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.

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How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au 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.

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Nov 042014
 

This gorgeous creation reflects our fascination with fairies in myths and legends. Like the magical Snow Fairy, which brings fresh blankets of snow to the forest at dawn and dusk.

Struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver, the stunning Snow Fairy coin is sure to set imaginations soaring!

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For your chance to win this beautiful 2015 Snow Fairy 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin in pop-up card packaging, rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram.

Clue: You may see these mythical beings here!

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How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘November 2014 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 24 November 2014. 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 Ronnie Francis, Arkansas, US for the correct answer of Red Morwong.

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Oct 162014
 
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Credit: : Andrew Silcocks – BirdLife Australia

From 20-26 October 2014, during national Bird Week, thousands of Australians will be taking part in the first-ever annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

The goal for the week is for Australian bird counters to spot a total of 100,000 birds, providing BirdLife Australia, the country’s largest independent, not-for-profit bird conservation organization, with important data to form a more detailed picture of the current state of Australian birdlife.

As well as traditional suburban backyards, participants will be spotting birds in local parks, school yards, farms and national parks – in fact in any green patch where they feel ‘at home’.

Get involved

If you’d like to get involved, all you need is 20 minutes and some keen eyesight (or binoculars). And it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice – BirdLife Australia has developed the Aussie Bird Count app to help identify and record every feathered friend spotted at your location.

Download the free appBackyardBird-app

You’ll instantly see live statistics and information on how many people are taking part near you and the number of birds and species counted not just across your neighbourhood, but the whole of Australia!

Win a bird coin prize

A fantastic opportunity to help secure the future of Australia’s native birds, the Aussie Backyard Bird Count also provides every participant with a chance to win one of 10 superb coin prizes donated by The Perth Mint.

As well as five stunning 1oz silver coins portraying the colourful Rainbow Lorikeet, we’re also donating five Stamp & Coin Covers featuring the beautiful Striated Pardalote, to be given away by BirdLife Australia during the count.

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This first-ever Aussie Backyard Bird Count forms part of the national celebrations for Bird Week 2014, with bird-focused events taking place across the country including art shows, bird walks, camps, and breakfasts with the birds.

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Australians have been celebrating National Bird Week for more than 100 years and with Spring the peak nesting and breeding season for many of Australia’s favourite birds, it’s the perfect time to see them in action and learn more about how we can help them.

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Oct 072014
 

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, this coin celebrates the exhilarating and dangerous activity of rock fishing. Extremely popular in Australia and New Zealand, rock fishing involves fishing straight into the sea from a rocky outcrop or platform.

Rock-Fishing_silver-coinFor your chance to win this amazing Rock Fishing 1oz silver proof coin, simply rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram.

Clue: A great catch!

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How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘October 2014 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 3 November 2014. 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 Sharon Markwell, QLD for the correct answer of Cretaceous Period.

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Sep 022014
 

AUSTRALOVENATOR dinosaur coinStruck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, this dramatic release portrays Australovenator, a carnivorous dinosaur with razor sharp claws and teeth.

Just 5,000 of these coins will be released as part of the exciting new Australian Age of Dinosaurs five-coin series.

For your chance to win this amazing coin, simply rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram.

Clue: When Australovenator stalked Australia.

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How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘September 2014 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 6 October 2014. 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 Belinda Bann from Victoria, Australia for the correct answer of ‘mustering cattle’.

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Aug 192014
 

Congratulations to the following people who have won coin prizes in The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series competition.

1st prize – The ANZAC Spirit 2014 1/2oz Silver Three-Coin Set and a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald dated the 4 August 1914.

WINNER: Margaret Dachan

2nd prize – The ANZAC Spirit 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

WINNERS: Dianne Procopio, James Sharpe, Melicia Mah, Shane Martin

Correct answers to the competition questions were as follows:

  1. Andrew Fisher
  2. German wireless station
  3. Albany

If you are interested in further details about The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series, please click here.

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