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2011 Australian Koala 5 Ounce Silver CoinThe Perth Mint on June 7 released a new 2011 Australian Koala 5 Oz Silver Proof Coin for collectors, its largest product in the popular koala coin series and the first issue in this size. The silver coin is currently listed for a price of $431.82 (AUS), or $461.18 (US).

Minted in five ounces of 99.9% pure silver and struck to proof quality, the unique silver coin is sure to draw attention. Its mintage has been limited to just 5,000 strikes […]

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2011 Australian Koala 5 Ounce Silver Proof CoinThe Perth Mint of Australia has launched four 2011 Australian Koala Gold Proof Coins, marking a 4th annual appearance in a series that is dedicated to the marsupial native to that country.

Koalas have appeared on collectible coins from The Perth Mint for several years now. The companion silver koala series debuted in 2007. Realizing the popularity of the creature and their inclusion on precious metal legal tender coinage, the Mint released the first gold proof coins the following year […]

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Proof Australian Sovereign Gold CoinThe Perth Mint of Australia released its 2011 Proof Australian Sovereign Gold Coin on May 3, marking the third year of issue after a 78-year hiatus from regular sovereign production.

The sovereign was a crucial component to the British commerce and banking system and has a history dating back to the 15th century. The Perth Mint was a part of that history, producing more than 100 million of the coins during the reigns of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V […]

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As part of the 2010 Sydney Coin, Banknote and Stamp Show, hosted by the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association (ANDA), The Perth Mint will host four key-note speeches from some of the country’s most prominent bullion and numismatic experts. Following the success of their appearances at the Melbourne ANDA Show in July, these experts are back […]

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The life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows is being celebrated on a new $1 collector coin. It will be released by the Royal Australian Mint today at the opening of a Fred Hollows photographic exhibition at Parliament House. 2010 $1 Uncirculated Fred Hollows Inspirational Coin (Click image to enlarge) This is the […]

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Appearing as the third proof issue from the Perth Mint of Australia in its internationally acclaimed Australian Koala Gold Coin Series is the 2010 Koala Gold Proof Coin.

2010 Australian Koala Gold Proof Coin

Koalas have long appeared as an iconic symbol for Australia along with their other famous marsupial, the kangaroo. Together, the creatures have graced strikes of the Perth for years, but the Proof Koala Gold Coin only made its debut in 2008. That year, an image of a cuddly koala sitting on a tree branch with its young clinging to its back was featured on the coin.

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As part of the 2010 Melbourne Coin, Banknote and Stamp Show, hosted by the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association (ANDA), The Perth Mint will present four keynote speeches from some of the country’s most prominent bullion and numismatic experts. With the price of gold reaching an all time high this week, these presentations will be a […]

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Introducing one of the most unique legal tender gold coins in the world, the Perth Mint of Australia has made available the very first 2010 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin that features a one-year-only miniature kangaroo design that will change annually.

2010 Australia Mini Roo 0.5 Gram Gold Coin

Containing 0.5 grams of 99.99% pure gold and at price point of AUS $45.51 (~US $38), the Mini Roo offers the public an affordable option to purchase a coin struck from 24-karat gold. The Perth Mint is no stranger to Kangaroo gold coins. It has been producing versions of them since 1990. The gold pieces are known the world over for the investment opportunities.

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In September 2010 the Royal Australian Mint will host the International Mint Directors Conference (MDC 2010) in Canberra. A $30,000 grant from Tourism Australia will facilitate the participation of delegates from regional countries such as Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh. The funding, which was secured in partnership with the Canberra Convention Bureau, will assist […]

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The Royal Australian Mint announced the appointment of Mr Ross MacDiarmid as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr MacDiarmid has extensive private sector experience in manufacturing and marketing as well as a background in tourism and business development.

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