of collector $1 and $2 coins which highlight one of the country’s newer, though very popular, children’s stories—Possum Magic. The children’s tale was written in 1978 by Australian author Merrion Frances Fox, who is known best simply as “Mem Fox

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World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Issues Possum Magic Limited Edition Collector Coin Series

Woolworths is releasing Royal Australian Mint limited edition $2 coins into their tills from today leading up to Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book Week, featuring designs from the iconic Australian children’s book Possum Magic. Commencing their journey in Woolworths cash registers across the country, the three $2 coin designs have been struck by […]

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Australia: Favourite children’s pajama-clad Banana characters feature in new two-coin set

The Royal Australian Mint have issued (5th June) a new two-coin set which features those irrepressible and adventurous Bananas in Pajamas and their friends, the teddy bears… not to mention the Rat-in-a-Hat.
The Bananas in Pajamas made their debut dressed in their now-iconic blue-and-white-striped outfits, and for the past 25 years, this duo have been a staple in Australian children’s viewing programs, sharing important lessons about cooperation, friendship, creativity, and enjoyment of our surroundings

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World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

By Royal Australian Mint …… To celebrate 25 years of Australia’s most famous Banana duo from the ABC, the Royal Australian Mint held a meet-and-greet with the Bananas in Pyjamas and launched the Mint’s fun collectible two coin set, featuring the Bananas in Pyjamas and their friends – the Teddy Bears and Rat in a […]

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Australia: Favourite children’s pajama-clad Banana characters feature in new two-coin set

The Royal Australian Mint have issued (5th June) a new two-coin set which features those irrepressible and adventurous Bananas in Pajamas and their friends, the teddy bears… not to mention the Rat-in-a-Hat.
The Bananas in Pajamas made their debut dressed in their now-iconic blue-and-white-striped outfits, and for the past 25 years, this duo have been a staple in Australian children’s viewing programs, sharing important lessons about cooperation, friendship, creativity, and enjoyment of our surroundings

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there are 5, 280 coins in the Peter Donald Byzantine collection. The London-based numismatic scholar’s items are one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world … […]

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Coin by Boneta-Marie Mabo Released for Australia’s National Reconciliation Week

By Royal Australian Mint …… To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision, award-winning contemporary artist and grand-daughter of Eddie Mabo, Boneta-Marie Mabo, collaborated with the Royal Australian Mint in the design of Australia’s newest 50c circulating coin. The commemorative coin was officially launched […]

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World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Triangular Coin Recognizes International Nurses Day

By Royal Australian Mint …… The contribution and efforts of nurses are being recognised through the Royal Australian Mint’s special release of a triangular commemorative collectible silver coin ahead of Friday’s International Nurses Day. Featuring the spectacular stained glass artwork created by Napier Waller at the Australian War Memorial, this triangular coin reflects on the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and other […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and […]

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Australia: Commonwealth Games mascot “Borobi” features on new dollar coin

The Royal Australian Mint have launched (30th March) their latest commemorative dollar coin, which features “Borobi,” the charming and welcoming mascot of the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The blue character, whose design and concept was based on the koala (one of the most recognisable of Australia’s native animals), was chosen by public ballot out of 4,000 entries

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Australia: Commonwealth Games mascot “Borobi” features on new dollar coin

The Royal Australian Mint have launched (30th March) their latest commemorative dollar coin, which features “Borobi,” the charming and welcoming mascot of the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The blue character, whose design and concept was based on the koala (one of the most recognisable of Australia’s native animals), was chosen by public ballot out of 4,000 entries

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Australia: Legendary racing personality Jack Brabham featured on new commemorative coin

The Royal Australian Mint have issued (6th March) a new coin that honours the Australian auto-racing legend Jack Brabham (1926–2014), founder of the Brabham racing team and race-car constructor that bore his name.
The new coin is issued just over 50 years since Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE, claimed his third Formula 1 title in 1966

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Australia: Legendary racing personality Jack Brabham featured on new commemorative coin

The Royal Australian Mint have issued (6th March) a new coin that honours the Australian auto-racing legend Jack Brabham (1926–2014), founder of the Brabham racing team and race-car constructor that bore his name.
The new coin is issued just over 50 years since Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE, claimed his third Formula 1 title in 1966

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New World Coins – Motor Racing Legend Sir Jack Brabham Overtakes Australia’s Currency

By Royal Australian Mint …… Just over 50 years on since Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE claimed his third Formula 1 title, the Royal Australian Mint has honored Jack’s incredible contribution to the motor racing industry with the release of a special commemorative coin. Featuring the very same racing car in which Brabham became the […]

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The future of British royalty on Commonwealth currency

