2014 Australian Silver and Gold Coin Releases for January

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 9, 2014 · 2 comments

The Perth Mint of Australia expands its numismatic offerings for 2014 with the January release of several collector products that are now available for ordering.

2014 Australian Silver and Gold Coins

Some of the coins released by the Perth Mint of Australia in January

New products include options that will excite many collectors. Among them, gold and silver high relief coins with a reverse design by American sculptor and engraver, John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint.

Also making debut appearances are two new koala silver coins. One is enhanced with gilding and the other is featured in an affordable 1/10 ounce size. Additional offerings include 2014 Year of the Horse products and special occasion coins.

Below is information on Perth Mint January 2014 product releases.

2014 Australian Koala 1 oz Gilded Silver Coin

In limited quantities, the Perth Mint made available its one ounce 2014 Australian Koala Gilded Silver Coin. As indicated by the name, its reverse has a gilded koala design which shows the head of a single koala along with a spray of gum leaves.

2014 Australian Koala 1 oz Gilded Silver Coin

2014 Australian Koala 1 oz Gilded Silver Coin

An issue limit of 5,000 is in place for individual sales with a maximum mintage of 10,000 allotted. Each ships in a Perth Mint display case along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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2014 Australian Koala 1/10 oz Silver Coin

The one-tenth ounce 2014 Australian Koala Silver Coin is available as a less pricey koala silver coin option. The same basic reverse image of the head of a single adult koala is shown.

2014 Australian Koala 1-10 oz Silver Coin

2014 Australian Koala 1-10 oz Silver Coin

This one is struck from 99.9% pure silver and features a diameter of 20.60 mm. These koala coins are attached to an illustrated presentation card.

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2014 Year of the Horse 1/10 oz Gold Square Ten-Coin Collection

The 2014 Year of the Horse 1/10 oz Gold Square Ten-Coin Collection includes ten 1/10 ounce 99.99% pure gold coins each showcasing a different colored image of a horse. The Chinese character for horse also appears on the design.

2014 Year of the Horse 1-10 oz Gold Square Ten-Coin Collection

2014 Year of the Horse 1-10 oz Gold Square Ten-Coin Collection

A stylish case accompanies each ten-coin set. The product limit of the collection is listed as 1,500 with a mintage of up to 7,500 for each individual coin.

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2014 Year of the Horse 1 oz Silver Square Ten-Coin Collection

Similar to the gold coin set, the 2014 Year of the Horse 1 oz Silver Square Ten-Coin Collection depicts a different colored image of a horse on each coin’s reverse. Each is struck from one ounce of 99.9%pure silver.

2014 Year of the Horse 1-10 oz Silver Square Ten-Coin Collection

2014 Year of the Horse 1-10 oz Silver Square Ten-Coin Collection

The issue limit is capped at 5,000. Up to 10,000 of the individual coins will be struck.

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2014 Newborn Baby 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin

Presented in an Australian-themed gift card, the one-half ounce 2014 Newborn Baby Silver Proof Coin is minted as a gift option for newborns of the year. Found on the coin’s reverse is a colored image of a kookaburra carrying a sleeping newborn baby — an Australian take on the traditional stork folklore.

2014 Newborn Baby 1-2 oz Silver Proof Coin

2014 Newborn Baby 1-2 oz Silver Proof Coin

Each is composed of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality. The coins are produced on a mint-to-order basis with the final mintage declared after twelve months.

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2014 Forever Love 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin

Available with a mintage of up to 7,500, the one-half ounce 2014 Forever Love Silver Proof Coin showcases the theme of love with two colored Major Mitchell Cockatoos perched on a heart-shaped branch.

2014 Forever Love 1-2 oz Silver Proof Coin

2014 Forever Love 1-2 oz Silver Proof Coin

Each coin is struck as legal tender of the island nation of Tuvalu. A Perth Mint display case is included along with an illustrated shipper.

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2014 Australian Megafauna – Diprotodon 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

Issued as the second release in the Australian Megafauna series is the one ounce 2014 Diprotodon Silver Proof Coin. A colored image of the giant Diprotodon from the Pleistocene period is shown on the reverse.

2014 Australian Megafauna - Diprotodon 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

2014 Australian Megafauna – Diprotodon 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

The Perth Mint strikes them in 99.9% pure silver to proof quality. A maximum mintage of 6,500 applies.

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2014 Year of the Horse Stamp and Coin Cover

Horse lovers may want to consider the 2014 Year of the Horse Stamp and Coin Cover. Included is one 2014 Year of the Horse Coin with two official Australia Post stamps on the outside.

2014 Year of the Horse Stamp and Coin Cover

2014 Year of the Horse Stamp and Coin Cover

The stamps have been postmarked for the first day of issue with the Australian Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number. Mintage is unlimited.

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2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold and Silver High Relief Coins

2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold and Silver High Relief Coins are each struck to proof quality from either one ounce of 99.99% pure gold or 99.9% pure silver. These high relief coins feature a reverse design of a single Wedge-Tailed Eagle in flight.

2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief Coins

2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief Coins

This common reverse was commissioned by the Perth Mint from John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. Of his many works, the heraldic eagle with shield currently found on the American Silver Eagle is perhaps his best known.

Maximum mintage for the gold proof coin is listed as 1,000 with up to 10,000 of the silver coin issued.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kevin January 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Diprotodon wins the prize for ugliest animal on a coin. Ever.

Koichi Ito December 11, 2014 at 2:10 am

Now you can add 2014 Australian wedge tailed eagle $200 gold 2 ounces high relief proof coin to the list! So these coins are fast selling out now!

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