To celebrate its Trans Australian Tour, the Royal Australia Mint will be holding a pop up stall at Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest on 8 and 9 April.
They are looking to bring the ‘minting experience’ to festival goers and will have with them their mobile minting press for use.
Visitors will be able to purchase the Trans Australian Tour coin and then stamp it themselves, automatically making the coin even rarer.
Ben Beard from the Royal Australia Mint says, ‘This special coin, which is only available for stamping on this tour, actually has a G-Class steam locomotive on its face, so I think it’s really fitting that we’ll be at Steamfest this weekend.’
The Trans Australia Tour is all about marking 100 years since the Trans Australian Railway Line was completed in October of 1917. It travelled from Port Augusta across the country all the way to Kalgoorlie and was considered a piece of engineering brilliance at the time.
Festival goers will also be able to trade their old one dollar coins for brand new one dollar coins, straight off the press. They can also check out the latest selection of coins available for collection.
‘It’s great that we can hold these pop up stalls in regional NSW. The Mint circulates coins and notes across the country so I think it’s important we experience all different parts of Australia,’ Mr Beard added.
The Royal Australia Mint pop up produce stall will be based on the Rally Ground this weekend.