2017 Australian Coins for May Feature Dragons, Spocks, Kookaburras and Kangaroos

by CoinNews.net on May 2, 2017 · 5 comments

Dragons, phoenixes, kookaburras, kangaroos, a shark and two Spocks grace the reverses of new coins unveiled this month by The Perth Mint of Australia.

Perth Mint of Australia Collector Coins for May 2017

Perth Mint of Australia Collector Coins for May

The collectibles range in size from the smallest 1oz coins to a massive 1 kilo coin. All but one of them is composed in silver.

Images and summary information for the May collector coins is available below.

2017 Dragon and Phoenix High Relief Gold and Silver Coin

A dragon, a phoenix and a flaming pearl are depicted on two new Australian gold and silver coins. Both coins share designs, a proof quality and 99.99% precious metal purity.

Dragon and Phoenix 2017 2oz High Relief Gold Proof Coin

Dragon and Phoenix 2017 2oz High Relief Gold Proof Coin

Dragon and Phoenix 2017 1oz High Relief Silver Proof Coin

Dragon and Phoenix 2017 1oz High Relief Silver Proof Coin

The 1oz silver coin is limited to a 5,000 mintage while the 2oz gold coin has a more restrictive mintage of only 500.

"In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune, and it is often portrayed in pursuit of a chasing a luminous or flaming pearl, " The Perth Mint describes. "The flaming pearl is viewed as a metaphor for wisdom, enlightenment and spiritual essence."

Each ship in a timber display case with a themed shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

2017 Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Silver Coin

Officially licensed and limited to 3,000, this 1oz silver proof coin features an image of the parallel Spock and Spock from the iconic Mirror, Mirror episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. The background shows the planet Earth bisected by a sword, Spock’s uniform insignia, and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Star Trek: The Original Series - Mirror, Mirror 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Star Trek: The Original Series – Mirror, Mirror 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This 99.99% pure silver coin is Tuvalu legal tender. It ships in a Star Trek inspired transporter case that lights up when opened, with a Star Trek-themed shipper, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

2017 Australian Kookaburra High Relief 1oz and 5oz Silver Coins

One of Australia’s most iconic bird species, the kookaburra, appears in high-relief format on 1oz and 5oz coins minted in 99.9% silver. The two Australian coins showcase this year’s design; two kookaburras perched on a wooden fence.

Australian Kookaburra 2017 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Australian Kookaburra 2017 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin (the 5oz coin features the same design, except that the bottom portion has 5oz instead of 1oz)

The 1oz silver coin is limited to 5,000 while the 5oz version is more limited with a mintage of 1,000. Each arrives housed in a Perth Mint display case within a kookaburra-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz and 1kg Silver Coins

In similar fashion, Australia’s icon kangaroo comes to life on two silver coins. There’s a gilded design, showing a kangaroo gilded in 24 carat gold bounding across an outback plain. This collector coin is in 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, and has a mintage of 5,000.

Australian Kangaroo 2017 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

Australian Kangaroo 2017 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

Then there is a 1 kilo coin in 99.99% pure silver, portraying a bounding red kangaroo surrounded by stylized rays of sunlight. This piece is limited to only 300.

Australian Kangaroo 2017 1kg Silver Proof Coin

Australian Kangaroo 2017 1kg Silver Proof Coin

Each ship in a classic display case with a themed shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

2017 Bull Shark 1oz Silver Coin

The twelfth coin in the Deadly and Dangerous series showcases a large bull shark in the foreground and smaller bull sharks, fish and coral in the background.

Deadly and Dangerous - Bull Shark 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Deadly and Dangerous – Bull Shark 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This 99.99% pure, 1oz silver coin is Tuvalu legal tender with a limit of 5,000 pieces. It ships in a high-gloss timber display case within a shipper emblazoned with the warning DANGER. It is also accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Ordering

Additional information, ordering options and current pricing on the coins are available on the Perth Mint’s website at www.perthmint.com.au. Here is an affiliate link to the Mint’s newest coins.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling May 2, 2017 at 8:01 pm

Star Trek ™ & © CBS ARR

-NumisDudeTx

Gary Lomax May 2, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Nobody cares, Seth.
Get a life.

Danny Morano May 3, 2017 at 6:59 am

Gary, Go suck a phaser!

Seth,
As soon as I saw the ” Mirror-Mirror” Spock coin and it’s low mintage, I got 3. This coin along with the 2oz Five Captains with the Enterprise firing both Phasers and it’s glow in the dark rendering make it a super cool coin. And the Borg coin with the Enterprise is also a winner. Just when you thought it was over, the Perth mint and the R.C.M. come out with two more winners. I got 2 of each. The UHR Dragon boat is also a great coin and I got 2 of them.
It just goes to show how innovative other mints are compared to the U.S.MINT.
SETH,
My biggest score of the year was getting every Gold and Silver Kruegerrand including the Silver First Day of Production. Never heard of F.D.P. before but, I’m one of only 890 collectors in the world to have it and 190 I think in SP70. I was able to get it because I bought 1 of only 890 Gold Proof restrikes dated 1967 and graded PF70, less than 200. I just received my Silver and Gold PF70, F.D.I. the other day.
I would like to thank Gary at GovMint and Dimitry at MCM for helping me to get all the Gold and Silver Kruegerrands minted. Don’t know if he was joking or not but Gary said to watch for a 5oz Gold or Silver and a 1oz Platinum Kruegerrand in a few months. Hope so!

Lomax suck the Enterprises plasma discharge.
Hang in there Seth!
Regards, DrWho7

Seth Riesling May 3, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Danny Morano –

Thanks!
Glad you got some fantastic coins to add to your diverse collection.
You & I know how important it is to follow international trademark & copyright laws as evidenced by the required inscriptions I listed above that are on the coins & all published articles & packaging by Perth Mint & RCM. The Mints pay a large licensing fee for such rights & their legal departments protect such rights. CoinNews​ would be wise as a for-profit LLC to follow such legal requirements in all it’s articles.
Live long and prosper Danny!

-NumisDudeTx

Danny Morano May 4, 2017 at 8:42 am

Lower Bullion sales. 2015 the Mint churned out Millions and Millions of Silver Eagles. Far to many. 2016 was the 30th anniversary of the Gold and Silver Eagles and 10th anniversary of the Buffalo’s. 2017, it’s just another year with only the Proof San Francisco Silver Eagles garnering any interest. Not to hard to figure why sales are down.
Regards, DrWho7

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