AUSTRALIAN SHIPWRECKS: BATAVIA (2019, Royal Australian Mint)

By |2020-09-15T20:01:27+01:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, History, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The Royal Australian Mint's innovative and attractive triangular bullion coin series has recently seen its third issue, but we're heading back to the first of them for this latest release. Batavia came out last year with it's standard 20,000 silver and 250 gold coin mintages and is back in very limited form with an antique finish. The [...]

A tiny murderous spider was the first Australia’s Most Dangerous bullion coin, now it’s the turn of a giant murderous shark

By |2020-09-09T09:40:29+01:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

A tiny murderous spider was the first Australia's Most Dangerous bullion coin, now it's the turn of a giant murderous shark The second of 'Australia's Most Dangerous' bullion coins has now broken out and after dabbling in the arachnid world with the Red-back Spider, it's the turn of the countries oceans to remind us of how unpleasant [...]

Australia’s numismatic look at the stars through the eyes of indigenous art continues with Seven Sisters

By |2020-09-08T17:25:56+01:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia's numismatic look at the stars through the eyes of indigenous art continues with Seven Sisters If anyone is going to have a history of night sky art, it will be the Indigenous people of Australia. Considered to be the oldest astronomers in the world, they've spent millennia looking up and seeing patterns and images ripe [...]

Perth Mint reveals its 2021 core bullion coin ranges, with gold, silver and platinum offerings

By |2020-09-01T19:54:55+01:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Platinum, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint reveals its 2021 core bullion coin ranges, with gold, silver and platinum offerings The biggest single day in the bullion coin calendar is upon us again, with the release of the Perth Mint's 2021 core range. These are the long running classics like the Koala, the Kangaroo and the Kookaburra, as well as the [...]

Perth Mint launches another new limited mintage nature-themed silver bullion coin – the Quokka

By |2020-08-27T01:27:24+01:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches another new limited mintage nature-themed silver bullion coin - the Quokka Despite a huge range of nature-themed bullion coins emanating from the Western Australian Perth Mint, they continue to experiment with new ideas. The latest to add to the selection available to collectors is one featuring what has been described as 'the happiest [...]

‘Australian Shipwrecks’ triangular gold and silver bullion series returns with the third issue, the Zuytdorp

By |2020-08-10T00:41:15+01:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

'Australian Shipwrecks' triangular gold and silver bullion series returns with the third issue, the Zuytdorp At the forefront of the Royal Australian Mint's new found interest in the limited bullion coin market, 'Australian Shipwrecks' is an example of how to do it right. An Australian coin with annually changing designs on BOTH [...]

AUSTRALIAN SOVEREIGN 165TH PIEDFORT VERSION (2020, Perth Mint)

By |2020-07-21T13:39:09+01:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Australia, Gold, Perth Mint|

The first overseas branch of the British Empire's Royal Mint was opened in Sydney, Australia in 1855. In a rare turn of events, the mint was empowered to actually produce Sovereigns, rather than just export the prodigous amount of mined gold back to the United Kingdom for it to be done there. The Sydney mint struck coins [...]

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM (2020, Royal Australian Mint)

By |2020-07-07T15:40:16+01:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Australia, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Usually reserved for one of their astronomical coins, the domed silver coin format, popularised by the Royal Australian Mint, is now being used for a broader range of subjects. The latest is this pretty issue celebrating the Australian Olympic squad. A clever little detour from the Olympics themselves, due to be held in Japan, but now postponed for [...]

YEAR OF THE MOUSE TEN-KILO SILVER COIN (2020 Perth Mint)

By |2020-07-07T01:46:19+01:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

I think everyone of our readers is aware enough of the Perth Mint's debut Lunar Series III design that launched last September, but we're finally seeing the release of the thicc boi - the mighty 10kg silver. Now this is a huge beast, with a diameter of 221 mm. We're talking over 320 troy ounces of the [...]

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