The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) is an operating division of the Department of the Treasury, with responsibility for producing circulating and numismatic coin for Australia.
The Mint was established in Canberra in 1965, one year prior to Australia's changeover to decimal currency, and since 1983 has been the sole supplier of Australia's circulating coin requirements. Between 1965 and 1983 the Mint's production of Australian circulating coinage was supplemented by production from Britain's Royal Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint and The Perth Mint.
The Mint also produces a range of high quality collector coins (numismatic coins) which are sold through an extensive mail order operation, a network of domestic and international coin dealers, selected Australia Post outlets and the Mint shop. In addition, RAM produces a number of Australian medals and awards, as well as tokens, medallions and jewellery items for domestic and overseas customers. The Mint is also a major Canberra tourist attraction with a public gallery and shop.