Tuesday, 27.10.2020

Tag: Royal Australian Mint

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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