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Bullion sales from The Perth Mint are on a golden run with the ‘sell out’ of the complete 30,000 mintage of its 1 oz Year of the Tiger gold bullion coin. 2010 Year of the Tiger Gold Bullion Coin – Click to Enlarge The popular release is one of eight gold bullion coins released as […]

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The Perth Mint’s 2010 Gold Proof Australian Sovereign marks the second year return to regular sovereign production for the Perth after a 78-year hiatus. These new strikes are composed of 22-carat gold and are sure to be hot among collectors not only for their gold content, but also for their limited mintage and for their […]

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As the nation prepares to commemorate ANZAC Day the Royal Australian Mint will stop to remember the lost soldiers of Fromelles with a special event at the Mint in Canberra. Lost Soldiers of Fromelles Australian Coin (Click image to enlarge) Guest speakers at the event include Lambis Englezos AM, the amateur historian and advocate whose […]

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The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, have today announced the Royal Australian Mint will next month issue a collectible 20 cent coin commemorating Australia’s Lost Soldiers of Fromelles.   "This coin is a continuation of the Mint’s Australia Remembers series, exploring our nation’s war experiences and military […]

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A limited collector coin replicating the design of the historical Sydney Cove Medallion has been unveiled at the Museum of Sydney by Lord Wedgwood of Barlaston, the seventh generation descendant of Josiah Wedgwood, whose company created the original Medallion in 1789.

Sydney Cove Medallion High Relief Silver Proof Coin
Sydney Cove Medallion High Relief Silver Proof Coin – Click to Enlarge

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and issued as official Australian legal tender, the coin features a special ‘high relief’ representation of the celebrated Medallion’s allegorical design portraying ‘time’s opening scenes’ in the colony of New South Wales.

With four classical figures on the shores of a bay, the scene was called Hope encouraging Art and Labour under the influence of Peace to pursue the employments necessary to give security and happiness to the infant colony. Beneath the figures in raised lettering was inscribed ETRURIA 1789, the name of Wedgwood’s Staffordshire factory.

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The space shuttle Columbia was hailed as a great achievement when it first launched into orbit on April 12, 1981. The relatively short 54 hour mission was the culmination of decades of planning, research, design and funding that led to NASA’s first reusable space vehicle. 2010 First Space Shuttle 1oz Silver Orbital Coin (Click to […]

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In the lead-up to Australia Day, the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, announced the design of the newest coin to go into the hands of Australians.

Australian Day 2010 coins: 50 cent circulating coin and collectible gold-plated coin
Australian Day 2010 coins: 50 cent circulating coin and collectible gold-plated coin for collectors (Click image to enlarge)

Commemorating and celebrating Australia Day and designed by the Royal Australian Mint in consultation with the National Australia Day Council, this 50 cent coin marks the spirit of this significant national celebration and will soon be available around the country.

Australian cricket great and National Australia Day Council Chairman Adam Gilchrist welcomed the newest coin to go into the hands of Australians.

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To celebrate a 3,250 kilometer expedition to cross Australia’s frontier back in 1860, both mints from Australia have released commemorative coins. The Royal Australian Mint issued the 2010 Burke and Wills Expedition 150th Anniversary 20c and $1 Australian Coins. In further celebration, The Perth Mint of Australia is commemorating the historic journey with its own […]

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Coins and their designs are rarely thought of as works of art – but over the next month an exclusive exhibition at the Royal Australian Mint will showcase just that. The Assistant Treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry says the Mint’s inaugural art exhibition ‘Striking Art Lasting Impressions’ will highlight the work of Mint designer and sculptor […]

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The Perth Mint has appointed Coins N Things Inc. (CNT) as the exclusive distributor for its Kangaroo Minted Gold Bars in North America. Based in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the respected wholesale company has been in business for 37 years and records over US$1.5 billion in sales annually. Already, CNT is a major distributor of the Mint’s […]

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