On February 6, 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth II achieved her Sapphire Jubilee—the 65th anniversary of the day she became queen. The head of state of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, she is not only the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch but the longest-reigning queen-regnant and female head of state in world history

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The future of British royalty on Commonwealth currency

On February 6, 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth II achieved her Sapphire Jubilee—the 65th anniversary of the day she became queen. The head of state of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, she is not only the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch but the longest-reigning queen-regnant and female head of state in world history

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CoinWeek Podcast #56: Andrea from the Coin Couch Stops By…

CoinWeek Podcast #56: Andrea from the Coin Couch Stops By… Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, I sit down with Andrea from the youtube channel, the Coin Couch. We talked about coins, dead presidents, the Queen, […]

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Australia: Commemorative coin marks 75th anniversary of sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke

The Royal Australian Mint have launched (10th February) a new coin that remembers the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke. The tragedy that unfolded after the ship was bombed on the 14th February 1942 was a heartbreaking episode of courage in the face of certain death at the hands of the enemy

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World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Vyner Brooke

By Royal Australian Mint …… As we near the 75th anniversary of the sinking of SS Vyner Brooke on Tuesday 14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint to recognize the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival. During the Second World […]

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Australia: Commemorative coin marks 75th anniversary of sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke

The Royal Australian Mint have launched (10th February) a new coin that remembers the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke. The tragedy that unfolded after the ship was bombed on the 14th February 1942 was a heartbreaking episode of courage in the face of certain death at the hands of the enemy

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Australia: Decimal designs in perspective on new high-relief silver coin series

The Royal Australian Mint have debuted (3rd February) the first in a new coin series that introduces Australia’s original decimal coin designs in a new, high-relief set of 1-ounce silver coins. The designs were originally part of a set of coins introduced in 1966, which brought the country’s currency from that of pounds, shillings, and pence to a decimal system consisting of 100 cents to one new Australian dollar

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Australia’s First Gold Domed Coin by Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   A true representation of innovative craftsmanship, the latest release by the Royal Australian Mint sees the mystique of the southern hemisphere’s cosmic wonders captured in one ounce of gold and struck in the highly-acclaimed domed shape seen in previous sell-out products. At the forefront of creative design, this unique […]

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Australia: Decimal designs in perspective on new high-relief silver coin series

The Royal Australian Mint have debuted (3rd February) the first in a new coin series that introduces Australia’s original decimal coin designs in a new, high-relief set of 1-ounce silver coins. The designs were originally part of a set of coins introduced in 1966, which brought the country’s currency from that of pounds, shillings, and pence to a decimal system consisting of 100 cents to one new Australian dollar

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for January 6, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Design Moments: Irish Free State coins c. 1928 By 1926 the newly-minted Irish Free State was ready to get its own coinage and by the time the Coinage Act was enacted in 1927 a design competition was under way… 2.) Stories of […]

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The Royal Australian Mint’s New-Year Tradition

Update, January 1: It’s official—the world’s first coin of 2017 has been struck, and the design honors the Trans-Australian Railway (shown above). Congratulations to Sydney native Luke Marshall, and happy New Year to all!
The Royal Australian Mint has a whimsical—and popular—tradition

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Centenary of Uniting Australia with New Coin for New Year

By Royal Australian Mint …… A moment in history was struck on January 1 by one lucky coin enthusiast at the Royal Australian Mint’s long awaited New Year’s traditions, receiving the highly sought-after honor to produce the first coin worldwide in 2017. Each year ahead of the Mint’s New Year traditions, anxious collectors wait for […]

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Centenary of Uniting Australia with New Coin for New Year

By Royal Australian Mint …… A moment in history was struck on January 1 by one lucky coin enthusiast at the Royal Australian Mint’s long awaited New Year’s traditions, receiving the highly sought-after honor to produce the first coin worldwide in 2017. Each year ahead of the Mint’s New Year traditions, anxious collectors wait for […]

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New Zealand: The Mythical Māori “Taniwha” Features on New Gold and Silver Proof Coins

On December 19, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand launched a new set of coins with a mythical creature prevalent in Māori folklore—the mighty Taniwha. Akin to dragons or serpents in the tales of many parts of the world, the Taniwha are also supernatural creatures said to hide in the ocean, rivers, lakes, or caves

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The medal detective Few things mean as much to soldiers as their medals. But if the medals get lost, how do they find their way home? That’s where Major Zachariah Fike comes in… 2.) All India coin in India-1940-1965 3.) Falkirk’s […]

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Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications ….. The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All of […]

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Celestial Cygnus: Final Northern Sky Coin Sells Out Instantly

On December 5, the Royal Australian Mint released the eagerly anticipated third and final coin of its extremely popular Northern Sky series of domed and colored coins depicting star constellations. That same day the mint marked the coin “temporarily unavailable,” and then the following day, declared it “sold out

