In this issue of the bulletin we’re definitely putting winter behind us and looking forward to spring. Appropriately enough, the Spring release from Australian Seasons completes our colourful four-coin series with a design symbolising the reawakening of nature. Another series coming to a close is Birds of Australia, which now features a Splendid Fairy-wren in the iridescent blue plumage of its breeding season. As temperatures gradually rise, spring tempts many Aussies back into the water to enjoy the thrill of surfing, the iconic activity represented by the ultimate designs from The Land Down Under series. With a special high relief silver Koala and magnificent gold proof additions to Discover Australia too, there’s plenty to warm the hearts of collectors as winter slowly draws to a close.
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.
Each of these Discover Australia coins has a maximum mintage of 5,000. No more than 3,500 of each design will be issued in individual presentation packaging, while no more than 1,500 five-coin sets will be available.
Your favourite animal?
Do you have a favourite Australian animal not featured on any of our regular coin series? We’d love to hear!
Discover Australia is back! Famed for its creative artistry, the 2013 silver coin series features spectacular new designs of Australia’s native fauna and natural landscapes.
These beautiful coins complement superbly the latest gold and silver issues from The Land Down Under, which this month chart James Cook’s famous voyage of discovery to Australia’s east coast in 1770.
June also sees the release of this year’s prestigious Australian Koala gold proof issue. In response to popular demand, it includes not just one, but two high relief coins featuring another magnificent depiction of our iconic koala.
Add to these the representation of winter on the latest addition to our Australian Seasons square coin series and the start of an exciting new sporting range for young collectors, and this month delivers another massive choice for collectors and gift buyers.
You can peruse these and more new releases at your leisure in this month’s electronic bulletin, or visit the recent releases section on our website.
We had loads of creative entries to our recent Discover Australia ‘Twitter’ competition. Thanks to everyone who had a go – we really enjoyed reading your descriptions of beautiful destinations all over Australia.