The Perth Mint of Australia has started accepting orders for a number of new coins. This includes high relief silver proof coins for the 25th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra, a high relief gold proof version of the 2015 Australian Kangaroo, a mini version of the Wedge Tailed Eagle, coins to mark the recent birth of the Royal Baby, and the latest Star Trek coins.
All of the new coins can be found as the first entries within the recent releases section on the Perth Mint’s website.
Two high relief silver proof coins are issued to mark the 25th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra. The 1 oz and 5 oz sized coins feature a special 25th anniversary design depicting an adult kookaburra sitting on a tree stump surrounded by eucalyptus leaves and a fern. The inscriptions read “The Australian Kookaburra”, “1 oz. 999 Silver”, and the anniversary dates “1990-2015”. The Perth Mint’s special “P25” mint mark also appears.
The 1 oz silver proof high relief coin is limited to a mintage of 10,000 pieces, with 8,000 to be released within individual packaging. The 5 oz silver proof high relief coin is limited to a maximum mintage of 1,000 pieces, with 500 released in individual packaging. The 5 oz coin is distributed to the USA by GovMint.
The 2015 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin features a reverse design depicting an adult kangaroo bounding across an Australian landscape at dusk with the moon and trees in the background. As with other high relief coins produced by the Perth Mint, both the obverse and reverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
The coin carries a maximum mintage of just 500 pieces and is distributed to customers in the USA by GovMint.
The well-received Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle design by John Mercanti is getting the “mini” treatment. The design is used on a one-half gram sized coin with a diameter of 11.60 mm and thickness of 0.70 mm. The coin is issued with an unlimited mintage and comes in a protective capsule resented on a wallet sized card. Once again, this coin is distributed to customers in the USA by GovMint.
A 1 oz silver proof coin is issued to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which took place during the summer and autumn of 1940 and was the first major campaign of the World War II to be fought entirely by air forces.
The reverse design of the coin features a portrayal of three Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft flying through the sky during the Battle of Britain. The inscriptions include “75th Anniversary of WWII” and “The Battle of Britain”. The coins are limited to a maximum mintage of 5,000 pieces.
Gold and silver commemorative coins are issued to celebrate the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cradling and gazing lovingly at their newborn baby girl, with HRH Prince George by their side. The image is encircled by a ribbon tied in a bow at the base. Inscriptions read “Celebrating the Birth of the Royal Baby” and “2015” with the Perth Mint’s “P” mint mark.
The 1 oz silver proof coin is limited to a mintage of 5,000 pieces. A 1/4 oz proof gold coin is also available featuring the same design and limited to a mintage of 1,000 pieces.
The latest coins within the series featuring captains and starships from Star Trek have been released. A 1 oz silver proof coin features a color image of a color image of Sir Patrick Stewart OBE as Captain Jean-Luc Picard as he appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, against a representation of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
A separate 1 oz silver proof coin is also issued featuring an image of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D flying through space as it appeared in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation against a colored background.
Each coin has a maximum mintage of 6,500 pieces. Oft his amount, 5,000 pieces are offered within individual packaging with the remaining 1,500 coins offered within a two-coin set.