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Australia: Cricket Legend Ritchie Benaud Featured on New 50-Cent Coin

On November 23, the Royal Australian Mint launched a new 50-cent coin that pays tribute to one of the country’s cricketing legends. Richie Benaud (1930–2015) was not only an outstanding player of the game, he went on to essentially become the voice of cricket not for only Australia but for many who watched and listened to Australian cricket, from the time of his retirement from playing in 1964 until his broadcasting retirement in 2013

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Royal Australian Mint – ‘Voice of Cricket’ Richie Benaud Commemorated on New Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ….. With the toss of a coin to start the Australia v South Africa test match in Adelaide on November 24, it is only fitting that the coin commemorates the ‘voice of cricket’ Richie Benaud, who played his last test cricket match against the South Africans back in 1964. Commemorated on […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016 The Future Is Now 1.) Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack “Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term,” [Judge Alison] Nathan wrote. “Bitcoins can be accepted as a payment for goods and services or bought directly […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 26, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Rare coins in rare places While finding one or more rare coins in a totally unexpected location doesn’t happen very often, it does happen. Here are three stories about rare coins found in surprising spots… 2.) Some interesting facts about Indian currency […]

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Australian Commemorative Coin Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan

By Royal Australian Mint ….. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has released a special commemorative collectible coin to remember those soldiers who fought and died during the battle. Fifty years ago on 18 August 1966, 108 Australian and New Zealand troops encountered a […]

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Australia Marks 50th Anniversary of Battle of Long Tan with New Commemorative Coin

The Royal Australian Mint has issued (August 17) a new coin remembering the Battle of Long Tan, a fierce conflict between Australian soldiers and the Viet Cong that took place during the Vietnam War on August 18, 1966.
The conflict in the small Southeast-Asian country began in 1955 as Vietnam was split between government elements fighting and resisting the expanding Communist forces supported by the USSR and China

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Royal Australian Mint – Go for the Gold with Exclusive Olympic Coin Launch

By Royal Australian Mint ….. Limited-edition Australian Olympic Coin and Paralympic $2 coins To celebrate Rio 2016, Woolworths and the Royal Australian Mint have launched a series of limited-edition Australian Olympic and Paralympic $2 coins, and the only way to strike gold is by shopping at Woolies. Starting on July 19, one of 12 million […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The history keepers On a cool, cloudy Tuesday morning … a coin collector stops by the Laxmi Narayan temple in Basantapur, looking for a coin minted during the reign of Prithivi Narayan Shah. There he finds an old man, seated on […]

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World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin will most […]

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Australia Issues Historical “Convict Love Tokens” Series

The Royal Australian Mint has issued a series of coins recalling the “convict love tokens” of the 18th and 19th centuries, which were given to families in England after loved ones were banished to Australia and elsewhere following criminal convictions.
The National Museum of Australia has the world’s largest collection of these pieces and provides the following overview of their historical context:
Smoothing and engraving a coin with a message of affection was one of the few ways a convict could leave a memento behind with loved ones in England before being transported

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Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The appeal […]

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Royal Australian Mint Lights up Parliament House with Decimal Currency Coin Anniversary

By Royal Australian Mint …. With Enlighten 2016 preparing for the biggest crowds yet, the Royal Australian Mint and Australian Parliament House are making and celebrating history by stamping a ‘C’ for Canberra onto the obverse side of a coin, an exciting first for the Mint. Venturing out of Deakin, the Mint’s famed mobile press […]

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Royal Australian Mint Makes Decimal Currency History with Flip of a Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …. The 14th of February marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency in Australia – the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents. The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer the Hon Alex Hawke MP has announced that history will be made this year by […]

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Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

By Royal Australian Mint…. The internationally adored Buddy Bear figure has become eternalized as a privy mark on the exclusive 2016 Berlin World Money Fair (WMF) coin by the Royal Australian Mint. Attendees to the Berlin WMF will be the first in the world to get their hands on the Australian 2016 $1 Buddy Bear […]

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First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

By the Royal Australian Mint…. With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. At the pinnacle yearly event for collectors, the latest gallery press design was unveiled paying tribute to the uniquely […]

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2016 Australia Northern Sky Cassiopeia $5 Silver Coin

Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This is the first coin of a three-coin Northern Sky series featuring the celebrated domed shape coin. In Greek mythology, Cassiopeia was the beautiful but boastful queen of Ethiopia. While her beauty could never be questioned, her vanity became her tragic legacy. Cassiopeia can still be seen in the […]

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Australia 2015 Remembrance Day $2 Coin

Description:   According to statistics kept by the Australian War Memorial, 61,254 Australians service members lost their lives serving in World War I. That service and sacrifice is forever remembered each year on November 11th, Remembrance Day. To honor the occasion, the Royal Australian Mint has issued a multi-color circulating 2-dollar coin.  On the obverse is […]

