Royal Australian Mint

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Royal Australian Mint

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) is a mint in the Australian capital Canberra . The building in the Deakin district was opened on February 22, 1965 by Philip, Duke of Edinburgh .

The RAM was built so that the new coins could be minted there in the decimal system, which came into circulation on February 14, 1966. It is the only mint in Australia that was not founded as a subsidiary of the Royal Mint in London . Here, as in the Perth Mint in Perth , only coins are produced, the banknotes are printed by Note Printing Australia in Melbourne .

The RAM is able to mint two million coins a day or 700 million coins a year. Not only are Australian dollar coins produced, but also currencies from various oceanic and Asian countries. These are New Zealand (only in 1969), Papua New Guinea , Tonga , Samoa , the Cook Islands , Fiji , Malaysia , Thailand , Nepal , Bangladesh , Israel and Tokelau . The 200 centavo coin from East Timor is also minted by the Royal Australian Mint.

From October 2006 the RAM should be rebuilt for 41.2 million AUD. Work on the production building should last until June 2008, and on the administration building until April 2009. In the course of 2009, the renovation work was completed so that the new visitor center can be used by tourists since then.

Web links

Commons : Royal Australian Mint  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Tatoli: Osan Sentavu 200 Sei Lansa iha 13 Setembru , August 24, 2017 , accessed on August 28, 2017.
  2. FAQ: About the Mint: I would like to visit the Mint. What can I expect to see?

Coordinates: 35 ° 19 ′ 7 ″  S , 149 ° 5 ′ 35 ″  E