July, 2020

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM (2020, Royal Australian Mint)

By |2020-07-07T15:40:16+01:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: QLM, 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 the obvious reasons. Easily one of the best Olympic designs we've seen on a coin, [...]

May, 2020

Royal Australian Mint dips into the continents deep Aboriginal history with their legends of the stars

By |2020-05-05T03:02:11+01:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Over 65 millennia in age, the Aboriginal peoples of Australia are thought to be the oldest astronomers in the world, certainly the oldest still continuing today. SInce the earliest times, mankind has sought meaning in the stars, associating objects and natural life with patterns they have seen in the skies above. The Royal Australian Mint has taken the legends of the continents most ancient people as inspiration for its new half-ounce silver coin series, Star [...]

April, 2020

One of Stuart Devlins old 1964 coin designs is resurrected for the Royal Australian Mint’s latest bullion coin

By |2020-04-28T14:32:43+01:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

One of Stuart Devlins old 1964 coin designs is resurrected for the Royal Australian Mint's latest bullion coin Coming from a very quiet place, the Royal Australian Mint has turned its sights on the every expanding bullion coin market with a renewed vigour. With their neat triangular Australian Shipwrecks series, the Dolphin series and the Lunars, amongst others, the RAM has fully embraced this burgeoning genre. They've now expanded [...]

Royal Australian Mint’s latest coin set looks at the continents less cuddly wildlife from the inside

By |2020-04-15T23:06:04+01:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Australia, Nature, Science, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint's latest coin set looks at the continents less cuddly wildlife from the inside There's no shortage of wildlife coins on the market, as we're sure you know. Everything from cheap and cheerful bullion coins to a 54kg elephant themed behemoth, have featured a nature theme, so it isn't often we see a new take. The Royal Australian Mint has debuted a new three coin range simply [...]

Royal Australian Mint expands its nature themed bullion selection with a pair of Sumatran Tigers

By |2020-04-06T14:35:17+01:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint expands its nature themed bullion selection with a pair of Sumatran Tigers A surprising player in the burgeoning gold and silver bullion coin markets, the Royal Australian Mint has always been a dabbler in investment coins, but never a major player. While they're still a long way from giving the Canadians a run for their money, the RAM has shown an increased interest in this most [...]

January, 2020

Exclusive! Triangular bullion coin series ‘Australian Shipwrecks’ is back with Vergulde Draeck, The Gilt Dragon

By |2020-01-13T02:54:07+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Exclusive! Triangular bullion coin series 'Australian Shipwrecks' is back with Vergulde Draeck, The Gilt Dragon Returning for 2020 is a surprising 2019 debut series from the Royal Australian Mint and dealer LPM HK called Australian Shipwrecks. The RAM are not what you would call prolific issuers of bullion designs, certainly not in the way their kinsmen at the Perth Mint are, so it's always good to see [...]

December, 2019

Royal Australian Mint continues its aquatic bullion series with a leaping Spinner Dolphin

By |2019-12-10T02:15:03+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint continues its aquatic bullion series with a leaping Spinner Dolphin Another mint showing an increasing interest in the bullion market, the RoyaI Australian Mint added to their presence with a very nice dolphin pair last December. Depicting a bottlenose dolphin leaping from the sea, it was an attractive and popular design with a mintage in line with the growing trend for smaller runs of [...]

November, 2019

Australia debuts Kangaroos at Dawn, a knockout new modern interpretation of its classic designs

By |2019-11-04T18:18:43+00:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia debuts Kangaroos at Dawn, a knockout new modern interpretation of its classic designs Long a classic of modern Australian coin designs, Stuart Devlin's iconic 'Mob of Roos' has inspired multiple award-winning designs over the intervening years, such as the gorgeous silhouette-style issues like the Kangaroo at Sunset that was retired last year.Designed by Aleksandra Stokic, a former coin designer from the Italian Mint that has worked [...]

September, 2019

LPM and the Royal Australian Mint debut the Redback Spider bullion coin in silver and gold

By |2019-09-30T11:59:51+01:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

LPM and the Royal Australian Mint debut the Redback Spider bullion coin in silver and gold The new bullion coin releases are still coming thick and fast, with the latest piece from the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) and Hong-Kong-based LPM harking back to a numismatic classic of last decade. Released way back in 2006, the Perth Mint's now iconic coloured Red-back Spider coin launched a new 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 [...]

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