The Perth Mint has opened orders for their latest batch of new product releases. This month’s new products include the final coins within the Birds of Australia, Land Down Under, and Seasons series. The 2013 Discover Australia Gold Proof Coins and 2013 High Relief Proof Silver Koala are also available.
For collectors within the United States, sales have opened as of August 6, 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 final release of the Birds of Australia series features the Splendid Fairy-wren. The reverse design of the coin features a colored depictions of the male of the species with blue breeding plumage and the mainly gray-brown female of the species with Australian vegetation in the background.
Each coin is struck in 1/2 ounce of 99.9% silver with a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces.
The previous releases of the series have featured the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, Budgerigar, Regent Bowerbird, and Rainbow Lorikeet. These four coins remain available for sale and can be found on the page dedicated to the series.
The Land Down Under series showcases different aspects of Australia’s discovery, ancient culture, lifestyle, and landmarks. The fourth and final coins in the series feature surfing, with different designs on silver and gold coins.
The silver coin depicts a male surfer with his board looking out towards the ocean, which is framed within a map-shape of Australia. This coin is struck to proof quality in 1 oz of 99.9% pure silver with a diameter of 40.60 mm and mintage limit of 5,000 pieces.
The gold coin features a female surfer riding an ocean wave. This coin is struck to proof quality in 1/4 ounce of 99.99% pure gold with a diameter of 20.60 mm and mintage limit of 1,000 pieces. The coins come housed in a unique Australian map-shaped latex case in an illustrated shipper
with numbered certificates of authenticity.
The previous releases of the series have featured the Sydney Opera House, the Didgeridoo, and Captain James Cook. With the exception of the silver options for the Sydney Opera House, these coins remain available for sale and can be found on the page dedicated to the series.
The series depicting the Australian Seasons reaches its fourth release with the coin for Spring, which occurs in the months of September, October, and November. The reverse design of the coin features two White Cockatoos, framed by Banksia and Wax flowers
Each coin is struck in 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality with dimensions of 33.20 mm x 33.20 mm and a maximum mintage of 5,000 pieces. The packaging consists of a clear presentation case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
The three previous releases of the series remain available for sale and can be found on the page dedicated to the series.
The 2013 Discover Australia Gold Proof Coin series includes three different designs, which appear across four limit mintage coins.
The reverse design of the first coin features an adult kangaroo set against a bush scene and track. The kangaroo design is available in 1/2 oz. size with a maximum mintage of 550 pieces. An issue limit of 50 pieces has been set for the individual option.
The next design features and adult kookaburra resting in a tree. The kookaburra design is also available only in 1/2 oz. size with a maximum mintage of 550 pieces. An issue limit of 50 pieces applies to the individual option.
The final design features an adult koala peering through the branches of a eucalyptus tree. The koala design is available in either 1/10 oz. or 1/2 oz. sizes, each with a maximum mintage of 550 pieces. The Perth Mint has set issue limits of 50 pieces for the 1/2 oz size and 300 pieces for the 1/10 oz size.
These coins are indicated as available worldwide, excluding the United States.
The 2013 Australian Koala 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin features a depiction of an adult koala sitting on the branch of a eucalyptus tree 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.
A maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces has been established with an issue limit of 9,000 for the current release.
The coin is indicated as available worldwide, excluding the United States.
Other new product releases for this month include:
- Young Collectors Skiing 2013 $1 Coin in Card
- Bush Babies II Wombat 2013 Stamp and Coin Cover