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Royal Australian Mint

It is amazing to realise that every single coin in the pockets of millions of Australians is made right here in a quiet suburb in Canberra.


A visit to the Royal Australian Mint will enable your students to:

  • learn how coins are made and make their own $1 coin
  • see robots at work
  • discover some interesting facts about the history of coins in Australia.
Curriculum Links

The Mint provides links to the science and technology, art and history components of the Australian Curriculum. A visit can answer questions like:

History: What coins did the First Fleet bring? How did the discovery of gold in Australia change our coinage system?

Art/Design: Who decides what goes on a coin? Who designs the coins?

Technology: How is technology used at the Mint? What do the robots do?