Jun 222015
 

The Perth Mint is aiming to heighten interest in half sovereigns with a stunning commemorative that will be available for an extremely short time.

Circulating half sovereign gold coins were produced in Australia between 1855 and 1918.

Worth half a pound sterling (ten shillings), they were initially struck at the Sydney Mint with a ‘colonial’ design unique to New South Wales. Later, these coins were manufactured with Imperial designs at all three Australian branch mints in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Delicate coins, they proved “a great bother to make” according to Deputy Master Corbet in Perth, who nevertheless struck 735,000 ‘P’ half sovereigns to impeccable standards for issue between 1900 and 1920.

2015 Australia Half Sovereign Gold Proof Coin

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Featuring a stunning proof quality finish, this is the first commemorative Australia Half Sovereign ever produced by The Perth Mint. With a design inspired by the Sydney Mint’s original half sovereign, it’s made from 22-carat gold, the traditional purity of all sovereign coins since 1817. Issued as Australian legal tender, it has face value of 15 dollars.

Available for a short time only

An extremely limited number of 2015 Australia Half Sovereign gold proof coins are available from The Perth Mint until 8.00am on Friday 17th July AWST. No further coins will be offered should this allocation run out before the strict deadline date when any remaining stock will be withdrawn.

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Jun 182015
 

The Perth Mint will shortly withdraw from retail sale the Australia Sovereign 2015 gold proof coin.

Customers wishing to acquire this release are advised that orders will cease at 8.00am on Friday 17 July 2015 AWST (or earlier, depending on stock availability).

The coin’s Declared Mintage will be announced on The Perth Mint website during the week commencing 20 July 2015.

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Struck from 22-carat gold, the Australia Sovereign gold proof coin is an annual commemorative which has been issued by The Perth Mint since 2009. From 2013 the extremely limited release has featured a reverse inspired by Leonard Charles Wyon’s Type I design for the historic Sydney Mint sovereign of 1855.

The next opportunity to acquire a Perth Mint Australia Sovereign will occur during the first half of next year with the announcement of the 2016-dated release.

Click to order the Australia Sovereign 2015 Gold Proof Coin now.

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Jun 032015
 

Princess_BellePrincess Belle is beautifully portrayed in her signature yellow gown on the fourth release from the popular Disney Princess coin series.

Princess Belle is the leading character in Disney’s 1991 production, Beauty and the Beast – the first animated feature film in the history of the Oscars nominated for Best Picture.

Adapted from the traditional fairy tale of the same name by French novelist Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, Disney’s movie tells how Belle’s courage, kindness and love breaks a spell cast on the Beast, allowing him to resume his life as a human Prince!

Enchanting, romantic and fresh, the film has been described as one of Disney’s most elegant animated offerings.

Disney Princess – Belle Coins

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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 Princess Belle surrounded by relief engraved flowers. 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 fairy-tale styled shipper accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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For more information about previous Disney coin releases, including Cinderella, Aurora and Ariel – click here.

Issued by NZ Mint and Struck by The Perth Mint.

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Jun 022015
 

Very Low Mintage Gold Coins

This month sees the release of superb gold coins with enticingly low mintages:

Sensational Silver Coins

June also sees the release of some tremendously exciting silver coins:

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May 052015
 

The Perth Mint is honoured to commemorate the birth of the Royal Princess with the release of a special 1oz silver proof coin and 1/4oz gold proof coin.

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Fourth in line to the throne, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born on 2 May 2015 at Saint Mary’s Hospital in London weighing 3.7 kilograms. She is the second child of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a great granddaughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

With the design approved by Her Majesty The Queen, these coins are set to be timeless reminders of this historic birth. Issued as Australian legal tender, no more than 5,000 silver and 1,000 gold coins will be released.

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May 052015
 

Whatever your preference in modern collectables, there’s a strong chance we’ve got something you’ll want this May!

Fans of high relief, for instance, are in for a triple treat with the release of three of these specially struck coins portraying native animals.

Another celebration of Australiana, the second Sunburnt Country rectangular coin features a new line from Dorothea Mackellar’s poem My Country.

And our much-admired Wedge-Tailed Eagle is available for the first time in the affordable 0.5g gold coin format.

Licensed themes are again strong with two new coins commemorating Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Meanwhile, Ariel joins the extremely popular Disney Princess gold and silver series.

This month also sees the release of a 75th anniversary release commemorating the pivotal Battle of Britain.

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