May 172012
 


The annual migration of the Monarch butterfly is one of the greatest natural phenomena in the insect world.

The brilliant orange and black butterfly is especially famous for its annual migration all the way from Canada to Mexico when it’s estimated to travel up to 425 kilometres a day – an amazing feat for such a fragile creature. Every year upwards of 300 million make the lengthy journey.

What’s truly astonishing, though, is how the butterflies know their precise destination, having never made the journey before!

During 2012, the latest Young Collectors series celebrates this and six other remarkable creatures.

An Australian legal tender gift program designed for parents and grandparent to give to their children, the series is a great way to introduce youngsters to the hobby of coin collecting.

 
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May 012012
 

Marilyn Monroe™ is the subject of a special silver commemorative released this month, with the coin’s reverse design sure to captivate her fans.

The final coin in the Ships That Changed The World series celebrates the Cutty Sark. This wonderful vessel, reopened in April 2012, can still be seen at Greenwich, London in her restored glory.

For lovers of tradition, it is hard to ignore the 2012 Perth Mint Gold Proof Australian Sovereign. It might be that this prestigious release is that special gift you’ve been looking for?

Of keen interest to our young collectors will be the release of the next Animal Athletes coin featuring the incredible Monarch Butterfly – the migration of this butterfly is a natural wonder.

These are just some of the great new releases celebrated this month.

  • Marilyn Monroe™
    2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2012 Perth Mint Proof Australian Sovereign
  • Ships That Changed The World – Cutty Sark
    2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Dragons of Legend – Chinese Dragon
    2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Australia Kookaburra
    2012 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin
  • Australia Koala
    2012 5oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Australia Koala
    2012 1oz Gilded Edition
  • Young Collectors – 2012 Animal Athletes
    Monarch Butterfly $1 Coin

For comprehensive details please visit our Recent Releases webpage.

 
Mar 142012
 

The razzmatazz of the Olympic Games is almost upon us.

As the excitement builds, we’ve captured the sporting mood with six new Australian $1 coins for Young Collectors.

Terrific fun, these Animal Athletes coins are all about champions of the animal world. Starting with the kangaroo – the undisputed king of boxing, they also feature the best animals at marathon, sprint, swimming, weightlifting and long jump.

Issued between now and October 2012, these fabulous collectables are struck from aluminium bronze and issued as Australian legal tender.

Designed as gifts for kids, each coin comes in a colourfully illustrated presentation card and there is also a coin display folder that keeps all six releases in mint condition!

 
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.

 
Oct 072011
 

The Perth Mint’s Tina Kircher today presented each of the Wiggles with their own 20th Birthday $1 Four-Coin Set from our popular Young Collectors program. Anthony, Murray, Jeff and Sam are performing in Perth on their The Wiggles Big Birthday 2011 tour.  The boys loved the coin sets, which we issued earlier this year in celebration of their remarkable success!

he Perth Mint’s Tina Kircher presented each of the Wiggles with a 20th Birthday $1 Four-Coin Set from our popular Young Collectors program today. Anthony, Murray, Jeff and Sam are performing in Perth on their The Wiggles Big Birthday 2011 tour. The boys loved the coin sets, which issued earlier this year in celebration of their remarkable success!