Perth Mint

1 Tonne Australian Gold Kangaroo CoinIn a move likely to intrigue anyone who hears about it, the Perth Mint of Australia has unveiled an enormous 1 tonne Gold Kangaroo Coin.

The Australian strike is touted by the Perth as the "biggest, heaviest, inherently the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world."

The specifications of the new Gold Kangaroo coin back up the Perth Mint’s claim. The massive piece weighs in at approximately one ton which equates to 1,000 kilograms or 32,150.746 troy ounces. This coin’s diameter and thickness are […]

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Australian 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver Bullion CoinsThe Perth Mint of Australia has issued the newest releases from its annual Australian Lunar Series II program with a staggering sixteen coins presented as part of the 2012 Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver Bullion Series. These sixteen Year of the Dragon Gold and Silver Bullion Coins are spread across nine different 99.99% pure gold strikes and seven composed of 99.9% pure silver.

Each of the bullion coins features the image of a mythical dragon which is the fifth creature to be celebrated as part of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Under that zodiac, those born between the upcoming Chinese New Year of January 23, 2012 and the end of that 12-month calendar on February 09, 2013 are said to be born in the Year of the Dragon. […]

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2012 Australian Silver Koala Coin (1 oz)

2012 Australian Silver Koala Coins will continue the run of the sought after annual series when released by the Perth Mint of Australia on November 1, 2011.

The bullion coins will be available in four different sizes, including 1 kilo, 10 ounce, 1 ounce and 1/2 ounce. Each is struck from 99.9% pure silver.

The Australian Silver Koala series is unique among the bullion coins of the world due, in part, to their annually changing reverse designs […]

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2012 Australian Kookaburra 1 Ounce Silver Bullion Coin

2012 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins were released today, September 1, 2011 by the Perth Mint of Australia. The new Silver Kookaburras are available in three different .999 fine silver sizes — 1 kilo, ten ounce and one ounce.

This release marks the twenty-third annual issue of the series as they date back to when the inaugural Kookaburra appeared in 1990. Since that debut, the coins have come to be one of the most sought after bullion strikes in the world […]

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Bush Babies CoinsThe complete set of the Australian Bush Babies Stamp and Coin Covers is now available for order which features products from both The Perth Mint of Australia and the Australia Post. The two entities have teamed together to create a collector set which merges the interests of two extremely popular hobbies — stamp and coin collecting.

Included in the set are five unique Perth Mint aluminum bronze coins featuring reverse designs of different baby creatures found in the wilds of Australia. The coins are joined by five official Australia Post stamps showcasing the same baby designs which are […]

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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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Australia Royal Wedding Silver CoinThe Perth Mint today released Australia’s official Royal Wedding 1oz Silver Coin commemorating the wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Endorsed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Wedding Coin features a reverse of an official image of the happy couple, with beaming smiles on their jubilant faces realistically portrayed in color. In the background is an intricately detailed sculpture of Westminster Abbey, which […]

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Royal Australian Navy 100 Years CoinThe Perth Mint boarded HMAS Perth to launch Australia’s precious metal silver coin tribute to mark 100 Years of the Royal Australian Navy.

In 1 March 1901, two months after Federation, responsibility for the former colonies’ naval forces passed from Britain’s rule to the new Commonwealth Government.

This set in motion a sequence of developments which resulted in King George V granting the title ‘Royal Australian Navy’ to the Commonwealth Naval Forces on 10 July 1911 […]

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