Could it be that the Perth Mint is clearing out some of the old coin ranges in a move to something new? In the last couple of days the mint has announced that three of its long-running series are to come to their end. With the market leaning more towards the unusual and innovative at one end, and the classic clean-struck at the other, it may be that Perth sees more future in coins like its hugely successful Gods of Olympus coins, and more licensed properties like Star Trek and Back to the Future. Will any more get the chop? Who knows as yet. All our speculation of course, but nevertheless three old hands are to end. They are;
This was an abrupt end indeed. Having released an annual coin since 2004, these decent coins are to have no more new entrants in the series. A one-ounce coloured silver range in the mints signature format, some of them have been very popular, most eventually selling out, but we guess they’ve slowed enough to bring the series to an end. Twelve are out now and will constitute a set.
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Envisaged to be a run of five coins, the mint has announced there are to be no more coming. That means the 2016 and 2017 coins are kaput. They’re quoting ‘production issues’ as the reason; strange given there’s already been a Treasures of Australia series of five coins, making eight in total.
Not so much curtailed, as given a definitive end, the 2016 Dingo coin is to be the last released later this year. Managing to hit ten coins in five years, some of these have been pretty nice coins, but sell-outs have been rare – none of the last five having done so yet.