Mother and daughter collectors Glenyce and Lyndell French.

Bendigo residents minted their way to mischief on the Royal Australian Mint’s roadshow yesterday.

The national tour marks 150 years since the last convict ship arrived in Australia and landed in Hargreaves Mall yesterday morning.

The Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow Mobile Mint Team set up a pop-up shop in the mall, and residents were able to strike a map of Australia counterstamp on their own Rascals and Ratbags $1 coin.

People were able to swap coins or cash for freshly minted standard and special circulating coins, plus browse new products from the mint.