Australia’s iconic $1 coin design gets its own special international touch as the Royal Australian Mint celebrates being Guest of Honour at the 2015 World Money Fair.
In 2015, the Royal Australian Mint is celebrating its golden anniversary. For 50 years, the Mint has produced coins which have reflected Australian history and culture. These have become beloved tokens for spending and saving, and have been world renowned for their artistic qualities and engineering excellence. It is truly fitting that the Mint will be Guest of Honour at the 2015 World Money Fair in Berlin.
The Mint will be showcasing a wide range of its Australian designs and products to coin dealers from around the world. To celebrate the international connection that this occasion offers, Australian dollar coins will feature a German-themed privy mark.
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