After 70 years, here are the six royal effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Australian coinage across her reign.
Footscray Ammunition Factory centenary medal
Designed by Melbourne sculptor and medal-maker Michael Meszaros, this medal is part of The Perth Mint's historic collection.
Medallion celebrates Lionel Samson
The Perth mint investigates a medallion produced in 1979 which honours the founder of Australia's oldest family business.
Unwanted coins make come-back as royal commemoratives
Today, Crowns are usually struck to celebrate royal anniversaries and coronations. But Crowns were not always purely commemorative pieces.
Centenary medal marks rise of famous Sydney medallist
With Australia Day celebrations almost upon us, it’s timely to examine this 1888 medallion marking the centenary of the arrival of British settlers in Sydney Cove on 26 January 1788.
Giant gold nugget discovered in Australia
An Australian amateur prospector has made world headlines after unearthing a gold nugget weighing 5.5kg (177 troy oz) in Victoria.
'Love coins' shed light on convict past
With the release of our Forever Love coin earlier this month, we were reminded that coins engraved with messages of love are inextricably linked with Australia’s colonial history.
Incredible facts about the holey dollar and dump
It is 200 years since 40,000 Spanish silver dollars were cut and counter-stamped to create the first distinctive Australian coins.
Sydney Mint strikes 'oarsome' medal
This medal from The Perth Mint’s historic collection demanded further research – what possibly prompted the old Sydney Mint to strike such a dramatic portrayal of a Viking longship?
How to detect a forged 1930 penny
The 1930 penny is easily Australia’s most forged 20th century coin.