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Did You Find a Donation Dollar in Your Pocket?

Two years ago the Royal Australian Mint started issuing their Donation Dollar, a one-dollar coin designated to be donated. $6 million coins have already been put in circulation, but this is not the end of the story.

A Dinosaur Mints The World’s First Coin of 2022

On every 1st January of a year the Royal Australian Mint holds its famous First Coin of the Year event. In 2022 the first coin was minted by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Australia’s most famous dinosaur from the children’s music group The Wiggles.

Royal Australian Mint Welcomes New CEO

Leigh Gordon will become the new CEO of the Royal Australian Mint following Ross MacDiarmid. Gordon will commence his position in February 2021.

Royal Australian Mint CEO MacDiarmid Steps Down

Ross MacDiarmid, CEO of the Royal Australian Mint will be leaving the mint on 4 December 2020. As the first CEO of the mint with a private sector background he has transformed the institution into a high performing business.

Australia Introduces the World’s First Donation Coin

Having faced a bushfire crisis, an ongoing global pandemic and an economic recession, many Australians are in need of a helping hand. In this context, the Royal Australian Mint is releasing the world’s first Donation Dollar, a one dollar coin designed to be donated.

50 Years of Australia’s Indian Pacific Train

In 1970 the Indian Pacific became the first direct train to cross the Australian continent. The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating this event of 50 years ago, with a new coloured 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train.

Mutiny and Rebellion in Australia

Angry mutinous sailors, a dramatic military coup, and a miners’ uprising – these are some of the key moments of Australian history. The Royal Australian Mint has launched the first coins in a series commemorating the country’s tempestuous colonial era.

14 Indigenous Translations of “Coin”

In cooperation with the AIATSIS, the Royal Australian Mint has released a new 50 cent coin dedicated to the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The pieces feature the word coin in various indigenous languages still spoken in Australia today.
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