Australia 2014 Lest We Forget $5 Silver Triangular Coin

The Royal Australian Mint will soon release a coin under their Anzac Centenary Coin Program which features an innovative triangular shape. The coin pays tribute to Australians and New Zealanders who have stepped forward to serve.

Lest We Forget Silver Coin

The reverse design of the coin features a symbolic scene at dawn framed within the triangular shape of the coin including the inscription “At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.” These words are from the Ode of Remembrance, which is regularly recited at memorial services held on ANZAC Day and other days commemorating World War I.

obverse

The obverse of the coin contains the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The inscriptions at each side include “Elizabeth II”, “Australia”, and the date “2014”.

Each coin is struck in 99.9% silver to proof quality with a weight of 22.23 grams and diameter of 33.90 mm. The maximum mintage is 10,000 pieces.

A product dispatch date of March 27, 2014 is indicated. The coin can be found on the Royal Australian Mint’s website.

Australia’s first triangular coin was released last year to mark the 25th anniversary of Parliament House. For that coin, the triangular spire of the building featured in the coin nicely complimented the shape of the coin.

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  1. G says

    I believe the new canadian glass frog goes on sale tomorrow. That and the moon mask look great.

  2. G says

    Ikaika- yes- it’s the Venetian glass series- the frog is pretty cool- they go on sale today- mintage raised to 12500 from 10000 but surely will sellout today- frog also more appeal than butterfly I would think

  3. Louis says

    Do you all think the moon mask will sell out instantly? And what do you think about all those Indian coins? I like the colored legend of Nanaboozhoo but I can only afford the frog and maybe the moon mask.

  4. Ikaika says

    @ G

    Checked the RCM website. So far no Frog. Will look at Talisman or Gatewest. Anyway, should show up soon.

  5. Ikaika says

    @ Louis

    The moon mask is interesting but I do not think it is very popular. Do you know if the RCM provides a list of future releases with dates like our US Mint? I always get caught by surprise when they release a new coin 🙁

  6. Louis says

    @ Ikaika and others- Coins go on sale at 4pm today for club members, who also can get a catalog once a month that usually arrives a few days before the club release of coins (around the 25th of each month). They will go public and be at gatewest etc. on Tuesday.
    Also, the first moon mask sold out instantly and was priced at a premium even at Gatewest, but I can’t say what will happen this time.
    Given all the new coins everywhere right now I am only going for the frog for now and will see next week if GW has some deals (if I am not totally broke by then).

  7. G says

    Yeah- Louis has it- but I believe the frog is already sold out- though maybe they are holding some back. I went for the frog and moon since I really like the moon mask design. I wouldn’t buy it as an investment though. The Indian coins are very cool and if it wasn’t for the other two plus baseball coins I’d probably get the painted and platinum Indians.

  8. VABEACHBUM says

    @ Louis – The RCM catalogue did not arrive in the Tuesday mail. I’m currently logged into the site and waiting for 4 PM.

    You’ve really peaked my curiosity about the new products, but especially since I know one of them is a Moon Mask variant. I picked up the first one from RCM just prior to their sell-out. I was more interested because it was high relief, but turned out to be an awesome coin, too.

  9. Louis says

    G- How could you order already? They told me on the phone no orders by any means before 4pm?

  10. Louis says

    Well, as usual the RCM can’t seem to figure out how to launch coins. Nothing on the site, no e-mail, bupkus so far. At least when our mint says noon, it’s noon.

  11. VABEACHBUM says

    Hmmm. I’m logged in and have been refreshing the Master’s Club page for the past 15 minutes, yet no new products to view. Am I missing something??

  12. Louis says

    Bison was gone before it started! Ordered by all the dealers but that’s okay as next week it will be for sale from them for same price or less.

  13. Ikaika says

    For us non Master’s Club members, anyone knows any dealer already selling the Frog venetian glass besides FeeBay?

  14. Louis says

    $150 CAN, which they say is about $133 US. No one is allowed to sell now except the Mint. Even on e-Bay they are not supposed to post pics before the public release but of course it happens anyway.

  15. Ikaika says

    @ Louis

    Thank you for the info. I will wait until next week. I am sure the major dealers will have them at the release price. With a 12.5K mintage, there will be enough for us collectors.

  16. VABEACHBUM says

    Kinda frustrating, and definitely bitter about the 3rd Bison coin. It’s the replica of the Platinum coin and is going to look sweet. Louis is right, though; I’ll be buying from Gatewest on Tuesday!!

    Picked up the Moon Mask and the all-Silver “Thunderbird’s Nest.” I have no doubt that RCM will use selective finishing on that coin, giving it a lot of detail and some great eye appeal. The series should prove to be interesting.

    Lots of nice RCM offerings, for sure, although I’m starting to distance myself from all these selective plating coins. I’d rather have awe inspiring artwork and some fine craftsmanship.

