Mar 282017
 

New sales and mintage figures for collector coins issued by The Perth Mint are now available for download.

This update includes Declared Mintages for all 2014-dated coin releases with the exception of the five-year ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series, which will be announced in 2019.

The update also includes Declared Mintages for 2015 Australia Sovereign and Half Sovereign gold proof coins.

Sold Out and Sales to Date information for all 2015 and 2016-dated releases is presented as at 31 December 2016.

 

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Jan 312017
 

The Perth Mint is delighted to announce that it will be the principal sponsor of this year’s Gallipoli Run, hosted by Athletics Western Australia.

The Perth Mint Gallipoli Run 2017 is a family friendly event and is expected to be bigger than ever with race routes in both Perth and Kalgoorlie.

An event first held in Perth in 2003, this year’s Perth Mint Gallipoli Run invites the Western Australian community to walk or run the four or eight kilometre course in honour of the Anzacs, and celebrate the spirit of mateship and camaraderie which remains their legacy.

With a history of supporting the Returned & Services League (RSLWA) and other veteran support organisations through its release of military-themed commemorative coin programs, the Mint is proud to sponsor this event.

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes said, “We attribute great importance to preserving the memory of the Anzacs through our coin programs, as we issue these on behalf of all Australians.

The Perth Mint Gallipoli Run 2017 strengthens our commitment to their legacy and we encourage the community to join us in championing this event in the lead up to Anzac Day,” Mr Hayes continued.

Athletics WA Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Loxley, said The Perth Mint’s rich history in Western Australia combined with its range of Anzac-inspired collectables led them to approach the Mint for support.

“Athletics WA is proud to partner with The Perth Mint to present The Perth Mint Gallipoli Run 2017 as we too have a strong connection to the Anzac spirit through our ongoing association with RSLWA and Legacy WA,” said Mr Loxley.

Motivated by the increasing popularity of the Perth fixture, the run will also be held in Kalgoorlie in 2017 sharing Anzac commemorations among both local and regional communities.

RSLWA President, Peter Aspinall, said, “Participating in these community events is one of the best ways in which to honour our Anzacs and the freedoms for which they fought and continue to defend.”

Proud to have been involved with the Gallipoli Run since 2010, Legacy WA President, James Ford, is grateful for the contribution and awareness this event generates each year in recognising the significance of Anzac Day.

“I encourage all Western Australians to take part in this fantastic community event which celebrates the Anzac legacy,” said Mr Ford.

The Kalgoorlie run will be held on Sunday 26 March from 8am at Centennial Park, while the Perth event will be held on Sunday 23 April from 8am in Kings Park.

Registrations for the Kalgoorlie and Perth events are open until Thursday 23 March and Thursday 20 April, respectively.

Upon registration, all race-goers will automatically enter a competition draw for the chance to win one of 10 ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary 1/2oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Sets issued by The Perth Mint. Each coin superbly depicts symbolic imagery and themes from World War I, representing Australia and New Zealand’s involvement in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915.

To register for The Perth Mint Gallipoli Run 2017, visit waathletics.org.au

PERTH MINT MEDIA CONTACT: Kiara Canavate | 9421 7204 | Kiara.Canavate@perthmint.com.au

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Oct 062016
 

Visitors to The Perth Mint Shop are in for a special numismatic treat over the next few weeks as we showcase a collection of some of Australia’s most desirable rare coins.

Included in the display is an example of the legendary 1930 Penny, Australia’s best-known rare coin; and Type I and Type II versions of the Australia’s first-ever (unofficial) gold coin – the Adelaide Pound.

Australia’s 1930 Penny

Fascination with the 1930 Penny stems from the mystery surrounding its accidental minting. The Melbourne Mint’s records report that the coin was never struck for circulation! It was not until the 1940s that its accidental minting was discovered, with the mintage subsequently estimated to be between 1,500 and 2,000.

By the 1960s the public discovery of ‘the coin that never was’ had whipped the nation into a frenzy, capturing the imagination of investors, collectors and the average Joe as they rushed to get their hands on these elusive coins at rapidly escalating prices.

The Adelaide Pound

The Adelaide Pound was conceived and struck by South Australian Government Assay Office in Adelaide in response to the first Australian gold rush. Local men flocked to the goldfields, taking with them almost all the sovereigns in circulation. Ironically, this landmark event in Australian history left the South Australian colony on the cusp of financial ruin!

Early in the production of the Adelaide Pound the die failed. Consequently, the Type I, of which just 30 to 40 are believed to exist, is distinguished by a die-crack on its reverse. Around 25,000 Type II coins were struck with a new die, although it is thought that just 200 of these Type II coins still exist.

Serious Value

So sought-after are these historic numismatic rarities that they’re collectively valued at close to quarter of a million dollars!

