The Royal Australian Mint
Canberra is in Australia’s Capital Territory; it is where you’ll find the capital of Australia! Within the capital city, you can visit the Royal Australian Mint, where Australia’s coins are made.
Since 1965 the Royal Australian Mint in Australia’s Capitol Canberra has been making coins for circulation in Australia. Today you can visit the Mint and see the whole process, and history of the Mint and currency in Australia.
Tours of the Mint are free and self-guided, so you can take your time as you explore, and find out how Australia’s coins are made, from start to finish. You will have the opportunity to see historic coins and a wide range of comparative coins that have been produced. Olympic Medals from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney were produced at the Mint and are also on display.
After a visual display, you can walk down a glass window hallway and see the actual production process, where workers are busy ensuring quality control, operating the machinery - and you’ll even see a few robots helping out!
In the gift shop, you can buy comparative coins, mint condition sets of coins, or even have your own coin pressed before your very eyes!
Visit their official website to help plan your visit!