Perth Mint

January, 2019

John Mercanti and the Perth Mint collaborate on a fourth Wedge-Tailed Eagle bullion coin

By |2019-01-14T13:00:07+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti and the Perth Mint collaborate on a fourth Wedge-Tailed Eagle bullion coin While the Perth Mint now enjoys a regular release schedule of low mintage silver bullion coin designs, back in 2014 there was little more than the stalwart Lunar, Kookaburra and Koala ranges to satisfy collectors. The release of the first Wedge-tailed Eagle coin that year was unexpected and came with the added bonus [...]

Perth Mint kicks off the new year with a selection of popular culture and event coins

By |2019-01-05T17:12:58+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint kicks off the new year with a selection of popular culture and event coins The first 2019 batch of releases from the ever popular Perth Mint is with us and as is traditional, it comprises the annual Happy Birthday, Wedding, and Newborn Baby coins. Tailor-made for the gift market, these are coloured proof silver coins in themed packaging and not aimed at the coin collector. An Opal [...]

November, 2018

Groundbreaking sci-fi horror movie, Alien, is 40 years old and Tuvalu has a poster coin to celebrate

By |2018-11-26T09:29:56+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Groundbreaking sci-fi horror movie, Alien, is 40 years old and Tuvalu has a poster coin to celebrate In space, no one can hear you scream. With that tagline, Alien burst onto movie screens in 1979 and forever changed science-fiction horror. Previously full of rubber-suited actors shuffling around what directors thought a spaceship would look like, or on a planet that looked suspiciously like a quarry in England, [...]

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version

By |2018-11-05T23:20:53+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

2018 Wedge-Tailed Eagle design bows out with the beautiful five-ounce high-relief silver version 2018 WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE UHR A coin that blew us away when it debuted back in 2014, the John Mercanti designed Wedge-Tailed Eagle was a wholly unexpected addition to the Perth Mints line-up of nature-themed bullion coins, but a welcome one. Now on its third design, the mother and chick image on [...]

October, 2018

Silver Swan bullion coin transforms into a beautiful limited, five-ounce high-relief proof version

By |2018-10-08T22:44:59+00:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Silver Swan bullion coin transforms into a beautiful limited, five-ounce high-relief proof version 2018 SILVER SWAN UHR One of the more recent additions to the expanded canon of nature-themed bullion coins emanating from the Perth Mint, the Silver Swan came out last year to great acclaim. A classic side-on view of the Perth Mint's mascot, it was hugely popular and generated a frenzied purchasing period that saw [...]

Warfare series from Tuvalu wraps up for 2018 with an action-packed Hussars coin

By |2018-10-02T09:10:27+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Military, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Warfare series from Tuvalu wraps up for 2018 with an action-packed Hussars coin The sequel series to the Perth Mints numerous gods series, Warfare launched this year as a three-coin series and we've already seen the Romans and Vikings. The last issue is a superb depiction of a cavalry force called the Hussars. A two-ounce silver, rimless coin, antique finished and high-relief, it ticks all the boxes in this genre, [...]

September, 2018

The Perth Mint embeds a 1.6bn year old diamond in its latest extravagant silver coin

By |2018-09-06T13:21:09+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint embeds a 1.6bn year old diamond in its latest extravagant silver coin In amongst the usual selection of proof and modified versions of their bullion ranges, the Perth Mint often drops in something a little different. This month it's aimed more towards the higher end and takes the form of a five-ounce silver coin with a quite unusual design and some impressive looks. Called [...]

The Perth Mint launches its annual range of nature themed bullion coins for 2019

By |2018-09-03T19:15:00+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint launches its annual range of nature themed bullion coins for 2019 Yes, it's that time of the year again. The Perth Mint has revealed the new 2019 bullion coin designs for its core ranges. There are no changes to formats or mintages over last year, and the Kangaroo platinum and silver coins are back unchanged. As for the designs, aesthetics are obviously a [...]

August, 2018

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin

By |2018-08-07T17:54:48+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Australia, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Macquarie Lighthouse, a Sydney landmark, is two centuries old and on a Perth Mint silver coin 2018 MACQUARIE LIGHTHOUSE BICENTENARY The Perth Mint's August run is out now and in amongst the usual proof versions of their bullion coins are a couple of different items. This one is a one-ounce silver coin dedicated to the bicentenary of Macquarie Lighthouse, the first to be erected in Australia, although [...]

Innovative cog-shaped silver coin pair from Tuvalu highlights our industrial past

By |2018-08-07T11:36:31+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: History, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Innovative cog-shaped silver coin pair from Tuvalu highlights our industrial past We often bemoan the Perth Mint release schedule for being too reliant on collectable variants of their endless bullion coin designs, but let's not forget they're also quite capable of kicking out in new directions - witness the Zeus coin, for example, that kicked off a whole new genre. The mint has been pushing its two-ounce, [...]

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