The Perth Mint of Australia has started accepting orders for an assortment of new product releases. This includes the annual Australian Sovereign Gold Proof Coin, ANZAC Spirit coins, the latest releases in the Remarkable Reptiles and Map Shaped Coins series, and a special wedding coin.
All of the new coins can be found as the first entries within the recent releases section on the Perth Mint’s website.
The 2015 Australian Sovereign Gold Proof Coin features a commemorative reverse design which is a customized version of the original Sydney Mint Sovereign, representing a modern adaptation of an important part of Australia’s history. An open laurel wreath and St. Edward’s crown surround the word “Australia” with additional inscriptions reading “Perth Mint” and “Sovereign”.
The coins are struck in 22 karat of 91.67% gold with a weight of 7.9881 grams and diameter of 22.60 mm. The maximum mintage is 1,500 pieces.
The 2015 ANZAC Spirit Lest We Forget 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin pays tribute to the fallen soldiers of the First World War. The phrase ‘Lest we Forget’ is often added as the final line in the Ode of Remembrance which is taken from Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, first published in 1914. The Ode of Remembrance is regularly recited at memorial services commemorating the First World War around Australia, including ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.
The reverse design of the coin features a colored image of a Fallen Soldier Battle Cross with the sun rising in the background. To each side are words, phrases, and the names of battlefields and cemeteries associated with the First World War. A red poppy is incorporated.
Each coin is struck in 99.9% pure silver to proof quality with a weight of 1001.002 grams and diameter of 100.60 mm. The mintage is limit to 500 pieces.
The 2015 ANZAC Spirit Goodbye Cobber 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coin features a poignant scene of an Australian soldier at a graveside being comforted by the spirit of his fallen comrade. Poppies can be seen in the foreground with rugged terrain in the background. The inscriptions read “1915 ~ Goodbye Cobber. God Bless You”.
Each coin is struck from 1/4 oz of 99.99% gold to proof quality. The maximum mintage is 1,000 pieces.
The latest release in the Australian Map-Shaped Coin series features a depiction of a Wedge-Tailed Eagle in flight above a river with mountains in the background. The inscriptions include “Wedge-Tailed Eagle”, the precious metal weight and purity, and the 2015 date.
Each coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.9% silver to proof quality with a diameter of 40.60 mm. The maximum mintage if 6,000 pieces.
The third release within the Australia’s Remarkable Reptiles coin series features the Blue Tongue Lizard. The reverse design depicts the lizard showing its blue tongue bordered by a montage of exotic reptile patterns. The inscription “Blue Tongue Lizard” appears at the base.
Each coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.9% silver to proof quality with a maximum mintage of 5,000 pieces. The coins are issued as legal tender under the authority of the government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint has issued the 2015 Wedding 1 oz Silver Proof Coin, targeted as a coin to give as a wedding gift. The reverse design depicts a bridge and groom on their wedding day along with two intertwined rings and the inscription “Congratulations”.
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity and comes in a white glossy box with a heart shaped crystal on the lid. The coins are struck in 99.9% silver to proof quality and are offered on a mint to order basis.
A final new release for this month showcases the beauty of a Kimberley sunset and incorporates an Argyle pink diamond. In far north Western Australia lies the stunning wilderness known as the Kimberley. This vast and complex outback region encompasses ancient gorges, waterfalls and cave systems, incredible rock formations, white sandy beaches, pockets of lush rainforest, and a wide variety of wildlife.
The reverse design depicts a boab tree amid a Kimberley landscape at sunset. An Argyle pink diamond embedded near the horizon represents the setting sun. The high relief obverse and reverse designs of the coin are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum metal flow is achieved by the strike of the die.
Each coin is struck in 22 karat (91.67%) pure gold and contains 2 oz of pure gold and an Argyle pink diamond of between 0.035 and 0.040 carats. The Perth Mint will issue no more than 440 of the Kimberley Sunset 2015 2oz Pink Gold Proof High Relief Coin in this packaging, from a maximum mintage of 500.