A good mix from the Perth Mint this month. The hit Norse Gods trilogy comes to it’s conclusion with the release of Loki, the god of mischief. Like the previous coins in this series, we think it’s a great effort, full of style and detail. well implemented. It’s fair to say that collectors of this series will be well pleased, and that Ing Ing Jong has done an admirable job following on from the six Olympus coins designed by Tom Vaughan. A 2oz, rimless, high-relief, antique-finished fine silver coin with a 2,000 mintage and very nice presentation.
The big newbie for August are the trilogy of Star Trek Enterprise coins in a clean, high-relief format. Based on the design of the very limited colour coin in the transporter set, it looks to maintain the view that the high-relief versions of the Perth Mint bullion coins (this design also came out in bullion form) are the best ones. Available in 1oz gold, and 1oz and 5oz silver, we can see this one being very popular. Obviously with the coin being thicker due to the high-relief strike these are a little smaller than the standard coins, but in eery other respect this will be a great one we’re sure.
The rest of the August releases are ones that the Perth Mint thrives on; proof versions of their wide and iconic bullion coin ranges. This month we see a 1oz silver Wedge-tailed Eagle coin, one of the John Mercanti designs. It isn’t a high-relief coin as those are already out. Of the other three, two are high-relief. One is the 1oz gold Kangaroo, the other a 1oz silver Koala. Rounding out the choices is a 5oz gold Koala coin which are usually struck for German dealer EMK with a sub-100 mintage.
All of this months coins should be available from today from the Perth Mints all-new website. The gilded Kangaroo coin we covered a couple of months ago but was delayed will also now ship from today.