Category Archives: Australian Coins

Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle Gold & Platinum Bimetal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a swooping eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Struck by The Perth Mint from 3/4oz […]

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Royal Australian Mint Releases AC/DC Anniversary Coin Set

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the milestone anniversaries of six AC/DC albums with six unique coin tributes, a seven-coin set, and a limited-edition silver frosted uncirculated coin. The Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid said: “The Mint is proud to be issuing coin tributes to the vinyls […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Koala Silver Bullion Coins

Depicting one of Australia’s most beloved animals, the Australian koala silver coin pays tribute to our rich wildlife. Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the 2021 koala is available in 1 kilo and 1oz sizes. Only 300,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the 1 kilo coin, however production will close at […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins

A laughing kookaburra, the largest member of the kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback. The Perth Mint is pleased to present three bullion coins featuring the kookaburra, meticulously struck from 99.99% pure silver in 1 kilo, 10oz, and 1oz sizes. Only 500,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Kangaroo 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present the Australian Kangaroo 2021 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin. The Australian kangaroo is a large marsupial endemic to Australia. Identified by its muscular tail, strong back legs, large feet, short fur, and long, pointed ears, the animal has become a much-loved national icon. Struck by The Perth Mint from […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian Gold Sovereign of 1917 from the Perth Mint

by Max Spiegel, NGC …. NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign is one of the world’s most famous gold coins. Named after an English gold coin struck until 1604, the modern gold sovereign has been issued by the United Kingdom […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Lunar Series III Year of the Ox Silver Proof Coins

The Perth Mint’s highly anticipated Australian Lunar Series III coin program is an array of superb silver coins celebrating the next animal in the zodiac, the ox. Released as a magnificent three-coin set, and as individual 1oz and 1/2oz silver proof coins, the coins feature original artistry portraying the kind-hearted ox. Those born under the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Lunar Series III Year of the Ox 1oz Gold Bullion Coin

These magnificent gold coins celebrate the Year of the Ox, the second of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar ox in 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, and every 12th preceding year are said to be kind, intelligent, honest, and reliable. Admired for their […]

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Royal Australian Mint CEO Steps Down After 10 Years

By Royal Australian Mint …… Ross MacDiarmid, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint, today announced that after 10 years at the helm he will be leaving the Mint on 4 December 2020. As the first Mint CEO with a private sector background, the transformation the Mint has gone through under Ross’ leadership has […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2021 Winged Victory Gold, Silver 1oz High Relief Proof Coins

These extraordinary 1oz gold and silver high-relief coins feature an innovative new design celebrating Nike, the goddess of victory, from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. In Greek mythology, Nike was invited to live on Mount Olympus by Zeus, the king of the gods, as a reward for becoming his charioteer during the Titan […]

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Donation Dollar – Royal Australian Mint Creates World’s 1st Dollar Coin Designed to be Donated

The Royal Australian Mint to produce millions of “daily reminders to give”   By Royal Australian Mint …… In the lead up to International Day of Charity (September 5), the Royal Australian Mint is releasing the world’s first Donation Dollar: a one-dollar coin designed to be donated. According to new research, three in five (57%) […]

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Perth Mint Unveils 2021 Bullion Coins Amid Metals Rally

As an issuer of world-renowned investment products, The Perth Mint has unveiled the 2021 designs of Australia’s official bullion coin program. The annual range of precious metal coins portrays detailed artistry of the kangaroo in pure gold, silver, and platinum, alongside the koala and kookaburra in fine silver, complemented by the ox in the trio […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kookaburra 5oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin

  This exceptional 5oz silver Proof gilded high-relief coin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Proof Coin. A first from The Perth Mint, elements of the high-relief design have been gilded in pink gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques. Known as the ‘king of the bush’, the kookaburra has been featured on […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Dragon 1oz Silver Proof Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release this 1oz silver Proof coin featuring the Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format. Depicted as serpentine-shaped creatures with large-eyes, horns, fish scales, and sharp claws, mythological dragons have been part of Chinese culture for thousands of years. Despite their fearsome appearance, they are considered to be benevolent […]

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Waltzing Matilda: New Banjo Patterson Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new limited edition commemorative coin set and three 50c coins commemorating Treasured Australian Poetry from Banjo Paterson. In honor of Paterson’s impact on Australia literature, the Royal Australian Mint presents a 2020 50c Uncirculated Three-Coin Set and three 2020 50c Uncirculated 50 coins […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Great Southern Land 1oz Silver Proof Opal Coin

This coin features the great southern Australian continent in stunning Australian opal. Australia is the planet’s sixth-largest country yet the smallest of the world’s continents. Evolving across more than 3,000 million years, it is also unique as the lowest, flattest and driest continent (after Antarctica) and home to a diverse range of climates, landscapes, and […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Gold Proof Coins

The Battle of Britain took place over southern England and the English Channel between July and October 1940. Pitting Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) against the German Luftwaffe, it was the first major campaign of the Second World War to be fought entirely by air forces. Following the Fall of France, the might of Nazi […]

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Perth Mint – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

This 10 kilo silver coin, produced by The Perth Mint, celebrates the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, […]

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More Sovereigns From the Caranett Collection Available From Heritage

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS Set Registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. We offered Part One of this collection in May, and we are now privileged to be able to offer a second selection from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kookaburra 2oz Silver Proof Gilded High Relief Coin

This extraordinary 2oz silver Proof gilded high-relief coin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Proof Coin. A first from The Perth Mint, elements of the high-relief design have been gilded in 24-carat gold, superbly combining two celebrated minting techniques. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver […]

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Australia: New Proof silver and colour coin captures Aboriginal Emu in the Sky constellation

The Royal Australian Mint has released new silver Proof coins with a captivating design that blends luminous colour with Aboriginal art to depict the story of the Emu in the Sky constellation, which also introduces a new collector coin series entitled “Star Dreaming.”
It can be said that Indigenous Australians were the first astronomers who have been using the stars as navigation maps, calendars, and to tell stories for tens of thousands of years

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Australia: New Proof silver and colour coin captures Aboriginal Emu in the Sky constellation

The Royal Australian Mint has released new silver Proof coins with a captivating design that blends luminous colour with Aboriginal art to depict the story of the Emu in the Sky constellation, which also introduces a new collector coin series entitled “Star Dreaming.”
It can be said that Indigenous Australians were the first astronomers who have been using the stars as navigation maps, calendars, and to tell stories for tens of thousands of years

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroo 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

