Oct 072014
 

October sees the launch of the latest coin from the Australia Map Shaped Series featuring native Australian animals.

The new coin portrays one of Australia’s most feared reptiles, the Saltwater Crocodile. A formidable and opportunistic predator, it’s capable of killing almost any animal that enters its territory!

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Australia Map Shaped Coin Series – Saltwater Crocodile 2014 1oz Silver Coin

Check out this video clip of the actual coin in capsule.

Issued as Australian legal tender, just 6,000 of these Saltwater Crocodile coins from the Australia Map Shaped 1oz Silver Series will be released in presentation packaging.

Australia Map Shaped Series

The Australia Map Shaped Coin Series has proved exceptionally popular since the first coin was issued in 2012. With a maximum mintage of 6,000, each coin is cleverly created from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in the shape of Australia.

The Kookaburra, Emu, Kangaroo and Platypus releases have already sold out, and there are currently less than 1,000 Koala coins still available for sale. Please consider snapping up the latest release if you’re intending to pursue this series further or simply love all things crocodilian!

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Future assured for popular series

Contrary to information presented in this month’s Bulletin, this unique series is certain to continue in 2015 and beyond. Designs under consideration feature an adventurous and exciting selection of Australian animals that we’re sure will delight collectors going forward.

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Oct 072014
 

This month sees the launch of some special releases celebrating the 2014 Year of the Goat. These beautiful coins are magnificent collectables, gifts and keepsakes for anyone born under the influence of the lunar goat in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015.

Coloured Gold Coins

Coloured Silver Coins

For the ultimate silver collectable marking the Year of the Goat, this year’s Typeset Collection features Proof, Bullion, Coloured and Gilded coins in one stunning presentation.

This month sees the release of many more exquisite coins catering for a broad range of tastes and interests in the wonderful world of modern numismatics.

Happy collecting!

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Jun 192013
 

The following coin releases are now sold out at The Perth Mint.

1st-banknote-thmb 100th Anniversary of Australia’s First Banknote 1oz Silver Proof Coin and Stamp Set
Maximum Mintage: 3,000 sold out
Kangaroo_map-shaped Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Kangaroo 2013 1oz Silver Coin
Maximum Mintage: 6,000 sold out

 

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Apr 022013
 

Once again our designers have captured the essence of Australia for a range of stunning new coins available in April;

The Australian Map Shaped series is back with a great portrayal of a kangaroo in a coastal scene representing Picnic Rocks, Tasmania.
the second release from The Land Down Under series of iconic coins depicts a didgeridoo player in a dramatically coloured bush location;
it’s the turn of an infant platypus on the ever-so-cute Australian Bush Babies series;
and two classic additions see the Australia Koala available as a coloured 1oz coin and a breathtaking 1 kilo proof coin.

April’s new releases also include an astounding rarity for collectors of Royal commemoratives. Included in our tributes marking the 175th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s coronation is a spectacular 2oz pure gold proof coin with a maximum mintage of just 150.

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Flick through the electronic bulletin for more details of these and other new issues from Deadly and Dangerous, and Mythical Creatures, or visit the recent releases section on our website.

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Aug 222012
 

Many thanks to the avid collector who sent us this picture from Alberta in Canada of his own hand-crafted Map-Shaped coin display. Being so distant from Australia, it was a bit of a problem finding a seven-pointed Commonwealth Star and our collector is still looking for a pin featuring the Australian flag. Even so, we think it’s a fantastic result which will present the first four Map-Shaped releases to perfection!

Anyone else created an interesting display of Perth Mint coins? Send us your photos for the blog!

Aug 072012
 

On the day our Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Emu 2012 1oz Silver Coin is launched, here are ten emu facts we hope you find fascinating.

  • The emu is the largest bird inhabiting the Australian continent.
  • One species exists today, although prior to European colonisation three other species occurred: the Tasmanian emu, the King Island emu and the Kangaroo Island emu.
  • The name emu is thought to be derived from an Arabic word for ‘large bird’ and later adopted by early Portuguese explorers.
  • The emu is part of a group known as ratites, which includes the Australian cassowary, from which it may have evolved.

  • Like other ratites, the emu has a ‘keelless’ breastbone and is therefore missing the part needed to anchor powerful flight muscles.
  • The flightless bird’s long legs are extremely strong and fast, allowing it to sprint at over 30 miles per hour.
  • With no teeth emus swallow large pebbles to help their stomach grind up food.
  • The emu and the kangaroo were chosen for our Coat of Arms as they are the only two Australian animals that can’t move backwards.
  • An emu egg can weigh about the same as 12 chicken eggs.
  • Emu egg shells have multiple layers ranging from an inner white layer through to a green outer layer, which led to Kalti Paarti – the art of carving emu eggs (see astonishing examples here).

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