New 2014 Releases from the Royal Australian Mint

The Royal Australian Mint has recently started accepting orders for a number of new releases which will begin shipping on February 3, 2014. This includes the latest releases in the Australian road signs, states, and nature series, as well as precious metals versions of previously released coins.

All new releases can be found on the Royal Australian Mint’s eShop.


The second release within the Australian Road Sign series features the koala. The five year series had launched last year with coins featuring the kangaroo.

The latest design features a depiction of a koala gripping a tree branch with its young on its back. The image is positioned within a road sign framed within an octagonal border. An inscription indicates the precious metal weight and purity. As opposed to the previous release, there does not appear to be a commonly used actual road sign which the design resembles. Here are some koala road signs that a quick search turned up.

The 2014 Koala Road Sign Coins are offered in gold and silver with 1 oz, 5 oz, and 1 kg sizes offered for each metal. Each coin carries a frosted uncirculated finish. The mintage levels are 40,000 for the 1 oz silver, 5,000 for the 5 oz silver, 1,500 for the 1 kg silver, 5,000 for the 1 oz gold, 500 for the 5 oz gold, and 100 for the 1 kg gold.

ACT 25 Year of Australian Government Silver Coin

The latest release in the States Series celebrates the 25th anniversary of self-government in the Australian Capital Territory. The reverse design shows a full view of Australia, which puts the ACT at the intersection of a cross and enlarges the area to the right.

Each coin is struck in 99.99% silver to proof quality with a weight of 36.31 grams and diameter of 38.74 mm. The mintage is 12,500 pieces.

2014 Platypus Gold Coin

The second release within the Nature of Australia series features the platypus. The unusual animal appears swimming beneath the water on a diminutive gold proof coin.

Struck in 99.99% pure gold, the coins weigh 0.5 grams and have a diameter of 11.15 mm. The mintage is indicated at 5,00o pieces. The small size results in a low price point for a numismatic gold coin.

2014 Voyage to Terra Australis Gold Coin

A 1/10 oz gold proof coin has been released featuring the Voyage to Terra Australis design. The image of a ship within full sail and the continent of Australia appear within a compass rose to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Matthew Flinders’ journal A Voyage to Terra Australis.

The gold coins carry a mintage of 2,500 pieces. The same design has appeared on previously released silver proof coins and aluminum bronze coins.

2014 Year of the Horse Tetra-decagon Horse Coin

Lastly, a 1/2 oz silver frosted uncirculated coin has been issued for the 2014 Year of the Horse. The same design and shape was used for a previously issued copper nickel version of the coin with an unlimited mintage.

The new silver version has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces.

Other News

Other mints are also gearing up for their latest releases. The Perth Mint will begin sales for their latest numismatic products on February 3, 2014 at 11:01 AM ET. The list of upcoming products includes the next coins in the Australian Opal and Land Down Under series. There is also a Gods of Olympus 2 oz. High Relief Gold Coin listed, which should be interesting to see.

Today, the Royal Canadian Mint started accepting pre-orders from Master’s Club members for their latest releases. Some highlights include a 1 oz silver coin featuring the Peregrine Falcon and the third coin in the popular glow in the dark prehistoric creatures series. A 2 oz. silver coin presenting Canada through the eyes of Tim Barnard appears to have already sold out. The latest $100 for $100 silver coin featuring the bald eagle is available for ordering by the general public.

Full coverage of the Perth Mint and Royal Canadian Mint new products will be provided to coincide with the official release dates.

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  1. VABEACHBUM says

    Agreed, Samuel. Yet I’m still surprised the PAVO coin remains available when the CRUX sold out so quickly. I’ll hold out on other RAM purchases until that 3rd curved coin becomes available. When it does, I’m planning to pick up a Koala Road Sign and a 2014 Kangaroo at Sunset. There also should be a 2014 Kangaroo in the Outback entering the RAM Product list sometime soon.

    For the RCM, I recently picked up two of the newest $100 for $100 “Eagle Striking” coins and one of the Premium Maple Commemoratives. They also provided a pic of the next 100 / 100 coin, “Battling Rams.” Both of these new releases look pretty good, but especially when considering that the pics of the first two coins, Bison and Grizzly, did not do those coins any justice as compared to coin in hand.

  2. Louis says

    I liked the road sign kangaroo more than this one, but then I prefer kangs to koalas in general.
    @VAB- I received the new reverse proof maple leaf and it is stunning and the WWI coin is much nicer than the pics suggest.
    They also just came out with the Feb. releases that includes a nice falcon attacking coin. This is the only one I got.
    Also another 5 oz maple leaf this time in UHR that probably looks pretty cool, but the premium is too high on those and as much as love maple leafs, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. You may like the new 2 oz coin based on a Canadian artist’s work, though it is too busy for my taste.
    Also my $100 coin that I ordered a couple days ago has already shipped and took less than a minute to order!

  3. Nick says

    I must agree, I’m eagerly waiting for the third and last curved coin. I like these much better than a baseball coin. I understand the popularity of baseball but I love science and space

  4. Samuel says

    RCM made too many “5oz maple leaf”, i remember i only bought one, but forget which one. basically, all their 5oz coins don’t increase in price. $500 for <$100 silver, thats too much. u can buy 4 ATBs with the money.

  5. VABEACHBUM says

    @ Louis – Thanks for the updates. I received word that my RCM order shipped on Friday; should receive it by next Thursday.

    I had not heard anything about an 5 oz HR Maple. Since I’m building an HR type set, I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it. But like Samuel had indicated, so many of the World Mint 5oz coins seemed to be over priced for the populations. I’ll just have to see the coin, then evaluate available funds.

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