Apr 032012

We are enormously proud to present our Australian Olympic Team five-coin set. Officially approved by the Australian Olympic Committee, these dazzling tributes salute the athletes preparing to represent Australia at this year’s Games.

‘Dragonmania’ continues unabated, and the ten-coin set celebrates the dawn of the Year of the Dragon magnificently.

The final release in the Famous Battles in Australian History series commemorates the battle of Long Tan which took place during the Vietnam War.

This month also sees the release of two Australian Koala coins, and the Mini-Roo coin – all featuring new 2012 designs.

These and other exciting products make April another great minting month!

  • 2012 Australian Olympic Team
    $1 Five-Coin Set (Australia Only)
  • Australian Lunar Series II
    2012 Year of the Dragon
    1oz Silver Ten-Coin Set
  • Famous Battles in Australian History – Long Tan
    2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Australian Koala
    2012 1kg Silver Proof Coin
  • Australian Koala
    2012 1/10oz Silver Coin in Card
  • 2012 Mini Roo
    0.5g Gold Coin
  • Wildlife in Need – Black Rhinoceros
    2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • H.M. Queen Elizabeth – Diamond Jubilee
    2012 1oz Silver Two-Coin Set

For comprehensive details please visit our Recent Releases webpage.

Apr 032012

Issued as Australian legal tender this fantastic set comprises five uncirculated aluminium bronze $1 coins and is presented in a souvenir folder.

For your chance to win, simply rearrange the following letters to solve the anagram!

Clue: Olympic Motto

How to enter:

Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au. Mark your reply ‘April 2012 Anagram Competition’ and include your name, telephone and Perth Mint membership number. (Not yet a member? Register here) Entries close by 30 April 2012. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and the winner will be notified by telephone or email. (T&Cs)

Last Month’s Winner: Congratulations H Grenkowitz of Queensland.

Feb 032012

No challenge is too great for our designers, and the first coin in the Australian Opal Series is another example of our innovative craftsmanship. The design incorporates an inner panel detailed in pure Australian opal, with an outer panel created in struck silver.

Not to be outshone, the highly anticipated Discover Australia silver coins are also released this month and they feature more iconic Australian animals.

For lovers of naval history, the fourth release in the popular Ships That Changed The World series, depicts the USS Constitution. Monickered ‘Old Ironsides’, the vessel is still a fully-commissioned naval ship of the United States.

Sports lovers too, will be thrilled with our Australian Olympic Team releases (Australia Only).

There is a total of 12 new releases on offer from The Perth Mint in February:

  • 2012 Discover Australia
    1oz Silver Proof Coins
  • Australian Opal Series – The Koala
    2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Ships That Changed The World – USS Constitution
    2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2012 Australian Olympic
    Team Series (Australia Only)
  • World’s Fair of Money – Berlin Coin Show Special
    1oz Silver Coloured Coin
  • Dragons of Legend – Red Welsh Dragon
    2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin

For comprehensive details please visit our Recent Releases webpage.

Sep 152011

In little more than week since it was launched, this official Australian Olympic Team release issued in anticipation of success at London 2012 has been snapped up by collectors and is already sold out at The Perth Mint.

2012 Australian Olympic Team 2oz Gold Proof Coin
Full mintage: 30 sold out

Jul 152011

What are Britain’s greatest icons? The Royal Mint made six interesting choices for this coin set celebrating the best of British in the lead up the 2012 London Games.

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Winston Churchill, the original ‘bulldog’ spirit, and Big Ben, the popular name for the famous clock tower at Westminster, are solid inclusions.

The same can be said for Buckingham Palace and The Mall, familiar landmarks at the heart of ‘royal’ London.

We particularly like the tribute to Old Father Thames. Witness to 2,000 years of history, its reflective course is cleverly shown meandering through the Olympic city in a brilliant design.

Another fascinating portrayal offers a close-encounter with Stonehenge, the millennia-old mystery on Salisbury Plain.

Finally, there’s a celebration of British music – from the Proms to pop – symbolised in a depiction of ‘Breathless’, a sculpture created from squashed brass instruments.

There’s a huge choice of iconic people, places, landscapes, art and culture that could have been represented in this sterling silver collection. But this is an admirable result that many Australians of British descent will take pride in as London puts its unique stamp on the next Olympic spectacle.

Available from The Perth Mint website now.