Sep 292011

Russia has chosen its favourite commemorative coins from issuers all over the world.

The Fifth International Commemorative Coins Contest came to a crescendo last night at the Marble Palace, Catherine the Great’s neoclassical masterpiece in St Petersburg.

Contest committee members comprising experts from museums, auction houses, dealers, associations and periodicals were joined in the historic building by representatives from national banks, mints and coin distributors from 25 countries.

Click here to see the winning coins.

The Perth Mint was proud to accept the award for best coin in the ‘Souvenir’ category for our unique Australia-shaped Shanghai World Expo silver commemorative.

This Perth Mint Australia-shaped release was one of the coins recognised at last night’s presentation ceremony in St. Petersburg’s Marble Palace.

We also picked up second spot in the ‘Unique Concept’ category for our Treasures of Australia gold locket coin containing granules of Australian gold.

Australian precious metal coins made by The Perth Mint are sought after items in Russia and the CIS.  Our coins are available through Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank which now boasts more than 18,880 retail outlets.

Sep 212011

Coin dealers will offer this extremely rare Perth Mint Coin Show Special at the forthcoming ANDA event in Adelaide.

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin celebrates the World Heritage listed Tasmanian Wilderness.

Its reverse depicts a Spotted-tailed Quoll, a protected native species found in Tasmania’s cool temperate forests and coastal heathlands.

(Department of Environment & Heritage Fact Sheet – Quolls of Australia)

The coin’s design also features a representation of a waterfall and local flora in colour.

Issued as Australian legal tender, just 2,500 of these coins will be released. Each coin is housed in a presentation case and illustrated shipper featuring the ANDA logo.

The ANDA Adelaide Coin Show takes place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Sep 192011

The Perth Mint is giving away one of these stunning Rugby World Cup Champions coin collections in celebration of Rugby World Cup 2011.

This magnificent coin presentation comprises legal tender commemorative releases from four leading Rugby-playing nations together with the 2011 Webb Ellis Cup coin.

Housed in a superb timber presentation case and accompanied by a 12-page booklet incorporating a Certificate of Authenticity, the complete collection could be yours simply by answering the question below!

Each legal tender coin in this outstanding collectable is struck from 99.9% or 92.5% pure silver. Four of the coins bear a unique reverse celebrating the winning performance by Australia, New Zealand, England or South Africa in a previous Rugby World Cup. The fifth coin bears a high-relief design of the Webb Ellis Cup gilded in 24-carat gold. With a limited mintage of just 2,011, this stunning five-coin set is valued at $595.00.

How To Enter

For your chance to win, simply tell us the correct answer to the following question:

Q. Who scored the Australian Wallabies’ first try in the team’s opening game against Italy at Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand?

Click here to email your answer and your name to The Perth Mint.

All correct entries received by 23 October 2011, the day of the Rugby World Cup 2011 Final, will be entered into the grand draw for the Rugby World Cup Champions coin collection.

The successful entrant will be contacted by The Perth Mint the following week.

Five Runners-up Prizes

The next five names out of the hat with the correct answer will each win a Wallabies – Men of Gold 2011 1oz Silver Proof Coin. Another superb memento of Rugby World Cup 2011, no more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.



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Sep 152011

In little more than week since it was launched, this official Australian Olympic Team release issued in anticipation of success at London 2012 has been snapped up by collectors and is already sold out at The Perth Mint.

2012 Australian Olympic Team 2oz Gold Proof Coin
Full mintage: 30 sold out