Fancy something offbeat to explore this weekend? Why not visit the Royal Australian Mint and see how coins are made? Considered to be one of Canberra’s proudest landmarks, this site produces up to 2 million coins per day, and you can see all the details of its operations in real time. Witness how coins are made, what the Mint workers do to make these coins, how coins are pressed, sorted, and bagged and everything else related to making of coins. You can also see how the robots aid in the process and interact with various stall owners who are selling great gifts and collectibles inside of the mint.
The Royal Australian Mint is open on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5 PM and weekends from 10 AM to 4 PM; entry is free for all visitors. Take a trip to this place to discover the National coin collection, as well as nationally and historically significant coins that have been preserved here for many years. Don’t worry; you can also take home souvenirs as the Mint allows you to make your own collectible one dollar coin, buy great gifts for friends and family from the Mint Coin Shop. Come see this place and you might just find yourself a new hobby of collecting coins.