Feb 022016
 

Australian troops arrived on the Somme in mid-July 1916 and played a major role in the fighting around Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, part of the hugely costly WWI offensive that lasted until November. This month The Perth Mint pays tribute to those who fought and died in this deadly conflagration with a new addition to The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series featuring a superbly detailed representation of soldiers charging out of the trenches.

Also in the February Bulletin:

A new addition to the fascinating Australian Posters of World War I silver coin series reflects how artists of the era helped boost funds for the ongoing military effort. The War Bonds release features emotive artwork that was designed to inspire Australians back home to do their part to financially support the War.

The military theme continues with a new WWII release, this time marking the 75th anniversary of the Seige of Tobruk. Australians played a leading role in the defence of the Libyan port city through much of 1941 in the face of an enormous Axis campaign. Derided as ‘rats in a trap’, the troops nevertheless took pride in the slur by which they are famously remembered – the Rats of Tobruk.

Featuring a unique ‘antique’ finish, our latest high relief coin features a national treasure – the kangaroo. Struck from 2oz of pure silver, the detail on this stunning release includes a profusion of native flora.

In quick succession to last month’s Snugglepot & Cuddlepie silver coin, we’re also delighted to present the 100th Anniversary of the Gumnut Babies silver coin featuring another example of May Gibbs’ glorious artwork. This special coin is housed in a limited edition book featuring many of her popular stories.

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Jan 052016
 

Happy New Year Perth Mint customers everywhere. Throughout 2016, we’re aiming to bring you more of the world’s best coins, creating new collecting and gift-giving opportunities we hope you’re going to love!

This January we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australian decimalisation when shiny new coins portraying distinctive Australian animals began to fill our pockets. If you’ve ever felt at all nostalgic for the 1 cent feathertail glider and 2 cent frill-necked lizard coins, don’t miss our extremely limited silver tributes to these memorable designs.

Guaranteed to put a sparkle in your eye, a cognac diamond has been employed to add a glittering touch to our latest Year of the Monkey release. Don’t miss the remarkable Opal Monkey either, featuring an exceptional design detailed in this iconic Australian gemstone.

There’s an unmistakable air of romance to January’s bulletin which also includes adorable new releases for couples in love. As well as the 2016 Wedding coin, we’re offering a gleaming ‘Heart to Heart’ gold coin that’s simply perfect for Valentine’s Day!

January 2016 Bulletin

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Dec 012015
 

The year’s final bulletin is a retrospective of many delightful coins from the past year or two. As you’d expect from The Perth Mint, however, we’ve got some exciting new additions with which to mark the year’s closure. Unsurprisingly, each of this month’s four releases look forward to the 2016 Year of the Monkey.

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Nov 032015
 

This month sees the release of two new additions to the Year of the Monkey coin program. Each meticulously struck from 1oz of pure silver, the High Relief Proof Monkey and the Gilded Monkey are stunning collectables.

If you call Australia home, then don’t miss our Australian Citizenship coin on card for 2016. Be sure to order yours in time for Australia Day, especially if you’re looking for a gift to present to new Aussies!

For something special, look out for our new Three-CoinSet featuring this year’s Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala 1oz silver high relief coins – only 1,000 of these superb presentations will be available.

We’re also offering our internationally popular Wedge-tailed Eagle as a 5oz High Relief silver coin with a worldwide mintage of only 2,500.

The wait is finally over for Star Trek fans wishing to complete the Captain and Ships series. Jonathon Archer and Enterprise NX-01 complete the remarkable line-up of silver releases dedicated to the phenomenally successful sci-fi series launched in 1966.

Fans of the much-admired Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures silver coin will be pleased to learn that there is now a 1oz High Relief proof version to enjoy.

This month also sees the latest annual coin featuring baby lunar animals. No doubt the cute monkey design will inspire another sell-out in this gorgeous series.

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Oct 062015
 

This month’s new coin bulletin introduces superb coloured versions from the 2016 Year of the Monkey coin program and the stunning Lunar Typeset Collection featuring proof, bullion coloured and gilded Monkey coins each made from 1oz of pure silver.

Continuing with the Chinese theme, Five Blessings is an intricate silver release portraying five bats, culturally symbolic of longevity, wealth, health, virtue and the desire to die a natural death in old age!

Among the latest releases depicting our iconic Australian fauna is a new addition to the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle suite of coins. Crafted from 99.95% pure platinum, it is exceptionally rare with a maximum mintage of just 500.

Sure to be a winner, the latest Australian Map Shaped Coin portrays the infamous Redback spider, while Endangered and Extinct now features the extraordinary-looking Southern Cassowary.

For those who like to get organised early, this month’s bulletin also features our 2015 Christmas coin. Portraying a traditional image of a festively decked tree, the unique star-shaped release can also be used as a hanging decoration.

**Look out for the official Back to the Future coin program which will launch on 21 OCTOBER. These exceptional releases are perfect for fans celebrating the 30th anniversary of the hugely successful 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox.

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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

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