Mar 042014

2014MiniRooHere’s your chance to win an iconic Australian 99.99% pure gold coin.

The reverse of the 2014 Mini Roo portrays a kangaroo in a classic standing stance. The obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The coin comes in a protective acrylic capsule presented in a wallet-sized display card.

Simply rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram.

What are the three different names for a male kangaroo?

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

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for notification of anagrams and other great coin competitions.

Facebook Twitter

Last month’s winner: Clinton McQueen of Victoria for the correct answer of ‘pans for gold’.


Feb 072014

The Perth Mint has released this iconic Australian collectable in celebration of our attendance at the year’s largest numismatic event – World Money Fair – taking place in Berlin until 9 February.

Limited to a maximum mintage of just 2,000, the 2014 Australian Kangaroo is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver with a coloured image of a kangaroo in a springtime rural scene.

Each coin is housed in a display case with an illustrated shipper featuring the World Money Fair logo.

We’re pleased to announce that a small allocation of these exceptional releases is available for sale on The Perth Mint website from today. For more information, click here.


Jan 172014

Clients in Austria and Germany will have the rare privilege of experiencing the world’s largest gold coin up close and personal in coming weeks.

The Perth Mint’s Guinness World Record holding 1 Tonne Gold Coin is travelling from Australia to Europe as part of a promotional tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Program.

The colossal Australian legal tender coin, which is made from 99.99% pure gold, will appear at four city venues – each providing the public with a stunning opportunity to marvel at its impressive dimensions.

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Ed Harbuz, said Europe was the Mint’s number one market for bullion and a natural choice for the promotional tour. “Working with some of our leading distributors, we’re delighted to showcase the centrepiece of the Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Program across the region,” he said.

The schedule* of appearances runs as follows:

VIENNA – 21 to 24 January 2014
Kunsthistorisches Museum
Burgring 5, A-1010 Vienna

MUNICH – 27 and 28 January 2014
Pro Aurum
Joseph-Wild-Str.12, 81825 Munich

STUTTGART – 29 January to 4 February
Baden-Württembergische Bank
2014 Konigstr. 3, 70173 Stuttgart

BERLIN – 7 to 9 February 2014
Estrel Hotel & Convention Centre
Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin

(Updated 23.01.14)

To mark these exclusive appearances, The Perth Mint has released a limited edition 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Gold Bullion Tribute Coin, replicating the design of its supersized companion.

Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in bullion quality, the tribute coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, and is restricted to a mintage of only 65,000.

Investors and collectors in Australia and Asia can purchase this historic piece from, while purchasers in Europe and American can secure the coin from selected coin dealers. Visit for further details.


Jul 302013

This video tells the story of how Australia’s very first Kangaroo gold “coins” came to be produced in Melbourne during the 1850s. Extraordinarily rare, the historic gold pieces have been re-created by The Perth Mint in association with the Smithsonian Institution in America, where one of the original issues now resides.

For more information see:

Port Phillip Kangaroo Gold Proof Four-Medallion Replica Collection
Port Phillip Kangaroo1/4oz Gold Proof Replica


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.