This spectacular silver gilded coin features a true blue Aussie icon – the kangaroo, gilded in stunning 24-carat gold. Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1/10oz Silver Coin

This 1/10oz silver coin commemorates 75 years since the end of World War II (WWII), which was the deadliest international conflict in history, accounting for the lives of an estimated 60 to 80 million soldiers and civilians. From the outbreak of war in 1939, the Allied and Axis powers fought predominately in Europe and Asia, […]

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The Caranett Collection of Gold Sovereigns Month-Long Heritage Auction

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. Now, as a part of our series of Month-Long auctions, Heritage is privileged to be able to offer the sovereigns from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to collectors of all […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Brisbane Expo Privy Mark Kookaburra 1oz Silver Coin

This exclusive 2020 Brisbane Money Expo ANDA Special from The Perth Mint celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin. The coin also features a Cooktown Orchid privy mark, Queensland’s floral emblem, to signify the show that was due to take place in Brisbane on the 2-3 of May 2020. Although the Money […]

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Rare Australian Half Sovereign Discovered by Metal Detector

Heritage Auctions will be offering a rare Australian Half Sovereign gold coin that was recently discovered by a metal detector in New Zealand. This scarce gold coin was one of only 21,000 Half Sovereigns minted in Sydney, Australia in 1855. Compared to a larger mintage of 478,000 the next year, it is clear that these […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroo 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is pleased to present this gorgeous 1/4oz gold Proof Kangaroo featuring the latest kangaroo design. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of […]

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Royal Australian Mint Releases 2020 Tokyo Olympic Coins on Schedule

  Limited-edition coins celebrating our Olympic and Paralympic teams.By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint has released three limited-edition coins celebrating our Olympic and Paralympic teams. Despite the Tokyo games being postponed until 2021, the new coins have been released on their original schedule to keep the Olympic spirit alive. “The games have […]

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Coin Profile – 2019 Australia 1 oz Silver $1 Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin

Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin This unique Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin depicts the Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, in one ounce of .999 fine Silver. There is a limited mintage of 20,000 coins available in this release. Batavia Shipwreck Triangular Coin Highlights: Limited mintage of 20,000 coins worldwide. Each coin comes individually packaged in a unique,  Coin […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 End of WWII 75th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin With Privy Mark

These beautiful and silver coins commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II. Each piece bears internationally recognised motifs of peace, representing poignant tributes to the courage and sacrifice of those who fought in the name of freedom from tyranny. Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This extraordinary 1 oz platinum Wedge-Tailed Eagle Proof coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. The Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 2020 1oz Platinum Proof Coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.95% pure platinum and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Dragon 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release these 1oz gold and silver bullion coins featuring two Chinese dragons in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Surfboard 2oz Silver Colored Coin

One of Australia’s most popular pastimes, surfing is enjoyed by millions of people around the country. In an Australian first, this colored coin is shaped like a surfboard in an innovative release certain to appeal to enthusiasts of the sport. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver and […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Hand of Faith 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

These commemorative gold and silver bullion coins mark 40 years since the discovery of the Hand of Faith nugget. The largest gold nugget still in existence and the second biggest ever found, the Hand of Faith was discovered by Kevin Hillier 200 kilometers northwest of Melbourne near the small Victoria town of Kingower on September […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kookaburra 2 Kilo Silver Antiqued High Relief Coin

The Perth Mint is excited to release this spectacular 2 kilo silver coin featuring the Australian kookaburra. Known as Australia’s ‘king of the bush’, kookaburras are also popular inhabitants of urban areas, including national parks and botanical gardens full of incredible native flora and fauna. These birds mate for life and occupy the same territories […]

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Female Cricketer on Australian Coin for 1st Time in Celebration of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

By Royal Australian Mint …… To celebrate what is set to be a historic year for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Royal Australian Mint and retail partner Woolworths have teamed up to release a limited edition $2 coin. The coin, created by The Royal Australian Mint, is the […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Figure 8 Dragon and Phoenix 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

In traditional Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine creature and potent symbol of power, strength, wealth and good fortune. The phoenix is regarded as an immortal bird whose rare appearance is believed to foreshadow harmony. In feng shui, the dragon and the phoenix are considered perfect matches for one another. The phoenix […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin

The cute Mini Roo returns in 2020 with a new coin design. Struck by The Perth Mint from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Design The reverse of each coin portrays an adult kangaroo with a joey in the background, the coin’s weight […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 World Money Fair Kookaburra 1oz Silver Colored Coin

Marking the 2020 World Money Fair to be held between the 31st of January and the 2nd of February, The Perth Mint has released an exclusive coin show special celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin featuring the 2020 Australian kookaburra design in vivid color. Each coin is struck by The Perth […]

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Australia: Legendary Tooth Fairy featured on new $2 collector coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released new collector coins which feature one of the most elusive characters in childhood: The beloved Tooth Fairy. Each child will ultimately experience more than one instance of losing their so-called “baby teeth,” which is just a part of getting older

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James Bond Collector Coins: Perth Mint Puts 007 in its Sights

The Perth Mint is delighted to announce the release of a series of limited edition commemoratives to celebrate the James Bond films under license from EON Productions. The first official James Bond film, Dr. No, was brought to cinemas in 1962 by producers Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Nearly 60 years later, the 25th […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Lunar Series III Year of the Mouse 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

The first coin in our Australian Lunar Series to feature an ‘antiqued’ finish, this 2oz silver release portrays our 2020 Year of the Mouse design in exceptional detail. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year are said to be smart, resourceful, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

This extraordinary 1oz gold high relief coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, […]

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Australia: Second gold and silver triangular coins of the Australian Shipwreck series feature Vergulde Draeck

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Following the first release last year in the Royal Australian Mint’s popular bullion series entitled “Australian Shipwrecks,” the second gold and silver coins issued feature another fascinating story of maritime lore

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Lunar Series III Year of the Mouse 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This remarkable 2020 Year of the Mouse release is the first pure platinum proof issue from the Australian Lunar Coin Series. Highlighting the first animal in the Chinese zodiac, the coin’s surface treatment combines a mirror-like polished background and delicately frosted relief. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, […]

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Australia: Indian Pacific celebrated with a new 50-cent colour-designed commemorative coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released new commemorative 50-cent coins which are in celebration of the 50 years of the journey beyond rail expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific service. The service, which is truly one of the only genuine worldwide coast to coast railway lines, celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Indian Pacific Train with 50p Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 50 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific with a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the announcement of a competition to win a trip for two on the transcontinental journey. Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Indian Pacific Train with 50c Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 50 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ revered Indian Pacific with a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the announcement of a competition to win a trip for two on the transcontinental journey. Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid […]

