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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Aug 072012
 

Highly anticipated additions to the Australian Map-Shaped Coin Series and Australian Opal Coin Series make their appearance in this month’s Bulletin. With several other superb collector releases, including the first colourised Australian Outback Silver Coin Collection, this is an issue not to miss!


 Go straight to new releases on our website.

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Jul 242012
 

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


Australian Map Shaped Series – Kookaburra 2012 1oz Silver Coin
Full mintage: 6,000 sold out

 


Brisbane ANDA Coin Show Special
2012 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Coin
Full mintage: 5,000 sold out


Selling Fast

Emperor Penguin 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The ninth release from the Australian Antarctic Territory series celebrates Emperor Penguins. Less than a month after release, sales have topped 5,000 out of a maximum mintage of 7,500 coins.