Dragons, phoenixes, kookaburras, kangaroos, a shark and two Spocks grace the reverses of new coins unveiled this month by The Perth Mint of Australia.
The collectibles range in size from the smallest 1oz coins to a massive 1 kilo coin. All but one of them is composed in silver.
Images and summary information for the May collector coins is available below.
2017 Dragon and Phoenix High Relief Gold and Silver Coin
A dragon, a phoenix and a flaming pearl are depicted on two new Australian gold and silver coins. Both coins share designs, a proof quality and 99.99% precious metal purity.
The 1oz silver coin is limited to a 5,000 mintage while the 2oz gold coin has a more restrictive mintage of only 500.
"In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune, and it is often portrayed in pursuit of a chasing a luminous or flaming pearl, " The Perth Mint describes. "The flaming pearl is viewed as a metaphor for wisdom, enlightenment and spiritual essence."
Each ship in a timber display case with a themed shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
2017 Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Silver Coin
Officially licensed and limited to 3,000, this 1oz silver proof coin features an image of the parallel Spock and Spock from the iconic Mirror, Mirror episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. The background shows the planet Earth bisected by a sword, Spock’s uniform insignia, and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
This 99.99% pure silver coin is Tuvalu legal tender. It ships in a Star Trek inspired transporter case that lights up when opened, with a Star Trek-themed shipper, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
2017 Australian Kookaburra High Relief 1oz and 5oz Silver Coins
One of Australia’s most iconic bird species, the kookaburra, appears in high-relief format on 1oz and 5oz coins minted in 99.9% silver. The two Australian coins showcase this year’s design; two kookaburras perched on a wooden fence.
The 1oz silver coin is limited to 5,000 while the 5oz version is more limited with a mintage of 1,000. Each arrives housed in a Perth Mint display case within a kookaburra-themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz and 1kg Silver Coins
In similar fashion, Australia’s icon kangaroo comes to life on two silver coins. There’s a gilded design, showing a kangaroo gilded in 24 carat gold bounding across an outback plain. This collector coin is in 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, and has a mintage of 5,000.
Then there is a 1 kilo coin in 99.99% pure silver, portraying a bounding red kangaroo surrounded by stylized rays of sunlight. This piece is limited to only 300.
Each ship in a classic display case with a themed shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
2017 Bull Shark 1oz Silver Coin
The twelfth coin in the Deadly and Dangerous series showcases a large bull shark in the foreground and smaller bull sharks, fish and coral in the background.
This 99.99% pure, 1oz silver coin is Tuvalu legal tender with a limit of 5,000 pieces. It ships in a high-gloss timber display case within a shipper emblazoned with the warning DANGER. It is also accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Additional information, ordering options and current pricing on the coins are available on the Perth Mint’s website at www.perthmint.com.au. Here is an affiliate link to the Mint’s newest coins.