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Perth Mint Presents the Jewelled Tiger 2020 10oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is delighted to present The Jewelled Tiger, an exceptional collectible showcasing rare and spectacular treasures from two Western Australian icons – Argyle Pink Diamonds and The Perth Mint. Struck from 10oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is surmounted by a phenomenal three-dimensional representation of one of the most […]

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Australia: New gold and silver Proof coins remember historic first gold rush

The Royal Australian Mint has released new collector coins which pay tribute to the era of Australia’s famed gold rush, which was first discovered in 1851. New South Wales was the scene of the country’s initial discovery of large deposits of gold when Edward Hammond Hargraves (1816–1891), a gold prospector, claimed to have found gold in Australia in 1851, effectively starting an Australian gold rush

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Opal Lunar Series Year of the Mouse 1oz Silver Proof Coin

From our prestigious Australian Opal Lunar Series, this 2020 Year of the Mouse coin features a spectacular centerpiece crafted from authentic Australian opal. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

This extraordinary 1oz silver high relief coin features a fresh new design celebrating Australia’s largest bird of prey from renowned American coin engraver John M. Mercanti. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, […]

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First Coin Strike of 2020 Rings in the Decade at Royal Australian Mint

On Wednesday, January 1, the Royal Australian Mint welcomed the public to its highly sought after annual event to see the first coin of 2020 struck in its very own capital city, Canberra. This is the first coin strike of the decade and almost a century since the first coin of the 1920s was struck […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Mouse, the first animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich imagination […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns

The newest monthly world coin auction from Heritage Auctions is the José Rodrigues Collection of Victoria Sovereigns, now open for bidding with the live session scheduled for December 29. These sovereigns form a part of the José Rodrigues Collection, a collection that features the NGC #1 set of circulation strike Great Britain sovereigns (1838-1901), as […]

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World Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Kangaroos at Dawn 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Design Following the Royal Australian Mint’s popular Kangaroo at Sunset series, the Mint introduces a new prestigious coin titled Kangaroos at Dawn. This high-quality $1 1/2oz silver proof coin features a stunning artistic representation of two kangaroos poised against the rising sun. For 13 years, the Royal Australian Mint released the Kangaroo at Sunset coin […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Year of the Mouse 1 Kilo Silver Coin with Gold Privy Mark

A prestigious collectible crafted from one kilo of 99.99% pure silver and featuring a one-gram gold insert, this flawlessly struck coin is a rare release with no more than 388 available. The unique tribute to the legendary lunar calendar portrays the first animal in the zodiac in vivid color and enshrines the Chinese character for […]

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Australia: 2020-dated base-metal Proof set includes the Queen’s sixth effigy

The Royal Australian Mint has released the 2020-dated six-coin base-metal Proof sets which for the first year features the sixth effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The sixth portrait, created by Royal Mint UK engraver Jody Clark is the fifth likeness to be included on Australian coinage since the Queen’s accession in 1952

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates Qantas Airline Centenary

To mark the Centenary of Queensland and North Territory Aerial Services Ltd (Qantas), the Royal Australian Mint and the national carrier have revealed on November 15 a new $1 Australian circulating coin, a collectible Qantas Centenary 11 Coin Set, along with a ‘Golden Ticket’ competition. The Royal Australian Mint’s responsible Minister, the Hon. Michael Sukkar, […]

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Perth Mint: Australia 2019 High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Collection

Comprising the 2019 Australian kangaroo, koala and kookaburra high relief coins, this collection displays three of the most popular designs for the year. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint […]

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Perth Mint: Australia 2019 High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Collection

Comprising the 2019 Australian kangaroo, koala and kookaburra high relief coins, this collection displays three of the most popular designs for the year. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1.5oz Bi-Metal Proof Coin

An extremely limited release with a history of selling out at The Perth Mint, this prestigious 1.5oz bi-metal coin is crafted from equal parts gold and platinum. The innovative coin depicts a soaring eagle in the latest addition to John M. Mercanti’s celebrated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, […]

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Royal Australian Mint Launches Lunar Year of the Rat Coin Collection, Competition

By Royal Australian Mint …… To mark the first sign of the Chinese lunar zodiac, the Royal Australian Mint has released a Year of the Rat coin collection and launched a competition to win a limited edition gold proof domed coin. The Royal Australian Mint’s responsible Minister, the Honorable Michael Sukkar, the Minister for Housing […]

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Royal Australian Mint Releases Limited Edition Coin to Celebrate Wallabies’ Road to Japan

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is showing support for the Wallabies’ bid to become World Champions, with the release of a $2 limited edition coin available in Woolworths supermarket registers as of today September 18. The $2 Wallabies coin captures the strength and dedication of the team as they embark on […]

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Perth Mint: 2020 Australia Lunar III – Year of the Mouse Silver Bullion Coins

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Mouse, the first of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Those born under the sign of the Chinese lunar mouse in 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972 and every 12th preceding year, are said to be smart, resourceful, adaptable and kind. Possessing a rich […]

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Australia: New $2 colour coin marks 30th anniversary of the National Police Remembrance Day

The Royal Australian Mint has launched (11th September) new two-dollar colour coins that are in celebration of the 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day, which honours Australia’s police forces. The releases of the collector’s versions of the earlier circulation coins feature a colour reverse of the same motif

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Australia: New $2 colour coin marks 30th anniversary of the National Police Remembrance Day

The Royal Australian Mint has launched (11th September) new two-dollar colour coins that are in celebration of the 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day, which honours Australia’s police forces. The releases of the collector’s versions of the earlier circulation coins feature a colour reverse of the same motif

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30 Years of Police Remembrance Commemorated by Royal Australian Mint

Police Remembrance Day Commemorative Coin by Royal Australian Mint …… The 30th anniversary of National Police Remembrance Day to honor Australia’s police forces is marked with a colored $2 commemorative coin by the Royal Australian Mint, following the release of a circulating coin of the same design. Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid, Police Federation […]

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Royal Australian Mint Marks 70th Anniversary of ASIO with New 50c Coin

Collectors who decrypt the code can also enter to win a unique Proof version   On Monday, September 9, the Royal Australian Mint released its first-ever coin featuring a secret code to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Monday also marked the launch of the Mint’s exciting new competition – […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Coins Honor New Era of Ancient Calendar

