Thinking about giving someone a golden gift this Christmas? Take advantage of our free shipping offer when you purchase from the extensive range of coins and gifts on The Perth Mint website.
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.
- Australian Lunar Series II 2016 Year of the Monkey Gold Proof Coloured Coins
- Australian Lunar Series II 2016 Year of the Monkey Silver Proof Coloured Coins
- Australian Lunar Series II 2016 Year of the Monkey 1oz Silver Typeset Collection
- Five Blessings 2016 1oz Silver Coin
- Christmas 2015 1oz Silver Proof Star Shaped Coin
- Australian Kangaroo 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
- Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2015 1oz Platinum Proof Coin
- Australian Koala 2015 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin
- Endangered and Extinct – Southern Cassowary 2016 1oz Silver Proof Coin
- Australian Map Shaped Coin Series — Redback Spider 2015 1oz Silver Coin
The genesis of Mother’s Day occurred in ancient times with Greek and Roman festivals dedicated to mother goddesses. In the Christian church, the fourth Sunday in Lent – or Mothering Sunday – was traditionally a day when daughters working in domestic service were permitted to visit their mothers. By 1914, Mother’s Day was officially proclaimed in America, thanks largely to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, who a few years earlier had persuaded a local church to hold a service in honour of her own mother. The custom of giving a small gift or token of appreciation to mothers on their special day is popular all over the world. Like America, Australia and many other nations celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May.
Click image to view our Mother’s Day Gift Guide & Order Deadline Date
Smitten couples in Australia love to buy Valentine’s Day gifts, with research showing the average person is likely to spend $86 on their partner.
According to analysts at IBISWorld, annual Valentine’s Day spend during each of the past two years has exceeded $775 million. Top of the expenditure chart are romantic getaways, flowers, and chocolates/confectionary.
Other gifts on which love-struck Aussies are spending-up include quality dining, clothing, and, increasingly, jewellery and accessories – thanks to an increase in the variety of sparkly offerings available.
In line with these findings, jewellery sales on The Perth Mint website have been steadily expanding, with peaks occurring around Valentine’s Day and other gift-giving dates such as Christmas and Mother’s Day.
Some of the first jewellery we offered online were gold pendants featuring our own Lunar coins. Coinwatch timepieces and ‘coin jewellery’ from Australian designers like Cotton & Co were added to provide buyers with some innovative alternative ideas.
Today, the jewellery pages feature an expansive range of glittering gifts – great news at this time of year for anyone searching for the perfect token of love to give their partner on the most romantic day of the year.
- Perth Mint Jewellery
- Gold Jewellery Collection
- Cotton & Co Collection
- Kailis Australian Pearls
- Male & Female Coinwatch
Please note the following deadlines for guaranteed Christmas delivery from The Perth Mint.
- International customers – Today 4 December 2014
- Australian customers – Monday 15 December 2014
Some of this year’s best sellers include the Gold Filigree Egg Decoration, Teardrop Pendant with White and Pink Diamonds, Kailis Carbon Fibre Telescopic Pen, and 5g Gold Bullion Bar Pendant.
Whether you’re looking for stocking fillers or a sophisticated gift, check the full range of Christmas gifts here.
Not only are Young Collectors Super Powers $1 coins perfect for introducing imaginative kids to coin collecting, but they’re also ideal stocking fillers for Christmas.
The six Australian legal tender coins portray fantastic characters with incredible super powers – Super Strength, Weather Control, Flight, Cybernetics, Invisibility, and Super Senses. Each coin is housed in its own display pack illustrated in dramatic comic book-style.
Individual coins cost just $14.95. But why not purchase the complete set which comes with a free album and turn it into a really super gift this Christmas?
Scroll through all six coins here:
Purchase the Young Collectors Super Powers Series here.