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Treasures of the National Coin Collection

Christmas is a special occasion celebrated all over the world and here at the Mint it is one of our favourite times of the year!

About this Event ***SOLD OUT***

Come and learn about different Christmas traditions (some old Aussie ones too) and you may even spot some special Christmas coins! Make your very own COIN-AMENT and decorate a Christmas card to give to a loved one.

COVID-19 regulations:
We are delighted to be able to welcome back our Mini-Minties to the Royal Australian Mint (even though it may look a little different to what it did before). As the safety of staff and visitors is our primary concern, additional measures will be in place to ensure that the program is held in a safe manner and are in compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Please read carefully through the below information before booking a session for your child:

  • Children and supervisors will be required to sanitise their hands before and after entering the Mint & the Education Room.
  • Children and supervisors will be required to maintain a distance of 1.5m between other participants and facilitators at all times.
  • Supervisors will need to register their names for contact tracing when entering the Mint.
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the Education Room. We will give supervisors their free coffee coupon to use at the café at the end of the session.
  • Due to limited space in the Education Room, only ONE child and their supervisor will be able to attend the session. Additional siblings will cause us to go over the number of people allowed in the Education Room. We apologise for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our visitors and staff safe.

If you or the child attending are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the session, we ask that you contact us or cancel your booking through Eventbrite.

When: Friday 4 December,
Time: 10.30am to 11.15am.
Cost: $10 (plus booking fee). Ticket includes one adult and one child.
Where: Education Room, Royal Australian Mint.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and bookings are essential. This program is aimed at children aged 4-6.

Please click here to make a booking

Australia’s Firefighters: Honouring the brave
Coinciding with the release of the 2020 $2 Circulating Coloured Firefighter coin, Australia’s Firefighters: Honouring the Brave shares objects and stories that showcase the contribution that Firefighters make to communities under the most catastrophic circumstances.
Location: Royal Australian Mint, Visitor Gallery
Dates: Tuesday, 3 November 2020 – Thursday, 28 January 2021

Entry: Free

Join us at the Royal Australian Mint to discover some of the enduring stories from the Australian Gold Rush era in a temporary display titled, ‘Eureka! Stories from the Goldfields’.

The display explores the characters, objects and stories that inspired the 2020 Mintmark product suite.

Location: Royal Australian Mint, Visitor Gallery
Dates: August 2020 – December 2020

Entry: Free

Treasures of the National Coin Collection

Ongoing Exhibition
Royal Australian Mint

Entry: Free

See some of the most treasured coins from the National Coin Collection on display in our Treasures of the National Coin Collection exhibition. Coins have long been associated with precious treasure but some coins are more precious than most. A coin can be treasured for its rarity, value, beauty or craftsmanship. Even a coin with an unusual error can become especially valuable to collectors. With a 1930 penny, 1 kilogram gold coin and the famous “kookaburra” pennies, the coins in this exhibition are among the rarest, most valuable and most extraordinary coins in Australia.

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