May 032016
 

A stunning complement to last year’s Kimberley Sunset 2oz pink gold coin has been crafted at The Perth Mint.

The 2016 Kimberley Sunrise 2oz yellow gold companion coin mirrors the original high relief design depicting an iconic boab tree in north-western Australia’s unique wilderness.

While the earlier release featured an eye-catching Argyle pink diamond, the new coin has been individually hand set with a 0.03-carat fine white diamond, symbolising the arrival of dawn’s new light in this extraordinary region.

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The 2016 Kimberley Sunrise 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin with last year’s popular Kimberley Sunset coin.

Strict Limited Mintage

Under its worldwide mintage limit, just 500 of these lavish Kimberley Sunrise pure gold creations will be issued, each housed in luxury presentation packaging.

Following the rapid sell out of last year’s Kimberley Sunset coin, the Kimberley Sunrise release is expected to be highly sought-after by new admirers as well as owners of the first coin who would like to treasure them both as a sumptuous numismatic combination.

See how the fine white diamond is expertly hand set in this stunning Kimberley Sunrise gold proof coin:

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Apr 222016
 

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Pillars of Australian culture and society, Anzac Day and the Returned & Services League (RSL) are both 100 years-old in 2016. Marking this shared milestone, these coins from The Perth Mint were developed under license with the Australian War Memorial (AWM) and the RSL as official numismatic tributes through which the community can honour the service and sacrifice of our Defence Force personnel.

From left:

The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series
Anzac Day 100 Years 2016 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

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RSL Centenary Coin Series
2016 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The emblem and logo of the Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) are owned by the RSL and may only be used with the written consent of the RSL.
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Anzac $1 Coin Series
2016 Aluminium Bronze Coin in Card

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Apr 212016
 

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia, has welcomed the release of three Australian numismatic tributes marking Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.

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Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia, holds one of the three Royal tribute coins crafted by The Perth Mint.

“The celebration of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday is a remarkable moment in history and The Perth Mint has created exceptional coin tributes for the occasion,” Her Excellency said.

“I am particularly delighted to see the craftsmanship showcasing branches of the golden wattle, our national flower which was depicted in the brooch presented to the Queen during her coronation tour of Australia in 1954, and the St Edward’s Crown symbolising our historical links with British constitutional and parliamentary heritage.”

The superb releases are the latest in a long line of Buckingham Palace-approved coins issued by The Perth Mint celebrating personal milestones of members of the Royal Family. Click here for more details.

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Apr 142016
 

These special releases celebrate the 75th anniversary of the classic Disney animated film Dumbo, which was released on 23 October 1941. Ridiculed for his enormous ears, the loveable baby circus elephant becomes a sensation when he discovers he can use them to fly!

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Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, this coin portrays Dumbo in flight with Timothy the mouse sitting in the brim of his hat.

No more than 10,000 of the 75th Anniversary of Dumbo 2016 1oz Silver Coin will be released, each in an elegant wooden box accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Available in similar presentation packaging with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this 1/4oz version of the coin is struck from 99.99% pure gold. No more than 1,000 of the 75th Anniversary of Dumbo 2016 1/4oz Gold Coin will be released.

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Apr 122016
 

New coins featuring two more famous Disney princesses are now available from The Perth Mint.

The latest gold and silver releases portray Tiana from the 2009 production The Princess and the Frog, and Rapunzel from the 2010 picture Tangled – the 49th and 50th animated features from Walt Disney Studios.

With vividly coloured character portrayals, both silver coins are made from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in stunning proof quality. Fully-struck, their gold proof companions are both delicately crafted from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold.

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Like previous releases in this popular series, no more than 10,000 of each silver coin and 1,000 of each gold coin will ever be released, each housed in superb presentation packaging.

Further information:

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Disney Princess – Rapunzel

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Apr 072016
 

As chronicler of The Royal Family with its series of stunning Australian numismatic celebrations, The Perth Mint is honoured to unveil three new coins in special tribute to Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

Struck from pure gold or silver, each coin portrays a representation of St Edward’s Crown. It is surrounded by branches of wattle in recognition of the constitutional and historical links between Australia and the British monarchy.

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Significance of design elements

St Edward’s Crown

St Edward’s Crown is used for the coronation of the sovereign. The original, which dated back to and was named after Edward the Confessor, was destroyed on the order of Oliver Cromwell in 1649. Part of the new regalia completed for the coronation of Charles II, St Edward’s Crown is made from gold and contains some 440 precious and semi-precious gems. It was last used to crown Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953.

Golden Wattle

Native to Australia, Acacia pycnantha, commonly known as the golden wattle, produces a profuse display of fragrant, golden flowers in late winter and spring. Along with many similar species from the genus Acacia, it inspired Australia’s national colours – green and gold. Golden wattle was recognised as an iconic symbol for many years before being formally adopted as Australia’s national floral emblem during bicentenary celebrations in 1988.

Happy 90th Birthday Your Majesty

The Queen was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary at 2:40am on 21 April 1926 in central London. On her 21st birthday, she formally dedicated her life to the service of the Commonwealth.

To mark her 90th birthday, The Queen is demonstrating her enduring commitment by attending a picnic lunch with 10,000 people representing 600 charities of which she is patron. Other celebratory events she is attending include a pageant at Windsor Castle, a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, and the traditional Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade.

The Perth Mint wishes The Queen an extremely happy birthday and expresses the hope that she also finds time to relax and enjoy her momentous achievement.

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