Prince Philip opens The Mint in Canberra

Title:
Prince Philip opens The Mint in Canberra
NFSA ID:
1649
Year:
1965
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
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A newsreel item from 1965 about His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, opening the new Royal Australian Mint in Canberra accompanied by then Treasurer, Harold Holt.

The newsreel opens with a long shot of the Royal Australian Mint. A crowd outside watches as Prince Philip walks towards the entrance accompanied by Holt.

Prince Philip inspects the machinery and then Holt presents him some newly minted coins.

Prince Philip waves to the crowd gathered along the driveway as he is driven away in an open car.

The mint opened a year prior to Australia's change to decimal currency in 1966