The Perth Mint has shared the designs for its 2016 bullion coins, due to be released from September 2015 to January 2016. All of the gold releases are made of 99.99% pure gold; the silver coins are composed of 99.9% silver, except for the Silver Kangaroo, which you can read about here. The obverse for each coin is the same, featuring Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and a monetary denomination.
The Silver and Gold Kangaroo bullion coins will be released on September 21. The gold coins will come in five sizes: 1 Kilo, 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., and 1/10 oz. The two largest coins will have no mintage limits, while the 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., and 1/10 oz. pieces will have production limits of 100,000, 150,000, and 200,000, respectively.
On October 5, the mint will release its 2016 Year of the Monkey bullion coins. The gold issues will be available in eight sizes ranging from 1/20 oz. to 1 kilo; all will have unlimited mintage limits except for the 1 oz. coin, which will cap production at 30,000 units. The silver coins will come in seven different sizes, ranging from 1/2 oz. to an impressively large 10 kilos. Only 150 pieces of the 10 kilo silver bullion coin will be minted, while the 1 oz. Silver Monkey will be limited to 300,000 pieces; five other versions of the coin will have no mintage limits.
The 2016 Australian Kookaburra Silver coin series will be released on November 2. It will be available in 1 oz., 10 oz., and 1 kilo sizes; the larger coins have no stated production limits, while the 1 oz. coin has a mintage limit 500,000.
The 2016 Australian Koala will become available on January 4, 2016. It comes in two sizes: 1 oz. and 1 kilo. Only the smaller coin has a mintage limit, restricting production to 300,000 pieces.
Last will be the 2016 Australian Platypus Platinum 1 oz. bullion coin. It will be released in January of 2016, though no further information is currently available.
For more information, visit the Web page for the Perth Mint’s bullion program, or watch a short promotional video below.