Saturday 27 April 2019 from 10am to 4pm is your one day only opportunity to catch the Royal Australian Mint who will be attending the Brisbane Money Expo. The Brisbane Showgrounds at 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills is the venue where you'll snap up some fresh change or buy the Mint's latest releases. To find out more about the exciting new coin swaps and products available at the event, be sure to register your attendance and you will be notified of updates. Check out some of the new coins below.
The Mint's website and Facebook pages are a great source of information, updates, competitions and more. It may well surprise you that there are events and tours, especially for families and children. Why not check out their April school holiday events and do something different with the kids.
Family Tours at the Mint on 18 and 24 April 2019 from 10.30am-11.15am @ Deakin Includes craft activity followed by a muffin, tea, coffee and juice.
Celebrating the importance of Australia's indigenous languages to our national heritage, and in light of the fact that it's the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 the new 50c coins features 14 indigenous words for money or coin. It represents a small selection of the 120 remaining Australian Indigenous languages spoken and practised today. To find out more about the design, CLICK HERE. 2019 is an important year when the Mint recognises many of the Indigenous Languages that are now endangered and celebrate it with the release of the above coin.
It also recognises the 1919 Repatriation Department which undertook the mammoth task of repatriating Australian servicemen and women after the First World War. Adjusting to civilian life was often a huge physical and psychological challenge and support for Australian servicemen and women and their families was paramount, and now carried out by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The release of the 2019 $2 'C' Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Coin acknowledges and recognises the centenary of the vital task of repatriation.
Colonial Australia was a dangerous place with lawless renegades known as bushrangers haunting the roads and settlements. The nefarious Kelly Gang led by Edward 'Ned' Kelly are among Australia's most notorious bushrangers: their distinctive iron armour inspiring an entire Australian folklore. With this Uncirculated Mintmark and Privy Mark Coin Set, the Royal Australian Mint recalls Australia's legendary bushrangers and their legacy in art, folklore and identity.