Princesses, kangaroos, dinosaurs, kookaburras, ANZAC anniversary and famous ships are examples of the imagery found on new coins for April from the Perth Mint of Australia.
Information, specifications and links to the new coins are available below.
2015 Sunburnt Country Silver Coin and 4-Coin Set
Honoring Dorothea Mackellar and her famous poem My Country, the Perth Mint has issued the 2015 Sunburnt Country – A Land of Sweeping Plains Silver Proof Rectangle Coin.
Struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver, the rectangle coin depicts a typical Australian plain with two kangaroos grazing in the wildflowers, and a homestead in the background. It is available individually, or may be ordered as part of a larger four-coin set. The additional three coins, not yet released, offer differing views of the Australian landscape and some of the creatures which inhabit it.
The first individual rectangle coin may be purchased for AUS $94.55, or US $72.28. The set is AUS $378.18, or US $288.34, and available for delivery on April 15. The issue limit for the coin is capped at 4,250. The set is limited to 750.
2015 ANZAC 1/2 Oz Silver Three-Coin Set
The Perth Mint’s five-year annual series continues with the release of the 2015 The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary 1/2 oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Set. This set includes three different one-half ounce, .999 fine silver coins depicting historic First World War designs — Bravest of the Brave, Billies for the Troops, and Spirit of the Fallen.
The three-coin set is AUS $171.82, or US $131, and ships in a round plastic tray inside an illustrated shipper. This set is limited to 5,000. A subscription to the entire five-year series of three-coin sets is also available with a limited edition billy tin provided.
2015 ANZAC 1/2 Oz Silver Coin and Stamp Set
In April 1915, soldiers from Australia and New Zealand combined forces to create the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) to help fight against Germany during the First World War. Their sacrifice and bravery is remembered on the new 2015 ANZAC Silver Coin and Stamp Set.
Included in the set are two 1/2 oz silver proof coins struck in the shape of rectangular stamps; an Australia Post official stamp; and a New Zealand Post official stamp. Limited to 2,500, the set is AUS $163.64, or US $125.
2015 Disney Princess Aurora Gold and Silver Coins
One of Disney’s classic characters, Aurora, appears on new gold and silver coins. The 2015 Aurora 1 oz Silver and 1/4oz Gold Proof Coins depict the likeness of the princess as seen in the animated 1959 movie Sleeping Beauty. These coins continue an officially licensed Disney series that has featured famous characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Cinderella.
The 99.99% Aurora gold coin is AUS $754.55, or US $575.30, and the 99.9% Aurora silver coin is AUS $97.73, or US $74.71. Mintages stand at 1,000 for the gold and 10,000 for the silver.
Silver coins are presented in special Disney packaging made to represent a book of fairy tales. Gold coins are in a special Disney wooden display case. Both coins ship with a certificate of authenticity.
2015 Minmi 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin
Issued as part of the Perth Mint’s Australian Age of Dinosaurs series, the 2015 Minmi Silver Proof Colored Coin shows a likeness of a Minmi with colorful prehistoric vegetation.
Previous program issues depicted the Australovenator, the Diamantinasaurus and the Leaellynasaura. All are in one ounce of 99.9% silver. The last coin will showcase the Muttaburrasaurus. The Minmi coin is AUS $90, or US, $68.80, and limited to 5,000.
25th Anniversary 2015 Australian Kookaburra 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin
Celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the series, the Perth Mint has released a 2015 Australian Kookaburra Silver Proof Coin in a 1 kilo size. The kookaburra series debuted back in 1990 and has become one of the most popular program issues for the Perth Mint with bullion and numismatic versions issued.
Struck in .999 fine silver, each new kilo proof coin bears the original Australian Kookaburra coin design which was first released in 1990 and designed by Dr Stuart Devlin AO CMG. The 25th anniversary silver coin has a special ‘P25’ mintmark.
2015 Chimera 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin
The Perth Mint’s Famous Ships That Never Sailed series continues this month with the release of the 2015 Chimera 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin, also in 99.9% pure silver. Shown on the reverse is a likeness of the ship Chimera sailing in the background, with Sinbad the Sailor standing on a rocky outcrop with his sword in the foreground. Throughout Sinbad’s seven voyages, he and his crew sailed on-board the famous ship.
Previous series coins showcase the ships Flying Dutchman, Pequod, The Demeter, The Jolly Roger, The Gloria Scott and Nautilus with future program issues to depict the Hispaniola and the Ghost. The Chimera Silver Proof Coin is AUS $90, or US $68.80. It is limited to 3,000.
2015 Australian Stock Horse 1 Oz Silver Coin
Celebrating the importance of one of Australia’s most loved domesticated animals, the Perth Mint is offering a 99.9% fine silver coin portraying an Australian Stock Horse jumping a hurdle amid a rural landscape.
It is limited to no more than 1,000 in this product option, from a maximum mintage of 10,000. Each coin is released in a presentation card which portrays a rural property at sunset.