The historic Perth Mint has introduced a third series of precious metal coins celebrating the ancient lunar calendar as part of Australia’s internationally renowned bullion coin program. From being the first major mint in the world to issue coins celebrating the animals of the Asian zodiac in 1995, The Perth Mint will strengthen its position […]

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Great Air Race Coin Collection by Royal Australian Mint Launched Historic Winning Plane

Great Air Race Coins by Royal Australian Mint …… The Centenary of the Great Air Race from England to Australia was commemorated September 3 with the launch of a new eight-coin collection by the Royal Australian Mint at the Adelaide Airport’s memorial hangar by the 1919 race’s winning plane. Guests at the launch event had […]

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Australia: Famed “kookaburra” square cents recreated on new silver Proof three-coin set

The Royal Australian Mint has released a new collector’s set of coins which recreates the designs seen on trial pattern coins proposed for issue 100 years ago. Inspired by the trial designs which might have been used as square-shaped penny coins, the pieces carried depictions of the kookaburra bird on the reverse

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Kookaburra Centenary With Square 1/4oz Silver Proof Coins

By Royal Australian Mint …… One of Australia’s most unusual and distinctive coin designs celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019, the design never circulated and yet it is still treasured in numismatic circles today. This 2019 25c Fine Silver Proof Set remembers the Kookaburra coins, valued for their distinctive designs and rarity. In 1919, Australia’s […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

This silver high relief coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the majestic wedge-tailed eagle. Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird […]

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Batavia Shipwreck: Gold & Silver Triangular Investment Coins From Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… The ill-fated Batavia, one of Australia’s oldest shipwrecks, is depicted on these magnificent gold and silver triangular investment coins, proudly presented by the Royal Australian Mint. The design depicts the harrowing story of the Batavia’s wreck and the events that followed. These exclusive products are both a stunning investment and […]

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Three New Collector Coins From the Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   Celebrating 90 Years of The Ghan With a New 50c Coin and Competition The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 90 years of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions’ The Ghan, with a new colored 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train and the launch of a competition to win twotickets […]

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Australia: Legendary train service, The Ghan, depicted on new colour 50-cent collector coins

The Royal Australian Mint has launched new collector coins (8th July) which celebrate 90 years of exceptional rail expeditions with new colour-applied 50-cent coins depicting the iconic Australian train, The Afghan Express.
The new 50-cent 12-sided distinctive coins celebrate one of Australia’s most famous railway journeys while telling the story of one of the world’s great railway journeys of “The Ghan,” as it became known to an entire continent

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Largest Solid Gold Coin in the World on Display Outside New York Stock Exchange

Gold Coin on Display by Provident Metals …… For one day only on July 16, Australia’s greatest gold coin icon will make its debut in the United States right outside the New York Stock Exchange. The Perth Mint is proud to bring the biggest, heaviest, inherently most valuable gold coin on earth to the US. […]

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100 Years Since Australia Signed Treaty of Versailles Marked by Coins Depicting Figure of Peace

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint released unique coins depicting the female figure of peace in commemoration of the historic signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June, 1919 – one hundred years ago today. The intricately detailed coin design is inspired by the ‘Peace Medal – Triumph of Liberty & […]

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NGC Certifies Massive Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an incredible group of colossal gold pieces: three 10-kilogram coins and a 5-kilogram “Show Panda“. The NGC Mega Holder® was used to encapsulate these massive gold pieces, which together contain over $1.5 million in gold. The first is a 2019 China Year of the Pig 100,000 Yuan 10-kilogram gold […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

By Royal Australian Mint …… The Royal Australian Mint is launching new limited edition domed coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with those who worked on the historic transmission of Apollo 11 in Australia. Three new coins were released including the world’s first dome-shaped colored nickel plated coin, a domed […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Platinum Proof Coin

This beautiful platinum coin celebrates the incredible wedge-tailed eagle. The wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern New Guinea, the wedge-tailed eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 meters and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered […]

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Royal Australian Mint Launches New Mutiny and Rebellion Themed Coins

On Tuesday, May 14, the Royal Australian Mint launched the first coins of a new limited edition commemorative coin series, featuring the mutiny on HMS Bounty, The Rum Rebellion and The Eureka Stockade at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Royal Australian Mint General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Distribution Mark Cartwright said these special […]

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Australia: Commemorative coins celebrate 50 years of the introduction of iconic 12-sided 50-cent coin

The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd May) new commemorative coins which are in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first-ever 12-sided 50-cent coins issued for circulation. As Australia transitioned to decimal currency in 1966, it was the 50-cent coin which was the showpiece of the new circulating coins

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Australia: Centenary anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles remembered on new silver dollar coins

The Royal Australian Mint has released (3rd May) new commemorative coins which are in remembrance of the centenary anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, the accord which officially brought an end to fighting in Europe in what became known as the Great War, fought from 1914 to the armistice in November 1918.
The treaty is particularly important to Australians, as it was the first foreign war they participated in as defenders of the empire and the mother country, Great Britain

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Fifty Years of the 50 Cent Coin: Celebrating Australia’s Unique 12-Sided Coinage

By Royal Australian Mint …… The 50th Anniversary of the introduction of the copper-nickel dodecagon 50 cent coin is celebrated today with a new limited edition collectible coin set by the Royal Australian Mint. Celebrating not only 50 years but also five different effigies that have featured on the coins since 1969. “This year Australia […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Lunar Series II Year of the Pig 10 Kilo Silver Bullion Coin

  This magnificent 10-kilo silver coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, one of 12 animals associated with the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the influence of this sign are said […]

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Australia’s Centenary of Repatriation Recognized with New Circulating Colored $2 Coin

On April 23, the Royal Australian Mint announced a new circulating colored $2 coin marking the centenary of repatriation for Australian soldiers and nurses after the First World War. “The coin is an enduring acknowledgment of vital efforts to provide support to Australian service people, while at the same time commemorating a century of service,” […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Double Dragon 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature embodying wealth, power, and good fortune. Dragons are frequently depicted in pursuit of a flaming pearl, a metaphor for wisdom and enlightenment. Representing the elusive nature of these qualities, the lustrous gem is often illustrated swirling through mist or cloud. Struck by The […]

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International Year of Indigenous Languages commemorated with new coins launched by Royal Australian Mint and AIATSIS

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50-cent coin. Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and was developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

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Royal Australian Mint Commemorates International Year of Indigenous Languages With New Coins

