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Welcome to Australia’s Dollar Discovery. Anyone can register for the chance to win a prize, but find all 3 coins to be eligible for the major prize.
The easiest way to get started is to look at the coins you find in your change. These are called ‘circulating coins’ because they are used around the country every day for payment of goods and services. Circulating coins are made in our presses at a rapid rate – an amazing 650 coins are made per minute so that there are always enough for people to use.
When you look at the coins you receive in your change, you should keep an eye out for coins with an interesting picture that you haven’t seen before. These are called ‘commemorative coins’. The Royal Australian Mint releases a range of coins that celebrate Australian historical events, like our $2 coin commemorating Remembrance Day.
Visit the Royal Australian Mint website to see a list of released circulating coins.View Circulating Coins
These are non-circulating coins that you will not find in your change, but you can buy from the Mint. They are polished and struck harder than everyday coins, which makes them clearer and shinier. They often have pictures you won’t see on circulating coins and come in special packaging so that they stay in good condition and stand apart from other coins.
Visit our eshop to view some coins you might want to buy to start your uncirculated coin collection.View Uncirculated Coins
Getting More Serious
Collecting Something Really Special
These are very special coins, often made of precious metals like silver and gold. They come in a range of different shapes and sizes, and are specially struck by expert coin-makers. Each coin is struck at least four times and inspected for quality. A fingerprint or a speck of dust will be enough for a proof coin to be rejected.
You can discover a wide range of coins in our eshop.Visit eShop