Apr 032017
 

The Perth Mint unveiled a special Coloured Rooster from its Australian Lunar Coin Series at the Melbourne 2017 FIAP International Stamp Exhibition over the weekend.

Struck from a 1/4oz of 99.99% pure silver, the Australian legal tender coin features a rooster with a hen and chicks in vivid colour.

Hunters of rare coin show specials can acquire the release from today through the Mint’s website. But the opportunity is likely to be short-lived, with no more than 2,500 coins housed in 2017 Melbourne International Stamp Expo packaging on offer.

An unusual weight for a silver collector coin, the 1/4oz release has a retail price of just AUD 29 and would make an ideal keepsake for anyone born in the Year of the Rooster.

Order here: 2017 year of the Rooster 1/4oz Silver Coloured Coin in 2017 Melbourne International Stamp Exhibition packaging

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Mar 302017
 

It’s autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and in parts of Australia the hot conditions have given way to more gentle weather. Even though the days grow shorter, the months of March, April and May are often wonderfully sunny, presenting the perfect opportunity to enjoy our unique natural environment.

For your chance to win this gorgeous 2013 1oz Autumn Silver Proof Square Coin from the Australian Season series, try solving this month’s anagram puzzle.

Clue: Renowned for their Autumn display

How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘April 2017 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 1 May 2017. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and the winner will be notified by telephone or email. Terms and conditions.

See us on Facebook and Twitter for notification of anagrams and other great coin competitions.

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Last month’s winner: Congratulations Stephanie Compton of NSW for the correct answer of ‘Estuarine crocodile’.

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Mar 302017
 

Each month The Perth Mint has pleasure in offering an exclusive new range of modern numismatic coins for collectors and gift buyers.

This April, iconic releases include a beautiful new Australian Stock Horse silver coin, and a special 5oz silver tribute to writer and poet Henry Lawson, born 150 years ago in 1867.

The courage and compassion displayed by Australians on the Western Front and in the Middle East during 1917 is honoured on this year’s Three-Coin 1/2oz Silver Set from our moving ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series.

Meanwhile, anyone absorbed by the mythology of dragons will love the exquisite imagery and detailing on our latest ‘antiqued’ silver coin release.

Together with a spectacular new silver Kookaburra made from 1 kilo of silver, and our majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle now offered in high relief on 2oz of gold, this month’s new coins underline The Perth Mint’s reputation for one of the most successful collector coin programs in the world.

Check out the electronic bulletin above to discover this month’s complete line-up of new releases. To order, please visit perthmint.com.au, call 1800 098 817 / +61 8 9421 7218, or visit The Perth Mint Shop, 310 Hay Street in East Perth.

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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.

 

Visit Numismatic Mintages on our website to access the information.

To read our Mintage Policy and Glossary of Terms, click here.

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Mar 212017
 

The following collector coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint.

  Australian Kookaburra
2017 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set
Issue Limit: 1,000
  Star Trek: The Original Series
U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
2016 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin
Maximum Mintage: 800
  Australian Kangaroo
2016 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
Maximum Mintage: 250


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Mar 162017
 

John Mercanti’s career as a coin designer and engraver is a remarkable one.

John Mercanti.

His artistic talents were recognised in 1974 by the US Mint, where he spent 36 years, the last four in the revered position of Chief Engraver.

John was responsible for more successful designs than any other employee in the history of the Mint, where the process was traditionally a competition between members of the in-house team.

Among his achievements are many notable American coins and medals, including the American Eagle, a landmark release in that nation’s history.

Since his ‘retirement’, John has been involved in many projects, including the design of the first Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle, originally struck by The Perth Mint in 2014.

Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 2017 1oz Gold & Silver High Relief Coins

We’re delighted to release these 2017-dated versions showcasing John’s second interpretation of Australia’s largest bird of prey standing on a dead tree branch.

Made from pure gold and pure silver in flawless proof quality, the beautiful coins are struck in high relief, a minting process which increases the design’s prominence from the surrounding table. Displaying the intricate detail of the majestic bird’s plumage with superb clarity, the stunning coins do full justice to John’s unforgettable portrayal.

John once described his involvement in the Wedge-tailed Eagle program as “one of the highlights of my career.” Undoubtedly, the result of his exceptional talents is one of the highlights of our annual collector releases.

With just 500 gold and 10,000 silver versions, these coins are destined to be sought after by collectors the world over.

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