The United Nation General Assembly’s proclamation that 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages is commemorated with Australia’s newest circulating 50 cent coin. Launching in Adelaide, the coin has been produced by the Royal Australian Mint and developed in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The coin […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver High Relief Proof Coin

Getting its name from the bird’s long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 meters. The eagle’s characteristic tail is visible […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Mini Roo Half Gram Gold Coin

The cute Mini Roo returns in 2019 with a new coin design. This highly affordable gold coin would make a wonderful gift or treasured keepsake. Struck by The Perth Mint from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Design The coin’s reverse depicts a […]

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Welcome Stranger: Celebrate One of the Largest Gold Nuggets Ever Found With New Silver Bullion Coin

In 2019, APMEX, one of the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailers, is helping The Perth Mint celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of one of the largest Gold nuggets ever found with a special U.S. APMEXclusive® Silver coin. On February 5, 1869, miner John Deason discovered a large nugget around the roots of a […]

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End of an Effigy: Final Gold, Silver Coins to Feature Ian Rank Broadley’s Design

The Royal Australian Mint will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. The end of an era for Australian currency, the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be […]

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Australia: Final gold and silver coins to feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s beloved design

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) will begin phasing out the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. This is the end of an era for Australian currency, since the Ian Rank-Broadley design has been proudly included on the obverse of Australia’s coin currency since 1998, and was the fifth effigy of the Queen to be featured

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

Named for its long, distinctively shaped tail, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania, and southern Papua New Guinea, the bird has an impressive wingspan of up to 2.7 meters. The bird’s characteristic tail is visible even when gliding […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Dragon 1oz Gold & Silver Bullion Rectangular Coins

The Perth Mint is excited to release 1oz gold and silver bullion coins featuring a Chinese dragon in a unique rectangular format. In Chinese culture, the dragon is revered as a divine mythical creature, a symbol of power, strength, wealth, and good fortune, and it is often portrayed alongside a luminous or flaming pearl. Dragons […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Kookaburra 100th Anniversary Square Penny Privy Mark 1oz Silver Coin

This year’s Perth Money Expo ANDA Special features the spectacular 2019 kookaburra design. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the kookaburra square penny design, the coin also features a privy mark depicting the historic kookaburra pattern. Struck by Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian […]

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Tasmanian Tiger Silver Coin Features Black Nickel and Selective Gold Plating

By Royal Australian Mint …… Previewing at the 2019 Berlin World Money Fair, the Royal Australian Mint announces new black nickel and selective gold plated coins as part of the Echoes of Australian Fauna series, featuring native Australian animals. Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said that the series showcases the Mint’s excellence in coin manufacturing and […]

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The Sun – Final Frontier in Royal Australian Mint’s Earth and Beyond Convex Coin Series

The Royal Australian Mint has issued the final release in its three-coin The Earth and Beyond series, which showcases our extraordinary planet and beyond. Following on from the two previous domed coins in the series, which depicted the Earth and its Moon as seen from space, this new release celebrates the Sun – the heart […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 World Money Fair Special Kookaburra 1oz Silver Coin

Celebrating the 2019 World Money Fair, the Perth Mint has released an exclusive coin show special featuring the 2019 Australian kookaburra design in vivid color. Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will […]

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Perth Mint Announces Coin Series Celebrating The Simpsons

Includes Silver Bullion Investment Coin The Simpsons, one of the world’s most beloved television families, has been immortalized on a unique series of collectible coins issued by the historic Perth Mint under official license by 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. The Simpsons series consists of eight 1oz coins and a 2oz coin superbly struck from […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Jewelled Dragon 10oz Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint is delighted to present The Jewelled Dragon, an exceptional collectable showcasing rare and spectacular treasures from two Western Australian icons – Argyle Pink Diamonds and The Perth Mint. Struck from 10oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the extremely limited edition is surmounted by a three-dimensional representation of China’s most auspicious […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Opal Lunar Series Year of the Pig 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This beautiful coin features the lunar pig set in stunning Australian opal. This is an exceptional addition to the 2019 lunar coins and would make a wonderful gift for those born in the Year of the Pig. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued […]

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United States Mint Announces Historic Collaboration With Royal Australian Mint

The United States Mint has announced a collaborative project with the Royal Australian Mint. The two Mints will produce a commemorative coin set in celebration of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969. The set will feature a U.S. Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar paired with an Australian 50th Anniversary of the […]

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First Coin Strike of 2019 in the World at Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint …… History was made Tuesday at the Royal Australian Mint when one lucky coin enthusiast received the first coin in the world for 2019. Continuing the Mint’s highly anticipated annual New Year’s Day event, collectors and coin enthusiasts waited hours to observe the unveiling of the exciting new theme for the […]

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Royal Australian Mint Silver and Gold Dolphin Bullion Coins Exclusive to APMEX

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, has introduced the first release in a new bullion series from the Royal Australian Mint featuring one of the most recognizable marine animals in the world: the bottlenose dolphin. In various cultures, the dolphin symbolizes happiness, power and protection. The bottlenose dolphin is known for its high […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1 oz Gold Proof

This spectacular gold coin celebrates the Year of the Pig, the ultimate animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of the pig tend to be honest, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1 Kilo Silver Gemstone Coin

This year’s gemstone edition from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II depicts the pig, the 12th and final animal associated with the ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of […]

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World Coin News – PCGS Authenticates Unique Australian Overdate Sovereign

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) has authenticated the first known 1868/6 overdate Australian sovereign. The historic gold coin depicting a young Queen Victoria recently was submitted by a sharp-eyed professional numismatist on the Australian island state of Tasmania, and it now is certified PCGS AU58+. “The sovereigns from 1855 to 1870 are among the most […]

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Royal Australian Mint Maps the World on Exclusive New Domed Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ……   The excitement of the era of discovery is captured in a new fine silver proof domed coin released today by the Royal Australian Mint. The exclusive 2019 $5 Fine Silver Proof Domed Coin features the delicate artistry of a richly-decorated 1812 map and traces the three voyages by Captain […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Offers 10-Ounce Koala Silver Coin From Perth Mint

Koala mother and baby grace the exclusive Perth Mint piedfort Just in time for the holidays, Dillon Gage Metals – one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesaler firms – is introducing a one-of-a-kind 10-ounce product from the Perth Mint: “Mother & Baby – The Next Generation,” a 99.99 percent pure silver, 10-ounce koala-themed bullion […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2019 Year of the Pig Lunar Series II 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. Those born under the sign of the pig tend to be honest, loyal, sincere and generous, with a calm temperament. Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% […]

