Jul 232014
 

The correct answer to our latest Mystery Coin competition is:

Ships That Changed The World – Cutty Sark 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin.

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Cutty Sark‘s name derives from Robert Burns’ famous poem Tam O’ Shanter about a farmer called Tam who is chased by a witch dressed only in a ‘cutty sark’ – an old Scottish name for a short nightdress. The witch was portrayed as a figurehead on Cutty Sark’s bow.

The famous ship was badly damaged by fire in 2007 while undergoing conservation, but has since been restored and was reopened to the public in Greenwich, London in April 2012.

Built in 1869, Cutty Sark was one of the fastest clippers to transport tea from China to London. But with the growing success of steam ships on the shorter Suez Canal route, she turned to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for 10 years.

Congratulations to the following winners who submitted correct answers on Facebook or email (via the blog post):

  • Stephen Grieshaber
  • Harbeen Kaur
  • Heidi Layland
  • Vicki Emanuel
  • Steve Garlesky

If you didn’t win this time, please watch our Facebook page and blog for another Mystery Coin competition in the not too distant future.

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Jul 152014
 

Consider the clues below. Then search The Perth Mint website to find a pure silver coin depicting the subject they relate to.

Mystery_Coin2Clues:

  • Look to poet Robert Burns for the origin of my name.
  • On the topic of burns, I was recently rescued from a devastating fire.
  • My fame derives from swift shipments of tea and wool.

 

Start your search for the mystery coin here: http://www.perthmint.com.au

How To Enter

Once you think you’ve identified the correct coin on the website, email the complete product title to contest@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘July 2014 Mystery Coin Competition’ in the subject line. Entries close on 21 July 2014. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and winners will be notified by email. (Terms & Conditions.)

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Jul 032014
 

AustralianKangarooHR1ozSilverRepresenting the very best in minting excellence, this proof quality coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in spectacular high relief, and features an adult kangaroo in outback Australia.

With a limited issue of 19,000, the Australian legal tender release is housed in individual presentation packaging accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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

Clue: three different names for a group of kangaroos

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How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘July 2014 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 31 July 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: Lorraine Wallis of WA, for the correct answer ‘The Acacia Tree’

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Jun 032014
 

The third coin from the heart-warming Mother’s Love series features a mother giraffe and her calf nuzzling in the savannah. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver, and available in a presentation case and shipper, the coin is limited to an issue of 4,500.

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

Clue: The giraffe’s favourite food source

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How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘June 2014 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 30 June 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: Darla Coon, Ohio, USA for the correct answer ‘Human Laughter’

May 212014
 

Consider the clues below. Then search The Perth Mint website to find a pure silver coin depicting the subject they relate to.

MysteryCoin_smallClues:

  • I lived ‘large’ in Australia after the extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • As a meat-eater, I had huge teeth for shearing flesh.
  • An excellent nickname for me might well be ‘Leo’.

 

Start your search for the mystery coin here: http://www.perthmint.com.au

How To Enter

Once you think you’ve identified the correct coin on the website, email the complete product title to contest@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘May 2014 Mystery Coin Competition’ in the subject line. Entries close on 28 May 2014. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and winners will be notified by email. (Terms & Conditions.)

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