New Releases from the Perth Mint August 2012

A number of new products go on sale today at the Perth Mint. This includes the next releases within the Australian Opal, Dragons of Legend, and Map Shaped Coin series. Additional products include the 2012 Australian Outback Silver Collection, a silver coin marking 40 years of friendship between China and Australia, coins for the FIFA World Cup Brazil, and the next Animal Athletes aluminum bronze $1 coin. Sales are slated to begin on August 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM ET.

These coins can all be found as the most recent entries within the recent releases section on the Perth Mint’s website.

The second release within the Australian Opal series features the Wombat. This series showcases nocturnal Australian animals created in pure Australian Opal. The first release, which featured the Koala, quickly sold out and currently commands a premium on the secondary market.

The Australian Opal Wombat Coin depicts a wombat within an inner panel of pure opal. The outer panel includes Bottlebrush leaves and blossoms, a waxing crescent moon, and the Southern Cross constellation.

Each coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver struck in proof quality. The coins are housed in a display case with a light that turns on when the case is opened along with an illustrated shipper and a numbered certificate of authenticity. The mintage is limited to 8,000 coins, the same level as the previous release.

There is an initial ordering limit of one per member.

Perth Mint product page

The third release within the Dragons of Legend series also premieres. This coin features St. George and the Dragon.

The Tuvalu legal tender coin features a colored portrait of Saint George as he is about to slay the dragon. The background contains an ancient landscape.

The coins are struck in 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver to proof quality. The mintage is limited to 5,000 pieces. The previous releases featuring the Red Welsh Dragon and Chinese Dragon each sold out quickly.

Perth Mint product page

The second coin within the Australian Map Shaped Coins series features the Emu, which is a large flightless bird. The Emu is pictured against the colored background of a bush scene.

Each coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and comes in a display case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity. The maximum mintage has been set at 6,000 pieces.

There is an initial ordering limit of one coin per member.

Perth Mint product page

The Australian Outback Silver Collection includes three coins featuring the kookaburra, koala, and kangaroo in color. These are the designs that were used for the 2012 Australian Kookaburra and Koala silver bullion coins and the 2012 Australian Kangaroo gold bullion coins.

All three coins are struck in 1/2 ounce of .999 silver in specimen quality, with colored reverse designs. This appears to be a new product type with the three annual bullion designs brought together for a set of colored silver coins.

The three coin set comes in a display case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity. No more than 5,000 of the 1/2 oz three coin sets will be released worldwide.

There is an initial ordering limit of five sets per member.

Perth Mint product page

Formal diplomatic relations between China and Australia were established on December 21, 1972. A silver coin has been issued to mark the 40th anniversary of the friendship between the two countries.

The reverse design of the coin features the animal emblem of each country, the kangaroo for Australia and the Giant Panda for China. The flags of each country appear above in color. The inscription “China and Australia 40 Years” appears in both English and Chinese with the anniversary dates “1972-2012”.

Each coin is struck in 1 troy ounce of .999 silver to specimen quality. The mintage is limited to 5,000 pieces.

Perth Mint product page

Additional New Releases include:

These products should start to appear within the recent releases section on the Perth Mint’s website at the start of sales. This post will be updated with direct product links.

As a reminder, in the past some of the most popular releases have quickly changed status to “unavailable” after the initial rush of orders from US based customers. For previous months, sales have re-opened for some of these unavailable coins at 9:00 AM Perth Time (9:00 PM ET). This provides another opportunity to order for anyone who missed the initial availability.

Update: There are some additional new products released for the ANA World’s Fair of Money.

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Comments

  1. Wes says

    Wombat coin looks much better than the preview picture. Next up the for the Opal is the kangaroo series should be a hit. Hoping the previous coins in the series go up as the Series continues. To bad they don’t make a The Avengers Series. I would be in for an Iron Man coin.

  2. Wes says

    Perth Mint site main page then click on Australian Opal Series at end of description it says
    Forthcoming release: The Kangaroo.

  3. says

    Copied from article above by WMNB
    The second release within the Australian Opal series features the Wombat. This series showcases nocturnal Australian animals created in pure Australian Opal. The first release, which featured the Koala, quickly sold out and currently commands a premium on the secondary market.

