The Perth Mint and Royal Canadian Mint are offering special coin releases for the 43rd World Money Fair held in Berlin, Germany. Both products are available for sale online for those not attending the fair.
The “Berlin Coin Show Special” offered by the Perth Mint is the 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Colored Coin. The reverse design features a colored depiction of a kangaroo amid a rural scene of wildflowers framed by hills and trees. This is the design which has been used for the 1/10 oz to 1 oz sized 2014 Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coins.
Each coin is struck in 1 toy ounce of 99.9% pure silver with a diameter of 40.60 mm. The coins come housed in a presentation case with an illustrated World Money Fair shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity. The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of these coins.
Separately, the Perth Mint has also just released gold and silver coins to celebrate Charlie Chaplin. The silver coin features a lenticular design which shows Chaplin’s character walking jauntily as depicted in the 1928 silent movie The Circus. The gold coin is housed in a presentation case incorporating an MP4 player which plays a short clip when the case is opened. I have covered these releases on Coin Update News.
The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a premium version of the 2014 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf, which includes a World Money Fair privy mark.
The coin features the same basic design as the bullion Silver Maple Leaf with a large central leaf on the reverse and the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Similar to the premium version coins released last month, these coins are described as premium struck for added relief and greater detail and presented in a reverse proof finish.
The World Money Fair privy mark version carries a mintage of 7,500 pieces and has an ordering limit of 3 per household. Currently, orders only seem to be open to Master’s Club members.