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MA-Shops.com Offers Ultra-Rare, Near Mint 1926-S Gold Sovereign

By MA-Shops.com …… Numismatic marketplace MA-Shops.com is pleased to announce the offering of an exceedingly-rare and near mint 1926 Sovereign from the Sydney Mint in Australia. The Sovereign 1926-S, like the million-dollar 1920-S, is one of the key dates to both the George V Sydney Sovereign series, and the Sovereign Series overall. Ultra-rare, with only […]

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Royal Australian Mint Issues Special $1 Coins in ‘Golden Ticket’ Style Competition

By Royal Australian Mint …… The nation’s first ever coin hunt, Australia’s Dollar Discovery, launched on November 1 as a fun way to encourage the public, and families in particular, to engage with coin collecting. “At a time of growing ‘intangibility’, the Royal Australian Mint is delighted to launch a program to encourage a whole […]

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Australia Marks Century of Remembrance With New $2 Circulating Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… A colored depiction of a poppy and a graphic representation of 11.11.11 adorn Australia’s newest circulating coin, unveiled Tuesday, October 30 by Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance. Senator Seselja, the Minister responsible for the Royal Australian Mint, unveiled the coin alongside representatives from […]

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World Coins: New Releases for September from the Perth Mint

Perth Mint…. Australian Lunar Gold & Silver Coin Series II 2019 Year of the Pig The highly acclaimed Australian Lunar Coin Series II reaches its finale in 2019 with depictions of the ultimate animal from the 12-year lunar calendar. Portraying the pig in 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, these meticulously crafted proof quality […]

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Royal Australian Mint Maps Western Hemisphere on Convex Coin

Artistry, craftsmanship and history combine in a new gold domed coin released today by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint). The 2018 $100 Gold Proof Domed Coin captures the Western Hemisphere as depicted on a richly-decorated 1626 map by English cartographer John Speed titled A New and Accurate Map of the World. Royal Australian Mint […]

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Australia’s $2 coin gets an Invictus Games Sydney 2018 makeover

An image of a wheelchair competitor adorns Australia’s newest circulating coin, unveiled today by the Royal Australian Mint ahead of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover.
Produced in partnership with Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the new $2 coin will celebrate the unconquered spirit of wounded, injured, and ill service personnel and veterans across Australia

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof Coin

  This silver coin celebrates one of Australia’s most incredible birds of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle. These majestic creatures can often be seen perched in trees and on rocks and cliffs, from where they have a clear view of their surroundings, enabling them to defend their territory and identify prey. Each coin is struck by […]

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New Coins in Royal Australian Mint’s Kangaroo Series

New Gold and Silver Coins from the Royal Australian Mint  The Royal Australian Mint continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Kangaroo Series, today unveiling two new coins in the popular series. The latest additions, a 2018 $100 Gold Proof Coin and a 2018 $10 Fine Silver Selectively Gold Plated Proof Coin, incorporate and reimagine […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Koala 5oz Silver High Relief Proof Coin

This impressive 5oz silver proof high relief coin features the 2018 Australian koala design, showcasing one of Australia’s most loved marsupials. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 5oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality, and issued as egal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Koala 1oz Gold High Relief Proof Coin

We are pleased to present this stunning 1oz gold proof high relief coin, featuring one of Australia’s most loved marsupials. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Tuvalu 2018 Thermometer 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

Essential for meteorology, medicine, industry and scientific research, thermometers are not the result of a single invention but an evolution spanning about 2,000 years. While thermometers’ exact origins are unknown, several historians have credited the first instrument for measuring temperature to Hero of Alexandria, who lived circa 10-70 CE in Egypt. A people who worshiped […]

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Royal Australian Mint Looks Back at 25 Years of Iconic Kangaroo Series

By Royal Australian Mint …… One of the most enduring series in Australian numismatic history is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. The popular Kangaroo Series, produced by the Royal Australian Mint, has featured artistic depictions of Australia’s iconic kangaroo since 1993. Beginning with an image that echoes the reverse of the Australian penny from […]

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Swan Series Coins Continues with Limited-Mintage Release from Perth Mint: APMEX

Swan Series Coins from the Perth Mint APMEX is excited to introduce the second release in The Perth Mint Swan Series. In 2017, The Perth Mint introduced a 1 oz Silver Swan Series coin – followed later by 1 oz Proof Silver and 1 oz Gold coins – that brought the mint’s iconic logo to […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Offers Unique Piedfort Silver Bullion Koala Coin from Perth Mint

   mother and baby grace the 2-ounce Koala coin from the Perth Mint Precious metals wholesale firm Dillon Gage Metals is introducing a new product from the Perth Mint for its exclusive list of authorized dealers. “Mother & Baby – The Next Generation” is a 99.99 percent pure silver, 2-ounce themed bullion Koala coin. This […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief 1oz Proof Silver Coin

The Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila Audax) is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs. Leading up to their breeding season, […]

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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle High Relief 2oz Gold Coin

The Wedge-tailed Eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and one of the biggest eagles in the world. Found throughout mainland Australia, Tasmania and southern New Guinea, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle has a wingspan f up to 2.7 metres, and displays a long, wedge-shaped tail and feathered legs. This majestic bird is known to soar through […]

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Australia: New series “The Earth and Beyond” launches with silver coin dedicated to our home planet

The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) have launched (3rd April) a new coin series which features the nine planets in our solar system and also benefits from a domed or concave-shaped strike. The first coin in the series concentrates on our home planet, the Earth, and how it may appear to observers in outer space

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Perth Mint to Release Ready Player One Collector Coins March 6

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science-fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. And now we have Ready Player One Collector Coins. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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Modern World Coins – Perth Mint Reaches the Stars with Warner Bros

The Perth Mint has signed a three-year contract with global entertainment giant Warner Bros. to deliver a range of coin programs celebrating some of the world’s best loved movies and television icons. The second of many coins to be launched under this exciting licencing agreement features Bugs Bunny, one of the most popular characters from […]

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Dragon & Phoenix: Perth Mint Merges Ancient Mythology with Modern Numismatics

As global demand for Chinese-themed precious metal coins continues to soar, The Perth Mint has unveiled two new offerings featuring mythical creatures from the ancient Orient. An industry leader and Australia’s largest exporter to Germany, the Mint revealed the world’s first pavé set Argyle pink diamond gold Jewelled Phoenix coin and Australia’s first rectangular Dragon […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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Pre-Order Latest 2018 Perth Mint Silver Koalas at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to announce the latest Perth Mint Silver bullion series is available to pre-order. The Silver Koala Series, introduced in 2007, has kept investors and collectors around the world interested in the series for its yearly changing designs and bullion content. However, […]

