Royal Australian Mint


Opening in 1965, the Mint was commissioned to produce Australia's decimal coinage, which was to be introduced into circulation on 14th February 1966. The Royal Australian Mint holds a place in history as the first mint in Australia not to be a branch of the Royal Mint, London.

The Mint also manufactures medals, medallions, seals and tokens for private and public sectors and sporting and tourism groups, both nationally and internationally. Examples of these are The Order of Australia, Third Pacific Conference Games Medallions, Sydney Monorail token and Conrad Jupiter's Casino tokens.

At the mint, visitors can make their own coin, watch a video on coin production, buy collector coins and souvenirs and have a Barbecue or picnic on our grounds. Free admission.

The Mint was commissioned to produce Australia's decimal coinage, which was to be introduced into circulation on 14th February 1966. The Royal Australian Mint holds a place in history as the first mint in Australia not to be a branch of the Royal Mint, London. Since opening in 1965 the Mint has produced over eleven billion circulating coins and has the capacity to produce over two million coins per day, or over six hundred million coins per year. The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the purpose built Stripped Classical style Royal Australian Mint on 22nd February 1965.

Contact: 1300 652 020.

Open: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5 pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10 am to 4 pm. The Mint is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday. Admission is free.

Location: Denison Street, Deakin, ACT.

How to get there: proceed south from Canberra City along Commonwealth Ave., at State Circle, take the Adelaide Ave. exit, left into Kent St at Deakin, immediately right into Denison St.

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