2016 Australian Collectible Coins for April

by Darrin Lee Unser on April 5, 2016 · 4 comments

Kangaroos, eagles and Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday are among the subjects explored in the Perth Mint of Australia’s April 2016 releases.

Perth Mint Australian Coin Releases for April

Australian coin releases for April

Those interested in the Queen’s 90th birthday coins will find two high relief versions with one composed of two ounces of gold and the other featured in one ounce of silver. A one-fourth ounce gold coin is also available from the Mint, but not in high relief. In additional, the Mint is offering a stamp and coin cover.

All are available now directly from the Perth Mint. Information on these and the other new April products is offered below.

2016 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Coins

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday on April 21, 2016. To commemorate the momentous occasion, the Perth Mint is issuing three new precious metal coins.

2016 $200 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Gold Proof High Relief Coin

2016 $200 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Gold Proof High Relief Coin

2016 $1 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Silver Proof High Relief Coin

2016 $1 Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Silver Proof High Relief Coin

All feature a royal image on their reverse (tails) side which includes St Edward’s Crown surrounded by wattle branches. Reverse inscriptions include H. M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 90TH BIRTHDAY, the date of 21-4-2016 and the coin’s composition.

A portrait of the Queen appears on the obverses along with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 2016 and the coin’s legal tender face value.

The high relief two ounce gold coin, a high relief one ounce silver coin and a one-fourth ounce gold coin have mintages of 300, 5,000 and 1,000 respectively. These coins are 99.99% pure.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Stamp and Coin Cover

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Stamp and Coin Cover

The stamp and coin cover is limited to 8,500, with the coin in aluminum bronze. The coin’s reverse depicts a stylised crown pattern. The Australia Post $1.00 stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.

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2016 $2 Mini Roo Gold Coin

For the seventh year in a row, the Perth Mint offers an affordable Mini Roo gold coin. The 2016 release shows an image of the marsupial looking over its shoulder.

2016 $2 Mini Roo Gold Coin

2016 $2 Mini Roo Gold Coin

Mintage for the 99.99% pure gold coin is unlimited. Each is protected in an acrylic capsule and attached to a wallet-sized presentation card.

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2016 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold and Silver Coins

Former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint John M. Mercanti created the image of the wedge-tailed eagle which appears on the reverse of these high-relief gold and silver coins. The depiction shows the eagle perched on the branch of a tree.

2016 $100 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold Proof High Relief Coin

2016 $100 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold Proof High Relief Coin

2016 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Proof High Relief Coin

2016 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Inscribed around the bird are AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE and the coin’s composition.

Mintage for the 99.99% fine gold coin is capped at 1,000. The issue limit for the 99.9% fine silver coin is 19,000 with another 1,000 available for other product options.

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ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Silver Three-Coin Set

Three historic First World War images appear on one-half ounce, 99.9% pure silver coins issued as part of the ANZAC 100th Anniversary Silver Proof Coin Set.

ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary 2016 Brothers in Arms Silver Proof Coin

ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary 2016 Brothers in Arms Silver Proof Coin

ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary 2016 Lost But Not Forgotten Silver Proof Coin

ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary 2016 Lost But Not Forgotten Silver Proof Coin

ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary 2016 First Anzac Day Silver Proof Coin

ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary 2016 First Anzac Day Silver Proof Coin

The coin first depicts the Thuillier photograph of two Australian soldiers. Seen on the second coin is a representation of Peter Corlett’s Cobbers statue. The final coin offers a likeness of the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Each is composed of one-half ounce of 99.9% pure silver and includes edge lettering of PRIDE, RESPECT and GRATITUDE. Mintage is capped at 5,000.

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2016 50c Ocean Fairy Silver Proof Coin

A colorful Ocean Fairy adorns the reverse of this one-half ounce, 99.9% fine silver proof coin. The fairy can be seen sitting on a rock with the ocean behind her.

2016 50c Ocean Fairy Silver Proof Coin

2016 50c Ocean Fairy Silver Proof Coin

This Tuvalu legal tender coin comes housed in an illustrated display card and is limited to 5,000.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling April 6, 2016 at 8:48 am

FYI CoinNews readers –

The new much-anticipated 2016 Star Trek (TM) coin from Perth Mint Australia was rescheduled for release on May 3 instead of April 4. It is a Deep Space Nine (TM) gold-pressed latinum slip coin. Exciting! They will also offer a Spock Coin & Stamp cover & original Enterprise Coin & Stamp cover on May 3 & other surprises for new issues.

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling April 8, 2016 at 10:27 pm

FYI CoinNews readers –

The new Perth Mint Australia coin issues for next month May 3 have been listed for a week now & are described on their official website if you are interested.
perthmint.com.au

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling April 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm

I received my Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday coins (gold, silver & aluminum-bronze) & the companion first day issue coin & stamp cover. The first day 90th birthday cover is postmarked April 5, 2016. Of course Her Majesty’s birthday is not till April 21 (the date is inscribed on all 3 coins)
& she doesn’t officially celebrate it till May & June with events each year during a better weather period.
The Perth Mint jumped the gun on this one! H.M. doesn’t turn 90 for another week & I received the 3 coins two days ago from Australia. Happy future birthday Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor).

-NumisDudeTX

Andrew Roper August 2, 2016 at 7:23 pm

I was keen to get the recently released Queen ElizII Star silver proof coin. I noticed that it was produced under the Niue Country banner.. will this detract from it’s collectability in future years?

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