Following the sell out of last year’s release, the Australian Kookaburra 2013 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin is expected to prove popular. Just 9,000 of these spectacular releases will be issued in individual presentation packaging from a maximum mintage of 10,000.
Take a look at the amazing high relief detail on this special Australian Koala 5oz Silver Proof Coin – the first high relief coin to be crafted in this size and issued as Australian legal tender.
An extremely limited number of these Australian Koala 2013 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coins is available from The Perth Mint in Australia only.
This week we got the chance to take a close look at the Australian Kookaburra 2012 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin with our video camera. It’s a remarkable release with extraordinary high profile detailing on a mirror-like table, as this clip attests:
The first Kookaburra ever offered in the high relief format, no more than 10,000 of these silver coins will be made. Each coin comes in a display case accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. More.
|Australian high relief silver proof strikes are rapidly becoming a popular collecting genre.This is confirmed by the early interest in the first ever Australian Kookaburra 1oz high relief silver proof coin, released at the beginning of May. Already, very nearly half the total mintage of 10,000 coins has been shipped in response to strong worldwide demand.
High relief silver coins were introduced by The Perth Mint in 2010 with a Tuvalu release commemorating the story of Pheidippidis – the ancient Greek who ran 25 miles to Athens with news of his army’s historic triumph at the Battle of Marathon.
It was followed by a special Australian commemorative issue portraying Josiah Wedgwood’s historic Sydney Cove Medallion, an extremely significant artefact made from clay found near Sydney Cove in 1788.
Subsequently, we’ve focused on high relief coins from some of our most popular silver series. Not surprisingly, the high relief 1oz silver proof Dragon from this year’s Australian Lunar series was a major international success – with a limited mintage of 7,500 coins, it sold out rapidly!
Later this year in July we will release our third 1oz Australian Kangaroo high relief silver coin. The series got off to an outstandingly successful start in 2010 with a popular release that is no longer available from the Mint. However, anyone thinking about beginning a collection of high relief issues should not overlook the 2011 Kangaroo coin with its superb kangaroo design.
The undoubted interest these coins have already generated have put the high relief concept firmly on our agenda and we’re working on new projects that will make for some exciting announcements in the future.
The highly anticipated Discover Australia gold proof coins are released this month, and feature iconic Australian animals. This beautiful series is well worth a look.
For lovers of marine history be sure to see our fabulous tribute to the centenary of RMS Titanic.
For young collectors, the 2012 releases showcase animal athletes – amazing creatures that really do accomplish incredible feats.
On the subject of amazing creatures, the octopus is depicted in the next coin in the Australian Sea Life II series. Considered the most intelligent of invertebrates, this marine species has two eyes, four pairs of arms and three hearts!
Along with the new designs in the Discover Australia series, there are another six releases on offer from The Perth Mint in March:
- Australian Lunar Series II
2012 Year of the Dragon
1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin
- 100th Anniversary of RMS Titanic
2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
- Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Octopus
2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
- 2012 Young Collectors
Animal Athletes – Kangaroo
- 2012 ANZAC Day
- 2012 Australian Olympic Team
1oz Silver Proof Coin (Australia Only)
For comprehensive details please visit our Recent Releases webpage.