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Australia: Collector coins recall the country’s convict past with their “Rascals and Ratbags” series

The Royal Mint of Australia have released three new coins that highlight Australia’s unique past in which many convicts were transported to the continent from Great Britain as part of their penal sentences. Australia’s convicts were a mixed bunch, but their stories have helped to create contemporary Australia

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 5, 2018

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. CoinWeek Coin News Wire for January 5, 2018 Brain Food 1.) How much is a mint worth? In March 1995, the Australian Cabinet’s expenditure review committee put forward a submission to sell the mint. Cabinet was told the mint could be sold for $15 million and with circulating coinage diminishing […]

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Australia: Young collector picks his own lottery number to strike first coin for 2018

For many coin collectors down under, the Royal Australian Mint plays a very important part of their routine in terms of eventful New Year’s Eve celebrations. For almost two decades, eager collectors have stood out in line overnight — even spending more than one night in front of the mint complex — in order to be the first Australian to strike the first coin for the New Year

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Australia: New Year’s Eve celebrated with new silver Sydney skyline colour coin

The Royal Australian Mint has launched their 2018-dated New Year’s coin which has become eagerly anticipated as one of the first coins to carry the New Year and has also developed into a new annual series. For the fifth time, the Royal Australian Mint has come together with the city of Sydney to capture an evening of wonder with this striking coin

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Counterfeit Coins Detection: Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coins of the Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel – a series on Counterfeit Coins –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The popularity of lunar coins has grown of late, making the coins an excellent target for counterfeiters and resulting in counterfeit coins. Lunar coins have become very popular in […]

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2017 Holiday Coin Picks by Dillon Gage Metals

World Sovereign Mint’s Gold and Silver Coins Make Meaningful Holiday Gifts Just in time for Christmas, and as part of an annual tradition dating back several years, executives with international precious metals wholesaler Dillon Gage Metals are out with their short list of favorite 2017 holiday-themed coins. Many of the world’s sovereign mints including The […]

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Year of the Dog Privy Mark Kookaburra Silver Coin Exclusively at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is pleased to introduce the latest APMEXclusive® release from The Perth Mint celebrating the upcoming Chinese lunar calendar. The Perth Mint has long been known for both their iconic Lunar Series as well as their unique Silver Kookaburra coins. In 2012, they combined […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 70th Wedding Anniversary with Silver Commemorative Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ……   To commemorate the momentous occasion of the Royal 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, two special collectible coins have been released by the Royal Australian Mint. Acting Chief Executive Officer Ms. Sarah Polhill said that the Mint chose to combine […]

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Royal Australian Mint Celebrates Intl. Day of People with Disability with Commemorative Coin

By Royal Australian Mint …… The 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability was celebrated on Tuesday, November 14 with the release of a commemorative 20 cent coin and prepaid envelope welcomed by the Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack and Assistant Minister for Social Services Jane Prentice. Mr. McCormack who has responsibility […]

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Modern Coins – Perth Mint Releases World-First Figure 8 Coin

In a world first for innovative design and craftsmanship, The Perth Mint has released a unique figure-eight coin that is set to be a hit in the thriving market for collectable coins with Chinese themes. Group Manager Minted Products Neil Vance said the coin was technically challenging to develop, but he was now very excited […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 10, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Israel’s ancient underwater treasure In 2015, divers discovered a hoard of more than 2,000 gold coins on the ocean floor off the coast of Caesarea – the largest stash ever found in the region… 2.) Why Soviet communist countries had a love-hate […]

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World Mint News – New Australian Colored $2 Coin to Mark Remembrance Day

By Royal Australian Mint …… Symbolic purple flowers and green leaves of rosemary adorn Australia’s newest circulating two dollar coin unveiled on October 31 by Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack. Mr. McCormack, who is responsible for the Royal Australian Mint, was joined by Chief Executive Officer of the Mint Mr. Ross MacDiarmid and two […]

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New Book Explores World of Leading Bullion Coins

By Metals Focus …… On October 17, The Perth Mint, The Austrian Mint, The Royal Canadian Mint, The Rand Refinery, The Royal Mint and Metals Focus are pleased to announce the launch of The World of Leading Bullion Coins, at an event at the LBMA/LPPM Conference in Barcelona. We are grateful for the support of […]

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APMEX Offers New Australian Platinum Kangaroo – Plus Sweepstakes Continues

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is pleased to introduce the latest releases from The Perth Mint – along with a brand new product line. In 1987, The Perth Mint released its first Gold Nugget coin, with each year depicting a different famous Australian Gold nugget. However, in 1989 the series changed to focus […]

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APMEX Releases 1 oz Proof Gold, Silver Swan Coins

APMEX, Inc. is excited to introduce new additions to the already popular Perth Mint Silver Swan series. Both of these coins, the 1 oz Proof Silver coin and the 1 oz Gold coin, feature the same design from the inaugural release with new looks. After being made available to the public April 3, the 2017 […]

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World Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Kookaburra 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Don’t forget about the APMEX Escape to Australia Sweepstakes! For a list of eligible coins, CLICK HERE   Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2018 issue of the 99.99% pure (.9999 fine) 1oz, 10oz and 1 kilo silver coins. First released in 1990, each year’s issue features […]

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Celebrate Lunar New Year with APMEX, Enter to Win Trip to Australia

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to introduce the latest releases in one of the most popular bullion series in the world: The Perth Mint Lunar Series. First introduced in 1996 and renewed in 2008, Perth Mint Lunar coins have long been valued for their unique designs, high […]

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World Coin Profiles – Australia 2018 Kookaburra 1 oz Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2018 issue of the 99.99% pure (.9999 fine), one-troy-ounce silver coin. First released in 1990, each year’s issue features a unique design on the reverse, making the Perth Mint one of the few producers of world bullion coins to do so. […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Australia 5 Cent, Money Evolves, Wu-Tang Clan…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Brain Food 1.) INFOGRAPHIC: 58 Insane Facts About Bitcoin You probably have heard a lot of people talking about Bitcoin recently, so you’ll want to save this infographic via BitcoinPlay.net to learn what Bitcoin is, when it started, and who uses this cryptocurrency the most… […]

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APMEX Announces Chance to Win Trip to Australia

