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 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 »

Australian Sovereign 2014 Gold Proof Coin

Australian Sovereign 2014 Gold Proof Coin

The Australian Sovereign 2014 Gold Proof Coin is a customised version of the original Sydney Mint Sovereign, representing a modern adaptation of this important part of Australia’s history. 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 »

Thorny Devil Lizard 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Thorny Devil Lizard 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The second coin from this remarkable series features the Thorny Devil Lizard.The colouring of this distinctive lizard helps to camouflage it from predators, and the sharp spines or thorns which cover the length of its body protect it from any attacks. 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 »

Gods of Olympus - Zeus 2 oz Silver High Relief Coin

Gods of Olympus – Zeus 2 oz Silver High Relief Coin

The Zeus 2 oz Silver High Relief Coin’s reverse depicts a bearded Zeus rising up into the stormy sky wielding his thunderbolt and sceptre with an eagle flying above his shoulder. To capture the depth and detail of the design, each coin is meticulously struck in high relief to a rimless format and features an antique finish. Learn More »

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Jolly Roger Silver Proof Coin

Famous Ships That Never Sailed – Jolly Roger Silver Coin

In James Barrie’s classic tale Peter Pan, the Jolly Roger is home and passage to Captain Hook and his pirate crew on the fantasy isle of Neverland. In James Barrie’s classic tale Peter Pan, the Jolly Roger is home and passage to Captain Hook and his pirate crew on the fantasy isle of Neverland. 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 Kangaroo 2014 1 oz Silver Coloured Coin

Australian Kangaroo 2014 1oz Silver Coloured Coin

The coin’s reverse portrays a vivid image of a kangaroo amid a rural scene of everlasting wildflowers framed by hills and trees. This coloured coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver by The Perth Mint. 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 »

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Eleven-Coin Set

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Eleven-Coin Set

Produced by the BBC, Doctor Who is the world’s longest running sci-fi programme having captivated audiences of all ages since 1963.The reverse of each coin features a high quality colour reproduction of the Doctor in his various regenerations. Learn More »

Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins

Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins

In 2014, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Series II celebrates the Year of the Horse, the seventh animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality. 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 »

Mini Roo 2013 0.5g Gold Coin

Mini Roo 2013 0.5g Gold Coin

The Australian kangaroo just got cuter with the release of the button-sized 2013 Mini Roo coin. Extremely affordable, this release makes the perfect addition to any fauna themed coin collection.. Learn More »

Mini Koala 2013 0.5g Gold Coin

Mini Koala 2013 0.5g Gold Coin

This delicate, button-sized release presents a golden opportunity to own an iconic Australian coin. Extremely affordable, the delightful Mini Koala offers collectors the chance to expand their collection with pure gold. Learn More »

Mythical Creatures - Dragon 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Mythical Creatures – Dragon 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The final release in the Mythical Creatures coin series portrays the formidable dragon. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. Learn More »

Mythical Creatures - Werewolf 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Mythical Creatures – Werewolf 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The fourth release from the Mythical Creatures series showcases the ferocious werewolf. The coin’s reverse portrays a werewolf fiercely prowling in a dense forest beneath a full moon. Learn More »

Famous Ships That Never Sailed - The Jolly Roger 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Famous Ships That Never Sailed – The Jolly Roger 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

In James Barrie’s classic tale Peter Pan, the Jolly Roger is home and passage to Captain Hook and his pirate crew on the fantasy isle of Neverland.The Jolly Roger is the fourth vessel to feature in the Famous Ships That Never Sailed coin series. Learn More »

HRH Prince George 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

HRH Prince George 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Under the auspices of Clarence House, The Perth Mint is proud to unveil Australia’s official silver commemorative coin in honour of the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge. 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 »

Forever Love 2014 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin

Forever Love 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Fall in love with the Forever Love 2014 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin featuring one of Australia’s most beautiful birds, the Major Mitchell Cockatoo. Each coin is meticulously struck from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in superb proof quality. Learn More »

2012 H.M. Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee 1 oz Silver Coin

2012 H.M. Queen Elizabeth II – Diamond Jubilee 1 oz Silver Coin

This 1 oz proof 99.9% pure silver coin struck by The Perth Mint features a colored image of Queen Elizabeth II with her signature and emblem. It also has the inscriptions, "Diamond Jubilee," and "1952-2012." Up to 7,500 will be released. Learn More »

London 2012 Series – Mercury £25 Gold Proof Coin

This £25 quarter-ounce gold coin features the athletic god, Mercury. Its reverse design links the modern day Olympic athlete with the skills and speed of the Roman god, Mercury. The London 2012 logo has been incorporated into the design. Learn More »

2012 Australian Koala 1 oz Silver Coin

2012 Australian Koala 1 oz Silver Coin

The 2012 Koala design portrays the adult koala sleeping on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. This 1 oz silver proof coin is certainly one of Australia’s favorite collectable issues. Learn More »

Australian Sea Life II - The Reef - Manta Ray 1/2oz

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

The Manta Ray, featured on the coin, is one of the largest marine species on the Great Barrier Reef. This coin is the final release in the very popular series. It struck in proof quality and is composed of 1/2 oz of 99.9% pure silver. Learn More »

2012 Australian Lunar Series II - Year of the Dragon Gold Proof

2012 Australian Lunar Series II – Year of the Dragon Gold Proof

A traditional Chinese dragon is featured on the reverse of each coin, in three available sizes – 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz. Each is proof quality and struck in 99.99% pure gold. Learn More »

2012 Perth Mint Proof Australian Sovereign

2012 Perth Mint Proof Australian Sovereign

The 2012 Perth Mint Proof Australian Sovereign is one of the most famous gold coins made. The Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms appears on the reverse. It is struck from 91.67% pure gold (22-carat) in proof quality. Only 2,500 to be minted. Learn More »

2012 Kookaburra Gold Proof Coin

2012 Kookaburra Gold Proof Coin

The 2012 Discover Australia Kookaburra Gold Proof Coin shows an image of the bird perched on a tree branch that is partially submerged in a river. Available sizes include 1/25 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/2 oz coins. Learn More »

2012 Red Kangaroo Gold Proof Coin

2012 Red Kangaroo Gold Proof Coin

The 2012 Discover Australia Red Kangaroo Gold Proof Coin shows an image of the kangaroo in a jumping pose set against an Australian bush scene. Mintages of the three sizes are limited. 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 »

2012 Ships That Changed The World - Cutty Sark Silver Coin

2012 Ships That Changed The World – Cutty Sark Silver Coin

As the final release in the series, this 1oz Silver Proof Coin features the 1869 Cutty Sark, a Scottish built ship with an unusual moniker. It is sailing across the blue seas with a colored globe map in the background plus compass measurements. Learn More »

2012 Marilyn Monroe Silver Proof Coin

2012 Marilyn Monroe Silver Proof Coin

The late, famous Hollywood actress is memorialized on this stunning 99.9% pure silver 1 oz proof coin. Up to 12,500 will be minted. The Marilyn Monroe coin is packaged within a black presentation case and illustrated themed shipper. Learn More »

Famous Naval Battles Silver Proof Coin Battle of Midway 1942

The Famous Naval Battles Silver Proof Coin Battle of Midway 1942 portrays USS Enterprise, a Yorktown class aircraft carrier. The design includes a colored depiction of a US dive-bomber above the Japanese aircraft carrier, the Akagi. Learn More »