Special occasion coins top Perth Mint of Australia offerings for January, including collectibles for newborns, birthdays, graduations and couples.
Rounding out releases for the month are a Scooby-Doo coin, an Australian opal coin, a Mini Roo gold coin, a poster-shaped WWI Peace Bonds coin, and a Phoenix antiqued rimless coin.
Images and summary information for the January collector coins is available below.
2018 Scooby-Doo 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The Perth Mint is excited to release its first Warner Bros. coin, which celebrates the enduringly popular SCOOBY-DOO. The lovable four-legged hero is depicted on this 1oz 99.99% pure silver proof coin, which is issued as Tuvalu legal tender.
Officially licensed, only 5,000 limited edition coins will be released.
SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s18)
2018 Newborn Baby 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
This newly designed 2018-dated coin is great way to celebrate the arrival of a newborn baby. It features a baby resting in a blanket with the fabled stork flying in the background.
Stuck from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the Australian legal tender coin is presented in an elaborate themed gift card. The coin is sold on a mint-to-order basis.
2018 Graduation 1oz Sliver Coin for Card
Celebrate achievements in education with this coin designed for a graduation gift. It showcases an owl wearing a mortar board mid-flight with a scroll in its talons. The design includes five mortar boards in the background.
Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the Australian legal tender coin is presented in a special illustrated card. The coin has an unlimited mintage.
2018 Happy Birthday 2oz Silver Proof Coin
Spoil a loved one on their birthday with this 2oz 99.99% pure silver coin featuring a birthday cake, confetti and ‘Happy Birthday’ written in 11 languages, including Russian, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Hindu and Polish.
Struck in 2oz 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, this Tuvalu legal tender coin has a limited mintage of only 1,500.
2018 Always Together – Penguins 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin
This year’s always together design depicts two penguins standing amid snow with their heads resting against one another.
Struck from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the Tuvalu legal tender coin has a limited mintage of 7,500.
2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Proof Opal Coin
This unique coin features the Lunar dog etched in authentic Australian opal. The gemstone feature is embedded within a silver proof coin depicting leaves and flowers.
This is an exceptional 99.99% pure silver addition to the 2018 lunar coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Dog. The coin has a limited mintage of 5,000
2018 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin
The cute Mini Roo returns in 2018 with a new coin design showcasing two bounding kangaroos.
This more affordable Australian coin is struck from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold and has an unlimited mintage.
2018 WWI Poster Series – Peace Bonds 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The final release in this commemorative five-coin series pays tribute to the Peace Loans launched by the Australian Government after the end of World War I. The coin’s reverse depicts a representation of the ‘Buy Peace Bonds’ poster headed by the inscription AUSTRALIAN PEACE BONDS.
This poster-shaped coin is struck in 1oz of 99.9% pure silver to proof quality and has a mintage of 5,000.
Phoenix 2018 2oz Silver Antiqued Rimless Coin
Commissioned by The Perth Mint, this coin is an ideal gift for the Chinese New Year. It depicts ‘the immortal king of all birds’, the Chinese phoenix. The bird is seen among clouds and above a flower with the Chinese symbol for Phoenix inscribed on it.
Struck from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, this Tuvalu legal tender coin also has a unique antiqued finish, a rimless edge, and has a limited mintage of just 1,500.
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 new releases.