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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.
What was the first currency minted in Australia?
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has acquired a rare 1813 New South Wales ‘Holey dollar’ – the first currency minted in Australia.
The Industrial Revolution pioneer who made Australia's first coin
With the UK circulation of the £50 banknote featuring Matthew Boulton and James Watt, we discuss the fascinating connection between one half of this famous partnership and early Australian coinage
World's most expensive coins
Just recently Britain’s Telegraph website published a list of the world’s 10 most expensive coins.
Kokoda coin marks Australia's most significant WWII campaign
The Kokoda Track (Trail) Campaign was part of the Pacific Theatre of World War II and was critical to the defence of Australia. The battle was a series of fierce engagements fought between Japanese and Allied forces from July 1942 to January 1943.
From the vault: London in better times
These Art Deco bronze medallions and plaquettes on display at The Perth Mint are reminders of London’s graciousness.
Who really started Australia’s first gold rush?
Ten years ago, The Perth Mint issued this memorable 1oz proof nugget gold coin marking the 150th anniversary of Australia’s first gold rush
From the vault: William Branwhite Clarke Science Medal
This magnificent example of a William Branwhite Clarke 1878 bronze medal came into the custody of The Perth Mint when the Sydney Mint closed in 1926.