Kangaroo and koala coins take center stage in July as part of the Perth Mint of Australia’s new releases for the month.
Of the dozen different coins debuting from the Perth Mint in early July, nine feature likenesses of the two marsupials struck in varying sizes of gold and silver. The remaining three showcase a kookaburra, a megalania and the power of flight.
Despite the apparent lack of subject diversity for the July releases, the new issues do offer a relatively broad spectrum of choices for coin collectors that range from an aluminum bronze $1 coin to a one-ounce gold coin.
Sales should spread well across the newest Mini Koala gold coin, a high relief silver kangaroo coin and gold proof coins in five sizes that commemorate the 25th anniversary of Australian Nugget gold coin program.
Additional information on July 2014 Perth Mint of Australia products is offered below:
2014 25th Anniversary Australian Kangaroo Gold Proof Coins
In 1989, the Perth Mint released inaugural strikes of its Australian Nugget gold coin program which is known today as the gold kangaroo series. The Perth Mint commemorates the quarter century of issues with five 2014 25th Anniversary Australian Kangaroo Gold Proof Coins.
Sizing of the 99.99% gold issues include 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/20 oz and 1/20 oz. Of those, the one ounce and one-quarter ounce are available for purchase individually for AUS $2,450.00 and AUS $631.82, respectively. A five-coin collection is also available for AUS $4,540.91.
Issue limits for the individual coins are listed as 600 for the one ounce and 1,600 for the quarter ounce. Also, no more than 400 of the five-coin sets will be sold.
2014 Mini Koala 0.5g Gold Coin
Appearing as the second annual issue in a series is the 2014 Mini Koala 0.5g Gold Coin. It follows the first program strike that launched in 2013 and was offered as a sister series to the Mini Roo Gold Coins.
Each is described as "button-sized" with a diameter of 11.60 mm. The 0.5g coin is struck from 99.99% pure gold and is available for AUS $54.09, or US $51.15. No mintage limit applies.
2014 Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof High Relief Coin
The 2014 Australian Kangaroo 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin is issued by the Perth Mint as the fifth annual release in a series of high relief kangaroo coins. Each features a high relief image of a single kangaroo on its reverse set against a traditional rural scene.
Mintage of the individual coin is limited to 19,000 with another 1,000 reserved for other product options. Pricing is AUS $94.55, or US $89.41.
2014 Australian Outback Silver Colored Coin Collection
Depicting three of Australia’s most iconic creatures, the Perth Mint has issued the 2014 Australian Outback 1/2 oz Silver Colored Coin Collection. Found on reverses of the three coins are colored designs showcasing a kookaburra, a kangaroo and a koala.
The limited issue collection is capped at 4,000 sets. Maximum mintage for the individual coins is listed as 5,000. The three-coin collection is available for AUS $144.55, or US $136.69.
2014 Australian Megafauna Megalania Silver Proof Coin
The Perth Mint’s five-coin series dedicated to giant creatures of the past comes to a close with the 2014 Australian Megafauna Megalania Silver Proof Coin. Appearing on the reverse of the colored coin is a design depicting a megalania, a larger-than-life creature from the Pleistocene period.
Mintage of the coin is capped at 6,500. Each is available for AUS 90.00, or US $85.11.
2014 Young Collectors Superpowers Series Flight $1 Coin
A six-coin series showcasing the concept of superpowers features its fourth release from the Perth Mint with the 2014 Young Collectors Superpowers Series Flight $1 Coin. As indicated by the name, this coin portrays the concept of powered flight.
No mintage limit is applied to the release. Pricing is AUS $13.59, or US $12.85.