Australia

July, 2019

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. [...]

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 [...]

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