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Opening Of Melbourne Mint

Way back in 2012, the newly opened offices of Melbourne Mint were featured in the pages of Melbourne’s own Herald Sun Newspaper.

Melbourne Mint History

A new mint opens...

In 1872, such was the volume of gold pouring from the Victorian goldfields that the need for a new branch of the Royal Mint was approved for Melbourne. Thus, from 1872, as construction was completed, the Melbourne Mint began striking Australian gold sovereigns and half sovereigns.