Mar 042014
 

WHAT’S NEW – there’s so much to report this month!

Australian Posters of World War I: a timely five-year series of rectangular-shaped silver proof coins which begins with Enlistment, portraying ‘A Call from the Dardanelles’.

100 Years of Australian Military Aviation: a silver proof commemorative marking the centenary of the first flight of an Australian military aircraft – the Bristol Military Biplane.

450th Anniversary of William Shakespeare: an extremely limited 5oz silver proof issue incorporating a special ‘spiral’ illustration of the immortal bard.

Australia Map Shaped Series – Koala: the penultimate release from this unique program of silver proof coins portraying native wildlife.

Doctor Who Monsters: a series of 1/2oz silver proof coins portraying five terrifying aliens – now including the Daleks and Weeping Angels.

Charlie Chaplin – 100 Years of Laughter: special gold and silver releases celebrating the much-admired comic genius.

Australian Antarctic Territory – Wandering Albatross:  the latest silver proof release from a popular series studying the history and wildlife of Earth’s southern polar region.

Australian Megafauna – Genyornis: the third of five releases portraying giant, extinct animals that once inhabited Australia.

Super Senses: the inaugural release in our new Superpower Series from the Young Collectors program.

PLUS two Coin Show Specials.

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Oct 232013
 

Six British monarchs share the name George with the Royal infant who will be christened at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace today.

The latter four Georges occupied the throne during Australia’s transformation from colony to independent nation – each leaving his mark.

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When the First Fleet arrived in Botany Bay, George III was in the 28th year of his 60-year reign. Remembered for losing Britain’s American colonies, he was probably a victim of porphyria, accounting for the nickname Mad King George towards the end of his life.

Did you know? Australia’s original ‘High Street’ was named in honour of George III by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1810.  Today, Sydney’s George Street remains one of the busiest streets in the city centre.

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When George III became ill, his son was appointed Prince Regent. Famous for his extravagant style and taste, his interest in art, and the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, he eventually became King in 1820.

Did you know? Captain Charles Fremantle hoisted the British flag at the mouth of the Swan River in May 1829 and took formal possession in the name of His Majesty King George IV of “all that part of New Holland which is not included within the territory of New South Wales”.

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George V’s reign between 1910 to 1936 was characterised by a series of tumultuous events, including the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland and 1926 General Strike. None had more impact than World War I, however, during which he made over 450 visits to troops and over 300 visits to hospitals.

Did you know? In 1901, the future King opened the first session of the Australian Parliament in Melbourne upon the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia, and toured the then two-year old Perth branch of the Royal Mint.

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The father of the present Monarch became King in 1936 following the abdication of his brother Edward VIII. During World War II he remained in London, gaining great popularity for his visits to severely bombed areas of the capital.

Did you know? In another parallel with his earlier namesake, George and his wife were the royal representatives at the opening of the provisional Parliament House in Canberra on 9 May 1927.

The future King George

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PrinceGeorge_SilverA wonderful companion to our Australian silver proof coin celebrating the birth of Prince George to William and Kate, this colourful Stamp and Coin Cover has just been released by Australia Post. Incorporating an Australian $1 coin struck by The Perth Mint, it also features and commemorative stamp with a post mark from George Town, Tasmania, named after the infant Prince’s ancestor, King George III.

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Jul 022013
 

Highlights from this month’s new coin bulletin include the highly anticipated Doctor Who 50th anniversary silver proof coin, the 2013 Australian Kangaroo high relief silver proof coin, the Australian Outback 1/2oz silver coin collection, and the Treasures of the World gold proof locket coin with garnet.

See all recent releases.

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May 082013
 

Remaining stock of these popular Stamp & Coin Covers can now be purchased at the discounted price of just $9.95 – a significant saving of up to $6.00.

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Issued by Australia Post, each Stamp and Coin Cover includes a commemorative Australian coin designed and struck by The Perth Mint.

Don’t miss this opportunity to secure your choice of these superbly designed Stamp and Coin Covers while stock last!

This promotion is available exclusively from The Perth Mint between 7 and 24 May 2013.

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Mar 012013
 


There’s no let-up in our desire to bring you the cream of modern numismatics with another extraordinary choice of offerings for March.

The Land Down Under goes up in size with two large- format versions of the spectacular Sydney Opera House coins that debuted last month.

The extremely popular Australian Opal Series makes a welcomed return with the third release featuring a kangaroo.

Rivalling it for intensity of colour is our new Aurora Australis coin from another familiar series, the Australian Antarctic Territory.

There’s never been a more exciting time for Koala collectors. Celebrating the platinum Proof Koala series of yesteryear, we’re issuing a prestigious 25th Anniversary tribute accompanied by a special mintmarked medallion.

Meanwhile, an absolutely extraordinary 5oz high relief silver Koala is destined to become a classic!

Also including details of this year’s ANZAC Day release, the latest new coin bulletin is one to savour.

Purchase these new releases on our website.

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Jan 072013
 

The Perth Mint and Australia Post are pleased to celebrate the 2013 Year of the Snake with this superb Stamp and Coin Cover.

We think it would make a fantastic gift for anyone born in the Year of the Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013), who is regarded as intelligent, graceful, independent, analytical and charming!

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