May 062013

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

HR_Gold_Dragon Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
Maximum Mintage: 388 sold out
HR_Snake Australian Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin
Maximum Mintage: 7,500 sold out
Opal_Kangaroo Australian Opal Series – The Kangaroo 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Maximum Mintage: 8,000 sold out
Platinum_Koala Australian Koala 25th Anniversary 2013 1/2oz Proof Platinum Issue
Maximum Mintage: 1,200 sold out
ANDA_Perth_Snake Perth ANDA Coin Show Special – Australian Lunar Series II – 2013 Year of the Snake 2oz Silver Coloured Edition
Maximum Mintage: 1,000 sold out



Mar 052013

We’re delighted to be able to offer you two Coin Show Specials from the weekend’s ANDA event in Perth.

Both coins, which are subject to very tight Issue Limits, come in special Perth ANDA packaging.

2013 Year of the Snake – Success 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and issued as legal tender of Tuvalu, this coin portrays a representation of the staff of the Roman god Mercury, flanked by Mercury and Fortuna, both symbolising ‘success’ and ‘abundance’.

Issue Limit: 2,013 (from a maximum mintage of 5,513)


2013 Australian Lunar – Year of the Snake 2oz Silver Coloured Edition

Struck from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver, this Australian legal tender coin depicts a green and yellow tree snake wrapped around a tree branch. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ also appears in the design.

Issue Limit: 1,000 (from a maximum mintage of 40,000)




Gong Xi Fa Cai

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Feb 102013
Year of the Snake – 10 February 2013 to 30 January 2014

Today is the start of the Year of the Snake, the sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac. Just as a snake sheds its skin, snake years are said to bring rebirth and renewal, as well as the potential for great prosperity!

Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be wise, soft-spoken, compassionate, analytical and charming. They are natural leaders, known for their courage and determination.

Famous people born in the year of the snake include Abraham Lincoln (1809), Mohandas Gandhi (1869), Pablo Picasso (1881), John F Kennedy (1917), Martin Luther King (1929), and Bob Dylan (1941).

Chinese Lunar Calendar Infographic

Find out which animal you were born under and which famous people share your Lunar zodiac sign in our fascinating Chinese New Year infographic.




Feb 062013

Our stand at World Money Fair in Berlin attracted plenty of attention last weekend, as did this year’s Coin Show Special. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, no more than 5,000 of these Coloured Snake coins are available in exclusive WMF 2013 presentation packaging. Remaining stocks of this special release can now be purchased via our online collector coin shop.


Feb 042013

NEW: A truly beautiful coin, this magnificent pure gold creation is a stand-out for anyone celebrating the Year of the Snake. Depicting the sixth animal of the Chinese zodiac, its special ‘high relief’ strike makes an amazing impression! Incredible rarity is assured with a maximum mintage of just 388.

Buy now while stocks last: Australian Lunar Series II 2013 Year of the Snake 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin


Feb 012013

An outstanding month for Perth Mint coin collectors, February sees the launch of our amazing Land Down Under gold and silver coin program; an incredible Australian Lunar high-relief gold coin celebrating the Year of the Snake; additions to the popular Birds of Australia and Australian Seasons series; stunning tributes marking Her Majesty The Queen’s 60th anniversary of Coronation; and more!!

See them all in this month’s bumper new product bulletin:

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Purchase these new releases on our website.