This month, the Perth Mint of Australia unveils over a dozen new collectible products. Most of the June releases are continuations of popular series.
One of them already sold out — within 3 hours of its release, the 2015 Athena High Relief Silver Coin from the Goddesses of Olympus series. New 2015 Australian Koala coins also debuted, including a one kilo silver coin and four new gold proof issues also in high relief.
More information on these and other Perth Mint products for June follows.
2015 Australian Koala Gold Proof Coins
Four different sizes of the 2015 Australian Koala Gold Proof Coins are available now, including a 2oz coin, a 1oz coin, a 1/4oz coin and a 1/10oz coin. Enhancing the design, the two larger issues are issued in high relief.
Mintages for all four, though, are extremely limited, ranging from 150 for the 2oz coins to 1,500 of the 1/10oz version. Each depict the same basic image of an adult koala sitting in the fork of a eucalyptus tree.
2015 Australian Koala 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin
The 2015 $30 Australian Koala 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin presents the same basic koala image as the above four gold coins. As indicated by the name, each is struck from one kilo of silver to proof quality.
This coin has a diameter of 100.60 mm and a thickness of 14.60 mm. Its mintage is set at only 500.
2015 Disney Princess Belle Gold and Silver Coins
New Disney coins debut this month in 1oz silver and 1/4oz gold sizes. Their reverses show Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. These proof coins continue an officially licensed Disney series that has featured famous characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Cinderella, and Princess Aurora.
Mintage for the 2015 $25 Belle gold coin is capped at 1,000. The 2015 $2 Belle silver coin is limited 10,000.
2015 Australian Stock Horse 5 oz Gold Proof Coin
Showcasing Australia’s equestrian love, the Perth Mint presents its 2015 $500 Australian Stock Horse 5oz Gold Proof Coin. Featured on the reverse is the image of a single Australian Stock Horse as it gallops alongside a wooden fence.
Each coin has a maximum diameter of 50.50 mm and a thickness of 5.50 mm. Its mintage is capped at 99 units.
2015 Sunburnt Country Drought and Flooding Rains Silver Rectangle Coin
Appearing as the third issue in a four-coin series celebrating Dorothea Mackellar’s My Country poem is the one-ounce, proof 2015 $1 Sunburnt Country Drought and Flooding Rains Silver Rectangle Coin.
Its reverse depicts a color image of a thorny devil lizard in the drought-stricken desert with storm clouds gathering in the background. No more than 5,000 will be sold.
2015 Great White Shark Gold and Silver Proof High Relief Coins
The impressive likeness of a single Great White Shark is showcased on reverse sides of the one-ounce 2015 Great White Shark Gold and Silver Proof High Relief Coins.
Mintages are limited to 500 for the gold coin and 10,000 for the silver coin. They have legal tender Australian face values of 100 dollars and 1 dollar.
2015 Australian Saltwater Crocodile Silver Proof Coin
The largest reptile in the world appears on the 2015 $1 Australian Saltwater Crocodile 1 oz Silver Proof Coin. Ranging from northern Australia to the eastern coast of India, the saltwater crocodiles massive size makes it the most dangerous crocodile to humans.
Up to 5,000 of these coins will be sold to the public.
2015 Muttaburrasaurus Silver Proof Colored Coin
Issued as the final of five coins in the Perth Mint’s Australian Age of Dinosaurs program is the 2015 $1 Muttaburrasaurus 1 oz Silver Proof Coin. Its reverse offers a likeness of the herbivore dinosaur Muttaburrasaurus set against a colored prehistoric background.
Each coin ships with an illustrated shipper which can be combined with the shippers of other program coins to complete a five-coin charcoal display case. Its mintage max is 5,000.
2015 Elephant Seal 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The Perth Mint continues its annual Australian Antarctic Territory Series with the 2015 $1 Elephant Seal 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
Reverses offer an artistic depiction of an Elephant Seal with an outline of Antarctica behind it. The coin’s mintage is limited to 7,500.
All the gold coins discussed above are struck in 99.99% purity. The silver coins are 99.9% fine.