Younger and lesser known than its ‘big brother,’ Perth Mint, the Royal Australian Mint has begun to take its place among the giants of modern numismatics. The government of the Commonwealth approved its construction in 1962, and broke ground the following year. On February 22, 1965, Prince Philip officially opened the Mint.

The Australian Mint is paving its own road to numismatic distinction. Collectors with interests in history and sport in particular would do well to follow the mint’s new releases. The first mint in the world to gain accreditation to International Quality Standards ISO 9001, the Australian Mint is earning its place in the hearts and collections of hobbyists around the world.