The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for three new product releases ahead of the larger batch of monthly releases which will follow next week. The new coins include two show specials and a new release within the ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series.
An exclusive 1/2 oz silver two coin set is issued for the Beijing International Coin Exposition. The set brings together the designs for the 2014 Australian Kangaroo and 2015 Year of the Gold Silver Coin.
The reverse design of the Kangaroo coin features a colored depiction of a kangaroo within a pastoral scene of everlasting wildflowers framed by hills and trees. The reverse design of the Goat coin features a family of three goats depicted in color against a stylized rural scene.
Each coin is struck in 1/2 oz of 99.9% pure silver and comes in special Beijing Exposition packaging accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. No more than 1,000 of the two coin sets will be released. The individual coins have mintages listed at 5,000 for the Kangaroo coin and 200,000 for the Year of the Goat coin.
A 1 oz silver proof coin is issued as this year’s Sydney ANDA Coin Show Special. The coin represents a tribute to the Year of the Goat, celebrating the ideal of good health in the year to come.
The reverse design features a depiction of a young mountain goat as it leaps between two cliff tops. The sun is shown rising in the colored background to signify the dawn of a new day and good health. Inscriptions include “Health” above and “2015 Year of the Goat” below. The obverse of the coin carries the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each coin is issued as Tuvalu legal tender and struck in 1 oz of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality. The coins are housed in special ANDA Coin Show packaging and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
No more than 1,500 of the coins will be released in the special show packaging from an overall mintage of 5,000 coins.
A new release within the ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series highlights the first convoy from King George’s Sound at Albany, Western Australia on November 1, 1914 to join the Allied Forces in the northern hemisphere. The reverse design features a depiction of two ships in the convoy with a complete list of the 39 ships that sailed from Albany’s shores appearing below. A red poppy is also incorporated into the design.
Each coin is struck in 1/2 oz of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality with a mintage of 1,914 pieces. The coins are produced in association with the Australian War Memorial.