Australian Coinage and Numismatic News

Alice in Wonderland Clock CoinOccasionally I gamble on unconventional coins, buying some that aren’t always in my comfort zone because they’re unique and unusual. I’ve done this more often with products from the Royal Canadian Mint and the Perth Mint of Australia.

These world mints are among the ones going where others can’t or haven’t, like using color and other embellishments in making coins […]


Perth Mint Silver Sales Strong in Nov, Gold Sales WeakenDemand for Perth Mint bullion products slowed in November, although sales of silver coins continued to run at a much faster than typical pace.

November sales of Perth Mint silver coins at 1,145,239 ounces fell 34.6 % from October’s total of 1,751,898 ounces, which dropped 47.7 % from the 3,349,557 ounces in September. Consider, however, that these monthly totals rank first, second and third highest since […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales Robust in OctoberDemand in October for Australian bullion products remained exceptionally strong, according to Perth Mint sales figures released on Friday, Nov. 5, 2015.

Gold sales surged the most in over a year and sales of silver coins had to be limited as demand exceeded supply […]


Australian Silver Coins and Products for NovemberNovember releases from the Perth Mint of Australia encompass several new silver coins with subject matters ranging from Year of the Monkey to Star Trek: Enterprise.

In addition, high relief offerings include a five ounce wedge-tailed eagle coin and a three-coin kookaburra, kangaroo and koala collection […]


Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures Featured on 2016 1 Oz Silver CoinAncient mythical creatures appear on a new high relief silver coin now available from the Perth Mint of Australia.

Produced to proof quality in one ounce of 99.9% pure silver, the 2016-dated coin depicts the white tiger, black tortoise, azure dragon and vermilion bird […]


2016 Australian Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin LaunchesSales of the 2016-dated Australian Kookaburra 1-Ounce Silver Bullion Coin officially kicked off on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015.

Struck by the Perth Mint to a brilliant uncirculated finish in 99.9% pure silver, the new coin has a mintage limit of 500,000. That matches last year’s issue which sold out […]


Star Trek's Captain Archer and Enterprise Featured on CoinsThe Perth Mint of Australia just released two silver coins depicting Captain Archer and Enterprise NX-01, the commander and starship from the science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise.

Officially licensed, each coin is composed in one ounce of 99.9% pure silver to collector proof quality. They are available individually or as part of a two-coin set in special transporter-themed packaging […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales Soar in SeptemberAustralian sales of bullion gold and silver soared in September, the latest figures from the Perth Mint show. Demand for the Mint’s silver products was on fire with sales the highest in at least 2-2/3 years. Gold sales, meanwhile, jumped the most in a year.

Perth Mint orders of gold coins and gold bars hit 63,791 ounces last month, surging 91.1% from the 33,390 ounces delivered in August […]


2015 Australian Silver and Gold Coins for OctoberOctober releases from the Perth Mint of Australia feature several new gold, silver and platinum coins that showcase a variety of themes.

They include Year of the Monkey coins, a two-ounce gold high relief kangaroo coin, a star-shaped coin, a map-shaped coin, a five-ounce high relief koala silver coin and a platinum Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle coin […]

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2015 Australian Silver and Gold Coins for SeptemberGold and silver coins celebrating the Year of the Monkey dominate September releases from the Perth Mint of Australia.

Several other numismatic products for the month have already drawn collectors’ interests, including a Goddesses of Olympus coin in high-relief and a two-coin set of Star Trek Voyager coins […]