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Sep 042015

Our celebration of Star Trek on commemorative silver coins now includes the adventures of Captain Kathryn Janeway and the U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656.


Previous Releases
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Original Series

SpacerStar Trek: Voyager debuted in 1995 and ran for seven seasons until 2001. In a unique development, it saw the franchise’s first female captain in a central role. Played by American actress Kate Mulgrew, Kathryn Janeway is a tough and courageous commander – highly intelligent, thoughtful, dedicated and diplomatic.

The action takes place in the 2370s. While attempting to capture the crew of a rebel Maquis vessel, her ship is pulled into the distant Delta quadrant by powerful alien technology. Stranded 70,000 light-years from Earth, Janeway convinces the renegades to join her Starfleet crew and serve together during the long voyage home to Federation space.

Smaller than either Kirk’s or Picard’s starships — its crew complement is only 150 — U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 is nevertheless one of the most technologically advanced vessels in Starfleet. With the ability to land on a planet’s surface, its technical innovations include bio-neural circuitry, variable geometry warp nacelles, and an Emergency Medical Holographic program.

Star Trek: Voyager 2015 Silver Coins

Star Trek: Voyager – Captain Kathryn Janeway 1oz Silver Proof Coin


Star Trek: VoyagerU.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 1oz Silver Proof Coin


Star Trek: Voyager – Captain Kathryn Janeway & U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set


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Sep 022015

Sep 012015

Platypus_anagramThe platypus is one of Australia’s most curious and fascinating native animals. This small, amphibious mammal has a tail like a beaver, a body like an otter, a beak like a duck, and it lays eggs like a reptile!

Solve this month’s anagram for your chance to win this stunning Discover Australia – Platypus 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin.

Clue: Platypus capital of the world


How to enter: Email your answer to marking your reply ‘September 2015 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 1 October 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 Roger Corben of NSW for the correct answer of ‘Sandstone monolith’.

Sep 012015

The final release from the highly sought-after Goddesses of Olympus 2oz Silver High Relief Coin Series portrays Aphrodite. Featuring another superb design by Tom Vaughan, the coin’s intricate detailing is struck in high relief with an ‘antiqued’ finish. Here we present a guide to themes and motifs explored on the reverse.


α Aphrodite Greek Goddess of Love, Pleasure and Beauty. Although married to Hephaestus, she had many lovers, including her brother Ares, the God of War; Anchises, the Trojan shepherd; and Adonis, the God of Beauty and Desire.
β Roses symbols of beauty, roses are arranged as a garland in her hair
γ Aphrodite’s Rock
in Greek mythology, anyone who swam around Aphrodite’s Rock, a sea stack off Cypress, was said to possess eternal beauty
δ Girdle her magic cestus (girdle), was believed to make Aphrodite’s beauty even more irresistible
ε TV designer’s initials (Tom Vaughan)
ζ Mirror Aphrodite’s sacred looking-glass
η Swan a symbol of beauty and grace, the swan was one of her sacred birds
θ Scallop Aphrodite was said to have drifted to the shores of Cypress on a giant scallop shell
ι Sea-foam In legend, Aphrodite was born from sea-foam at the spot where Uranus plunged into the ocean
κ P Perth Mint ‘P’ mintmark
λ Dolphin a symbol of romance, the dolphin was also sacred to Aphrodite
μ Dove symbols of peace and love, Aphrodite’s other sacred bird


Sep 012015

Spring is in the Australian air and this month we’re offering an amazing crop of fresh and exciting new releases:

Exquisite pink diamonds are hand-set in the latest Argyle Pink Diamond Gold & Platinum Ingots which portray a Gouldian Finch, a rare and brilliantly coloured bird found in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Goddess of love, pleasure and beauty, Aphrodite is the third release from the extraordinary Goddesses of Olympus series of striking ‘antiqued’ silver coins.

Our Star Trek coin program now ventures into the 2370s aboard the U.S.S Voyager as Captain Kathryn Janeway attempts to lead her crew back to Federation space.

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s historic milestone as Britain’s longest serving monarch, we have three stunning Royal releases, including an innovative ‘intaglio’ silver coin. (Available for purchase 9 September)

Snow White, the fairest of them all, is at last available on gold and silver releases from the hugely popular Disney Princess coin series.

Ahead of the next Chinese New Year, we’re delighted to unveil the extensive line-up of gold & silver proof issues from our Australian Lunar series celebrating the forthcoming 2016 Year of the Monkey.

The brilliant Wedge-tailed Eagle design is now available on dazzling 5oz gold and 1oz silver proof coins.

The Australian Kangaroo looks truly impressive on the new 5oz high relief coin in silver.

And the extraordinary Australian Opal Series takes flight again with a gorgeous representation of the Ghost Bat.

View September’s coin releases from The Perth Mint in this month’s digital bulletin or click the individual links below:

*Website release 9 September 2016