May 092016

For followers of Perth Mint sales and mintage data we’re pleased to announce that the latest figures for proof and collectable releases are available now. As well as Declared Mintages for 2013 coins, this update includes Sales-to-Date for 2014 and 2015-dated products as at 31 December 2015.

Click here to visit Numismatic Mintages where you can download the relevant data sheets in pdf format.


Apr 012016

Australian Map Shaped Ten-Coin Series

Our popular Australian Map Shaped releases featuring imagery of native animals is now officially a Ten-Coin Series.

The final coin, featuring Australia’s iconic wild dog – the dingo – will be issued in October 2016.

Collectors who’ve followed these coins with the aim of acquiring the complete series now have their objective clearly in sight.

  • 2012 Kookaburra – Sold Out
  • 2012 Emu – Sold Out
  • 2013 Kangaroo – Sold Out
  • 2013 Platypus – Sold Out
  • 2014 Koala – Buy Now
  • 2014 Saltwater Crocodile – Buy Now
  • 2015 Wedge-tailed Eagle – Buy Now
  • 2015 Redback Spider – Buy Now
  • 2016 Great White Shark – Buy Now
  • 2016 Dingo – Future Release (Final)

Treasures of the World ‘Locket’ Coins

Treasures of the World now comprises three silver coins and three gold coins.

  • 2013 Europe – Garnet
  • 2014 Australia – Gold
  • 2015 North America – Turquoise

Originally conceived as a five gold and five silver coin program, the final two annual releases have been cancelled as a result of production issues.

View available coins in this series here.


Mar 312016

The Perth Mint will issue no further releases from the Australian Antarctic Territory Series.

The popular program was inspired by huge collector interest in our 2004 Mawson Station 50th Anniversary 1oz silver proof coin. A modern numismatic classic, it sold out rapidly in honour of legendary polar explorer, Douglas Mawson.

Featuring eleven subsequent coins, the series leaves a rich legacy of tributes to other Australian Antarctic explorers, as well as extraordinary wildlife and stunning natural phenomena found in the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on Earth.

The Complete SeriesAAT_12-CoinSeries

  • 2004 Mawson Station – Sold Out
  • 2005 Leopard Seal – Sold Out
  • 2006 Edgeworth David Base – Sold Out
  • 2007 Davis Station – Sold Out
  • 2008 Humpback Whale – Sold Out
  • 2009 South Magnetic Pole – Declared Mintage 6,703
  • 2010 Husky – Sold Out
  • 2011 Killer Whale – Sold Out
  • 2012 Emperor Penguin – Unavailable
  • 2013 Aurora Australis – Buy Now
  • 2014 Wandering Albatross – Buy Now
  • 2015 Elephant Seal ­– Buy Now

Collectors with all 12 releases now have the satisfaction of knowing that they have achieved the complete line-up in this outstanding program.


Dec 152015

The Perth Mint Member Survey

Your views are important to us. That is why we would really appreciate your views on our products and services.

Please take 5 to 10 minutes to share your feedback with us by clicking on the link above to complete our latest annual Member Survey. All answers are anonymous and will be treated in confidence.

The survey closes on Friday 18 December 2015.

Thank you for participating.

Kind regards
Blog Team

Oct 192015

The Mint has won the top prize in the 2015 WA Industry and Export Awards, securing the Premier’s Award for Excellence, as well as the Marketing and Design Excellence Industry Award.

Paying tribute, Premier Colin Barnett, said: “The Perth Mint is a leading example of excellence with its reputation for product innovation, advanced manufacturing capabilities and marketing excellence through traditional and digital promotion of its products in a highly competitive global industry.”


Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett (right) with The Perth Mint’s Neil Vance.

Now in its 27th year, the WA Industry and Export Awards promote and acknowledge the achievements of the State’s business community across sectors that include agriculture, manufacturing, medical research, information technology, education and creative industries.

Neil Vance, Group Manager Minted Products, accepted the award on behalf of the Mint, at the presentation dinner which was held on Friday 16 October at the Grand Hyatt Regency in East Perth.

The 2015 Marketing and Design Excellence Award recognises the Mint’s dedication to the production, promotion and sale of trusted pure gold, silver and platinum investment offerings and highly collectable legal tender coin programs, thus acknowledging our contribution to the State’s economic and social development, prosperity and growth.