The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is celebrating 50 years of decimal currency with The Changeover Tour, visiting Toowoomba.
For the first time ever, the Mint, normally located in Canberra, will be setting up a pop-up shop for one day only in the Library Park Precinct, bringing the minting experience to the people and providing the opportunity for collectors to shop the latest products, swap for fresh change and stamp a special coin.
Following huge interest with Australiaâ€™s latest commemorative circulating coins, we will be bringing these coins to the people.
Four commemorative circulating coins will be available to swap at face value, including the latest circulating coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of decimal currency.
With the mobile press in tow, The Changeover Tour will mark the occasion with an Australian map counterstamped onto the 2016 $1 Circulating 100 Years of Anzac Coin -only available at the tour destinations.
Date:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sunday 22 May 2016
Time: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Booth opens 10.00 am â€“ 4.00 pm
Where: Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Library Park Precinct, Toowoomba QLD
- The first task of the Mint was to produce new coins for the introduction of decimal currency on 14 February 1966. Since then it has produced more than fifteen billion circulating coins. It now has the capacity to produce two million coins per day.
For more information about the event please visit: http://www.ramint.gov.au/news-media/news/changeover-tour-part-4
Royal Australian Mint