Nov 282014

Whovians who collect coins and have an ear for music will be delighted to learn that the BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is back in Australia for a musical celebration of the iconic BBC series.

And we’re delighted to announce that Perth Mint Blog readers will benefit from a special 20% discount off A Reserve tickets when booking with the promotional code MINT.

Doctor Who Coin Program

The amazing line-up of Doctor Who coins includes:


Issued by New Zealand Mint and struck by The Perth Mint. Click here to see the complete Doctor Who coin series.

Anyone who enjoys the coin program is sure to be excited by the forthcoming musical extravaganza.

BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Composer Murray Gold’s captivating music will be performed by more than 145 of Australia’s finest musicians and singers, including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and The Metropolitan Orchestra, Sydney.

If that’s not enough, the event will be presented by the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, with Daleks, Cybermen and a host of other Doctor Who monsters all joining the musicians on stage!


How to book

With just three performances in Adelaide, Perth and Sydney early next year, be sure to take advantage of the special discount as soon as possible!

Visit before 10th December and quote the code word MINT to receive 20% Off A Reserve tickets!*

*Transaction fees apply

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Nov 272014

Not only are Young Collectors Super Powers $1 coins perfect for introducing imaginative kids to coin collecting, but they’re also ideal stocking fillers for Christmas.

The six Australian legal tender coins portray fantastic characters with incredible super powers – Super Strength, Weather Control, Flight, Cybernetics, Invisibility, and Super Senses. Each coin is housed in its own display pack illustrated in dramatic comic book-style.


Individual coins cost just $14.95. But why not purchase the complete set which comes with a free album and turn it into a really super gift this Christmas?

Scroll through all six coins here:


Purchase the Young Collectors Super Powers Series here.


Nov 252014

Today sees the announcement of three exciting new releases celebrating Chinese themes.

2015 Chinese Lion Dance 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The Chinese lion dance is a form of traditional dance dating back to the Han Dynasty (205 BCE to 220 CE) in China. The dance is performed during Chinese New Year and other traditional, cultural and religious festivals and is thought to bring good luck and fortune.


Incidentally, lions are not native to China; they were introduced via the Silk Road, sent to Chinese emperors as gifts in exchange for the right to trade with merchants.

The lion dance is performed to music made up of beating drums, cymbals and gongs. The dance and the accompanying music is said to fend off ghosts and evil spirits as they are afraid of loud noises.

Perfect for Chinese New Year celebrations, this coin features a coloured representation of the Chinese lion dance. A firecracker, two lanterns and the Chinese character for ‘prosperity’ are also included in the design.

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, no more than 5,000 of these 2015 Chinese Lion Dance 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be issued, each housed in a special illustrated card displaying the coin’s reverse and obverse.

Lunar Good Fortune Series – 2015 Year of the Goat – Wealth & Wisdom
1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set

Anticipating good fortune during the Year of the Goat, this stunning set comprises two 1oz silver proof coins with designs symbolising wealth and wisdom.


The wealth coin’s reverse features the statue of a goat on a coloured background representing mounds of gold coins. The wisdom coin’s reverse depicts a wise goat standing before a coloured portrayal of a Tree of Wisdom. The setting sun is considered a symbol of knowledge and understanding that comes with age.

No more than 1,500 of these two-coin sets will be released, each housed in a display case with a lavishly illustrated shipper.

2015 Year of the Goat – 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

Also available from today is the 1oz high relief version from the Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat Gold Proof Coin Series.

Struck from 99.99% pure gold, the spectacular release depicts an adult male goat standing on a ridge in a stylised mountain scene.

The coin’s stunning high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.


No more than 388 of these magnificent coins will be released, each housed in an oval-shaped display case and illustrated shipper.


Nov 252014

AbaloneAt the opening of the abalone fishing season, thousands descend on rocky shorelines and reefs around Australia for their quota of highly-prized abalone.

Adored for its stunning inner shell, the flesh of the abalone is considered to be a culinary delicacy and consumed raw or cooked in a variety of dishes.

For your chance to win the Australian Abalone Shell 1oz Silver Proof Coin, one of the most eye-catching releases of 2014, rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram.

Clue: Abalone’s inner beauty.


How to enter: Email your answer to marking your reply ‘December 2014 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 5 January 2015. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and the winner will be notified by telephone or email. Terms and conditions.

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Last month’s winner: Congratulations to Antonio Dallara from NSW who won last month’s anagram competition for the gorgeous Snow Fairy coin with the correct answer BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN.


Nov 242014

The festive season is approaching rapidly and to make buying easier this year we’ve extended our range of sparkling gifts suitable for family and friends on Christmas morn.

As well as traditional Perth Mint favourites, we’ve a host of beautiful new offers ranging from super ideas for stocking fillers to gorgeous jewellery pieces.

Here we present a taster of what you’ll find on the expanded Gifts & Jewellery section of our website.


Pearl_Cufflinks Kailis Carbon Fibre Titanium Cufflinks
GoldGoatPendant Australian Lunar Series II
2015 1/20oz Goat Gold Coin Pendant



PinkDiamondPendant Teardrop Pendant
with White and Pink Diamonds
PearlNecklace Kailis Dolce Yellow Gold Pearl Necklace



GoldSoap Nesti Dante Luxury Gold Leaf Soap
GoldLeafBottle Floating Gold Leaf in a Bottle
Reindeer Gold Reindeer Christmas Decoration


SpacerOf course you could also add coins to your Christmas shopping list – we have hundreds celebrating dozens of themes!!

Happy shopping.


Nov 212014

The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint.

25KangarooHRgold Australian Kangaroo – 25th Anniversary
2014 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
Maximum Mintage: 250
AlbanyConvoycoin The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series
First Convoy 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
Maximum Mintage: 1,914