The Melbourne Money Expo hosted by ANDA (Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association) runs over two days (Sat 17 Aug -10am to 4pm & Sun 18 Aug -10am to 3pm), however the Royal Australian Mint will be there for 1 DAY ONLY on the Saturday 17 August 2019. Held at the Malvern Town Hall (1251 High St, Malvern) at the corner of High Street and Glenferrie Road, Malvern, entry is by gold coin donation.
This is your opportunity to snap up some fresh change or buy up some of the Mint's latest releases. Coin swaps will also be available for the 2019 $2 Coloured Circulating Coin (One Hundred Years Of Repatriation 5PK) and the 2019 50c Circulating Coin (International Year of Indigenous Languages (20PK). The 2019 Standard Circulating Coin Sachets (IRB or JC Effigy) available are the $2 (25pk) $50; $1 (20pk) $20; and 50c (20pk) $10. Also available as a $10 pack in the Standard Circulating Coin Sachet (not available individually) are the 20c (20 pk), 10c (40pk) and 5c (40pk). Head to the event page to register your attendance by clicking INTERESTED or GOING so as to receive updates to the event.
The Royal Australian Mint is giving you the opportunity to Ride the Rails. Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of The Ghan they're having a competition. Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions are offering one lucky person and their friend the once in a lifetime opportunity of riding on the majestic Ghan, from Adelaide to Darwin! To enter the competition you need to BUYyour 2019 90th Anniversary of The Ghan Coloured Uncirculated 50c Coin now so you don't miss out. Keep in mind that coins will not be dispatched until 30 Aug 2019, so get in early before entries close.
The complete your entry into this great competition, simply show where your journey begins. Follow the steps below. Entries close 11.59pm Monday 30 September 2019.
1) Purchase a 2019 90th Anniversary of The Ghan Coloured Uncirculated 50c Coin HERE
2) Take a picture of your new Ghan coin at a prominent landmark in your town of residence – that's where your journey would begin!
ANDA's overall Melbourne Money Expo is where you bring in your valuables and get an instant valuation from accredited professionals. Melbourne's largest Expo for collectors and investors, visit the Dealers Attending page to see all ANDA members present at the Expo. CHECK HERE to see what you can buy. For the collector, there'll be stunning new Expo releases exclusive to ANDA. The Royal Australian Mint will be offering a unique Common Heath (for Melbourne) Privy Mark Dollar Coin. Struck to a limited mintage and distributed exclusively through ANDA, a sell out is assured.
There's some FREE fun for the kids (aged between 5 and 15) as well in The Two Cent Challenge and The Five Cent Forage. A pile of more than 10,000 five cent pieces (28.2 kilograms) will be provided for children to rummage through, to complete a collection of 5 cent coins in every year between 1966 and 2015 in what is termed 'The Five Cent Forage'. That'll keep them busy. As a gift from ANDA, the kids can walk away with their prized five cent collection. Magnifying glasses will be provided along with album pages with backing sheets identifying each of the years from 1966 to 2016. Introducing children to coin collecting can be a life-long and rewarding hobby that also exposes them to an education involving history. Find out more about this Challenge HERE.