The coin that was worth too much (1969) | RetroFocus

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “The coin that was worth too much (1969) | RetroFocus” – below is their description. In 1968, the Royal Australian Mint had a problem on its hands. The fifty-cent coin had begun disappearing from circulation. The trouble started when silver prices on the London market jumped to … Read more The coin that was worth too much (1969) | RetroFocus

Royal Australian Mint Marks Birth of Prince George with New 50c Coin

The Royal Australian Mint has marked the birth of Prince George with a new 50c coin. The coin is dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, the first born son of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who is third-in-line to the British throne. Prince George Alexander Louis was born on 22nd July … Read more Royal Australian Mint Marks Birth of Prince George with New 50c Coin

Royal Wedding 2011: Commemorative 20 Cent Coin to Circulate in Australia

A special edition 20 cent coin will enter into Australian circulation following the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. Vladimir Gottwald designed the coin for the Royal Australian Mint. Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten said of the release: “There are many royal collectibles out there but this circulating coin creates the excitement of checking your … Read more Royal Wedding 2011: Commemorative 20 Cent Coin to Circulate in Australia

Horse Racing: New Coins Mark 150th Melbourne Cup

The Royal Australian Mint have launched three commemorative coins in partnership with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) to celebrate the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup. Designed by Wojciech Pietranik, the three 50 cent coins feature some of the great heroes and iconic references that define the Melbourne Cup legacy. VRC Chairman Rod Fitzroy said: … Read more Horse Racing: New Coins Mark 150th Melbourne Cup