    I didn’t realize the Kangaroo was nocturnal.

  4. Samuel says

    i would assume so, since there is only 10K minted. and these were so hot when released last yr, and it was $65 release price.

    i know the gilded dragon has capsule only ones.

  5. Samuel says

    i just checked the website, seems other coins include the packaging info, but this one doesnt. dont know why. i dont see a reason there is no OGP.

  6. says

    Thanks Samual…I think I will call them in the morning…47 remaining last I checked…but really, this is a good price even without OGP. Do you know
    hw much shipping is?

  7. Samuel says

    Steve, shipping is $12 for 10 coins.

    this deal showed up about 2 or 3 weeks ago for pre-ordering, when i knew it at that time, about 100 sold out in matter of seconds.

    this thing goes fast. u may want to make a bet. the BU 1/2 is already about $23. so this is really a deal, or there is no reason to limit 10 per customer.

  8. Frankie says

    I just ordered 10. I can only hope these are really the proof coins incl. OGP rather than the bullion colorized 1/2 oz coins… 35 left!

  9. Frankie says

    I just called them and the coins will come without OGP or certificate, just in a capsule. That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me…

  10. Samuel says

    no wonder they did not include the “packaging info” and picture on their website. tricky dealer.

  11. Frankie says

    Yeah, I just asked them to cancel my order and provide a full refund. It was all bit shady… These coins were released with OGP and CoA, so why not include these???

  12. Frankie says

    They changed the decription now – these are obviously not the proofs, but the BU ones. Just forget about it and move on! 🙂

  13. K bo says

    @ Frankie They changed the decription to say with the plastic capsule. it still said proofs,but they are the BU’s right. thanks Frankie

  14. K bo says

    Oh by the way has anybody’s order shipped from the new product’s. I just check mine on the perth site and it say’s shipped. My order went through at 12:20 that’s fast everyone have a great day.

  15. Shutter says

    Snake and more snakes coming in October. Including 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin. That would make 5 HR coins released by Perth in 2012.

  16. VABEACHBUM says

    K bo – First opportunity to get on the net today. Just confirmed receipt of my Perth Dispatched Email w/ Fed Ex number and details. Not sure how their weekend ops will run in my area, but definitely should have my new coins by Monday!!

    Shutter – Thanks for the new Lunar info. Definitely surprised that they’re jumping on the HR Snake so early. Have you seen any preliminiary indications of a design anywhere??

  17. Louis says

    Shutter, Thanks for info.

    My Perth order shipped too.

    Off topic, but there is some big news (if it works out) on the US coin front. Bills have been intro. in the house and senate to re-create the 1915 Panama-Pacific sets!!! Will be expensive with all the gold so start saving now!

  18. Shutter says

    Have you seen any preliminiary indications of a design anywhere??

    SilverLunar blog briefly posted it, but removed at Perth’s request. Dealers should have access to it. The rest of us will find out on Labor Day.

  19. Nate says

    Shutter, thanks for informing us of the HR snake coming in October. Where are you finding out about these before everyone else??

  20. Shutter says

    Bills have been intro. in the house and senate to re-create the 1915 Panama-Pacific sets!!! Will be expensive with all the gold so start saving now!

    Egads! That’s like $8,000 in melt alone. And if they decide to produce uncirc and proof, we’d have to spend what, $25,000 for the whole set?

  21. says

    Thanks for the tip on the HR, Shutter. I am surprised it’s being released so early. I figured we’d get the proof set, the typeset, and then the high relief sometime early next year.

    Wonder if they’ve got any other surprise Snake products in the pipeline.

  22. Shutter says

    I figured we’d get the proof set, the typeset, and then the high relief sometime early next year.,/i>

    I think type set is coming in October as well.

  23. picturefun says

    I wonder how many of you who ordered Wombat from Talismancoin will get it? Especially those who ordered more than one?
    I have been cheated by them for #1 Opal and legend of dragon. Order was simply ignored, and NO communication either. Plenty of people got the same experience like mine

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