It’s amazing to realise that every single coin in the pockets of millions of Australians is made in a quiet suburb of Canberra.
A visit to the Royal Australian Mint will enable your students to learn how coins are made and make their own $1 coin, see robots at work, and discover some interesting facts about the history of coins in Australia. The Mint provides links to the science and technology, art and history components of the National Curriculum.
Students can also examine rare and unusual coins from the earliest days of Australian Settlement to modern decimal currency. Students also view a DVD presentation explaining the fascinating process of coin production and the history of the mint.