Nov 222012

I am pleased to announce we’ve started the process of declaring the mintage figures for numismatic coins issued since 1986.

As of today, production is officially closed-off for all 1986 to 2002-dated numismatic coins that have not sold their maximum mintage.

The declared mintage information will shortly be confirmed in the relevant tables of numismatic mintages on our collectables website.

This action provides 100% certainty that no more of these coins will be released by the Mint, thereby preserving their current rarity forever.

Designed for collectors, Perth Mint numismatic coins feature proof and specimen quality finishes (see Mintage Policy – Glossary of Terms for more information).

They come in presentation packaging accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, unlike our bullion quality coins which are mass produced for investors seeking exposure to the price of gold and silver.

Looking ahead, we will declare mintages for 2003 to 2011-dated numismatic coins that are not sold out following our annual review of year-dates in early 2013.

Shortly thereafter, these mintage declarations will be formally announced and confirmed in the relevant tables of numismatic mintages.



  21 Responses to “Perth Mint Declares”

  1. Where can I find mint age info on your great warrior series? Thanks.

    • Hi Bob

      The Great Warriors Series was a commissioned product struck on behalf of Gainsville Coins.

      Link here for the 2010 Viking coin on their website – as you can see no more than 5,000 were struck.

      Kind regards

      Blog Team

      • Thanks so much for the update. I had no idea this was a special release for them only. Interesting. Seems like the ‘steal of a life-time’ with these coins going for $43.00…time will tell I guess. I bought a few from them.

  2. Hey,

    does the mintage of the 1993 Kooka 1oz proof include the Opera Privy Kookas? If not, where can I find the correct numbers?

  3. Dear Perth Mint,

    Would you please tell us the maximum allowable mintage for the 2oz Lunar silver proof? So far we have about 1000 each in the 3coin set and the newly announced 1000 each in the 12 coin set.

    Is 2000 coins the total maximum you are allowed to mint or are you going to mint more in various packaging down the road?

    Thank you for the clarification.

    • Hi Goblue

      This coin was originally issued prior to the new Mintage Policy which calls for the maximum mintage to be stated upfront. Having said that, I do not foresee this coin being included in any packaging variation other than the existing Three-Coin Set (1,000) and 12-Coin Collection (1,000).

      Kind regards

      Ron Currie

  4. My suggestion: 1 OZ high relief is too small, hopefully Perth Mint produce some 2 OZ high relief coins, but please do not release the same thing every year, uniqueness is very important.

    • Hi Jessica

      Thanks for adding your call for a 2oz high relief. Seems its becoming a popular idea!

      Kind regards

      Blog Team

      • Totally agree!

        A 2oz HR, sized as 1oz but then twice the thickness…perhaps gilded as well…

        Talking about an innovative coin…



  5. Earlier, it’s said that only 100 set sold in your web and the other 900 go to silber. First day, there’re some set available in your web and then go to unavailable. About 10 days ago, you add about 6 set available and now 100 set more.
    Is there any change to silber’s allocation? Or, there”s additional set from 1000 earlier?

  6. Just received mine today.. really superb collection at reasonable price (just 2x spot price, compare to other perth’s proof coins). Nice presentation case too!

  7. Hi, are the Perth Mint re-minting coloured gold lunar coins? Or are the current numismatic mintages on your website still up to date?

    e.g. 1oz gold coloured Ox, Mintage 6000, Sales 342. Are there any plans for the Perth Mint to mint more than 342?


    • Hi Ryan

      We have committed to reviewing our back catalogue early in the New Year and declaring mintages for many collector releases. In the meantime, we’ve been advised that it’s extremely unlikley that any more of the Lunar coloured gold coins will be offered before this review takes place.

      Kind regards

      Blog Team

  8. Hello again,

    I just read that there are only 6673 – 1oz Proof Kookaburra 1991 sold.
    My certificate got the number 7084. How is this possible?

    • Hi Leon

      This happens because products are picked at random for dispatch and therefore we could have numbers throughout the entire range that are left unsold.

      Kind regards

      Blog Team

  9. Hello there, I don’t know if it is possible to continue with this old thread but I am surprised by the answer above. The question was about the 1991 Proof 1 oz Kookaburra. If the owner has certificate 7084 and the declared mintage is 6673 then something is wrong isn’t it? The answer given was that some are left unsold. But that means they were made so the mintage must include them…..unless the unsold ones were destroyed? I also have a certificate number higher than the mintage on a 1/10 oz gold proof Kangaroo so the answer would apply to this case also. Looking forward to your answer. Thanks.

    • Hi Fred

      The declared mintage is the total number of coins sold – not the number minted, and we can put your mind at rest by assuring you that any coin and its certificate that we do not sell is destroyed when the mintage is declared.

      To give you an idea of how it can happen, we sell coins through different channels comprising our website, catalogue, on-site shop and authorised distributors worldwide. Coins are allocated from the maximum mintage to these channels based on their individual expression of interest. If for any reason a distributor subsequently does not take up the total number of coins he specified, part of his particular allocation remains in stock at the Mint. Meanwhile, coins continue to be sold with higher certificate numbers. The coins that remain in stock may be reallocated, depending on demand, or as we pointed out earlier, destroyed when the mintage is declared.

      It’s quite complex to explain and there are a few other factors but we hope this helps. For further explanation about mintages and definitions, please see our Mintage Policy-

      Kind regards

      Blog Team

      • Hi Blog Team,

        I am very happy with your answer. I completely understand now.
        Thank you very much.


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