Australia

June, 2019

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. [...]

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture – and an abacus!

By |2019-06-04T00:13:53+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Gilded, Gold, Movies & TV, Nature, Science, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Perth Mints June offerings are a typical mix of bullion variants and popular culture - and an abacus! Coloured proof coins showcasing popular culture franchises and premium versions of the core bullion ranges are typical fare on one of the Perth Mints monthly release runs. Star Trek and the DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU), in this case via the movie Suicide Squad, represent the former. The latter [...]

May, 2019

The treaty that ended one war and laid the groundwork for another is marked in silver

By |2019-05-23T11:37:47+01:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Event, History, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

The treaty that ended one war and laid the groundwork for another is marked in silver This $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin, presented by the Royal Australian Mint commemorates the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty set the terms for peace after the First World War. It also allowed Australia to take on a new role as an independent nation under international [...]

April, 2019

Australia highlights its disappearing indigenous languages with its latest 50 cent silver coin

By |2019-04-09T07:40:40+01:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia highlights its disappearing indigenous languages with its latest 50 cent silver coin The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 the 'International Year of Indigenous Languages'. The programme has as its aim the raising of awareness of the dangers that indigenous languages face in this rapidly changing world. Many of them are under increasing pressure with the rapid proliferation of the internet and its [...]

Exclusive first look. Perth Mints striking Dragon bullion series doubles the mythical beasts for 2019

By |2019-04-08T10:39:30+01:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Exclusive first look. Perth Mints striking Dragon bullion series doubles the mythical beasts for 2019 Dragon & Phoenix was the first of a new Chinese-flavoured series of bullion coins that made their debut in 2017. Heavily styled around the mythology of this giant Asian nation, it was a big hit which spawned a beautiful 2018 entrant called Dragon & Tiger. Now back for its third annual release, [...]

Perth Mint’s Bird of Paradise gold and silver bullion coin returns for 2019 with a new design

By |2019-04-04T15:58:18+01:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Bullion Round, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint's Bird of Paradise gold and silver bullion coin returns for 2019 with a new design One of our favourite limited run bullion coins of 2018, the Perth Mint's first Bird of Paradise coin joined a growing selection of nature-themed issues emanating from this Western Australian producer. We're big fans of this push to a more interesting, lower mintage increase in selection after many years of [...]

Perth Mint mounts a mini-cameo to its Queen Victoria bicentennial celebration silver coin

By |2019-04-02T01:25:42+01:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Inserts, People, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint mounts a mini-cameo to its Queen Victoria bicentennial celebration silver coin Born on 24 May 1819, Queen Victoria went on to become, until recently, the longest serving monarch in British history. Ruler of the largest empire the world has ever since, and reigning through a period of tumultuous social and technological upheaval, her name has come to describe the 19th century as the Victorian Age. [...]

March, 2019

New bullion: Iconic Australian ‘Mob of Roos’ coin back in limited Singapore privy mark silver form

By |2019-03-26T13:19:04+01:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

New bullion: Iconic Australian 'Mob of Roos' coin back in limited Singapore privy mark silver form The national personification of Singapore, the Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. The fish body represents Singapore’s fishing village origin, with the lion head represents Singapore’s original name—Singapura—meaning “lion city”. It isn't a particularly old symbol, having been designed in the [...]

Giant 2,300oz gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins

By |2019-03-21T20:57:52+01:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Giant 2,300 ounce gold nugget found 150 years ago is featured on new Perth Mint bullion coins Another new limited-run bullion coin from the Perth Mint and not an animal design this time. Some 150 years ago, a stunning gold nugget of around 72 kilos in weight, and containing almost 2,300 ounces of gold, was discovered in Victoria outside the town of Mollagul. The largest known alluvial gold [...]

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins

By |2019-03-14T16:07:23+01:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Science, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches new limited mintage Moon Landing silver and gold bullion coins A new bullion coin in 1oz silver and 1oz gold is now available in limited quantities from the Perth Mint and it's a copy of the latest Lucas Bowers designed proof coins that debuted just a couple of weeks ago. Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing  fifty years ago, it does, like [...]

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