Australia: Three rarities on display for the first time ever

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 […]

Royal Australian Mint Features VC Commodore as Part of 2016’s Holden Coin Collection

The Royal Australian Mint has issued the 2016 VC Commodore Colored Uncirculated Coin as part of a batch of eleven 12-sided coins featuring classic cars from Australian car manufacturer, Holden. The coins in this series retail for $15 and have mintage limits of 30,000 pieces each. The obverse of the VC Commodore coin carries an […]

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 […]

Royal Australian Mint Taking Pre-Orders for 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Australian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for its 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin, which is composed of 6.03 grams of 99.9% silver and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. It is the eighth release in the annual series. Shipments of the issue are expected to begin on August 1. The […]

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 […]

Royal Australian Mint Opens Pre-Orders for its Northern Sky – Ursa Major Domed Silver Coin

The Royal Australian Mint is now accepting pre-orders for the 2016 Northern Sky – Ursa Major Silver Proof Domed Coin, which is due for release on July 4 and has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces. This is the second coin in the Mint’s Northern Sky series, following up on the Cassiopeia release from last […]

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 […]