Visitors to Perth and local residents are now being encouraged to come and view the remarkable artefacts, which are seldom on the market but currently available for sale.

As part of the same unique display you’ll also be able to view a Queen Victoria 1899 Sovereign, the first sovereign minted at The Perth Mint; another rare Australian copper coin, the King George V 1921 penny; and the renowned Roth Family Holey Dollar, which is on loan from rare coin dealer Sterling & Currency and valued at $225,000.

The numismatic rarities display is free to view at The Perth Mint Shop until 27 November 2016. Anyone interested in purchasing the 1930 Penny or Adelaide Pounds should either talk to our Shop staff, contact the customer service team on 1800 098 817, or email orders@perthmint.com.au.

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Aug 182016
 

ANDA’s Money Expo is set to serve-up an action-packed weekend for coin enthusiasts and their families at the Melbourne Park Function Centre on 27 and 28 August.

The exciting exhibitor line-up features major Australian coin players, including both government Mints, while expert dealers from across the country will bring a wealth of additional knowledge and expertise.

ANDA is intent on making the Melbourne Money Expo a smash hit! As well as the more serious side of buying and evaluations, the re-vamped event features a prize pool of giveaways worth $1,000, free Show Bags for every attendee, and a ‘Five Cent Forage’ for the kids.

What’s more, the organiser has declared entrance fees are ‘out’, with admission now by gold coin donation!

Perth Mint Expo Special

Another great reason to drop by is The Perth Mint’s Melbourne Expo Special – a 2016 Australian Kangaroo 1/2oz silver coin featuring superb colourization. Limited to a mintage of just 1,500, the coin will be offered to visitors on both days at an exclusive price of $59.00 . Any outstanding mintage will be advertised by the Mint at the recommended retail price of $65.00 per coin from Monday 29 August.

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Representing The Perth Mint in Melbourne, Fiona Hanrahan shows off the extremely limited Expo special.

Number One Prize Draw

And in a further ace attraction, the Mint is giving visitors a shot at taking home an Australian Kangaroo 2016 1oz Silver Gilded Edition accompanied by the sought-after Certificate Number One. Entry forms will be available on the Mint’s stand where it will be presenting a superb display of its latest precious metal collectables.

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More Information

For further information, visit the Money Expo website – moneyexpo.net.au

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Jul 192016
 

Following the launch of the world exclusive Kimberley Treasure coin, The Perth Mint has sold the spectacular masterpiece to an international buyer within just 48 hours of its release.

Crafted from one kilogram of 99.99% pure gold and featuring a radiant 0.54 carat red diamond from the famed Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Kimberley Treasure coin is a one-of-a-kind collector’s item and valuable investment.

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The new owner of the coveted piece is Ashish Vijay Jain, Chairman of Tiara Gems and Jewellery DMCC, a company which specialises in rare coloured diamonds, unique collectables and heirloom pieces of fine jewellery.

“With an appreciation for Western Australia and its rare treasures, we are honoured to bring this prestigious collectable to Dubai, the luxury hub of the Middle East,” said Mr Jain. “At Tiara Gems we believe in the collection of extravagant items and endeavour to acquire many rare and exclusive pieces from around the world, such as the Kimberley Treasure coin.”

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hayes, said he was delighted that the Kimberley Treasure coin had attracted so much interest from collectors and investors, with several interested parties vying for the privilege to own such as unique treasure. “This is a testament to the coin’s status as an object of desire and it has certainly found an ideal home in Dubai,” he added.

The Kimberley Treasure coin will be on display in The Perth Mint Shop, 310 Hay Street, East Perth, until Sunday 14 August.

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Jul 122016
 

The world’s first coin featuring a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Pink Diamond Mine was unveiled at The Perth Mint today.

Crafted from 1 kilo of 99.99% pure gold, the one-of-a-kind Kimberley Treasure coin features a bounding ‘red kangaroo’ and a radiant 0.54 carat red diamond. Selected for the Argyle Pink Diamond Tender, the most exclusive diamond sale in the world, the specially cut gemstone is hand set between the animal’s front paws.

Officiating at the launch of the unique offering, the Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, said that its creation was a great example of two local companies sharing a passion for quality craftsmanship and the State’s rarest and most valuable resources.

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“The Perth Mint and Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine have both been at the hub of Western Australian industry for decades, so I am delighted to unveil a collector’s item which captures two of the most beautiful natural treasures of our State,” said Premier Barnett.

Valued at $1 million, the Australian legal tender Kimberley Treasure is the most breathtaking collaboration between the two organisations yet. Previous releases include a number of diamond-studded ingots and coins portraying symbolic representations of the Kimberley landscape.

The magnificent new coin is on display in The Perth Mint’s retail shop on Hay Street until late August. Persons interested in purchasing The Kimberley Treasure can acquire further details by calling +61 8 9421 7376.

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