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How Australia’s money has changed


From “holey dollars” and handwritten banknotes, Australia’s money has seen some big changes. With more people going digital, could the next step be the end of cash?

There are many ways kids can get involved in fundraising and donating to charity. For Kids News

How giving a little makes a big difference


Australians have a strong tradition of donating to important causes, from bushfire recovery to emergency services that keep us safe. And there are lots of ways kids can pitch in

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Hope for gold at the end of the tunnel


Victoria is on the verge of a second gold rush fuelled by gold’s high world price and modern mining methods, with hopes the precious metal will help the state recover after COVID-19


How to protect yourself from scams

Online shopping. For Kids News story on protecting yourself against online scams.

More of us are buying and banking online, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and scammers are taking advantage of this. But there are ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a scam

Do you recognise this face?

LIBRARY: Image of early convict Mary Reibey, who came to Australia with the First Fleet.

Most Australians will have seen her face but few would know the remarkable story of Mary Reibey and how she came to be on our $20 banknote

These kids rock their kitchen

Elliot, 9, Lucinda, 11, and Lincoln Gabb, 9, posing at their home in Alexandra Hill, Brisbane 10th of June 2020.  They run Kids Rock the Kitchen, a cooking business.  (AAP Image/Josh Woning)

Three young Brisbane siblings are turning a passion for baking into a sellout success, barely keeping up with demand for their scrumptious creations.

Australia’s long, hot summers the new normal

HEATWAVE: NSW is predicted to experience a severe heatwave during a four-day Total Fire Ban up to December 21, 2019 and authorities warn people to be prepared..

Our summers are now twice as long as our winters as climate change has increased temperatures since the middle of last century, according to a new study of Australian weather data

Hi-tech masked owl fights money fakers

The new $100 note for Australia

Australia’s new $100 note has been unveiled, featuring a little owl that makes it almost impossible to counterfeit. It’s the final denomination of the Next Generation Banknote Program

New $2 coin celebrates women’s cricket

T20 Women's World Cup player Alyssa Healy with the new $2 coin with a female cricket player on its face. It will be available through Woolworths on February 18, 2020.

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The Royal Australian Mint and International Cricket Council are releasing two million $2 coins into general circulation that feature a picture of a female cricketer on it for the first time

Five and 10 cent coins to ‘die naturally’

News 16.5.11 BCM The five cent coin will be phased out. Pic: Sarah Marshall

The head of the Royal Australian Mint has signalled the eventual end of the 5c and 10c coins. We look at the value of cash and when it could be the right time to let these coins go

Little mistakes could make you big money

A glass jar full of Australian coins. Potential concept for savings, holiday fund, donations, charity, generosity. Money generic, Copy space.

Check your change and empty your money box! You may be the owner of coins that contain minting mistakes or imperfections that makes them worth thousands of dollars

Hunt for $1 coins with pies, footy and boomerangs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Australia Post is launching a ground breaking campaign for new collectable coinsrepresenting 26 classic Aussie icons from A-Z which will be released progressively each week from Monday 30 September to Monday October 21. These photographs will accompany the release of different coins throughout the campaign and will support various PR activities on September 04, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

The biggest release of $1 coins will feature 26 Australian animals, food and cultural items including meat pies, didgeridoos, Weet-Bix and thongs. Can you find them all in the Great Aussie Coin Hunt?

How long do Aussie banknotes last?

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What is the lifespan of Australian banknotes? Like most things, our polymer money has a use-by date and the answers for how long each note lasts might surprise you

Secret code hidden in new 50 cent coin

The Royal Australian Mint's top secret coin

The Royal Australian Mint has made history after releasing the first Australian coin featuring a secret code. The new 50 cent coin has been launched to mark the 70th anniversary of ASIO

Holey moley! Australia’s first minted coins on show

A holey dollar and a dump from a 1788 Charles III Spanish silver dollar from a Private Collection in Queensland. Photos: Supplied.

Colonial Australia’s first minted coins — the holey dollar and the dump — have gone on show at the Royal Australian Mint. The coins were made by destroying Spanish currency to create our own

Moon landing remembered on rare 50c coin

Fifty years since Moon landing celebrated with Royal Australian Mint’s first dome-shaped coloured nickel plated coin.

The Royal Australian Mint has released a special coin series to celebrate 50 years since Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind” onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969

Australia’s world-record big gold coin on show in US

A gold coin, produced by Perth Mint and supposedly worth $45 million USD stands on display at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 16, 2019 located at Wall Street in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

The largest coin ever created, with a denomination of $1 million and worth about $60 million, travelled from its home in Australia to take centre stage for one day at the New York Stock Exchange

Modern ways to learn the value of pocket money

A boy holding Australian Money

76 per cent of parents still give physical cash and coins to kids as pocket money but in today’s digital age it’s important to teach them new ways to manage and understand money

$242m deal makes Ben our richest sport star

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 17: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

NBA superstar Ben Simmons has sealed the richest deal ever for an Australian athlete after signing a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers that will pay him up to $55 million a year

Ancient coins that could rewrite Australian history

Darwin historian Mike Owen holds up a coin he believes is from Kilwa at his home in Rapid Creek, wednesday, May 15, 2019. Mike Hermes revealed he found an ancient coin lying on a beach on the Wessel Islands last year he believes to be from Kilwa, more than 10,000km away in what is now known as Tanzania, dating from before the 15th century. Picture: Keri Megelus

Tiny copper coins up to 1000 years old found on a remote beach on an Australian island could add a new chapter to the story of our European history

Millions of $50 notes have spelling mistake

Pictured is a current circulation $50 note printed with the word "responsibility" spelt incorrectly in Sydney, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AAP Image/Dylan Coker) NO ARCHIVING

The Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed it accidentally printed 400 million $50 notes with an embarrassing spelling mistake.

