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“Money, money, money!”

Royal Australian Mint
Ranked #15 of 245 things to do in Canberra
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Owner description: Come to the Mint, where every single Australian coin in the pockets of millions of Australians is made! While wandering through the Mint's observation gallery you can look into the coin production factory and marvel at Titan, one of our great family of robots who help out with all the heavy lifting. Spend some time in the theatrette where a video will take you behind the scenes to explain the fascinating process of making coins. Check out the rare and historically significant coins on show from the National Coin Collection, which is held in the vaults of the Mint. Mint your own collectable coin and browse the Mint Coin Shop where you can find great gifts, mementos of your visit or even start your own collection! We offer free public tours twice daily Monday- Friday and three times daily on the weekends.
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Interesting place to visit. Lots of historical notes and coins on display. Viewing paltforms of tool rooms and workshops excited the kids, and the dancing robot!!

Thank CarlaC1973
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

The Mint is reasonably close to the city but getting there would be tricky without a car. You would have expected it to be different in Appearance than it is but they make coins here and is less likely to be the scene of a big heist. The upstairs part gives a history of the mint and a DVD in the mini theatrette gives some worthwhile background. Visitors can look down into the various sections of the building to see the process but the displays and explanations were more interesting than what was happening live. This was quite a different experience to what we thought we would see and all discussed it as worthwhile when we left, which was a positive note (no pun intended).

Thank BILMARAUS
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Great attraction, well set out displays. Make sure you do free guided tour, guides provide great overview of the mint. Do tour during week when factory is operating.

Make sure you visit mint shop, coin sets available are amazing.

Let kids press their own dollar coin for $3, sounds expensive but they increase in value (ie we pressed one back in 1997 that is now worth $27 approx - a souvenir that increases in value!)

Staff are friendly and helpful!

Will visit again next time.

Thank TanyaH290
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Royal Australlian Mint has public observation areas where visitors can see all of the Mint's activities. Also there's Coin Press where visitors can mint their own specially produced Australian $1 coin. From memory, you now pay $3 for the privilege of minting a $1 dollar coin -- but it is fun !

1  Thank Ian G
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

I thought this would be boring but was pleasantly surprised. Very interesting and boy do I wish I had kept some of the coins that were around when I was a kid. Well presented and easy walk through the history of coins. Only need to allow about 45mins.

1  Thank Elizabeth G
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