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The Perth Mint Blog Team has its finger on the pulse! We work in marketing, PR and creative services. So if there’s anything newsworthy or novel happening around The Perth Mint, we’re here to make sure you hear about it first!

Aug 182016
 

ANDA’s Money Expo is set to serve-up an action-packed weekend for coin enthusiasts and their families at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on 27 and 28 August.

The exciting exhibitor line-up features major Australian coin players, including both government Mints, while expert dealers from across the country will bring a wealth of additional knowledge and expertise.

ANDA is intent on making the Melbourne Money Expo a smash hit! As well as the more serious side of buying and evaluations, the re-vamped event features a prize pool of giveaways worth $1,000, free Show Bags for every attendee, and a ‘Five Cent Forage’ for the kids.

What’s more, the organiser has declared entrance fees are ‘out’, with admission now by gold coin donation!

Perth Mint Expo Special

Another great reason to drop by is The Perth Mint’s Melbourne Expo Special – a 2016 Australian Kangaroo 1/2oz silver coin featuring superb colourization. Limited to a mintage of just 1,500, the coin will be offered to visitors on both days at an exclusive price of $59.00 . Any outstanding mintage will be advertised by the Mint at the recommended retail price of $65.00 per coin from Monday 29 August.

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Representing The Perth Mint in Melbourne, Fiona Hanrahan shows off the extremely limited Expo special.

Number One Prize Draw

And in a further ace attraction, the Mint is giving visitors a shot at taking home an Australian Kangaroo 2016 1oz Silver Gilded Edition accompanied by the sought-after Certificate Number One. Entry forms will be available on the Mint’s stand where it will be presenting a superb display of its latest precious metal collectables.

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More Information

For further information, visit the Money Expo website – moneyexpo.net.au

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Aug 172016
 

The public simply adored Frozen, Disney’s 53rd animated feature based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, The Snow Queen.

Plot

Elsa, recently crowned Queen of Arendelle, possesses icy magic powers that she is increasingly unable to control. After arguing with her younger sister Anna, she inadvertently unleashes perpetual winter on the kingdom and flees to North Mountain where she takes lonely refuge in an ice palace.

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Meanwhile, Anna determines to re-unite the pair and return summer to Arendelle. Accompanied by iceman Kristoff, his reindeer companion Sven, and Olaf the comical snowman,  she tracks down Elsa in her shivery sanctuary. But with mystical trolls and magic at every turn, the sisters’ road to reconciliation proves harrowing – until, in true Disney tradition, ‘love’ saves the day and the sun once again shines brightly on the inhabitants of Arendelle.

Disney Frozen – Magic of the Northern Lights Coin Collection

Frozen generated an avalanche of fans. Audiences empathized particularly strongly, it has been suggested, with the struggles of its flawed heroine and also its dedication to family. A Disney masterpiece, it picked up a swag of honours, including the OSCAR® for best Animated Feature Film at the 2014 ACADEMY AWARDS®.

Now the lead characters from the phenomenally popular movie can be celebrated with these 1oz silver coins officially licensed by Disney. Presented in storybook-style packaging, they picture Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven under a shimmering representation of the Northern Lights – perfect for fans of one of Disney’s most enchanting films yet!

© Disney

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Aug 152016
 

Released in 1995, Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature film Pocahontas stars the 18-year old daughter of a Native American chief who falls in love with John Smith, an English soldier, during the 17th century settlement of Jamestown.

Beautiful, free-spirited and at one with nature, Pocahontas displays wisdom beyond her years by helping to allay mistrust and conflict between her people and the settlers. Despite injured John Smith’s desire for her to return to England with him, Pocahontas decides to stay with her tribe, but comforts him with the promise that “I’ll always be with you forever”.

Disney Princess: Pocahontas

The final release from the Disney Princess collectible coins program portrays delightful imagery of Pocahontas.

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Struck in proof quality from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, the coins portray Pocahontas surrounded by relief engraved foliage. Issued as legal tender of Niue, no more than 10,000 silver coins and 1,000 gold coins will be released.

Each silver coin is presented in delightful fairy-tale book style packaging incorporating a Certificate of Authenticity. Each gold coin comes in a timber display case and illustrated shipper accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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© Disney
Issued by New Zealand Mint

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Aug 102016
 

In 1966, the team behind landmark sci-fi series Star Trek introduced one of the most memorable space craft ever devised for TV and film. So futuristic was the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, that 50 years later, the renowned starship is still highly admired – beloved even – by fans of the Star Trek canon.

Constructed at the San Francisco Yards orbiting Earth, the Enterprise was a Constitution-class starship, a heavy cruiser built to explore strange new worlds, to serve as home to 400-plus crew, and to withstand the stress of battle.

Launched in 2245, she reached the peak of her 40-year career during Captain James T. Kirk’s famous five-year Starfleet mission to boldly go where no man has gone before™, as told across 79 episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series.

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Her appearance was a revolutionary departure from customary rocket-style concepts. Comprising a saucer-shaped primary hull surmounted by a bridge dome, and pylon-mounted engine nacelles projecting from a secondary hull, she remains one of sci-fi’s most iconic images.

Kirk’s Enterprise featured 14 science labs, an observation deck, a massive lower deck which included main engineering, and a shuttle bay. Impulse engines provided propulsion to a maximum speed of Warp 8, while defences came in the form of deflector shields and armaments comprising photon torpedoes and phasers.

Among the ship’s extraordinary array of advanced technology, the transporter was unforgettable. Created when it was deemed too difficult (and expensive) to portray the Enterprise or its shuttlecraft landing on the surface of a planet, it ‘dematerialized’ humans or objects into energy patterns, then beamed them to a target for ‘rematerialization’ – giving rise to the popular catchphrase “Beam me up, Scotty”.

Star Trek: The Original Series – U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
2016 Gold & Silver Proof High Relief Coins

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The Perth Mint is delighted to unveil three special ‘high relief’ coins dedicated to the iconic starship in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek in 2016. Officially licensed by CBS, the proof quality coins are struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, and 5oz and 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in stunning detail.

Housed in presentation packaging, these magnificent collector pieces are especially limited. Just 400 1oz gold coins, 800 5oz silver coins and 6,000 1oz silver coins will be released, each accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

TM & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Aug 022016
 

BattleOfBritainThe Battle of Britain was a pivotal World War II air campaign during which the RAF defended the UK from German Luftwaffe attacks. Conducted between July and October 1940, it marked the first major defeat of Hitler’s military forces.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the historic conflict, this 2015 Battle of Britain 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin could be yours! Simply unscramble these letters for your chance to win!

Clue: Fighter plane used extensively during the Battle of Britain.

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How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘August 2016 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 6 September 2016. 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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July 2016 anagram competition winner: Congratulations Scott Crumlin of Tasmania.