The Perth Mint has started accepting orders for their latest round of new product releases. This month’s entries are led by the first release in a new Goddesses of Olympus series and coins from the ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary series. Additional coins include the latest releases in the Famous Ships that Never Sailed and Australian Age of Dinosaurs series as well as new officially licensed Disney coins.
All of the new coins can be found as the first entries within the recent releases section on the Perth Mint’s website.
After the success of the Gods of Olympus series, the Perth Mint has started a new Goddesses of Olympus series. Following the format of the previous series, the coins are struck in 2 oz of 99.9% silver with a rimless format, high relief design, and antique finish.
The first release of the new series features Hera, who was worshiped as the Goddess of women and marriage, the Queen of Olympians, and the wife of Zeus. The reverse design features Hera wearing a polos crown, sitting on a throne in the Temple of Hera, and holding her lotus staff. A lion and peacock sit on either side of the throne.
The issue is limited to a mintage of 2,000 pieces. This is up from the mintage level of 1,500 pieces each for the Gods of Olympus series. The forthcoming releases for the Goddesses of Olympus series will feature Athena and Aphrodite.
A new 1 oz silver proof coin within the ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary coin series features a World War I design depicting Australian troops in wooden row boats approaching Gallipoli shore with its rugged terrain in the background. The red poppy appears above with the inscription “1915” and “Making of a Nation”. The reeded edge of the coin contains the inscriptions “Pride Respect Gratitude”.
Each coin is struck in 99.9% silver to proof quality. The maximum mintage is 7,500 pieces.
A 2 oz gold proof high relief coin is also issued under the ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary coin series. The reverse design shows a World War I scene where after landing on the Gallipoli peninsula, ANZAC soldiers battled to scale the cliffs above what came to be known as ANZAC Cove. As the troops went ashore they came under fire and many were killed or wounded in the battle’s opening moments. A red poppy appears above the image with the inscriptions “1915” and “Baptism of Fire”. The reeded edge contains the inscriptions “Pride Respect Gratitude”.
Each coin is struck in 2 oz of 99.99% pure gold with a maximum diameter of 36.60 mm and maximum thickness of 6.00 mm. The mintage is limited to just 100 pieces.
The sixth release within the Famous Ships That Never Sailed series features the Nautilus from the Jules Verne science fiction novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The reverse design of the coin features an image of the Nautilus gliding underwater with some ancient ruins seen below the vessel. Two ships are seen sailing on the surface of the water.
The 1 oz 99.9% silver proof coin is limited to a mintage of 3,000 pieces.
The third release within the Australian Age of Dinosaurs series features the Leaellynasaura, a small plant eating bipedal dinosaur. It is thought to have been similar in appearance to other small ornithopod dinosaurs exhibiting a long tail and growing up to two meters in length. The reverse design features an image of the creature set against a starlit prehistoric scene.
The 1 oz 99.9% silver proof coin is limited to a mintage of 5,000 pieces.
The 2015-dated “Mini Roo” continues the series of button-sized gold coins. The Perth Mint offered the first half-gram “Mini Roo” in 2010 and has repeated the offering each year. The reverse design depicts a bounding kangaroo.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% gold with a weight of 0.5 grams (0.016 troy ounces) and diameter of 11.60 mm. There is no maximum mintage established.
The latest coins in the series of officially licensed Disney themed coins features Cinderella. The coins are struck by the Perth Mint and issued by the New Zealand Mint under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The 1/4 oz gold proof coin is limited to a mintage of 1,000 pieces.
A 1 oz silver proof coin features the same design with coloration and carries a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces. Throughout the next twelve months, additional coins will be released featuring Disney princesses.