The following collector releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint.
A fabulous evening in Vienna saw hundreds flock to the unveiling of our 1 Tonne Gold Coin at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Sales & Marketing Director Ron Currie proudly introduced the golden Australian masterpiece and informed the captivated audience about the availability of the new 2014 Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Tribute Coin, which bears the same iconic kangaroo design.
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Clients in Austria and Germany will have the rare privilege of experiencing the world’s largest gold coin up close and personal in coming weeks.
The Perth Mint’s Guinness World Record holding 1 Tonne Gold Coin is travelling from Australia to Europe as part of a promotional tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Program.
The colossal Australian legal tender coin, which is made from 99.99% pure gold, will appear at four city venues – each providing the public with a stunning opportunity to marvel at its impressive dimensions.
Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Ed Harbuz, said Europe was the Mint’s number one market for bullion and a natural choice for the promotional tour. “Working with some of our leading distributors, we’re delighted to showcase the centrepiece of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Program across the region,” he said.
The schedule* of appearances runs as follows:
VIENNA – 21 to 24 January 2014
Burgring 5, A-1010 Vienna
MUNICH – 27 and 28 January 2014
Joseph-Wild-Str.12, 81825 Munich
STUTTGART – 29 January to 4 February
2014 Konigstr. 3, 70173 Stuttgart
BERLIN – 7 to 9 February 2014
Estrel Hotel & Convention Centre
Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin
To mark these exclusive appearances, The Perth Mint has released a limited edition 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Gold Bullion Tribute Coin, replicating the design of its supersized companion.
Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in bullion quality, the tribute coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, and is restricted to a mintage of only 65,000.
Investors and collectors in Australia and Asia can purchase this historic piece from www.perthmintbullion.com, while purchasers in Europe and American can secure the coin from selected coin dealers. Visit www.1tonnegoldcoin.com for further details.
These superb collections each comprise 10 Australian square coins struck from either 1oz of 99.9% pure silver or 1/10oz of 99.99% pure gold. With an issue limit of 5,000 silver sets and 1,500 gold sets, each in a stylish framed display stand and case, they would make a sensational numismatic acquisition for any collector celebrating the 2014 Year of the Horse.
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In a major development that will have profound significance for numismatists on two continents, The Perth Mint is delighted to announce that the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint has created the magnificent reverse for our new Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle gold and silver high-relief proofs.
One of America’s most respected coin sculptor-engravers, John Mercanti joined the U.S. Mint in 1974, holding the position of Chief Engraver from 2006 until his retirement in 2010. His achievements are remarkable – with the coin and medal design process traditionally a competition between members of the in-house team, John is responsible for more successful designs than any other employee in the history of the U.S. Mint.
Among them is the American Eagle silver coin, first issued in 1986. Featuring John’s re-interpretation of ‘Walking Liberty’ and a stunning heraldic eagle on the reverse, “the coin that started it all” was a landmark release in U.S. history.
John brought his extraordinary talents to bear on the Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle project on behalf of The Perth Mint. Despite being honoured for so many outstanding achievements in American coin design, he is kind enough to describe the opportunity to sculpt the image for an Australian legal tender issue as “one of the highlights of my career.”
The eagle is traditionally a symbol of freedom, spirit, vision and strength, one which still inspires him from a design perspective. His immediate thought was to present it in an original way: “I asked myself, how could I use the same subject that’s been used before but depict it differently and make it interesting?”
The Wedge-Tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Defining characteristics include its huge wingspan, fully feathered legs (in contrast to its North American cousin, the Bald Eagle) and, of course, its wedge-shaped tail.
There is no doubting the power and splendour of this mighty bird from John’s superb portrayal. To satisfy the requirement for a unique viewpoint, he chose to capture an eagle preparing to land on the branch of a dead tree. “I decided to show the eagle in flight, approaching the stump, wings spread so that the viewer could see the majesty of the wings,” he elaborates.
The beauty of the design is enhanced by John’s stunning representation of the eagle’s intricately layered feathers. Conspicuous against an uncluttered, mirror-like table, the crisp, high-relief strike maximises an onlooker’s appreciation of this immense detailing.
A very happy New Year to all Perth Mint coin collectors – it’s going to be another busy 12-months with many innovative and exciting modern numismatic releases planned for your enjoyment.
Making the start to 2014 especially exciting is our magnificent Wedge-Tailed Eagle gold and silver high-relief coins. The accompanying blog post reveals the special story behind the design, which was created by one of the world’s most highly-renowned coin sculptors.
Making spectacular impressions in this bulletin are unique gold and silver 10-Coin collections marking the Chinese lunar Year of the Horse. With each coin struck in the rare square-shape format, they’ll make a refreshingly different addition to your collection.
Always popular, the Forever Love silver coin returns in 2014 with a tender impression of courting cockatoos together on a heart-shaped branch. Don’t delay if you’re looking to secure a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for your partner this coming 14 February!
With several more new coin releases inside, this issue gets 2014 off to a flying start – with the promise of many more outstanding new collectables to come during the rest of 2014.