Australia: The “Voice of Cricket” Honored on New 50-Cent Coin

On November 24, the Royal Australian Mint released a special collectible coin honoring the “voice of cricket,” Richie Benaud (1930–2015). One of Australia’s greatest all-rounders, Benaud played his last test cricket match in 1964. He held a remarkable playing record as the first test player to score 2000 runs and take 200 wickets, never losing […]

Royal Australian Mint Features VC Commodore as Part of 2016’s Holden Coin Collection

The Royal Australian Mint has issued the 2016 VC Commodore Colored Uncirculated Coin as part of a batch of eleven 12-sided coins featuring classic cars from Australian car manufacturer, Holden. The coins in this series retail for $15 and have mintage limits of 30,000 pieces each. The obverse of the VC Commodore coin carries an […]

Royal Australian Mint Taking Pre-Orders for 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Australian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin, which is composed of 6.03 grams of 99.9% silver and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. It is the eighth release in the annual series. Shipments of the issue are expected to begin on August 1. The […]

Royal Australian Mint Opens Pre-Orders for its Northern Sky – Ursa Major Domed Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for the 2016 Northern Sky – Ursa Major Silver Proof Domed Coin, which is due for release on July 4 and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. This is the second coin in the Mint’s Northern Sky series, following up on the Cassiopeia release from last […]

2016 “Australia’s First Mints” Gold and Silver Coins

The Royal Australian Mint has released new coins emulating Australian sovereigns produced by the country’s first Mints. Early Australian branches of the Royal (British) Mint were established in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, in the years 1855, 1872, and 1899, respectively. The Royal Australian Mint was not established until 1965. Each of Australia’s mints had a […]

2016 Australian Proof Set Celebrates Anniversary of Decimal Currency

The Royal Australian Mint has issued its 2016 6-Coin Proof Year Set, which celebrates the 50 anniversary of the year the country discontinued a system emulating the British pound, shilling, and pence model in favor of its current decimal currency. The collection costs $90.91 AUD and has a mintage limited to 50,000 sets. Six denominations are […]

2015 Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint will soon release a new commemorative coin which recognizes those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal lights around Australia, it comprised of […]