Today the Royal Australian Mint will unveil its new mintmark coin to visitors to its premises in Deakin, ACT. The first coins minted in 2007 commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Royal Australian Mint will today completed the traditional changing of the dies on its popular visitor press, unveiling the new mintmark coin design for 2007 and the first coins to be minted in the year.

The design, which will not be released for circulation, commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which was officially opened on 19 March 1932.

Visitors to the Mint will be the first to strike their own $1 coins with a ‘C’ for Canberra mint mark which traditionally is used to indicate the location where the coins were struck.

“We change the design of the coin that visitors can strike with a ‘C’ mintmark in the visitor press every year. I think people will be pleased with the design we have selected for 2007, which depicts the moment, in 1930, when the two halves of the arch were joined. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the world’s greatest steel arch bridges, and is a significant Australian icon.” said Graham Smith, Acting CEO of the Royal Australian Mint.

The Mint is open to the public from 9am to 4pm on weekdays, and 10am to 4pm on weekends and public holidays.

To download images of the $1 ‘C’ mintmark coin commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge please visit www.ramint.gov.au.

For more information, or to purchase this coin please visit the Mint (Denison Street, Deakin ACT) or alternatively visit www.ramint.gov.au, or call 1300 652 020.