September’s sizzling snakes are the hot item of the month. These gold and silver proof issues are the next editions in the 12-year Australian Lunar Series II. Other superb releases include the first release in the Birds of Australia series, the beautiful Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Catch our cuddly Koala for the first time in magnificent high relief detail and collect the mighty Rhinoceros Beetle to add to your Animal Athletes collection.
Exciting new Twitter competition!
Australia is such a beautiful country! That’s why our Discover Australia coin programme is dedicated to its many wondrous animals and landscapes.
To celebrate, we’re delighted to offer a complete 2012 Discover Australia five-coin set as first prize in a fantastic new competition for collectors.
First Prize: ‘Discover Australia’ Pure Silver Coin Set
Struck with incredible quality and precision, each coin in the set is made from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver. The coins depict five favourite Australian animals on a coloured background evoking quintessential elements of the Australian experience. Adding to this set’s aura, valued at $520, is the knowledge that no more than 7,500 will ever be released.
Runner-Up Prizes: 5 x 2012 Celebrate Australia Coin Collections
Five lucky runner’s up will each receive a 2012 Celebrate Australia ‘World Heritage Sites’ Five Coin Collection.
Answer this question
What is your favourite place in Australia? Whether it’s the glistening white sand of a lonely beach, a majestic mountain, your capital city, or a characteristic bush town, we want to you to name and describe your special place.
Tweet us you entry
To be eligible, Tweet us your glowing description in no more than 140 characters on Twitter @perthmint. All the Tweets we receive will be added to our favourites – check out what’s been Tweeted already.
Be sure to enter soon!
Entries close 5pm on 24 August 2012 AWST. Good luck!
This month you could win a brilliant new Celebrate Australia coin collection issued by The Perth Mint in tribute to five incredible Australian locations: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the Lord Howe Island Group, the Willandra Lakes Region, Fraser Island and Kakadu National Park.
For your chance to win, simply rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram!
Clue: An Australian World Heritage Listed Site.
How to enter:
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark your reply ‘July 2012 Anagram Competition’ and include your name, telephone and Perth Mint membership number or Twitter username. Entries close by 06 August 2012. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and the winner will be notified by telephone or email. (T&Cs)
Last Month’s Winner: Congratulations C Heathcote of Victoria.
This month were introducing some stunning new Australian coin creations. Here is the digital version of the July Bulletin for an in depth look at each new release.
We’re pleased to announce the re-stocking of our website with the 2012 Gilded Dragon.
Made from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality, the popular release depicts a dragon gilded in 24-carat gold. No more than 50,000 of these coins will be released.
For further information or to place an order while current stocks last, click here.
Also now available on the website is our 2012 Perth ANDA Celebrate Australia Coin Show Special.
The coin’s coloured reverse symbolises Western Australia’s world heritage-listed Shark Bay with a dugong and seagrass in turquoise, sun-warmed waters.
Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, only 2,500 will be released.
You can read more and place an order for this very limited release here.
Coin dealers will offer this extremely rare Perth Mint Coin Show Special at the forthcoming ANDA event in Adelaide.
Its reverse depicts a Spotted-tailed Quoll, a protected native species found in Tasmania’s cool temperate forests and coastal heathlands.
(Department of Environment & Heritage Fact Sheet – Quolls of Australia)
The coin’s design also features a representation of a waterfall and local flora in colour.
Issued as Australian legal tender, just 2,500 of these coins will be released. Each coin is housed in a presentation case and illustrated shipper featuring the ANDA logo.
The ANDA Adelaide Coin Show takes place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October at the Adelaide Festival Centre.