It’s rare to find a mint gallery with coin photos, information and prices within a single location. You can naturally visit world mint websites and find their latest offerings. However, sometimes you really have to search and click around several times in order to drill down and locate a coin’s photo, details and price.


Today, the historic Perth Mint reveals its new corporate identity to an international audience at the 2008 World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Ed Harbuz said, “revitalizing The Perth Mint brand was necessary to echo expanding global business activities and to provide flexibility to adapt to the increasingly varied media […]

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Australian Lunar Series II 2008 Coloured Mouse 1oz Silver Coin images courtesy of Perth Mint)The Chinese calendar offers an intriguing system of time measurement that predates all other calendars. For coin collectors, its yearly changing of themes also makes it well designed for commemorative coins.

February 7 marks the start of the ‘Year of the Rat‘, which occurs once every 12 years. (Several past, present and next occurrence years are, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.)

For this new year, there are several commemorative coins celebrating the event from at least two different countries.

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