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Royal Australian Mint

Visitors entering the Mint building
Creating memories
Family using gallery press to mint a coin
Kids having fun around the coin drum
family enjoying the Kid Zone space
Family using interactive display
Factory viewing platform
Commemorate your visit by minting your own coin
FREE guided tours
Relax in the Mint Café with a coffee or a light snack
Visitors entering the Mint building
Creating memories
Family using gallery press to mint a coin
Kids having fun around the coin drum
family enjoying the Kid Zone space

Overview

*** The Mint Coin Shop and Gallery are currently closed to the public for refurbishment. ***

The Coin Shop will relocate to Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) from 12 February 2024. Mint your own coin or buy a coin from the Mint’s Coin Shop as a memento or a gift. The Coin Shop will permanently close from 22 July 2024.

There will be a special temporary exhibition at CMAG from 19 February 2024 - Change: Stories from your pocket. Highlighting the technical innovation to celebration and commemoration, exploring how the coins in your pocket tell the stories of Australia. This Exhibition will permanently close 31 July 2024.

Visit The Coin Shop in Civic and enjoy a coffee or light snack at the CMAG Cafe.

The Royal Australian Mint is a working factory, a Commonwealth Heritage Site and a multi-tourism award-winning cultural attraction. The Mint puts icons of Australia’s cultural heritage directly into the hands of its people and visitors. The images on each Australian coin produced by the Mint are conversation starters and history markers; statements on who we are and where we have come from.

Everyone has a coin story to share. Whether it was the first gift from the tooth fairy, the sixpence in the Christmas pudding, the vital ‘head or tails’ decision, or the hours spent collecting and admiring special pieces.

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62-114 Denison Street, Deakin, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“Happy visit.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3w ago by Dan L

With the Mint closed for renovations we headed to CMAG to visit the temporary shop and small display in an adjacent room. Lovely helpful ladies, both of us departing somewhat poorer, myself with...

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“Stories of our Coin History”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by Lisa L

while visiting Canberra we went to the Australian Mint and got to understand how coins are made and the history. There is a lot to read and look at all on the top floor while looking down at those...

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“A great history of Australian money”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by C8428BFchrisw

A great place to visit and find out about the history of our money in Australia - good worthwhile tour to go on! Lots of things to look at and buy in the gift shop too!

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  • Carpark
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  • Picnic Area
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  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
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