Ending multi-coin series and new 2015 Year of the Goat coins headline October releases from the Perth Mint of Australia. The most anticipated issue, the high relief Hades silver coin from the Gods of Olympus series, sold out within hours of its release.
Other releases include a saltwater crocodile silver coin struck in the shape of the Australian continent and gold and silver coins depicting the sport of rock fishing. Brief information about the new coins follows.
2015 Year of the Goat 1 oz Silver Typeset Collection
The 2015 Year of the Goat 1 oz Silver Typeset Collection offers four different versions of the same theme. The coins showcase a reverse design of a family of three goats in a rural scene. Versions found in the set include a proof coin, a gilded coin, a colored coin and a bullion coin. All appear together in a red and black Perth Mint display case.
Mintage of the set is limited to 1,500. Its price is AUS $318.18, or US $277.79.
2015 Year of the Goat Silver Proof Colored Coins
2015 Year of the Goat Silver Proof Colored Coins are found in 1 ounce and 1/2 ounce versions. Both bear a reverse image of three goats with the creatures in color to enhance their detail.
Red and black Perth Mint display cases accompany each purchase along with a certificate of authenticity and an illustrated shipper. Mintage is set at 10,000 each with the 1 ounce coin selling for AUS $90, or US $78.58, and the 1/2 ounce coin for AUS $57.73, or US $50.40.
2015 Year of the Goat Gold Proof Colored Coins
2015 Year of the Goat Gold Proof Colored Coins include three different sizes – 1 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce. All three depict a single goat in color. Each proof quality coin is struck from 99.99% pure gold.
Mintages are limited to 3,000 of the 1 ounce coin and 5,000 of each for the two smaller issues. Pricing is:
- AUS $2,450, or US $2,139, for the 1 ounce issue,
- AUS $631.82, or US $551.62, for the 1/4 ounce, and
- AUS $271.82, or US $237.31, for the 1/10 ounce.
Glossy timber-effect lid display cases accompany each purchase.
2014 Australian Map Shaped Saltwater Crocodile Silver Coin
The largest living reptile is shown on the reverse of the 2014 Australian Map Shaped Saltwater Crocodile Silver Coin. Behind the crocodile, a colored background of wild wetlands at sunset appears.
The mintage for the coin struck in the shape of the Australian continent is 6,000. It appears at the sixth coin of the series and is sold for AUS $94.55, or US $82.55. All earlier program releases sold out.
2014 Land Down Under – Rock Fishing Gold and Silver Coins
The Land Down Under series from the Perth Mint of Australia comes to a close with the 2014 Rock Fishing Gold and Silver Coins. As indicated by the name, the reverse of each coin depicts a scene of the sport of rock fishing.
The gold coins are struck from 1/4 ounce of 99.99% pure gold and feature a mintage limit of 1,000. The Rock Fishing Silver Coin has a colored reverse and is struck from 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver. Its mintage limit is 5,000.
Pricing for the gold piece is AUS $631.82, or US $551.62, while the silver piece is AUS $90, or US $78.58. An Australian map-shaped latex display case accompanies each purchase.
2014 Orangutan Silver Proof Coin from Mother’s Love Series
The fifth and final release in the Perth Mint series dedicated to the idea of Mother’s Love is the 2014 Orangutan 1/2 oz Silver Proof Coin. A mother orangutan and her baby appear on reverses.
Issue limit for the individual coin is 4,500 with a maximum mintage of 6,000. Pricing is AUS $57.73, or US $50.40.
2014 Young Collectors Superpowers Series Super Strength Coin
The 2014 Young Collectors Superpowers Series Super Strength Coin is the last of six in a program dedicated to the concept of superpowers. Each is struck from aluminum bronze and features a reverse depicting a female superhero lifting a military tank.
Super Strength $1 coins are housed in an illustrated presentation card and feature an unlimited mintage. Pricing per coin is AUS $13.59, or US $ 11.86.
2014 Hades High Relief 2 oz Silver Coin from Gods of Olympus Series
As discussed in more detail here, the third and final release in an extremely popular program is the 2014 Hades 2 oz Silver High Relief Coin from the Mint’s Gods of Olympus series. Offered on the reverse of the antique finish coin is a design portraying the mythical character of Hades.
This coin follows previous program coins depicting Zeus and Poseidon, both of which quickly sold-out. The Hades coin followed suit, with the 1,500 selling out within hours of release.