IT’S A BULLION-FEST! PERTH MINT REVEALS FIVE NEW 2015 BULLION SERIES

While not the biggest bullion producer in terms of numbers, being easily trumped by the Austrian, Royal Canadian and United States Mints, it’s fair to say the Perth Mints bullion ranges are the collectors favourites. Offering five distinct ranges, two in gold and three in silver, the annually changing designs and selectively restricted mintages are eagerly awaited each year.

Unusually, and even though actual availability is staggered, the mint releases details of all the distinct ranges at the same time. First up for sale will be the Lunars and the Kooks, which are available from 01 September. The Kangaroo launches on 06 October and the Koala on 03 November.

The Kookaburra is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the artwork on the 2015 coin is lifted straight from that first release back in 1990, a nice touch. As usual, the one-kilo Kangaroo design is the same as it’s always been, only the smaller sizes having the annual design change, perhaps a shame as it’s a super design this year. The Koala is also a fine design, although we prefer the gold to the silver lunar goat. Overall, 2015 has a really good set of designs in our opinion.

2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT SILVER COIN SERIES

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Goat, the eighth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Goat – 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015 are regarded as elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm.

No mintage limit applies to 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz and 1/2oz coins. Except for the 1 kilo release, production of these coins will close at the end of 2015 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin’s official mintage.

A maximum of 150 10 kilo coins will also be produced on a mint-to-order basis. Similarly, production will close at the end of 2015, when the coin’s mintage will be declared. The Perth Mint will produce up to 300,000 1oz coins. Production will cease when the mintage is fully sold or at the end of the series, whichever comes first.

DESIGN: Each coin’s reverse depicts a family of goats standing in a stylised rural scene. The Chinese character for ‘goat’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Goat’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

SPECIFICATION
COIN DENOMINATION WEIGHT DIAMETER MINTAGE
10 KILO $300 AUD 10,010.000 g 221.00 mm 150
1 KILO $30 AUD 1,001.002 g 100.60 mm UNLIMITED
10 OUNCE $10 AUD 311.347 g 85.60 mm UNLIMITED
5 OUNCE $8 AUD 155.673 g 65.60 mm UNLIMITED
2 OUNCE $2 AUD 62.270 g 55.60 mm UNLIMITED
1 OUNCE $1 AUD 31.135 g 45.60 mm 300,000
½ OUNCE $0.5 AUD 15.591 g 36.60 mm UNLIMITED

2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT GOLD COIN SERIES

These magnificent silver coins celebrate the Year of the Goat, the eighth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. In Chinese culture, people born in the Year of the Goat – 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015 are regarded as elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and calm.

No mintage limit applies to to 1kg, 10oz, 2oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, and 1/20oz coins. The Perth  Mint will produce no more than 30,000 1oz coins. Production of these coins will close at the end of 2015 when The Perth Mint will declare each coin’s official mintage.

DESIGN: Each  coin’s  reverse  depicts  an  adult  male  goat  standing  on  a  ridge  in  a  stylized  mountain scene. The Chinese character for ‘goat’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Goat’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

SPECIFICATION
COIN DENOMINATION WEIGHT DIAMETER MINTAGE
1 KILO $3000 AUD 1,000.1 g 100.60 mm UNLIMITED
10 OUNCE $1000 AUD 311.067 g 75.60 mm UNLIMITED
2 OUNCE $200 AUD 62.215 g 41.10 mm UNLIMITED
1 OUNCE $100 AUD 31.112 g 39.34 mm 30,000
½ OUNCE $50 AUD 15.554 g 30.60 mm UNLIMITED
¼ OUNCE $25 AUD 7.777 g 22.60 mm UNLIMITED
1/10 OUNCE $15 AUD 3.111 g 18.60 mm UNLIMITED
1/20 OUNCE $5 AUD 1.556 g 14.80 mm UNLIMITED

2015 KOOKABURRA SILVER COIN SERIES

In 2015, The Perth Mint celebrates 25 years of the Australian Kookaburra bullion coin series with the release of silver bullion coins featuring the original coin design from 1990. A laughing kookaburra, the largest member of the kingfisher species, is synonymous with the Australian outback.

