Australian Coin Guide: Information and Coin Photos from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint (http://www.perthmint.com.au/) was founded in 1899 and offers Australia and the world many interesting and innovative coins. You can glance through many of their most recent coins here.

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Mini Roo 2015 0.5g Gold Coin

Mini Roo 2015 0.5g Gold Coin

The gorgeous Mini Roo returns in 2015. This highly affordable gold coin would make a wonderful gift or treasured keepsake. Learn More »

Australian Koala 2015 1oz Silver Gilded Edition

Australian Koala 2015
1oz Silver Gilded Edition

The 2015 Gilded Edition of the popular Australian Koala Silver Coin Series depicts an appealing new design highlighted in 24-carat gold. Learn More »

Disney Princess - Cinderella 2015 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Disney Princess – Cinderella
2015 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

The age old story of Cinderella has universal appeal as it shows us that dreams can come true, when we believe in courage and kindness and good things will happen. Learn More »

Disney Princess - Cinderella 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Disney Princess – Cinderella
2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The reverse design features Princess Cinderella in colour surrounded by engraved flowers. Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. Learn More »

Disney Crazy in Love 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Disney Crazy in Love
2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

We are pleased to announce the release of this charming new love-themed Disney coin featuring Mickey and Minnie kissing. Learn More »

Chinese Astrological Series 2015 Year of the Goat 'Prosperity' 1/5oz Gold Coin

Chinese Astrological Series
2015 Year of the Goat
‘Prosperity’ 1/5oz Gold Coin

This three-coin set of 1/5oz pure gold coins celebrates the Year of the Goat. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm. Learn More »

Baptism of Fire 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

Baptism of Fire 2015
2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

The coin’s reverse depicts Anzac soldiers as they battled to scale the cliffs above Anzac Cove. The design includes one soldier in the foreground, a red poppy, the inscription 1915 – BAPTISM OF FIRE, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. Learn More »

Making of a Nation 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Making of a Nation 2015
1oz Silver Proof Coin

The coin’s reverse depicts Australian troops in wooden row boats approaching the Gallipoli shore, with its rugged terrain in the background. The design includes the inscription ‘Making of a Nation’, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. Learn More »

Famous Ships that Never Sailed - Nautilus 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Famous Ships that Never Sailed
Nautilus 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present the latest coin in the popular Famous Ships that Never Sailed series, the Nautilus. Learn More »

Australian Opal Series - Rough-Scaled Python 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Australian Opal Series – Rough-Scaled
Python 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The seventh release in the Australian Opal Series features the Rough-Scaled Python, a dark brown reptile with pale brown pattern, a triangular head and a thin muscular body. Learn More »

Mini Roo 2014 0.5g Gold Coin

Mini Roo 2014 0.5g Gold Coin

This delicate button sized release presents a golden opportunity for anyone to own an iconic Australian gold coin. The extremely affordable Mini Roo is a precious collectable or gift that will stand the test of time. Learn More »

Disney Mickey & Friends 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Six-Coin Pack

Disney Mickey & Friends
2014 Gold Six-Coin Pack

The Disney Mickey & Friends 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coins are part of a two-year program of regular releases featuring Disney’s most loved characters. Learn More »

Disney Mickey & Friends – Mickey Mouse 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Disney Mickey & Friends
Mickey Mouse Gold Proof Coin

Showcasing the world’s favourite animated mouse, Mickey Mouse, this exceptional new coin from the Mickey & Friends series is sure to please Disney fans the world over. Learn More »

Disney Mickey & Friends – Minnie Mouse 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Disney Mickey & Friends
Minnie Mouse Gold Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present Walt Disney’s Minnie Mouse, the stylish, lifelong sweetheart of Mickey Mouse, on this iconic gold release. Learn More »

Australian Koala 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Australian Koala
2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Featuring the delightful 2014 Australian Koala design, this year’s 1/4oz gold release is a stunning new addition to the popular Koala Series. Learn More »

Disney Mickey & Friends – Donald Duck 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Disney Mickey & Friends
Donald Duck Silver Proof Coin

The loveable show-off known for his short temper, Donald Fauntleroy Duck, is one of Disney’s most beloved characters and features on this iconic silver release. Learn More »

Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Saltwater Crocodile 2014 1oz Silver Coin

Australian Map Shaped Series
Saltwater Crocodile Silver Coin

The sixth coin from the popular Australian Map Shaped Coin Series features the ferocious Saltwater Crocodile, one of Australia’s most formidable reptiles. Learn More »

Australian Opal Series – Masked Owl 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Australian Opal Series
Masked Owl Silver Coin

The sixth release in the Australian Opal Series features the beautiful Masked Owl, a highly distinctive bird, generally found in the coastal regions of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Learn More »

The Land Down Under – Rock Fishing 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

The Land Down Under
Rock Fishing Gold Proof Coin

Rock fishing involves fishing straight into the sea from a rocky outcrop or platform, submerged rocks, rock faces and rocks that emerge from the water’s edge. Learn More »

The Land Down Under – Rock Fishing 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The Land Down Under
Rock Fishing Silver Proof Coin

The reverse of the coin depicts a fisherman reeling in his catch from a rock platform in colour, framed within the shape of Australia. Learn More »

Treasures of the World – Australia 2014 1oz Silver Proof Locket Coin

Treasures of the World – Australia 2014 1oz Silver Proof Locket Coin

Showcasing Earth’s abundance of natural riches, the second release in the annual Treasures of the World coin series, celebrates Australia and the allure of gold.Learn More »

Australian Lunar Series II 2015 Year of the Goat Gold Proof Coins

Australian Lunar Series II
2015 Year of the Goat Gold Coins

The reverse of each coin depicts an adult male goat standing on a ridge in a stylised mountain scene. Learn More »

Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Three-Coin Pack

Transformers: Age of Extinction
2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Three-Coin Pack

The Perth Mint is proud to present the Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Coins. Each commemorative portrays an iconic Transformers character – Optimus Prime, Bumblebee or Lockdown. Learn More »

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Optimus Prime 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Coin

Transformers: Age of Extinction
Optimus Prime 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Coin

In celebration of the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Perth Mint is proud to present a coloured Optimus Prime 2014 1oz silver proof lenticular commemorative. Learn More »

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Bumblebee 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Coin

Transformers: Age of Extinction
Bumblebee 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Coin

In celebration of the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Perth Mint is proud to present a coloured Bumblebee 2014 1oz silver proof lenticular commemorative. Learn More »

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Lockdown 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Coin

Transformers: Age of Extinction
Lockdown 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Coin

In celebration of the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Perth Mint is proud to present a coloured Lockdown 2014 1oz silver proof lenticular commemorative. Learn More »

Mini Kookaburra 2014 0.5g Gold Coin

Mini Kookaburra 2014 0.5g Gold Coin

The extremely affordable Mini Kookaburra gold coin is a precious collectable or gift that will stand the test of time. The Mini Kookaburra is offered for the first time as a welcome addition to the highly successful annual Mini Roo and Mini Koala series Learn More »

Australian Koala 2014 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin

Australian Koala 2014 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin

The Australian Koala 2014 1/10oz coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. Learn More »

Australia Map Shaped Coin Series – Koala 2014 1oz Silver Coin

Australia Map Shaped Coin Series – Koala 2014 1oz Silver Coin

The fifth coin in the six-coin Australia Map Shaped Coin Series from The Perth Mint features the iconic koala, one of Australia’s most recognisable marsupials. Learn More »

Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Gilded Edition

Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Gilded Edition

This year’s stunning Gilded Edition from the Australian Lunar Series II depicts the agile horse, the seventh of the twelve animals associated with the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. Learn More »

Australian Kookaburra 2014 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Australian Kookaburra 2014 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

The kookaburra is known for its unmistakable call, which sounds like loud, echoing human laughter.  The unique song and appearance of this native bird is superbly reflected on the annual Australian Kookaburra silver high relief issue. Learn More »

2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Square Ten-Coin Collection

2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Square Ten-Coin Collection

This superb ten-coin collection celebrates the Year of the Horse, the seventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Every coin is struck by The Perth Mint in a rare square format from 1oz of 99.9% silver. Learn More »

Doctor Who Monsters – Cybermen 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Doctor Who Monsters – Cybermen 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

One of Doctor Who’s most persistent enemies, the Cybermen, are brought to life on this coloured silver coin. Learn More »

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Doctor Who Monsters – Weeping Angels 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Doctor Who Monsters – Weeping Angels 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

One of Doctor Who’s deadliest enemies, the Weeping Angels, are brought to life on this 2014 1/2oz silver proof coin. Learn More »

Centenary of Australian Submarines 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Replica Badge Set

Centenary of Australian Submarines 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Replica Badge Set

The Perth Mint is pleased to celebrate 100 years of Australian submarines with the release of this beautiful commemorative Centenary of Australian Submarines 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Replica Badge Set. Learn More »

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100 Years of Australian Military Aviation 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

100 Years of Australian Military Aviation 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

In 2014 the Royal Australian Air Force celebrates the centenary of the first flight of an Australian military aircraft, the Bristol Boxkite. To mark this milestone in Australia’s military history, The Perth Mint is proud to produce this stunning 1oz pure silver commemorative coin Learn More »

Gold Rush 2014 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

The Land Down Under – Gold Rush 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

To commemorate the famed gold rush of 1851, which triggered a period of radical transformation for Australia, The Perth Mint is offering a 1oz silver coin for historians and collectors alike. Learn More »

Gold Rush 2014 1/4 oz Gold Proof Coin

The Land Down Under – Gold Rush 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

To commemorate the famed gold rush of 1851, which triggered a period of radical transformation for Australia, The Perth Mint is offering a 1/4oz gold coin for historians and collectors alike. Each coin is meticulously struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in superb proof quality. Learn More »

Australian Koala 2014 1 oz Silver Coloured Coin

Australian Koala 2014 1oz Silver Coloured Coin in Card

One of Australia’s most iconic tree-dwelling creatures, the koala, is celebrated in colour on this special 1oz silver proof coin in card. Learn More »

Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

The 2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin represents the very best in minting excellence and design.  The release celebrates the Chinese Lunar Year of the Horse, the seventh animal in the 12-year zodiac cycle. Learn More »

Tasmanian Devil 2014 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

Australian Opal Series Tasmanian Devil 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This wonderfully crafted Tasmanian Devil coin is the fifth release in the Australian Opal series, showcasing nocturnal Australian animals created in pure Australian opal. Learn More »

2014 Year of the Horse 5 oz Silver Proof Coin

Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse 5oz Silver Proof Coin

This magnificent silver coin celebrates the Year of the Horse, the seventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The coin’s reverse depicts two horses standing within a stylised Chinese landscape. Learn More »

Australian Koala 2014 1oz Silver Gilded Edition

Australian Koala 2014 1oz Silver Gilded Edition

The 2014 Australian Koala Silver Gilded Edition depicts an appealing new design of the popular koala highlighted in 24-carat gold. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver. Learn More »

Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Surgeonfish 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Surgeonfish 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

The Surgeonfish is the third featured in the popular Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – series. This 1/2oz proof quality coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver. The reverse depicts a colored Surgeonfish. Learn More »