The Perth Mint debuts its latest 2018 bullion coin ranges from Lunar to Kookaburra

As is traditionally the case, early September sees the launch of the Perth Mints major bullion coin ranges for the following year and for the new 2018 designs that time is now. Everyone will have their own views on the new coins, but we think they’re a good quality mix again this year, following on from a fine 2017. The platinum Platypus coin has been replaced by another version of the long-serving and dull kangaroo design used for the silver range and the gold kilo. Highlights for us are the gold kangaroo and the silver koala. The kookaburra design looks good and one we’re particulalry looking forward to seeing in the fleash.

The Lunars should be available from 11 September, the Kookaburra from 04 October, the silver, gold and platinum Kangaroo from 23 October, and the Koala from 08 January. There remains the expected mix of limited and unlimited mintages which we’ve summarised in the table below. We’ll be seeing a lot more of these designs over the coming year as the Perth Mint issues a huge variety of premium versions, probably to the detriment of more ambitious and original designs like the Gods series, to be honest.

SIZES KOOKABURRA KOALA LUNAR Au
LUNAR Ag
KANGAROO Ag/Pt
KANGAROO Au
10 KG x x x  100 x x
1 KG UNLTD UNLTD UNLTD UNLTD x UNLTD
10 OZ UNLTD x UNLTD UNLTD x  x
5 OZ  x x x UNLTD x  x
2 OZ  x x UNLTD UNLTD x  x
1 OZ 500,000 300,000 30,000 300,000 UNLTD UNLTD
1/2 OZ  x  x UNLTD UNLTD x 100,000
1/4 OZ x  x UNLTD  x x 150,000
1/10 OZ x x UNLTD x x 200,000
1/20 OZ  x x UNLTD x x x

2018 SILVER KOOKABURRA

2018 GOLD YEAR OF THE DOG

2018 SILVER YEAR OF THE DOG

2018 SILVER KOALA

2018 GOLD KANGAROO

2018 PLATINUM AND SILVER KANGAROO

2018 RANGE VIDEO

By | 2017-08-31T21:10:58+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. S t walgren September 1, 2017 at 22:37 - Reply

    What r the 2016 kangaroo 2 Oz limited 250 minted valued at today

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate September 4, 2017 at 14:59 - Reply

      Prices vary on coins like this. Try a check on eBay to see what they’re selling for as that’s usually a good indicator of demand.

  2. Don September 4, 2017 at 14:19 - Reply

    Do you have any information on the 2018 wedge tailed Eagles? Also, any updates on the Final number minted for the 2016?

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate September 4, 2017 at 14:58 - Reply

      Hi Don, no news on the Eagle release date yet, only that it should depict an eagle in flight with an eaglet in a nest. The declared mintage for the 2016 1oz silver Wedge-tailed Eagle is 109,366.

  3. Don September 10, 2017 at 12:34 - Reply

    Thank you for the Wedged Tailed Eagle update. Love them. One more mintage question that I can find zero information on. What is the final mintage on the 2016 Tuvalu backed Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary commemorative coin minted in Perth. I would love to know! Thanks. Don

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate September 10, 2017 at 13:10 - Reply

      I don’t believe the mintage for this one has been declared yet. I’ll see if I can get a number from them.

  4. Don September 11, 2017 at 04:04 - Reply

    Thank you Mik!

    • Mik Woodgate
      Mik Woodgate September 19, 2017 at 13:39 - Reply

      Well Dan, it seems there isn’t a declared mintage for this one yet, but the Perth mint was good to confirm that 59,888 have been sold to date. Hope that helps.

  5. Don September 25, 2017 at 00:36 - Reply

    Mik. Thank you so much! I guess this means there agreement with Tuvalu can be different than normal Perth coins made and backed by Australia. It doesn’t seem like the mintage on these would go much higher at all.

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