September, 2019

The Perth Mint’s 2020 bullion coin range revealed with new Lunar Series III and a special Kookaburra

By |2019-09-03T23:31:13+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Platinum, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint’s 2020 bullion coin range revealed with new Lunar Series III and a special Kookaburra It's that time of the year again when stackers and collectors get to see the latest designs in the Perth Mint's now iconic annual bullion coin programme. Such classics as the Koala, the Kangaroo and the Kookaburra have been gracing collections around the world for several decades, in some cases. [...]

2020 LUNARS: It’s finally here! Perth Mint kicks off Lunar Series III with a vastly improved look

By |2019-09-03T01:39:28+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

2020 LUNARS: It’s finally here! Perth Mint kicks off Lunar Series III with a vastly improved look Always the elephant in the lunar room, the Perth Mint has dominated the market for this popular numismatic genre for a healthy couple of decades. The 12-coin cycle has been undertaken successfully twice now, so it's always a big deal when a new one comes around. Today's the day that Lunar Series [...]

August, 2019

The Royal Australian Mint launches the Batavia – the first triangular bullion coin

By |2019-08-14T04:40:02+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The Royal Australian Mint launches the Batavia - the first triangular bullion coin Well, here is something unusual and unexpected. The Royal Australian Mint has shown some increased activity in the bullion coin market of late, with their recent Bottlenose Dolphin coin being a fine example. Their latest release doesn't showcase Australian wildlife, but heads back into the past to remember the dark and tragic tale of [...]

Perth Mint August: Dragons, Eagles, Assassins, Flight, and a can of beer…

By |2019-08-06T01:22:52+01:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mint August: Dragons, Eagles, Assassins, Flight, and a can of beer... Continuing the varied selection of the last couple of months, the Perth Mint's August offerings are again, a mix of commemorative versions of their core bullion ranges, and of their increasing move into the licenced popular culture market. That isn't a bad thing, especially in the case of the former. Five ounce high-relief variants of the [...]

July, 2019

A big hole in Australia is the subject of the Perth Mint’s latest bullion coin pair

By |2019-07-19T00:54:37+01:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

A big hole in Australia is the subject of the Perth Mint's latest bullion coin pair It's certainly been a busy year at the Perth Mints bullion division. We're only half way through 2019 and with the core issues yet to come, but we've seen a huge selection of new designs appearing worldwide. From superheroes to wildlife, they seem to have most bases covered. Earlier this year [...]

One small step: Australia celebrates Moon Landing with limited runs of gold and silver bullion coins

By |2019-07-18T13:04:31+01:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

One small step: Australia celebrates Moon Landing with limited runs of gold and silver bullion coins Plenty of numismatic celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's step off the ladder of the lunar lander and onto the lunar surface, but not much in the way of bullion coins to date. The Perth Mint has issued a decent design, with 15,000 gold and 50,000 silver ounce coins [...]

Silver version of the second and last Australian Map of the World domed coin finally joins the gold

By |2019-07-10T12:29:24+01:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, History, Australia, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Silver version of the second and last Australian Map of the World domed coin finally joins the gold We've already covered the gold version of this coin, so we won't retread the subject, but suffice to say, this is an interesting domed 1oz coin that just got a whole lot more affordable. It depicts the New and Accurate Map of the World, produced in 1624 by John Speed [...]

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins

By |2019-07-01T23:00:23+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

July at the Perth Mint is reminiscent of June with a mix of classics and modern culture themed coins Much like June, July sees a mix of coloured proof coins, depicting popular culture franchises with increasing regularity, alongside premium versions of the core bullion ranges. The Simpsons and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), are back, as are the Australian Nugget and the Kangaroo in proof form. [...]

June, 2019

Australian Emu goes ‘posh’ with the early release of a silver proof version alongside the bullion

By |2019-06-18T00:04:54+01:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Australian Emu goes 'posh' with the early release of a silver proof version alongside the bullion Last year we waited five months after the release of the bullion Australian Emu variants before we saw the silver proof coin, but in 2019, the release is simultaneous.We've already taken a look at the gold and silver 1oz bullion coins, and we were impressed with the design this year, an [...]

The Australian Emu gold and silver bullion coins return with an attractive new habitat-rich design

By |2019-06-10T15:10:38+01:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Australian Emu gold and silver bullion coins return with an attractive new habitat-rich design Still some of the most eagerly awaited bullion coins on the annual calendar, the Perth Mint has a track record of fine designs over the years that collectors have snapped up. In recent years, this Australian producer has fully embraced the emerging low mintage, unique design market with a succession of issues. [...]

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