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After 70 years, here are the six royal effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Australian coinage across her reign.
Pioneer's passion for botany blossoms in Australia's south-west
Wellington boots did not exist, neither did sun block nor insect repellent, but Georgiana Molloy was one of Australia’s most intrepid botanists. From the deep, dark, depths of the Vault we illuminate this modest medallion dedicated to this doughty damsel.
Spectacular proof coins part of a rich minting tradition
A proof quality coin has no equal. With a brilliant, mirror-like field and a delicately frosted ‘cameo’ design, its exceptional clarity is the ultimate expression of the minter’s art.
Did you know? Australia's first mint operated in the early 1800s
Established in 1854, the Sydney Mint is known as Australia’s first mint. But in fact there was an earlier coin manufactory in New South Wales.
What is Western Australia's first coin?
The most obvious answer is a gold sovereign struck by The Perth Mint in 1899, but this may not be the case. Find out why.
Perth Mint Sovereign: Hints for Collectors
Completing a set of sovereigns from the Royal Mint Perth is one of the most popular objectives of Australian gold coins collectors.
How much are your old silver coins worth?
Do you have a tin of old Australian silver coins hidden away and sometimes wonder whether they’re worth anything?
From the vault: Museum solves medal mystery
We like a mystery here at The Vault and this stunning medal presented a challenge.
Australia's rarest halfpenny
A counterfeit 1923 half penny, one of Australia’s rarest pre-decimal coins, surfaced at the most recent Perth Numismatic Show
On this day: Australia goes decimal
On this day, 14th February 1966, Australia introduced decimal notes and coins, marking the end of its British-style currency system based on pounds, shillings and pence.