Sep 042014
 

The ancient Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back beyond 2,600BC, is reputedly the longest chronological record in history. According to Chinese legend, Buddha summoned the animals to attend him before departing to the next life. Just 12 came and consequently each one was rewarded with a lunar year to preside over.

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2015 Year of the Goat

The Chinese believe that these animals have a profound effect on the personality of people born under their influence. Thus, anyone born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 – the Year of the Goat – will likely be elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm!

The Year of the Goat, which occurs again in 2015, is celebrated on the latest coins from the Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series II. The stunning quality of the Proof Issues make them perfect for all ‘goats’ to cherish.

Whether you’re thinking of buying these coins as personal keepsakes or as gifts for someone who was born in the Year of the Goat, don’t hesitate too long as mintages are exceptional limited.

Click here for full details of the exquisite Gold and Silver Proof Issues.

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Feb 252014
 

We’re excited to be attending the Perth ANDA Coin and Banknote Show at Belmont Park Racecourse, Burswood, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March 2014.

This year’s Perth Mint Coin Show Special is a spectacular 2oz Year of the Horse coloured coin. Struck from 99.9% pure silver, it has a maximum mintage of just 1,000.

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The coin is available at the Show for the specially discounted price of $169 – a saving of $10 on the recommended retail price.

The ANDA Coin Show brings together coin specialists from across Australia who are keen to buy and sell. Bring along your collectables for a free valuation by selected dealers!

General admission is $10 for a day, or $15 for a two-day pass. Children under 15 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pensioner and student concessions also apply.

There’s free parking, or alternatively you can alight at nearby Belmont Park railway station.

The Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association (ANDA) is the professional body representing individuals and businesses that deal in coins and banknotes throughout Australia.

For further information visit www.anda.com.au

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Feb 042014
 

February’s bulletin includes the first release from our new Gods of Olympus 2oz silver coin series. Befitting such a dramatic figure, the high relief design is struck in a rimless format and features an antique finish for a truly impressive result.

This bulletin also features the latest coin from a popular established series, as well as the initial release from a new series that looks equally strong.

The Tasmanian Devil is the fifth native animal to appear in our well-loved Australian Opal series, which previously depicted the koala, wombat, kangaroo and pygmy possum in similarly stunning style.

For the first coin in our heart-warming Mother’s Love series, however, we’ve chosen a lioness. The beautiful design reflects her affection for a young cub – with similar portrayals featuring four other world animals and their offspring to follow.

ANZAC day approaching and you’ll find a new commemorative Australian $1 coin which this year pays special tribute to the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service.

As well as the latest design from The Land Down Under Series, there are carded additions to the Australian Koala silver coin series and two new releases celebrating the Year of the Horse.

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