Royal Australian Mint

Museum in Canberra

The Royal Australian Mint is Australia’s biggest money-making operation. Its gallery showcases the history of Australian coinage; learn about the 1813 ‘holey dollar’ and its enigmatic offspring, the ‘dump’. There's also an observation platform where you can see coins being made (on weekdays). Engaging guided tours (30 minutes) about the history of currency in Australia run regularly throughout the day on the hour; call ahead to check times.