2015 Australian Coin Releases for January

by Darrin Lee Unser on January 6, 2015 · 0 comments

January is a busy time for the Perth Mint of Australia with its introduction of more than a dozen products for coin collectors.

2015 Australian Coin products for January

New Perth Mint product releases

Leading the charge are new Lunar Year of the Goat Coins with two offered in silver and one appearing as part of a stamp and coin cover release. Also sure to be of interest, the 2015 Australian Koala Silver Gilded Edition makes its debut appearance.

Silver coin enthusiasts will find several releases to check out aside from those already mentioned. These include the newest offerings in the Australian Opal Series; the annual Newborn Baby program; and the Australian Posters of World War I series. Plus, there is the "Always Together" coin showcasing two adorable kittens, a coin depicting Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ and a Chinese new year stamp and coin cover depicting the lion dance.

Additional information on these products is below:

2015 Year of the Goat Coins

Offering a reverse image of a family of goats, the 2015 Year of the Goat 5 oz Silver Proof Coin is offered as a large format tribute to the Lunar program. Mintage for the Australian legal tender coin is limited to 5,000 with current pricing AUS $409.09, or US $330.74.

2015 Year of the Goat 5 oz Silver Proof Coin

2015 Year of the Goat 5 oz Silver Proof Coin

A more affordable option is the 2015 Year of the Goat Stamp & Coin Cover. It also has the design of a family of three goats standing in a stylized rural scene. The coin is attached to an envelope with two official Australia Post 70c and $2.10 stamps. Produced to demand, its pricing is now AUS $14.50, or US $11.72.

2015 Year of the Goat $1 Aluminium Bronze Coin

2015 Year of the Goat $1 Aluminium Bronze Coin from the 2015 Year of the Goat Stamp & Coin Cover

The 2015 Year of the Goat Wealth 1 oz Silver Proof Coin has a colored reverse design of a single goat standing on a pile of gold coins and other riches. Mintage of this Tuvalu legal tender coin is capped at 5,000. It is priced at AUS $90, or about US $73.

2015 Year of the Goat Wealth 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

2015 Year of the Goat Wealth 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

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2015 Australian Koala Silver Gilded Coin

A standout release is the 2015 Australian Koala 1 oz Silver Gilded Coin, the latest in an annual series that is always popular with collectors. Each is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver and bears an adult koala gilded in 24-karat gold. The creature is shown sitting in a fork of a eucalyptus tree.

2015 Australian Koala Silver Gilded Coin

2015 Australian Koala Silver Gilded Coin

Mintage is limited to 5,000 with pricing at AUS $85.45, or US $69.08.

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2015 Australian Opal Rough-Scaled Python Silver Coin

Another popular series with collectors is the Australian Opal Program which features an inner panel of pure Australian opal. The newest one-ounce silver issue bears a design of a rough-scaled python set against the opal.

2015 Australian Opal Rough-Scaled Python Silver Coin

2015 Australian Opal Rough-Scaled Python Silver Coin

Mintage is capped at 8,000 with current pricing at AUS $104.55, or US $84.53. Of note, the first three program releases sold out.

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2015 Always Together Silver Proof Coin

An adorable colorful image of two kittens appears on the reverse of the 2015 Always Together 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin. The two felines are sitting in a field of flowers with a butterfly hovering above.

2015 Always Together Silver Proof Coin

2015 Always Together Silver Proof Coin

Mintage for this 99.9% pure silver coin is set at 7,500. The Tuvalu legal tender coin is offered for AUS $57.73, or US $46.58.

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2015 Red Cross 1 oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin

The 2015 Red Cross Silver Proof Rectangle Coin, the second in a series of colored reverses depicting classic World War I posters, features an Australian Red Cross woman with her arms outstretched.

2015 Red Cross 1 oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin

2015 Red Cross 1 oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin

Mintage is limited to 5,000. Each Australian legal tender coin may be purchased for AUS $90, or about US $73.

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2015 Newborn Baby Silver Proof Coin

A perfect gift for the newborn or the excited parents is the 2015 Newborn Baby 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin. It offers a colorful image of a kookaburra carrying a sleeping newborn baby.

2015 Newborn Baby Silver Proof Coin

2015 Newborn Baby Silver Proof Coin

This piece is produced on a mint-to-order basis. Each is housed in an Australian themed gift card with pricing set at AUS $57.73, or US $46.58.

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2015 Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ Silver Proof Coin

The classic children’s book series Snugglepot & Cuddlepie™ is the theme on the reverse of this 1/2 oz silver proof coin. The colorful image offers the two classic characters sitting on a tree branch with Little Ragged Blossom between them.

2015 Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Silver Proof Coin

2015 Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Silver Proof Coin

A themed gift card is included with each purchase. Pricing is listed at AUS $61.36, or US 49.51, with a mintage of 5,000.

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2015 Chinese New Year Lion Dance Stamp and Coin Cover

Tradition is important to the Chinese culture and that includes the lion dance which dates back to the Han Dynasty (205 BCE to 220 CE). This festive dance is brought to life in color on this aluminum bronze coin.

2015 Chinese Lion Dance $1 Aluminium Bronze Coin

2015 Chinese Lion Dance $1 Aluminium Bronze Coin from the Stamp and Coin Cover

The limit for the stamp and coin cover is 8,888. The coin is attached to an envelope which also includes two Australian Post stamps (70 cent and $2.10) that have been postmarked for the first day of issue. The product is now AUS $18.14, or US $14.64.

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