2015 Australian Coin Releases for February

by Darrin Lee Unser on February 3, 2015 · 3 comments

New Perth Mint of Australia coins for February include one that sold out within hours of its release, the 2015 Hera 2 oz Silver High Relief Coin from the new Goddesses of Olympus series.

2015 Australian Coins for February

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Then there are the still available Mini Roo coins, fresh ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary coins and the latest issue from the Age of Dinosaurs program.

More information on each of these is offered below:

2015 $20 Hera 2 Oz Silver High Relief Coin

The 2015 Hera 2 oz Silver High Relief Coin marks the first release in the Perth Mint’s three-coin Goddesses of Olympus program. The new series follows the 2014 Gods of Olympus series (Zeus, Poseidon, Hades) which saw demand so intense that almost immediate sell-outs were announced.

2015 $20 Hera Silver High Relief Coin

2015 $20 Hera Silver High Relief Coin

Coins of the Goddess series feature antique finishes with rimless designs. Each is composed of two ounces of 99.9% pure silver. Shown on the reverse of the first program issue is a depiction of the mythical goddess Hera.

Mintage for the coin is set at 2,000, an increase of 500 from the Gods of Olympus program.

Pricing for the Hera Silver Coin was $162.73, or about US $126.86.

2015 $2 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin

The 2015 $2 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin marks the sixth year of issue for this smaller, more affordable gold piece. Described as "button-sized" and as a "perfect gift," the Mini Roo coin features a reverse image showcasing one of Australia’s most iconic creatures — the kangaroo.

2015 $2 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin

2015 $2 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin

These coins are placed inside a protective acrylic capsule and attached to a wallet-sized display card.

Right now, the Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin is AUS $54.09, or about US $42.09. There is no mintage limit in place.

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2015 $200 Baptism of Fire 2 Oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

The Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series features a new release in two ounces of 99.99% pure gold with the 2015 $200 Baptism of Fire Gold Proof High Relief Coin.

2015 $200 Baptism of Fire Gold Proof High Relief Coin

2015 $200 Baptism of Fire Gold Proof High Relief Coin

Produced in association with the Australian War Memorial, shown on the coin’s reverse is a historic First World War design depicting Anzac soldiers battling near ANZAC cove. A red poppy adds to the design along with edge lettering reading PRIDE, RESPECT and GRATITUDE.

Current pricing is AUS $4,590.91, or US $3,572.54. Its mintage is limited to just 100.

Update: This coin is no longer available.

2015 $1 Making of a Nation 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

A more affordable ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin is available with the release of the one-ounce, 99.9% pure 2015 Making of a Nation Silver Proof Coin. Also struck in association with the Australian War Memorial, this release depicts Australian soldiers in wooden row boats making their way towards the Gallipoli shore.

2015 $1 Making of a Nation Silver Proof Coin

2015 $1 Making of a Nation Silver Proof Coin

Like the gold piece, the edge of the coin has inscriptions of PRIDE, RESPECT and GRATITUDE.

Pricing for the 2015 Making a Nation Silver Coin is now AUS $90.00, or US $70.04. Mintage is limited to 7,500.

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2015 $1 Leaellynasaura 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

Lastly, there is the one-ounce, 99.9% fine 2015 Leaellynasaura Silver Proof Coin. This piece is the third issues from the Perth Mint’s Australian Age of Dinosaurs series and features a depiction of Leaellynasaura against a starlit prehistoric scene.

2015 $1 Leaellynasaura Silver Proof Coin

2015 $1 Leaellynasaura Silver Proof Coin

Mintage for the coin is set at 5,000. Pricing is currently AUS $90.00, or US $70.04.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack February 3, 2015 at 6:48 pm

It would have been nice to be alerted of the Hera issue before the sellout.

Tom March 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Jack, I agree with you. I use the Royal Mint UK for bullion but they don’t make coins like that!

Cherie Gibbs July 9, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Hi ,
If you subscribe to The Perth Mint.You will receive Catalogs.
Also online Newsletters.
Then you can buy them , once they are listed.

Good luck.

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