The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for their latest batch of new product releases. This month’s new products are highlighted by high relief silver proof coins and more issues celebrating the upcoming 2014 Year of the Horse.
For collectors within the United States, sales have opened as of November 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM 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 High Relief Collection includes three previously released 1 oz high relief silver proof coins featuring the Kookaburra, Kangaroo, and Koala. Each of the coins has a high relief obverse and reverse design minted on concave surfaces.
The three coins are housed in a display case with illustrated shipper and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. The 2013 Australian High Relief Collection has an issue limit of 1,000 sets. This is from an overall maximum mintage of 10,000 Kookaburra, 20,000 Kangaroo, and 10,000 Koala High Relief Silver Proof Coins.
There is currently an ordering limit of one set per customer.
Continuing the popular format, the Perth Mint has released the 2014 Year of the Horse 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin. The reverse design features two horses standing within a stylized Chinese landscape, while the obverse features the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Both the obverse and reverse are struck on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
Each coin is housed in a presentation case with illustrated shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity. The maximum mintage is 7,500 coins.
A four coin set of rectangular coins is issued to mark the upcoming Year of the Horse. Each coin features a different colored horse set against a mountain landscape. The Chinese character for horse also appears. The obverse of each coin contains the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the 2014 date. These coins are issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands.
Each coin is struck in 1 oz of .999 fine silver to proof quality. The dimensions of each coin are 47.60 mm x 27.60 mm. A maximum mintage of 3,000 of the sets is established.
An additional new release celebrating the Year of the Horse is the 2014 “Cute Baby Horse” Silver Coin. The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of a baby horse standing on its hind legs and wearing a colorful bridle and blanket.
Each coin is struck in 1/2 oz of .999 silver to proof quality. The maximum mintage is established at 7,500 pieces.
Additional new product releases for this month include: