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.
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.
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!
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!