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.

Mar 022012

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:

  • 2012 Discover Australia
    Gold Proof Coins
  • 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
    $1 Coin
  • 2012 ANZAC Day
    $1 Coin
  • 2012 Australian Olympic Team
    1oz Silver Proof Coin (Australia Only)

For comprehensive details please visit our Recent Releases webpage.

Jan 052012

Since the age of six, my son has played soccer. I’ve attended dozens of Sunday morning matches as a cheering parent – but also as a linesman and occasional ref. Great fun – especially when he scores a goal. But nothing causes as much angst to a volunteer official as the offside rule. Woe betide you if you get this law wrong!

Explaining the offside rule to football beginners (and their parents) can be difficult and frustrating. So I was cheered to read this morning that this topic is as much an issue in Britain (where the modern-day game was invented) as it is in Australia.

Now there’s a 50 pence coin which attempts to explain football’s offside rule to the many who do not understand it. Designer Neil Wolfson, a sports journalist and football fanatic, says he hopes people can use the coin when they are trying to clarify the complicated law.

“If I had 50p for every time someone had asked me to explain the offside rule I’d be a very rich man!” he says.

An ingenious diagram on the coin’s reverse outlines a football pitch with simple icons showing whether a player is offside or not.

The coin is part of a new Royal Mint set celebrating the London 2012 Olympics. I really should get one for the next time my boy runs on to the soccer pitch.

Nov 242011

Congratulations Stephen Dalby of NSW who is the winner of the recent Rugby World Cup Champions coin collection competition.

Stephen’s magnificent prize contains the prestigious 2011 Webb Ellis Cup coin and four silver proof legal tender coins issued by the Rugby World Cup winning nations of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England.

More about the Rugby World Cup Champions 2011 Limited Edition International Silver Five-Coin Collection.

Sep 192011

The Perth Mint is giving away one of these stunning Rugby World Cup Champions coin collections in celebration of Rugby World Cup 2011.

This magnificent coin presentation comprises legal tender commemorative releases from four leading Rugby-playing nations together with the 2011 Webb Ellis Cup coin.

Housed in a superb timber presentation case and accompanied by a 12-page booklet incorporating a Certificate of Authenticity, the complete collection could be yours simply by answering the question below!

Each legal tender coin in this outstanding collectable is struck from 99.9% or 92.5% pure silver. Four of the coins bear a unique reverse celebrating the winning performance by Australia, New Zealand, England or South Africa in a previous Rugby World Cup. The fifth coin bears a high-relief design of the Webb Ellis Cup gilded in 24-carat gold. With a limited mintage of just 2,011, this stunning five-coin set is valued at $595.00.

How To Enter

For your chance to win, simply tell us the correct answer to the following question:

Q. Who scored the Australian Wallabies’ first try in the team’s opening game against Italy at Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand?

Click here to email your answer and your name to The Perth Mint.

All correct entries received by 23 October 2011, the day of the Rugby World Cup 2011 Final, will be entered into the grand draw for the Rugby World Cup Champions coin collection.

The successful entrant will be contacted by The Perth Mint the following week.

Five Runners-up Prizes

The next five names out of the hat with the correct answer will each win a Wallabies – Men of Gold 2011 1oz Silver Proof Coin. Another superb memento of Rugby World Cup 2011, no more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.



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