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 The platinum Platypus coin has been replaced by another version of the long-serving and dull kangaroo design used for the silver range and the gold kilo.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.