The Perth Mint is now accepting orders for this month’s impressive variety of new releases. In addition to the 2015 “Treasures of the World—Turquoise” locket coin, the mint has issued coins featuring Bruce Lee, Spock, and mother-of-pearl, as well as high relief silver and gold coins.
More information on these issues can be found at the Perth Mint’s page for recent releases.
The Perth Mint has released two coins featuring actor and martial arts superstar, Bruce Lee, in honor of the 75th anniversary of his birth. The first is a 1 oz. silver coin that features a color image of Lee in a fighting stance on its reverse. Situated around the image are the inscriptions BRUCE LEE, 75 YEARS, 1940-2015, and the Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark. The coin is made from an ounce of 99.99% pure silver and carries a maximum mintage of 5,000.
Like all of the following releases, the silver Bruce Lee coin’s obverse carries Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as the coin’s year-date and denomination.
The second Bruce Lee coin is a 1/4-oz. 99.99% gold Proof coin carrying a $25 (Tuvalu) denomination. Its reverse bears an illustration of Lee delivering a leaping kick amidst the inscriptions BRUCE LEE, 75 YEARS, 1940-2015, and the Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark. The coin has a maximum mintage of 1,000.
The newest coin in the mint’s Star Trek series features one of the show’s most beloved characters–the ever-logical half-human/half-Vulcan, Spock. This 1 oz. 99.99% silver Proof coin carries a $1 (Tuvalu) denomination and has a mintage limit of 5,000. Its reverse design includes a color image of Leonard Nimoy as Spock, raising his hand and parting his fingers in a Vulcan salute. Surrounding this image are the IDIC Vulcan symbol, the word SPOCK, and the mint’s “P” mintmark.
The 2015 Australian Mother of Pearl Shell 1 oz. Silver Proof Coin has also been released. Its reverse includes a shining representation of a mother-of-pearl shell, with the inscription AUSTRALIAN WHITE MOTHER OF PEARL SHELL and the mint’s “P” mintmark placed along the coin’s outer edge. It is composed of 1 oz. 99.9% silver and carries a maximum mintage of 3,000.
Two new high relief coins are available this month. The first, a 2 oz. gold Proof high relief coin featuring a wedge-tailed eagle, carries a denomination of $200 (AUD). Its reverse image depicts an eagle in mid-air, preparing to light on a nearby branch. The words AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE curve around the coin’s edge, along with its 2015 year of issue, and the mint’s “P” mintmark. Also visible is an inscription detailing the coin’s material composition, which is 2 oz. of 99.99% pure gold.
The second high relief coin among this month’s releases is the 2015 Australian Koala 1 oz. Silver Proof High Relief Coin. Its reverse design features a Koala perched in a eucalyptus tree, with the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN KOALA, 2015, and the mint’s “P” mintmark visible along the coin’s outer edge. Composed of 99.9% pure silver, the coin carries a denomination of $1 (AUD) and a maximum mintage of 10,000.
The last two coins released this week feature the same reverse image as the above silver Proof high relief coin. The 2015 Australian Koala 5 oz. Gold Proof Coin is made of 99.99% pure gold and carries a denomination of $500 (AUD). This coin has an extremely small mintage, limited to just 99 pieces.
Finally, there is the 2015 Australian Koala 1/10 oz. Silver Coin, which is made up of 99.9% pure silver and carries a denomination of ten Australian cents. Its mintage is listed as unlimited.
A press release notes that 2015 is the last year the Perth Mint will issue coins in its long-running koala series. For more information, visit the Perth Mint’s Web site.