  17. VABEACHBUM says

    Almost forgot. The one that surprised me, yet I really didn’t get, was the 1oz Premium Bullion version of the Arctic Fox. Clearly a gimmick.

    First of all, the Arctic Fox bullion coin is 1.5 oz. Next, it’s second in the series behind the Polar Bear bullion coin; also 1.5 oz. RCM did not issue a “1 oz premium bullion” polar bear coin. They did, however, issue a 1.5 oz PR version of the polar bear, which is very nice. So, I’m hoping they’ll at least maintain continuity with a 1.5 oz PR Arctic Fox later this year.

  18. VABEACHBUM says

    Well, just learned that the 1 oz PR Arctic Fox will be the only PR Arctic Fox. So much for continuity. “Why hast thou forsaken me!!!!”

  19. Louis says

    VAB- Good to know you came up for air! I had a similar reaction to the arctic fox. I have one of the 1.5 bullions and that is enough. I do like the polar bear proof though.
    Don’t worry on the bison. We will get it for $90 delivered by GW. I just got #2 a few days ago in the mail.
    The MM is tempting, but to make matters tougher Downies offered the Mongolia coin for $195 to those who bought last year’s, which was too good to pass up since it’s a $300 coin. Message to the mints: Please slow down!!

  20. G says

    Ha Louis- slow down indeed. Well- the frog is online now. There’s some general confusion- reminds of the US Mint pre 2011 anniversary set.

  21. Louis says

    Don’t forget next week (Mon) HR kookaburra (though no rush on that) and stock horse (which will go fast) at Perth!! I need a printing press for dollars!

  22. Ikaika says

    @ Louis

    Your comments make me wonder how much all of us in this blog have spent in coins (notes too) in the past year. I am almost certain we are talking about several thousands/person with our US Mint taking most of the money 🙂

  23. Ikaika says

    And our apologies to Michael for not making a single comment on the triangular coin that is the topic of this article 🙁

  24. Ikaika says

    This triangular coin does not remind of a coin, similarly to the Australian map coin. Will pass.

  25. VABEACHBUM says

    The first iteration of the RAM Triangular Coin sold out quickly and appears to be popular within the continent. Many of the World Mints have issued different “Remembrance Day” coins containing portions of the Ode that Michael had referenced, but most of those offerings appear in November and concurrent with Veteran’s Day.

    @ Louis – I had given the New Offerings from Perth another look on Monday. The HR Kook will be my only item of interest, and if Perth stays consistent with their previous partnerships, Paradise Mint should be the primary authorized dealer for US customers. I’ve always been happy with their service, and they should have OGP and graded versions in stock for quite a while.

  26. G says

    Louis- don’t forget there’s a new deadly dangerous coin also coming out – I believe next week

  27. fmtransmitter says

    Wish I could take advantage of the The Land Down Under – Great Barrier Reef 2014 2oz Gold Proof & 5oz Silver Proof Coin…expensive!!

  28. Koichi Ito says

    I believe that French King Louis 14th gold and silver commemorative coins are the best to collect for investment. Just 500 coins for 1 ounce gold 200 euro coin, 1500 coins for 1/4 ounce gold 50 euro coin, and 10, 000 coins for silver 10 euro coin. So these coins could be sold out soon?

  29. VABEACHBUM says

    So, apparently, the RAM has had its own mad rush on new products.

    The subject coin (“Lest We Forget” Triangle) has sold out, with the RAM issuing its own version of waitlisting and product availability. Details can be found on the RAM Home Page.

    Concurrent to this sell-out, the RAM also shows the 1 oz Koala Road Sign Silver Coin as Temporarily Unavailable. This was on my short list of 2014 RAM products, but I had been waiting to combine their $30 Int’l Priority Shipping with the next Kangaroo at Sunset, Kangaroo in Outback and Southern Sky releases. Kind of surprised, as the 1st Kangaroo 1oz coin has been languishing. Still, no one to blame but myself. I’ll start looking at the alternate suppliers and hedging my bets.

  30. Louis says

    Thanks, VAB- You can still get the road sign from Provident for $77, which is the best price I have seen and they have shipping deals. I think if you order tomorrow (Sat.) it will be $5.95 shipping on all orders. I have been debating this one myself, but I am not sure with everything else out there now. I do like my road sign kang a lot.

    Koichi- I like the silver coins and am collecting the whole series. I can not afford the gold, but they should do well. If you buy from the French Mint they have a wonderful display box- one for the gold and one for the silver French rulers coins. Other mints should so this more, though Canada does it sometimes. Much better than a bunch of boxes.

  31. VABEACHBUM says

    @ Louis – Thanks for the feedback on Provident. I definitely like having them as an option. They have yet to disappoint on any previous bullion or collectible purchases.

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