What is cryptocurrency and how does it work?

Beijing, China - December 29, 2017: Two months after the closure of Chinese exchanges, Bitcoin price broke $11000 in December 2, 2017, and some new forks of Bitcoin were launched: Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Btcoin Gold (BTG), Bitcoin Diamond (BCD). Photos of cryptocyrrencies Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, dogecoin with trditional money, new currency system, full  depth of focus istock image

Bitcoin, Litecoin and Etherium are three examples of cryptocurrencies being used to buy goods online. We explain what cryptocurrency is, how it works and if it is here to stay

New 50c coin is unique in any language

International Year of Indigenous Languages commemorated with new coins launched by Royal Australian Mint and AIATSIS.

A new 50c coin has been released in Australia and it features a historic design element never seen before to highlight the uniqueness of our country and our cultural heritage

History of the cheque just went hi-tech

Generic photo of a person writing a cheque. Picture: iStock

Paying for things by cheque has been possible for hundreds of years, but now technology is changing the way they are handled by banks and customers. PLUS: History of the cheque

Kids, it’s time to start your own business

Queensland Young Australian of the Year and CEO of company Fiftysix Creations Taj Pabari is hard at work on his next project. The 17-year-old will be visiting Aurukun next week to help distribute technology to disadvantaged kids. Photo: Jodie Richter

Young entrepreneur Taj Pabari believes all schoolchildren should start their own business so they can learn the financial skills they’ll need later in life

National treasure hunt for special $1 coins

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a treasure hunt involving the $1 coin.

It’s a competition like Willy Wonka’s golden tickets ... the Royal Australian Mint has hidden special $1 coins in our currency to celebrate the coin’s 35th birthday. Can you find one?

Coins celebrate true spirit of the Anzacs

Magnus Telfer (2) gets into the spirit of Anzac with the Herald Sun's upcoming Anzac Spirit Official 2018 Coin Collection, starting October 27. Picture Jay Town

As the world prepares to mark 100 years since the end of World War I next month, Australians are invited to collect special coins that celebrate the true spirit of the Anzacs

How Aussie coins are made

Inside The Vault by Peter Rees : Horst Hahne's palster cast for the $2 coin . The Royal Australian Mint Collection : Photo by Steve Keough.

Australian circulating coins are made at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. It takes much longer to make a coin than it does to spend one. PLUS: Check out our Money page

How to make your money grow

Australian cash growing by putting it into a superannuation fund. Picture: iStock.

Money doesn’t grow on trees, meaning it will run out if you are not careful. But learning good savings habits early on in life can ensure your cash continues to grow

Good at maths equals good with money

Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on books next to a blackboard with simple retirement formula. Sharp focus on the piggy bank.

Maths and money go hand in hand. Westpac research shows almost all adults believe learning maths is important in helping Aussies be smarter with their money

Kids should work for pocket money

Pictures to accompany Scott Pape Q and A. Picture: Supplied

Most Australian kids are not lifting a finger around the house to earn their pocket money, but BareFoot Investor Scott Pape says this has to stop or they’ll never learn how to save

Learning the three Ss of money

Close up of piggy bank sitting on a kitchen table. Cash and coins are on the table. A mother is talking with her son about saving money in the background.

To be good with money, you first need to learn the three Ss — save, spend and share — and why each is important

How does the Australian dollar get its value?

Australian one dollar coin over blurred golden background.

The value of the Australian dollar goes up and down on a daily basis. We look at the reasons why and how it affects what you buy

Keeping up with the ways we use money

Eight year old Elle Laxamana does a bit of shopping in Bouke Street. Kids as young as 8 are now able to get debit cards giving them the plastic power to swipe online and in store. Supporters say it teaches kids financial literacy and responsibility, but opponents say it's too young. Picture: Tony Gough

Technology is changing the movement of money so it’s important for education to keep up so kids can make informed choices

Setting goals the ideal way to save money

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Setting goals and visualising the special something you are saving money for can help you quickly reach your goal

New $50 note rich in features

Australia has a new $50 note.

A Sydney teenager’s campaign for banknotes identifiable by vision-impaired people has resulted in a new $50 note featuring raised bumps

Coins to show older Queen

**EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018. Images of the first Australian coins to bear the new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II is 92 years old, yet some people believe she shouldn’t be ageing on Australian coins. What do you think of the new design?

Treasure trove of 5600 historic coins unearthed

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A treasure trove of 5600 historic Australian coins — including silver florins and others from the 1800s — has been uncovered on a construction site

Kids need money, not tap and go

A new report shows many parents believe "invisible cash" is a problem for young children learning about money. At Richmond Primary School young students are learning about cash using coins and notes. Jordy Tregambe, 6, and Mai Coutts, 6, in grade 1 using the cash to learn about the importance of money. Picture: Alex Coppel

Internet banking, ATMs and 'tap and go' payments are making it harder for kids to learn about money. Real cash and pocket money are important. Do you ever use notes and coins?

Mint releases Invictus $2 coin

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Prince Harry of Invictus is challenged by Mike Tindall of Endeavour during the Jaguar Land Rover Exhibition Wheelchair Rugby Match during day 2 of the Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover at the Copper Box Arena on September 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover)

Prince Harry’s Olympics for wounded warriors is coming to Australia and the Royal Australian mint has made a special $2 coin to celebrate