The Perth Mint of Australia has started accepting orders for another batch of new product releases. This includes the annual Australia Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin, a “Mini Koala” half gram gold coin, and the Australian Outback Silver Collection. New releases are also available under the Mythical Creatures, Treasures of the World, and Australian Bush Babies II series.
For collectors in the United States, sales open on July 1, 2013 at 12:01 Noon ET. These coins can all be found as the first entries within the recent releases section of the Perth Mint’s website.
The 2013 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin features a depiction of a kangaroo standing in an outback desert scene rendered in high relief. As with other Perth Mint high relief coins, both the obverse and reverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure optimum metal flow and make for a stunning appearance. This represents the fourth year that a high relief one ounce silver coin has been offered featuring the kangaroo.
The coin in the current packaging carries an issue limit of 19,000 pieces from a maximum mintage of 20,000.
The Perth Mint has brought together the Australian Kangaroo, Koala, and Kookaburra within the 2013 Australian Outback Set.
The set includes three one-half ounce .999 silver coins with colored depictions of the iconic animals. The kangaroo appears against a colored wheat field and rural scene. The koala appears sitting on the colored branch of a eucalyptus tree surrounded by gum leaves. Two young kookaburras appear perched on a colored tree branch among native flowers.
The three coin set comes in a prestigious displays case with an illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity. No more than 5,000 of the sets will be released worldwide.
The third release within the Mythical Creatures series features the Phoenix. The reverse design depicts the Phoenix as it rises from flames of fire, as a symbol of renewal.
No more than 5,000 of the Mythical Creatures 2013 Phoenix 1 oz Silver Proof Coins will be released for sale worldwide. Each coin is housed in a black presentation case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
The first gold release within the new Treasures of the World series features the garnet, representing Europe. Each 1 oz gold proof coin incorporates a transparent circular locket which contains loose garnets. The reverse design features a scene of a European Alpine landscape featuring a chalet and Milk Vetch leaves.
These coins have a maximum mintage of 750 pieces. Each comes housed in a display case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
The initial silver release of the series also featuring the Garnet still remains available for sale.
Additional new product releases for this month include: