2017 Australian Coins for June Depict Norse Goddess, Koalas, Kangaroos, and Horses

by Darrin Lee Unser on June 6, 2017 · 2 comments

On Tuesday, June 6, the Perth Mint of Australia launched its latest suite of collector products. Coins depicting koalas and kangaroos lead the line-up, including pieces in gold and silver as well as high relief.

Perth Mint of Australia Collector Coins for June 2017

Perth Mint of Australia Collector Coins for June

Joining the staple subjects is a Norse Goddesses coin in antiqued finish. Also debuting is a Polar Babies release, two Stock Horse coins, and a Ghostbusters™ coin.

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

Kangaroo Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Always popular with collectors is the annually issued Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin. Shown on the reverse (tails side) of this year’s release is a single kangaroo bounding across the outback.

Australian Kangaroo 2017 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Australian Kangaroo 2017 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

The design in high relief, created by Mint artist Jennifer McKenna, is surrounded by inscriptions of AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO and 2017 1oz 999 SILVER. Issue limit for the single coin is 19,000 with another 1,000 reserved for inclusion in other products.

Kangaroo Gold Proof Pink Diamond Coin

Available in very limited mintage is the 2017 Australian Kangaroo 2oz Gold Proof Pink Diamond Edition. Each coin is composed from 99.99% pure gold and features a single pink diamond to embellish its reverse design.

 

The diamond is placed as if being held in the paws of the bounding red kangaroo. No more than 300 of the coins will be sold.

Koala 5 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Along with kangaroo coins, the Perth Mint is known throughout the world for its koala coins. This includes the new 5oz edition in high relief.

Australian Koala 2017 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Australian Koala 2017 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Seen on the reverse is an adult koala sitting by a eucalyptus tree, surrounded by inscriptions of AUSTRALIAN KOALA and 2017 5 oz 999 SILVER. Its mintage is only 1,000.

Koala Kilo Silver Proof Coin

This coin includes the same basic koala design as on the 5oz coin, but not in high relief. It has, however, the attraction of an even larger size with a composition of one kilo silver (minimum gross weight of 1001.002 grams) to a purity of 99.9%.

Australian Koala 2017 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin

Australian Koala 2017 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin

Diameter for the massive issue is approximately 100.60 mm. Mintage for the coin is just 300.

Norse Goddesses Frigg Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin

Struck in high relief with an antiqued finish is the newest coin from the Perth Mint’s Norse Goddesses series. This particular issue features Frigg, the goddess of love, marriage, destiny, sky and weaving.

 

This rimless, 99.99% pure 2oz silver coin is struck as a Tuvalu legal tender piece with a face value of 2 dollars. Its maximum mintage is 2,000.

Arctic Fox 1/2 oz Silver Coin

Offered as the third coin in the Polar Babies series is a strike depicting a colored Arctic fox. The fox pup is shown on the reverse against a backdrop of its native flora.

Polar Babies - Arctic Fox 2017 1-2oz Silver Proof Coin

Polar Babies – Arctic Fox 2017 1-2oz Silver Proof Coin

This collectible is also Tuvalu legal tender. Each is featured in 1/2 ounce of 99.99% silver. Mintage for the coin is capped at 5,000.

Stock Horse 5 oz Gold Proof Coin

Signifying the Australian love of horses, the Perth Mint has issued this Stock Horse coin in five ounces of 99.99% pure gold. The reverse shows an Australian stock horse grazing amid a rural landscape.

Australian Stock Horse 2017 5oz Gold Proof Coin

Australian Stock Horse 2017 5oz Gold Proof Coin

Struck to collector proof quality, its mintage is limited to only 99 pieces.

Stock Horse 5 oz Silver Gilded Coin

Along with the above Stock Horse coin, the Perth Mint also offers a gilded edition in five ounces of 99.99% pure silver.

Australian Stock Horse 2017 5oz Silver Gilded Coin

Australian Stock Horse 2017 5oz Silver Gilded Coin

For this collectible, the reverse features a montage of Australian stock horses gilded in 24 carat gold performing a variety of actions set against distinctive outback scenes. Its mintage is 500 pieces.

Ghostbusters Crew Silver Coin

Last, and as another Tuvalu legal tender issue, the Perth offers a 1oz silver Ghostbusters coin. The reverse depicts the three crew members Dr Spengler, Dr Stantz, and Dr Venkman as they appeared in Ghostbusters™, against a backdrop of New York City and a green coloured sky.

GhostbustersTM Crew 2017 1oz Silver Coin

GhostbustersTM Crew 2017 1oz Silver Coin

Struck to proof quality, its mintage is 5,000.

Ordering

Additional information, ordering options and current pricing on the coins are available on the Perth Mint’s website at www.perthmint.com.au. You may also follow this affiliate link to the Mint’s newest coins.

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Seth Riesling June 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

This article doesn’t state it, but the 5-ounce silver with selective gilded gold coin has a special fifth anniversary of the stock horse silver coins Mint mark – P5 on it.
Some dealers are asking a $10 or more premium for the regular bullion versions of the Australian stock horse coins, so shop around for a lower cost since they are not rare.

-NumisDudeTx

Backroad Junkie June 7, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Seth: It is not only the fifth anniversary, but looks to be the last in the Australian Stock Horse series.

In case you don’t know, these coins are licensed from Perth, but are minted in Germany.

https://www.emk.com/en-us/silver/stock-horse-5-oz-gilded-ibau001765?returnurl=%2fen-us%2fsilver%2f%23ibau001765

I have all five coins in the series, I’ll probably order this one…

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