Posts Tagged ‘Royal Australian Mint’

Doing a mint job

Posted: 9:21 am on 8th April 2015

 Know your notaphily from your scripophily? Comfortable around exonumists? You would have been a hit at a recent dinner party, then. See, the Royal Australian Mint threw a dinner back at the end of February to celebrate… itself.  More specifically, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The hoi polloi of the numismatic community rubbed shoulders in a shindig so fancy that it was covered by the social pages. Here’s the bad news…

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The 5c budget black-hole

Posted: 10:33 am on 12th June 2014

Senate estimates committee hearings can be trying experiences for all involved. However, every so often, a nugget of gold emerges. At a little after 10.30pm on Tuesday 3 June,  Ross MacDiarmid from the Royal Australian Mint made his debut before the Senate Economics Legislation Committee. The evening was proceeding smoothly, until NSW Labor Senator Sam Dastyari asked Mr MacDiarmid how much it costs the Mint to produce its coins. The following exchange is…

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