APMEX, Inc., a leading Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is once again offering the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to Perth, Australia. APMEX announced their latest sweepstakes – Escape to Australia – giving away a free trip to The Perth Mint for one winner and a guest of their choice. […]

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Perth Mint to Issue 1st Platinum Kangaroo Bullion Coin in 2018

For the first time in its 30-year history, Australia’s official bullion coin program will showcase the nation’s iconic kangaroo on three precious metals. Recognized as the country’s signature investment series, the Australian Kangaroo evolved from classic pure gold coins ranging from 1/10oz to 1 kilo to include a 1oz pure silver release in 2016. From […]

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Stack’s Bowers ANA Sale of Ancient & World Coins, World Paper Money Realizes $4.54 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their August 2017 auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money auction realized over $19 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) with the ancient coins, world coins and world paper money realizing […]

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World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Issues Possum Magic Limited Edition Collector Coin Series

Woolworths is releasing Royal Australian Mint limited edition $2 coins into their tills from today leading up to Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book Week, featuring designs from the iconic Australian children’s book Possum Magic. Commencing their journey in Woolworths cash registers across the country, the three $2 coin designs have been struck by […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting… Brain Food 1.) What Happened When Hamilton Lost the Mint When Hamilton first began studying and reporting on the need for a mint, he and Jefferson were still civil, if not close friends. Politics and rivalry soon divided them, which […]

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Perth Mint’s Unique $2.8 Million Trilogy Sold

The Perth Mint’s one and only $1.8 million Australian Trilogy coin collection has now been sold. The pinnacle of The Perth Mint’s long term association with Rio Tinto and Argyle Pink Diamonds, The Australian Trilogy is an incomparable combination of precious metals and rare natural fancy colored diamonds unearthed from the Argyle Diamond Mine in […]

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New Atlas Numismatics World & Ancient Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 546 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (15), World (530) and US (1). Attractive Caesar Denarius with Cabinet Patina http://atlasnumismatics.com/1043108/ These and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1043108 | ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. […]

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Perth Mint Unveils Rare $1.8 Million Argyle Diamond Coin Trilogy

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honorable Mark McGowan MLA, today (June 7) unveiled a $1.8 million one-of-a-kind coin collection crafted by The Perth Mint. The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017. In a convergence of color and light, the breathtaking […]

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World Commemorative Coins – Royal Australian Mint Celebrates 25 Years of Bananas in Pyjamas

By Royal Australian Mint …… To celebrate 25 years of Australia’s most famous Banana duo from the ABC, the Royal Australian Mint held a meet-and-greet with the Bananas in Pyjamas and launched the Mint’s fun collectible two coin set, featuring the Bananas in Pyjamas and their friends – the Teddy Bears and Rat in a […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 2, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Princeton University Now Has Rare Peter Donald Byzantine Coins According to Princeton University Library, there are 5, 280 coins in the Peter Donald Byzantine collection. The London-based numismatic scholar’s items are one of the most comprehensive private collections in the world … […]

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Coin by Boneta-Marie Mabo Released for Australia’s National Reconciliation Week

By Royal Australian Mint …… To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th anniversary of the High Court Mabo decision, award-winning contemporary artist and grand-daughter of Eddie Mabo, Boneta-Marie Mabo, collaborated with the Royal Australian Mint in the design of Australia’s newest 50c circulating coin. The commemorative coin was officially launched […]

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World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Triangular Coin Recognizes International Nurses Day

By Royal Australian Mint …… The contribution and efforts of nurses are being recognised through the Royal Australian Mint’s special release of a triangular commemorative collectible silver coin ahead of Friday’s International Nurses Day. Featuring the spectacular stained glass artwork created by Napier Waller at the Australian War Memorial, this triangular coin reflects on the […]

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Former Contractor Charged with Theft of Gold from Perth Mint

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On April 7, the Perth Mint in Perth, Western Australia, became aware of the possible theft of a one-kilogram gold bar. A security team involved with the Mint investigated the situation and determined that the gold was indeed stolen. The Perth Mint then contacted the Gold Stealing Detection Unit of […]

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Win a Certified Silver Swan, Brought to You by APMEX CoinGrade+

After being made available to the public on April 3, the 2017 1 oz Silver Swan coin, the first release of a new series from The Perth Mint, SOLD OUT worldwide in less than two days. The coin’s .9999 fine silver content and low mintage of just 25,000 coins combined for the perfect combination of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and other […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for April 21, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Our money is filthy but mostly harmless Most of the bacteria on American notes were harmless commensals that had flaked off hands, faces and mouths, but there were others that cause acne, strep throat, the H-bug, two species infecting vaginas, and […]

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New World Coins – Motor Racing Legend Sir Jack Brabham Overtakes Australia’s Currency

By Royal Australian Mint …… Just over 50 years on since Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE claimed his third Formula 1 title, the Royal Australian Mint has honored Jack’s incredible contribution to the motor racing industry with the release of a special commemorative coin. Featuring the very same racing car in which Brabham became the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 3, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Coins tell tales of kings, their fancies The longest reigning ruler Aurangazeb changed his monetary system so many times in his 49 years of reign that numismatist and author of the book South Asian Coins and Paper Money, Rajender Marudhar, says that […]

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World Coins – Royal Australian Mint Commemorates 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of SS Vyner Brooke

By Royal Australian Mint …… As we near the 75th anniversary of the sinking of SS Vyner Brooke on Tuesday 14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint to recognize the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival. During the Second World […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The “Scandalous” Quarter Protest That Wasn’t Some accounts even claimed that famous anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock had personally led the attack against the coin. The only problem with that story? Comstock died in 1915… 2.) Minting history “The world of coins is […]

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Australia’s First Gold Domed Coin by Royal Australian Mint

By Royal Australian Mint ……   A true representation of innovative craftsmanship, the latest release by the Royal Australian Mint sees the mystique of the southern hemisphere’s cosmic wonders captured in one ounce of gold and struck in the highly-acclaimed domed shape seen in previous sell-out products. At the forefront of creative design, this unique […]

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World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation …… It has been real cold in the Granite State. Luckily for the first time in a couple years we haven’t been hit with a huge “named” winter storm to wrap up January in New England. What we do have is an exciting and aggressive start to the […]

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Recent Activity Shows World Coin Market Gaining Momentum

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……   It has been real cold in the Granite State. Luckily for the first time in a couple years we haven’t been hit with a huge “named” winter storm to wrap up January in New England. What we do have is an exciting and aggressive start to […]

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