The Perth Mint is releasing three bullion coins meticulously struck from 99.9% of silver in 1 kilo, 10oz and 1oz sizes. Only 500,000 1oz coins will be released. No mintage limit applies to the 1kg and 10oz coins.

DESIGN: Each coin’s reverse features the original kookaburra coin design from 1990. The coins depict an adult kookaburra sitting on a tree stump surrounded by eucalyptus leaves and a fern. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and year-date are included in the design.  The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

SPECIFICATION
COIN DENOMINATION WEIGHT DIAMETER MINTAGE
1 KILO $30 AUD 1,001.002 100.60 mm UNLIMITED
10 OUNCE $10 AUD 311.347 75.60 mm UNLIMITED
1 OUNCE $1 AUD 31.135 40.60 mm 500,000

2015 KANGAROO GOLD COIN SERIES

The Australian Gold Bullion Coin Program offers an unrivalled combination of quality, design and choice. Issued as Australian legal tender, each coin in the program is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold.

With coins from as small as 1/10oz ranging up to an impressive 1kg, it provides outstanding convenience for all gold bullion coin buyers. As in previous years, several coins are restricted by mintage. This is an attractive feature which promotes collectability.

DESIGN: The Perth Mint is releasing four small gold bullion coins portraying a bounding kangaroo as it crosses the Australian outback with the moon in the background. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse of each coin.

1KG DESIGN: The largest Australian Kangaroo coin portrays a classic red kangaroo design by Dr Stuart Devlin AO CMG, goldsmith and jeweller to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

SPECIFICATION
COIN DENOMINATION WEIGHT DIAMETER MINTAGE
1 KILO $3000 AUD 1,000.100 75.60 mm UNLIMITED
1 OUNCE $100 AUD 31.112 32.60 mm UNLIMITED
½ OUNCE $50 AUD 15.554 25.60 mm 100,000
¼ OUNCE $25 AUD 7.777 20.60 mm 150,000
1/10 OUNCE $15 AUD 3.111 16.60 mm 200,000

2015 KOALA SILVER COIN SERIES

Every year, our design team creates original artistry for this stunning series. This year is no exception! The realistic 2015 koala is released in a range of sizes, presenting a great array of choice for the investor or collector. The 10oz coin now has a new finish

Each coin from this program is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

DESIGN: The koala is one of Australia’s most popular animals, accounting for the exceptional success of the Australian Koala series. The Perth Mint is releasing four silver bullion coins portraying an adult koala sitting in a tree, with an Australian bush landscape in the background. The reverse design on each issue also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, year-date and fineness. Each coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

SPECIFICATION
COIN DENOMINATION WEIGHT DIAMETER MINTAGE
1 KILO $30 AUD 1,001.002 100.60 mm UNLIMITED
10 OUNCE $10 AUD 311.347 75.60 mm UNLIMITED
1 OUNCE $1 AUD 31.135 40.60 mm UNLIMITED
½ OUNCE $0.5 AUD 15.591 36.60 mm UNLIMITED
By | 2016-11-05T06:33:09+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Categories: Perth Mint|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Jesse August 13, 2014 at 01:12 - Reply

    The designs range from OK to pretty nice. The goats are OK. I like the Kook, Kangaroo and Koala.
    Cool to see the 10oz Koala has a different finish this year

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate August 13, 2014 at 12:57 - Reply

      Totally agree. I think the Kangaroo is the standout, but it’s a shame they don’t strike the 1kg with the new artwork.

  2. Joe August 13, 2014 at 17:24 - Reply

    I see that the Koala 10 oz. has a new finish but what is the finish? I also love the Kookaburra coins.

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate August 13, 2014 at 18:59 - Reply

      It’s a matte frosted finish instead of the ‘reverse-proofish’ look of the smaller weights.

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