2016 Australian Collectible Coins for March

by Darrin Lee Unser on March 3, 2016 · 5 comments

The Perth Mint of Australia for March offers a range of uniquely themed coins in multiple compositions and finishes.

Perth Mint Australian Coin Releases for March 2016

Australian coin releases for March

Leading the charge was a new antiqued silver coin bearing a design emblematic of Odin, the first release in the new Norse Gods series. We wrote about this coin earlier in the week, and there is no surprise that it sold out quickly.

Still for sale are collectibles to include a Great White Shark Australian Map-Shaped Coin, new ANZAC gold and aluminum bronze issues, gold and silver coins marking the centennial of the Returned & Services League, a new Tiger Cubs silver coin, and a 100th anniversary of Gumnut Babies Stamp and Coin Cover.

Information on these new collectible coin products is offered below:

2016 Anzac $1 Coin in Card

A Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle alongside a bugler in silhouette is depicted on the reverse of this new Anzac $1 coin. Inscribed on the design is "Lest We Forget" and "April 25" to remind all of Anzac Day.

2016 Anzac $1 Coin

2016 Anzac $1 Coin

Each aluminum bronze coin is attached to an illustrated display card, featuring a fold-out stand for upright display. Mintage of this uncirculated coin is unlimited.

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2016 $1 Great White Shark Australian Map-Shaped Silver Coin

Appearing as the ninth release in the Perth Mint’s Australian Map Shaped Coin Series, this latest issue features a colored reverse design of a Great White Shark. The shark is swimming in the ocean with a shipwreck in the background.

2016 $1 Great White Shark Australian Map-Shaped Silver Coin

2016 $1 Great White Shark Australian Map-Shaped Silver Coin

Each 99.9% pure silver coin includes a numbered certificate of authenticity and ships within a Perth Mint display case. Mintage is capped at 6,000 for the release.

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2016 RSL Centenary Gold and Silver Proof Coins

The RSL (Returned & Services League) was founded in Australia in 1916 with the centennial of that formation commemorated by a new 1/4 oz gold and 1 oz silver coin. Both feature reverse designs showcasing the RSL badge and are struck in proof quality.

2016 $25 RSL Centenary Gold Proof Coin

2016 $25 RSL Centenary Gold Proof Coin

2016 $1 RSL Centenary Silver Proof Coin

2016 $1 RSL Centenary Silver Proof Coin

Mintage for the 99.99% pure gold coin is 1,000. Up to 5,000 of the 99.9% pure silver coins will be sold. A numbered certificate of authenticity and an illustrated shipper accompanies each purchase.

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2016 $25 Anzac Day 100 Years 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint has also released the Anzac Day 100 Years 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coin as part of its Anzac Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin series.

2016 $25 Anzac Day 100 Years Gold Proof Coin

2016 $25 Anzac Day 100 Years Gold Proof Coin

Appearing on the 99.99% pure gold coin’s reverse is an Australian soldier leaning on his gun with his head bowed. Maximum mintage for the proof coin is 1,000.

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2016 50c Tiger Cubs 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin

The Perth Mint introduces a new five-coin, 1/2 oz silver cubs series with the release of the proof 2016 Tiger Cubs coin. Seen on the reverse is a colored design of two tiger cubs as they play in the grass. Mintage for this 99.9% pure silver coin is 5,000.

2016 50c Tiger Cubs Silver Proof Coin

2016 50c Tiger Cubs Silver Proof Coin

Future coins of the program will showcase jaguar, leopard, white lion and lynx cubs.

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2016 Gumnut Babies 100th Anniversary Stamp and Coin Cover

Another centennial celebration is marked with the 100th Anniversary of Gumnut Babies Stamp and Coin Cover. The aluminum bronze coin’s reverse depicts two Gumnut Babies sitting amongst native flowers.

2016 100th Anniversary of Gumnut Babies Stamp and Coin Cover

2016 100th Anniversary of Gumnut Babies Stamp and Coin Cover

This coin is presented in a card featuring a variety of characters from May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies. The envelope has a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs. Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1 stamp. Mintage of this product is unlimited.

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2016 $1 Deadly and Dangerous Death Adder 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

The eleventh coin in the Perth Mint’s Deadly and Dangerous series showcases a reverse design of the Death Adder snake. The snake can be seen in a pose as if it is about to strike.

2016 $1 Deadly and Dangerous Death Adder Silver Proof Coin

2016 $1 Deadly and Dangerous Death Adder Silver Proof Coin

No more than 5,000 of the silver coins will be issued. Each is composed of 1 oz of .999 fine silver and to a proof quality. This coin is legal tender of Tuvalu.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling March 3, 2016 at 7:44 pm

The Perth Mint Australia certainly has something for every taste in their numismstic offerings each month. As a member, I love their high quality coins & fantastic customer service! I can’t wait till Aoril for their new 2016 Star Trek “Latinum” coin & tribute coins for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday.
Thank them at perthmint.com.au

As a USAF/NSA brat of 20 years, is it common practice to point the tip of your rifle on the tip of your boot!? (As depicted on the gold coin with red poppie flower shown in this coin blog article.) All guns are to be treated as loaded.

-NumisDudeTX

joe#2 March 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

Just purchased my 2016 $2 Norse Gods Odin High Relief 2oz Antique Silver coin .
Looks gorgeous..

Joe March 4, 2016 at 5:46 pm

joe#2 congratulations. Nice coin.

Seth Riesling March 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Joe & joe#2 –

Congrats on a great coin to add to our collections. If you like the special holder it comes in, they are made by Nimbus company & have a frame with magnetic feature to hold it closed & two sheets of inert silicone plastic that the coin sticks to & appears to be suspended or levitating in the middle of the frame. They come in different sizes to display all kinds of collectibles & are currently available through Coin World (weekly newspaper/monthly magazine/daily online publication) through their Amos Advantage coin & paper money supplies/books division. A number of world Mints are using these great presentation holders for their special coin issues.

Happy collecting everyone!

-NumisDudeTX

joe#2 March 4, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Thanks gentlemen.

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