The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for a group of new product releases. These include additional numismatic gold and silver coins to celebrate the Year of the Horse, the fourth release within the Australian Map Shaped coin series, the latest Mythical Creates coin, the 2013 Christmas coin, and more.
For collectors within the United States, sales opened on September 30, 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 2014 Year of the Horse Typeset Collection showcases four different versions of the 2014 Year of the Horse 1 oz Silver Coin. The design features a depiction of two horses standing within a stylized Chinese landscape with the Chinese character for Horse and “Year of the Horse”.
The first coin features a proof finish, consisting of frosted design elements against a mirrored background. The second coin is the gilded version, highlighting the horses in 24-carat gold. The third coin is a colored version, with the horses in two shades of brown. The fourth and final coin is the bullion version, which has a mirrored design against a frosted background.
The four coins are packaged together in a display case and illustrated shipper with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The Typeset collection carries a product limit of 1,500 pieces. The individual coins carry overall maximum mintage limits of 8,500 proofs, 50,000 gilded, 170,000 colored, and 300,000 bullion.
In prior years, the Typeset Collection has sold out quickly.
The 2014 Year of the Horse 1 oz Silver Coin Gilded edition is also offered for sale individually. The coins may be purchased in a presentation case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity or in capsule only with certificate of authenticity.
The individual coin issue limited is 47,500 pieces out of the overall maximum mintage of 50,000 coins.
The Perth Mint will begin sales of the 2014 Year of the Horse Silver Proof Colored Coins. These coins are different than the colored version included in the Typeset Collection since they are struck to proof quality.
Two different sizes are available, 1 oz or 1/2 oz with maximum mintages of 10,000 pieces each.
Also released this month is the 2014 Year of the Horse Gemstone Edition. The coin is struck from one kilo of 99.9% pure silver with the two horses depicted in color and a white diamond set in one of the horse’s eyes.
This coin carries a maximum mintage of 5,000 pieces.
Additional numismatic versions of the 2014 Year of the Horse Gold Coins are also available. Following last month’s release of standard proof versions comes this month’s release of colored proof versions. The coins are struck in 99.99% pure gold in proof quality with a colored depiction of a horse galloping amid a stylized scene of mountains and clouds.
The coins are available in three different sizes each carrying a maximum mintage. The 1 oz size is limited to 3,000; the 1/4 oz size is limited to 5,000; and the 1/10 oz size is limited to 5,000. Each coin comes in an oval shaped display case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.
The Perth Mint has released the fourth coin within their Australia Map Shaped Coin Series. The latest release features the platypus set against the background of a tropical waterfall and river. Each coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.99% pure silver. The maximum mintage is set at 6,000 pieces worldwide.
All three previous releases of the series featuring the Kookaburra, Emu, and Kangaroo have all sold out. Forthcoming releases will include the Koala and Saltwater Crocodile.
The Perth Mint’s 2013 Christmas Coin portrays a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments against a backdrop of stars. The inscription “Merry Christmas” appears above with the metal purity and weight of “1/2 oz 999 Silver” included at right.
The coins are housed in a display case with a festively decorated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity. The maximum mintage is 5,000 pieces.
Additional new product releases for this month include: