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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.

Royal Australian Mint
Royal Australian Mint


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.

Royal Australian Mint
Royal Australian Mint


There are also a number of TV screens that show footage from cameras within the building, including a view of the giant robot tipping drums of coin blanks.

The Coin Shop allows you to make your own coin on the visitor press and offers some great souvenirs, such as latest collector coin issues and unique gift ideas.
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Why? The Royal Australian Mint is a very educational place to visit, not only for kids, but adults as well.
When: Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10am to 4pm
Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday
Where: Denison Street, Deakin ACT 2600
Cost: Free
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