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In The Money in Canberra
There's no better way for a money-loving capitalist to spend a holiday in Australia's capital, Canberra, than by making a visit to the Royal Australian Mint, where most of Australia's coins are made. The Mint's exhibition galleries are currently undergoing major renovations to make for a better visitor's experience.
Sadly for us, increased security probably makes it impossible for us to carry out a few souvenir coins in our boots, but we can still check out exhibits explaining both the production and design of Australia's currency. All kinds of cute stuff gets on the back of Aussie coins, from kangaroos and a platypus to even the royal wedding of Charles and Diana. Plus you can find out that Australia nearly didn't have dollars: other names considered for their currency were royals, australs, or, after the sheep, merinos! Entrance to the Mint costs zero merinos, but you can spend plenty at the gift shop.
· Australian For Museum [Jaunted]
· Canberra Mint Worker Filled Boots [Jaunted]