Jul 032014

AustralianKangarooHR1ozSilverRepresenting the very best in minting excellence, this proof quality coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in spectacular high relief, and features an adult kangaroo in outback Australia.

With a limited issue of 19,000, the Australian legal tender release is housed in individual presentation packaging accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

For your chance to win this stunning coin, simply rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram.

Clue: three different names for a group of kangaroos


How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘July 2014 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 31 July 2014. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and the winner will be notified by telephone or email. Terms and conditions.

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Last month’s winner: Lorraine Wallis of WA, for the correct answer ‘The Acacia Tree’


Jul 032014

July marks the start of the new financial year and to start things off with a bang The Perth Mint is releasing a stunning array of new coins.

Australian Kangaroo 2014 25th Anniversary Gold Proof Coins (individual 1oz and 1/4oz gold proof coins, and five-coin set)

 2014 Australian Megafauna – Megalania 1oz Silver Proof Coin

2014 Australian Outback 1/2oz Silver Coloured Coin Collection

2014 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Chinese Astrological Series 2014 Year of the Horse - Prosperity 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Chinese Astrological Series 2014 Year of the Horse 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin Set

2014 Mini Koala 0.5g Gold Coin

2014 Young Collectors Superpowers Series Flight $1 Coin

Browse the electronic bulletin above for details of these and other recent releases including Australia’s official commemorative coins of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.


Jun 302014

It is with great sadness that The Perth Mint learned of the passing at the weekend of Cheryl Holt, better known as Maggie to members of the Silver Stackers forum. Maggie played a highly-significant role in the coin community in Australia and beyond and will be sadly missed by the many collectors and investors whose lives she touched. In regular dealings with the Mint, Maggie displayed her trademark cheerfulness, kindness and grace, which has left a lasting impression on all staff who had the pleasure of conversing with her. The Mint would like to convey its sincere condolences to Maggie’s husband Russell and the family at this tremendously difficult time.

For further information and tributes, please visit Silver Stackers.


Jun 262014

Donald_Duck_SmallDonald Fauntleroy Duck is arguably Disney’s second most successful cartoon character. Famous for his brash, mischievous nature and agitated temper tantrums, in many ways he is diametrically opposed to Mickey Mouse. But as a rascal with a heart of gold, audiences have always found him impossibly hard to resist!

Donald made his cartoon debut on 9 June 1934, six years after Mickey, his friend and rival, became Disney Studios’ first star. In The Wise Little Hen, Donald’s shameless behaviour was the architect of his undoing. Soon, such setbacks would be igniting his regular fits of incomprehensible squawking rage.

Less physically rounded in his early appearances, Donald was nevertheless introduced in his trademark sailor’s shirt, cap and bow tie. Moreover, he communicated in a unique, semi-intelligible quacking-style – care of Clarence Nash – surely now one of the most recognizable character voices in history.

By 1937, audience reaction to Donald’s comically irascible personality saw him move from supporting character to star in his own right. Often accompanied by his adorable nephews – Huey, Dewey, and Louie; love interest Daisy Duck; or his thrifty uncle Scrooge McDuck, Donald rose to the status of cartoon royalty and one of the best-loved animated characters of all time.

Celebrating  the 80th ANNIVERSARY of Donald Duck

Donald Duck’s debut film appearance in The Wise Little Hen is the inspiration behind these 80th Anniversary of Donald Duck gold and silver coin releases.

Portraying a vintage Donald in his instantly recognisable attire, the coins are struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, with no more than 10,000 silver coins and 1,000 gold coins to be released.

Each coin is housed in presentation packaging accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, offering the perfect opportunity to celebrate eight decades of Donald’s comic antics.