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Published November 26th 2011
Located in Canberra's suburb of Deakin, the Royal Australian Mint is a very educational place to visit, not only for kids, but adults as well.
Although the Mint's main function is to produce Australian coins, it also produces coins for other countries, along with medals, medallions, tokens and seals for private national and international clients. It is interesting to note the Mint does not make notes - those are produced in Melbourne by Note Printing Australia.
The museum's theatrette presentation explains how Australian coins are made and what are early, rare and historically significant coins.
For a close-up view of the factory floor you can look through floor to ceiling observation windows. It is fascinating to watch one of the world's strongest robots hard at work.