Wallal Centenary Australia Tests Einstein’s Theory silver coin (2022 Royal Australian Mint)

By |2022-09-21T21:26:28+01:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Australia, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Albert Einstein was a giant in the scientific community, and his Theory of General Relativity was probably his greatest work. Ten years earlier, in 1905, he published a paper linking space and time, called Special Relativity. General Relativity expanded on it by incorporating gravity, saying the observed gravitational effect between masses is the result of their warping of [...]

Australian Dinosaurs four-coin set explores the continents past, and it’s as varied as the present

By |2022-09-06T21:03:38+01:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australian Dinosaurs four-coin set explores the continents past, and it's as varied as the present More dinosaurs, this time from the Royal Australian Mint (RAM), who've launched a four-coin set in silver. A few years ago, the Perth Mint released five coins in their Australian Age of Dinosaurs series, featuring several beasts of old that were [...]

Quokka 1 oz silver bullion coin (2022 Perth Mint)

By |2022-08-19T13:53:45+01:00August 19th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

One of the Perth Mint's many nature-themed bullion coin series, the Quokka, which depicts a small marsupial native to Western Australia, is now on its third release with the debut of the 2022 coin. These are neat little coins, very much in the Perth Mint style, and this year's looks to be a good one, replete with some [...]

Australian Brumby Horse 2 oz silver proof coin (2022 Perth Mint / LPM)

By |2022-08-04T02:18:07+01:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

The Perth Mint produced, LPM exclusive silver coin series featuring the Australian Brumby horse, is back for a third release. The main attraction will be the popular bullion coin, of course, but we'll cover that in our bullion round-up on Friday (I'd hoped to have it out yesterday, but one of the coins is still under embargo). Here we [...]

Mini Money Kookaburra 0.5 gram gold coin (2022 Royal Australian Mint}

By |2022-07-18T23:35:03+01:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Australia, Gold, Nature, Royal Australian Mint|

One of the few producers occasionally issuing half-gram 'minigold' coins, the Royal Australian Mint started a new series in 2021, called Mini Money, launching with a neat Koala design. It's back for 2022, continuing the series theme of iconic Australian animals, with the Kookaburra. Admittedly, this is a rendered image, but that does look very good. How well it [...]

LPM’s second ‘Australia’s Most Dangerous’ series returns in five-ounce bullion, and one-ounce colored proof forms

By |2022-06-10T08:42:20+01:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: Bullion, Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, LPM HK, Royal Australian Mint|

LPM's second 'Australia's Most Dangerous' series returns in five-ounce bullion, and one-ounce colored proof forms While the third coin in this neat bullion series produced by the Royal Australian Mint, and distributed by LPM, debuted last September, this series has a habit of issuing the one-ounce gold and silver variants first, followed a year or so [...]

Next Generation – Mother & Baby Dingo silver bullion coins (2022 Perth Mint)

By |2022-05-31T22:20:57+01:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Now in its fifth year, the Perth Mint's 'Next Generation: Mother & Baby' series is an unusual one in this popular mints catalogue by having no one-ounce version. Instead, there's a two-ounce coin with a large 75,000 mintage doing the heavy lifting, and a ten-ounce coin capped at 2,500 pieces. Both are effectively piedfort coins, having a diameter [...]

Australian Wombat bullion coin (2022 Perth Mint)

By |2022-04-26T16:43:46+01:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

One of the more recent additions to the Perth Mints copious animal-themed bullion coin portfolio, the Wombat series debuted just last year with a neat little silver coin that seemed to be reasonably popular. It's back again, and it follows the classic Perth Mint process, honed over decades of Koala, Kookaburra, and Lunar coins, of depicting the same [...]

Rectangular Australian Dragon bullion coin (2022 Perth Mint)

By |2022-04-21T11:13:20+01:00April 21st, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Bullion, Lunar Calendar, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Launching in 2018, the Perth Mint’s striking Rectangular Dragon bullion coin series was a pretty departure from the mints typical nature-themed ranges. Available in both gold and silver forms, each an ounce in weight, they carry a new design every year, with quite some variation in artistic style. The 2022 design by Monique Reeves is a fine one, [...]

Now hopping into its 29th year, the Royal Australian Mint’s Kangaroo series returns with ‘Impressions of Australia’

By |2022-03-08T21:58:51+00:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Now hopping into its 29th year, the Royal Australian Mint's Kangaroo series returns with 'Impressions of Australia' The 2022 edition of the Royal Australian Mint's Kangaroo series of coins is the penultimate issue before it celebrates its 30th anniversary next year. Quite the achievement for a proof series these days, especially given the relatively rapid turnover [...]

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