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Make Your Own Royal Australian Mint Counter-Stamped Coin at Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint…. Netball fans and general public alike will be able to get more than just a netball experience during the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 this year as the Royal Australian Mint sets up shop onsite with a special minting machine to create the perfect official game souvenir. In an Australian […]

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Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

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Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal […]

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Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

By the Royal Australian Mint…. Ahead of this century’s largest reunion of past and present Australian lighthouse personnel and in celebration of 100 years of the Australian Government managing of aids to navigation, the Royal Australian Mint unveiled two shining collectible coins as tribute on Friday, July 3. Working with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority […]

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Centennial of Australia’s Coastline Protection Celebrated with New Lighthouse Coins

 

The Royal Australian Mint has unveiled (July 3rd) two new coins celebrating the centennial anniversary of Australia’s national commitment to protect its coastlines. Ahead of this century’s largest reunion of past and present Australian lighthouse personnel, and in celebration of one hundred years of the Australian Government’s direct management of aids to navigation, the Royal Australian Mint has unveiled two shining collectible coins as tribute

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Royal Australian Mint Holds First Strike Ceremony for Three South Pacific Island Neighbors

The Royal Australian Mint have announced that a first strike ceremony was held for the production of coins for their South Pacific Island neighbors, the Cook Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu, who all sent representatives to the production floor of the Mint. With the Mint’s assistance and expertise, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have embarked on the important task of coin reform, bringing each country’s coinage system in line with world best practice

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Royal Australian Mint to Make New Circulating Pacific Island Nation Coins

By The Royal Australian Mint…. History was made today on March 4, 2015, with three Pacific Island nations marking the introduction of their own brand-new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. With the Mint’s assistance and expertise, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have embarked on the important […]

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CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the third and final issue of Austrlia’s Southern Sky silver coin series, the 2014 Orion $5. Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, this ..999 fine silver coin features cutting edge minting technology. Video: 6:27. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click our […]

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“True Blue Aussie Icons” Appear on Latest Celebration Coin

The Royal Australian Mint have launched a new coin which brings together all things, personalities and symbols which are quintessentially Australian, including that well-known Australian Spirit! In the run-up to Australia Day, which is celebrated on the 26th January, the RAM in conjunction with Australian Geographic have put together a coin which recognizes what is truly Australian in the best way they know how. The Royal Australian Mint and Australian Geographic both have proud traditions of sharing stories with Australia – one through the traditional means like publications and the other through coin art

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Royal Australian Mint Launches First Coin for 2015

The Royal Australian Mint have launched (1st January) their first new coin for 2015 during one of the Mint’s most highly anticipated annual events in Canberra. The new design honors the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign and the role of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) in 1915 and will be a part of the Mint’s Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program

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ANZAC Centenary Commemorative 1st Coin of 2015 for Royal Australian Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, January 1, the Royal Australian Mint in the capital city of Canberra introduced the first Australian coin of 2015, with the unveiling of a new AU$1 commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The coin is part of the Official ANZAC Centenary Coin Program, which honors […]

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Royal Australian Mint 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Domed Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint will release a new dome-shaped coin to mark the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup. held from February 14 to March 29, 2015, this will represent the 11th ICC Cricket World Cup and include 49 matches played in 14 venues within Australia and New Zealand

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AIATSIS 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Launched

The Royal Mint of Australia have launched a 50 cent coin which marks the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most recognizable Aboriginal institutions, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies or, AIATSIS as it is more well known by its acronym. Australia’s Prime Minister, the Honorable Tony Abbott MP launched the commemorative 50 cent circulating coin at Parliament House in Canberra today

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2014 “A History of the Victoria Cross” $5 Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint have launched a new silver  coin  as part of the ANZAC centennial celebrations which honors the Australian recipients of the Victoria Cross military award. Since 1856, the Victoria Cross (VC) has been bestowed upon those members of the British and commonwealth forces who, in the face of the enemy, experience the realities of combat and danger to its fullest

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2014 “A History of the Victoria Cross” $10 Copper Antique Coin

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a special new coin to remember the Australian recipients of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration awarded for valor “in the face of the enemy” to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previously, British Empire territories.
First introduced on the 29th January 1856 by Queen Victoria as a way to honor acts of valor during the Crimean War, the medal has since been awarded 1,357 times to 1,354 individual recipients

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ANZAC Centennial Observed with New Triangular Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint have launched (27th March) a new commemorative coin which marks the Centennial of the Australian New Zealand Army Corps or known more familiarly as ANZAC. This new triangular coin commemorates the Centenary of the First World War, as well as pays tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for Australia in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations

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