Aug 062013

In this issue of the bulletin we’re definitely putting winter behind us and looking forward to spring. Appropriately enough, the Spring release from Australian Seasons completes our colourful four-coin series with a design symbolising the reawakening of nature. Another series coming to a close is Birds of Australia, which now features a Splendid Fairy-wren in the iridescent blue plumage of its breeding season. As temperatures gradually rise, spring tempts many Aussies back into the water to enjoy the thrill of surfing, the iconic activity represented by the ultimate designs from The Land Down Under series. With a special high relief silver Koala and magnificent gold proof additions to Discover Australia too, there’s plenty to warm the hearts of collectors as winter slowly draws to a close.

See all recent releases.


Aug 012013

During the nineteenth century Britain’s overseas territories became “the empire on which the sun never sets”.

As its figurehead for more than 60 years, Queen Victoria gave her name to countless locations around the world – an Australian State, the capital of a Canadian province, and a spectacular African waterfall are examples that spring to mind.

In our latest challenge for Perth Mint collectors, we’re testing your knowledge of other famous places and landmarks named in honour of Victoria.

Five successful entrants drawn at random will each win a magnificent Queen Victoria 175th Anniversary of Coronation 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin.


How To Enter

List five famous landmarks and/or places anywhere in the world that are named after Queen Victoria. Please include the location of your choices (eg State of Victoria, Australia; City of Victoria, British Columbia; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe etc). Below are a few ideas to get you thinking.

You may submit your answer to The Perth Mint by email, @perthmint, or by blog comment.

Entry Deadline

To ensure all eligible entries are entered into the draw, please ensure you answers reach us by the close of business on Friday 16 August.

Winners will be announced on the blog during the following week.

Full Terms & Conditions


Good luck!