Aug 122011

Five 2011 Celebrate Australia $1 coins have been released this month bearing new designs inspired by Australia’s World Heritage Sites.

Wet Tropics of Queensland

Where is it? Between Townsville and Cooktown on the north-east coast of Queensland.
What’s there? Rugged topography made up largely of tropical rainforests, including the world renowned Daintree National Park.
Why is it special? It has Australia’s greatest diversity of animals and plants within an area of just 0.26% of the continent. Many species are found nowhere else in the world.

Macquarie Island

Where is it? In the Southern Ocean, 1,500km south-east of Tasmania.
What’s there? The island’s unique natural diversity is home to much wildlife, including seals and millions of penguins and other seabirds during the breeding season.
Why is it special? It’s the only place on Earth where rocks from the planet’s mantle are being exposed above sea level.

Gondwana Rainforests

Where is it? Predominantly along the Great Escarpment on Australia’s east coast between Boonah in Queensland to Gloucester in NSW.
What’s there? A patchwork of parks and reserves containing five different types of rainforest.
Why is it special? It contains the world’s largest swathes of sub-tropical rainforest and habitats for many rare and threatened plants, animals and ancient life forms.

Australian Fossil Mammal Sites

Where is it? Two discrete locations: Naracoorte in South Australia and Riversleigh in Queensland.
What’s there? Exceptional fossil records of outstanding diversity and quality providing evidence of key stages in the evolution of Australia’s fauna.
Why is it special? Ranked among the world’s 10 greatest fossil sites.

Purnululu National Park

Where is it? 100 kilometres south of Lake Argyle in north-eastern Western Australia.
What’s there? The Bungle Bungle Range, composed of quartz sandstone which has been eroded for millions of years.
Why is it special? The beehive-shaped, banded towers are considered the most outstanding examples of such formations in the world.

Aug 022011

This month’s new products from The Perth Mint:

  • Platypus Dreaming
    2011 Gold and Silver Coins
  • Ships That Changed The World – Golden Hind
    2011 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Heroes and Villains
    2011 1oz Silver Proof Five-Coin Set
  • Celebrate Australia
    2011 World Heritage Sites $1 Coins
  • Australian Bush Babies – Dingo
    2011 Stamp and Coin Cover

For full details, download the new Bulletin, or visit our Recent Releases webpage.

Jul 212011

Our Coin Show Special for the next ANDA Coin Show in Sydney is this 1oz silver proof release celebrating the Greater Blue Mountains. The reverse depicts the Three Sisters rock formation from Echo Point in colour, and a Blue Mountains Tree Frog, an inhabitant of the region’s rocky rivers and streams.
The very limited coin (2,500 mintage) will be offered at a special price at the Show.

The ANDA Sydney Coin, Banknote & Stamp Show takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on 20-21 August 2011.

Jun 282011

Our ANDA Melbourne Coin Show Special depicts the haunting beauty of Heard Island & McDonald Islands, Australia’s pristine sub-Antarctic island group in the wild Southern Ocean.

The beautifully-coloured release from the Celebrate Australia program is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. No more than 2,500 will be issued.

Visitors to the Melbourne Show can purchase the new coin at the exclusive Show price of $94.50. Thereafter, any remaining mintage will be advertised by The Perth Mint at the recommended retail price of $107.

Show Special - 2011 Heard Island & McDonald Islands 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the Australian legal tender coin is housed in a display case and wonderfully illustrated box-shipper featuring the ANDA logo alongside the dates of the Melbourne Show.

To purchase your Coin Show Special at just $94.50, visit The Perth Mint stand at ANDA Melbourne, which is being held on Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July 2011 at Caulfield Racecourse.