Oct 292015

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

Aphrodite100 Goddesses of Olympus – Aphrodite
2015 2oz Silver High Relief Coin
Maximum Mintage: 2,000
5ozGoldWTE15 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle
2015 5oz Gold Proof Coin
Maximum Mintage: 99
JanewayVoyager Star Trek: Voyager
2015 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set
Issue Limit: 1,500


Extremely close to sell out

As of today, the following coins are very close to sell out at The Perth Mint.

2ozGoldHRKanga15 Australian Kangaroo
2015 2oz High Relief Gold Proof Coin
Just 19 of 250 remaining
1ozWTEPlat15 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle
2015 1oz Platinum Proof Coin
Just 19 of 500 remaining
20-2016-YearOfTheMonkey-Silver-3CoinSet-Proof-InCase-LowRes 2016 Year of the Monkey
Silver Proof Three-Coin Set
Just 48 of 1,000 remaining
 2015HRAgKanga Australian Kangaroo
2015 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin
Just 190 of 1,750 remaining



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Oct 272015

Congratulations to Eric Ramoin, winner of our Christmas Competition Week 1.

Eric correctly identified the part-pictured coin as an Australian White Mother of Pearl Shell 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin.

Week 1 prize is a magnificent Australian Kangaroo 2015 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.

Well done everyone else who correctly entered the Competition. Along with Eric, your names have automatically been entered into Week 10’s Grand Draw in December for a stunning gold Koala coin.

With eight more weekly Christmas Competitions before the Grand Draw, be sure to check the blog or our Facebook page soon for your chance to win another superb prize!


Oct 212015

The time-travelling adventure Back to the Future was the most successful movie of 1985. Starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a high school student who accidentally travelled back 30 years to 1955, it launched one of the most popular film franchises in history.

Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the original release, which is being celebrated by fans throughout the world, we’re delighted to present the official Back to the Future commemorative coin program. Each of the three coins are housed in stunning presentation packaging, including this remarkable model of the DeLorean DMC-12 time-machine specially created to house the 1oz silver release!


Part of the official Back to the Future coin program, the 1oz silver proof coin is housed in a remarkable model of Doc Brown’s time-machine aka the DeLorean DMC-12.

DeLorean DMC-12 Time Machine

When Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale first wrote the script for Back to the Future in 1981, their concept for the time machine was originally set to be a refrigerator. Fearing that children would imitate the film and get trapped inside, they decided that not only should the time machine be mobile, but it should be a car.

It was during the writing process that the DeLorean DMC-12 was gaining worldwide media attention, being one of the most anticipated new vehicles of the decade. Zemeckis and Gale soon decided on the DeLorean for its futuristic look, notably for the scene where Marty McFly crashes the DeLorean into the Peabody barn in 1955. The gullwing doors made the car look like a UFO!

Credit: www.backtothefuture.com

Credit: www.backtothefuture.com

The DMC-12 was the brainchild of automotive engineer John Z. DeLorean, a former executive at General Motors. Styled by Italian automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and engineered by Lotus Cars of England, it consisted of stainless steel body panels, a rear-mounted 2.85 litre V-6 PRV (Peugeot, Renault, Volvo) engine, and gullwing doors, which only needed 14-inches (35.5cm) of side clearance to open.

For the 1985 film, three DeLorean automobiles were purchased for modification into the now-famous time-machine. An additional three vehicles were purchased for the two sequels, and a full-sized fiberglass DeLorean replica was built for the flying scenes in Back to the Future Part II.


Credit: www.backtothefuture.com

The time-machine was designed by Ron Cobb, Andrew Probert, and Michael Scheffe, who emphasized a homemade look so that viewers could believe that Doc Brown actually built the car in his garage. Kevin Pike’s special effects company Filmtrix constructed the first three DeLorean time-machines in just ten weeks.

In the movie, the Flux Capacitor was its core component. Thanks to the DeLorean’s stainless steel construction, flux dispersal was generated at an optimum level, providing the entire vehicle and its passengers with a smooth passage through the space-time continuum during temporal displacement.


Credit: www.backtothefuture.com

Many of the props on the time-machines were electrical industrial surplus. However, two iconic props were off-the-shelf items: the nuclear reactor was made from a Dodge Polaris hubcap, and the “Mr. Fusion” unit was created from a Krups coffee grinder.

DeLoreans used in Back to the Future retained the original V6 motor. The sound effects artists changed the sound of the engine to a Porsche 928 V8. The sound of the DeLorean gullwing door opening was created from a car window regulator. It is the same sound used at the beginning of the film with Doc’s automatic dog feeder.

Back to the Future 2015 Coin Program

Back to the Future 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The 1oz silver proof coin portrays the DeLorean DMC-12 time-machine surrounded by lightning bolts, with the Hill Valley Courthouse in the background. No more than 7,500 of these coins, housed under the bonnet (hood) of a model DeLorean, will be released.


Back to the Future 2015 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

With an exceptionally limited mintage of just 1,000, the 1/4oz gold proof coin portrays the DeLorean DMC-12 time-machine against a representation of the Hill Valley Courthouse clock.


Back to the Future -Hoverboard 2015 2oz Silver Coin

With a special mintage of just 2,015, this unique coin is struck in the shape of Marty McFly’s hover board from the sequels Back to the Future II and III. The coin literally hovers due to the effect of opposing magnets concealed in the coin capsule and stand base.