Mint Issue 88 May 2011 -News and New Releases from the Royal Australian Mint

May 4, 2011

Arriving in your mailbox soon is the latest Mint Issue magazine from Australia's circulating coin producer, the Royal Australian Mint. The latest catalogue from the RAM gives us the first glimpse of the 20c circulating coin design for the Centenary of International Womens Day on March 8th 2011. The entire RAM minted Royal Wedding designs have now been released after the event last Friday. The most spectacular the Stuart Devlin designed Engagement 50c. The Wedding 20c soon to be found in your change! Some new gold issues, the first four coins in a 6 coin series celebrating the unique beginnings of modern Australia and the inclusion of significant historical convict sites in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Accentuating the fine silver set for 2011 this year is a second fine silver set of the Stuart Devlin designed 1c and 2c last seen in circulation 21 years ago. The baby mint set for 2011 is still available and the last year that Dorothy Wall will feature on the $1 coin -who will it be for next year?

Interestingly there is also a mention of the Royal Australian Mint's portable press being used in Adelaide for a counterstamp on a South African coin. You can read about that coin in your May issue of Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine.

Posted by harrisk at May 4, 2011 12:50 PM
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