The Canberra Mint is touring the country with the mobile coin press in celebration of 100 years of the Trans-Australian railway. At each location the RAM visits you will have the chance to swap real money from your pockets and wallets for lustrous newly minted coins. Five coin bags of the 2017 Lest We Forget coloured $2 will be available to swap for face value along with $10 bags of 2017 100 Years of ANZAC dollars at the RAM pop-up shop. The mobile press will be striking an Australia counterstamp onto the mintmark coin for 2017 which is the design celebrating the 100 years of the Trans-Australia railway.
Having already visited Orange and Maitland in NSW, the next stop for the tour is Western Australia, details below:
Mandurah WA. Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah Place, Mandurah. Saturday 20 May 2017 9am – 4pm
Perth WA. Forrest Place, Perth. Sunday 21 May 2017 9am – 4pm
This will be followed by:
Wollongong. Crown Street Mall, Wollongong. Wednesday 14 June 2017 9am – 4pm
Newcastle. Wheeler Place, Newcastle. Friday 16 June 2017 9am – 4pm
Coffs Harbour. Coffs Coast Growers Market, City Square, Coffs Harbour.Thursday 22 June 2017 8am – 3pm
Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, The Foreshore, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. Sunday 18 June 2017 10am – 9pm
Brisbane. Centre Stage, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane. Tuesday 20 June 2017 9am – 4pm
Shepparton. Maude Street Mall, Winter Markets, Shepparton. Saturday 26th August 9am-2pm
Ballarat. Bridge Mall (under the canopy), Ballarat. Monday 28th August 9am-4pm
Geelong. Little Malop St (adjacent to Market Square Shopping centre entrance). Wednesday 30 August 9am-4pm
Melbourne Location TBC. Friday 1 September 9am-4pm
NSW– Wagga Wagga.
VIC– Mildura and Deniliquin.
SA– Adelaide, Port Augusta and Murray Bridge.
October 17th 2017 will be the anniversary of the exact date the rail line was completed across the Nullabor Plain from Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta. October 22nd will mark 100 years since the first train departed Post Augusta for Kalgoorlie. Centenary celebrations in Port Augusta on Sunday 22nd October 2017 should include many special events and activities and include the Mint pop-up shop.