Enlighten, a RAM Visit and Factory Floor Tour This Weekend

February 29, 2012

I'm very excited about this weekend, as one of the blog writers I've packed a bag and I'm heading to Canberra for ENLIGHTEN. It will be a whirlwind trip for me (around 26 hours on the ground) but an opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of the factory floor at the Royal Australian Mint was something I just couldn't pass up. Sold out for weeks now I jumped in early securing tickets last December. It will be an opportunity also to see the portable press which would ordinarily be in Perth for the regular ANDA show held on the same weekend this year. The mobile coin press will be used to strike a Canberra Bluebell counterstamp onto the mintmark dollar for 2012, the Wheat Sheaf dollar. I'll also get to view a display titled "Shadows and Perspective: The Influence of the Renaissance on Contemporary Coin Design" at the RAM until April 9th. Of course I'll be catching up with numismatic friends also. The forecast for Canberra is torrential rain and some flooding so let's hope the weather clears soon.

Posted by harrisk at February 29, 2012 11:15 AM
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