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, Gold, Australia, 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, Gold, Australia, 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 [...]

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, Gold, Australia, 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 [...]

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 [...]

March, 2019

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

By |2019-03-26T13:19:04+00:00March 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 [...]

February, 2019

Royal Australian Mint’s domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun

By |2019-02-06T15:10:38+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Australia, Nature, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint's domed astronomy series comes to a close by peering into the sun The last in the Royal Australian Mints latest domed astronomy coin series is now with us. Titled The Earth & Beyond it's a three coin series showing of the Earth, the Moon, and now, the Sun. Collectors of the hit Southern Sky series and its follow ons will no doubt love this [...]

January, 2019

Royal Australian Mint strikes The Bold, The Bad and the Ugly to launch 2019’s numismatic schedule

By |2019-01-02T21:16:53+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, Australia, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint strikes The Bold, The Bad and the Ugly to launch 2019's numismatic schedule It isn't just the first country in the world to have their fireworks displays to celebrate the New Year, it's also a tradition at the Royal Australian Mint that they strike the first new coins of the year as well. At 9.15 am in the mints headquarters in Canberra, the first [...]

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