On Monday, Maddison Simmonds at WAtoday.com.au reported that the Perth Mint has placed three of Australia’s rarest historical coins on display for the first time ever. The three coins—a cent from 1930 and two gold 1852 Adelaide pound coins (Type 1 and Type 2)—have a collective value of nearly AU$250,000. The exceptional penny specimen on display […]


Perth Mint Releases 2016 Dirk Hartog Australian Landing Stamp and Coin Cover

The Perth Mint has released the 2016 Dirk Hartog Australian Landing 1616-2016 Stamp and Coin Cover, which is available for $16.32 AUD ($12.22 USD). The featured $1 coin is an aluminum bronze version of the silver Proof high relief piece released in June and commemorates the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s arrival in Australia aboard the Eendracht; this was […]

A Look at the Perth Mint’s 2017 Gold and Silver Bullion Programs

The Perth Mint has shared information on its upcoming 2017 bullion program. The following issues are presented in the order they will be released, with the first set of 2017 Rooster bullion coins expected to become available on September 12 of this year. Next year will be the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese […]

Perth Mint’s 2016 Norse Gods Series Ends with “Loki” High Relief 2 oz. Silver Coin

The Perth Mint has released the third and final high relief silver coin its Norse Gods series, which launched in March with an issue featuring Odin and continued in June with Thor. The latest release carries a design highlighting Loki, a shape-shifter known in Norse mythology as the god of fire. Each coin in this […]

The Perth Mint’s Gold Releases for July 2016

The Perth Mint has released a number of new gold coins this month, including a two-ounce high relief Wedge-Tailed Eagle, a half-sovereign, and four gold Australian Koalas ranging in size from 1/10 of an ounce to two ounces. The two-ounce high relief Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle is composed of 99.99% gold and has a mintage limited […]

The Perth Mint’s June 2016 Silver Coin Releases

The Perth Mint has unveiled its new releases for June, including four silver issues. The first is a one-kilo (32 oz.) 99.9% silver Proof Australian Kookaburra coin, which has a mintage limited to 500 units and is available for $1,590.91 AUD ($1,184.71 USD). Designed by Natasha Muhl, the coin measures 100.60 mm in diameter and […]

The Perth Mint’s 80th Anniversary of The Phantom Silver Medallion

The Perth Mint has issued a 1 oz. 99.9% silver medallion in honor of the 80th Anniversary of The Phantom comic strip, created by Lee Falk in 1936. The medallion has a mintage of just 3,000 coins and is available for $122.73 AUD ($88.99 US). The reverse of the medal features a color image of […]

Star Trek Stamp and Coin Covers From the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has released two “Star Trek: The Original Series” Stamp and Coin Covers featuring Spock and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the show’s 1966 debut. Each cover includes an original Australia Post stamp and $1 coin, both of which carry images from the original Star Trek television show. […]

Perth Mint Issues Final Design in Silver Shark Bullion Series

The Perth Mint has released the third and final coin in its Silver Shark series of 1/2 oz. silver bullion coins. The Mint has also increased the silver content for the new issue to .9999 fineness, up from the .999 composition of the previous two coins in the series. The new coin features the Tiger […]