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Royal Australian Mint
It was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on 22 February 1965. The mint was commissioned to produce Australia’s decimal coinage, which was to be introduced into circulation on 14 February 1966. The Royal Australian Mint holds a place in history as the first mint in Australia not to be a branch of the Royal Mint, London.
Since its opening, the mint has produced over eleven billion circulating coins and has the capacity to produce over two million coins per day, or over six hundred million coins per year. Coins have also been struck for several South Pacific nations, including New Zealand (in 1969), Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Western Samoa, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Israel and Tokelau.
The is also the Note Printing Branch which prints banknotes, especially plastic ones.
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