LIMITED NON-CORE BULLION COIN SERIES by the Perth Mint

I think few would disagree with the observation that the last few years has seen a virtual explosion in new bullion coin releases. Whereas we used to have a base of big guns, like the American Eagle and the Maple Leaf, and a scattering of smaller mintage coins (Somali Elephant, Rwandan African Ounce, etc), we now have a huge selection of low mintage issues, often with attractive, annually changing designs.

It’s arguably the Perth Mint that laid the groundwork, with its combination of highish mintage, but annually revised bullion coin ranges, like the Koala’s and the Lunars, but starting around 2013, there was an increased level of experimentation in shorter series. These were typically exclusive to specific distributors, rather than being sold by the mint itself. Today, along with the Scottsdale Mint, the Perth Mint has an expansive selection to entice collectors and stackers alike, and keeping track of it all is increasingly difficult. Hence, this guide.

What we have below is a round-up of, I think, all the main bullion coin releases outside the mints ‘core’ ranges, that have appeared since we came online in 2013, coincidentally when this type of coin started to rise in popularity. It isn’t a full in-depth look at everything like our Profiles, but over two pages, we’ve broken down each series with full 1200px images, the specs, date range of issue (a * means ongoing), and the distributor. We will, of course, keep this updated as we do our other guides.

It’s a hugely varied offering, from the mints iconic animal designs, through popular culture, and on to mythology and history. The Perth Mint has a solid reputation and immense popularity, so I hope this guide is useful and informative. It might not seem like it, but there’s a huge amount of work invested in articles like this, through research, collation, image editing, layouts, etc., so please leave feedback below to let me know if the effort is worthwhile, and it’s something of use. AgAuNEWS is a one-man band, so targeting time on the right things is crucial for my sanity. Thanks. Enjoy.

2021
12/06 – PAGE CREATED

2022
01/24: ADDED HERA TO LPM OLYMPUS SERIES
03/29: ADDED NEW WEDGE TAILED EAGLE, SWAN, STREET FIGHTER COINS
04/26: ADDED 2022 WOMBAT
05/07: ADDED PHOENIX TO CHINESE MYTHS & LEGENDS, ADDED 2022 DRAGON BAR
31/05: ADDED NEXT GEN: DINGO
30/06: ADDED 2022 BART SIMPSON, 2022 EMU
05/07: ADDED 2022 HOMER SIMPSON
18/07: ADDED ATHENA TO GODS SERIES, KOMATSU TO SUPER-PIT SERIES
04/08: ADDED 2022 BRUMBY, 2022 BLACK FLAG RISING SUN
18/08@ ADDED 2022 QUOKKA

AUSTRALIAN BIRD OF PARADISE (2018-2019, Auragentum)

2018 VICTORIA’S RIFLEBIRD

2019 MANUCODIA

Status of series is ENDED
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.999 silver 40.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 50,000
$100 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 gold 32.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 5,000

AUSTRALIAN EMU (2018*, European Mint)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Status of series is ONGOING
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 silver 40.9 mm Brilliant uncirculated 30,000
$100 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 gold 32.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 5,000

AUSTRALIAN SWAN (2017*, APMEX)

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Status of series is ONGOING
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 silver 40.9 mm Brilliant uncirculated 25,000
$100 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 gold 32.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 5,000

AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE (2014*, APMEX)

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Status of series is ONGOING
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 silver 40.9 mm Brilliant uncirculated 25,000
$100 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 gold 32.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 5,000

QUOKKA (2020*, EMK)

2020

2021

2022

Status of series is ONGOING
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.999 silver 40.9 mm Brilliant uncirculated 30,000

GODS OF OLYMPUS (2020*, LPM)

2020 ZEUS

2021 POSEIDON

2021 HADES

2022 HERA

2022 HERA

Status of series is ONGOING
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 (Tuvalu) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 silver 40.9 mm Brilliant uncirculated 13,500
$1 (Tuvalu) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 silver 40.9 mm Antiqued 1,500
$5 (Tuvalu) 155.5 grams of 0.9999 silver 55.9 mm Brilliant uncirculated 450
$100 (Tuvalu) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 gold 32.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 100

AUSTRALIAN STOCK HORSE (2013-2017, EMK)

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Status of series is ENDED
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.999 silver 40.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 10,000

NEXT GENERATION ‘MOTHER & BABY’ (2018*, Perth Mint)

2018 KOALA

2019 CROCODILE

2020 KOOKABURRA

2021 PLATYPUS

2022 DINGO

Status of series is ONGOING
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$2 AUD (Australia) 62.2 grams of 0.9999 silver 40.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 75,000
$10 AUD (Australia) 311.1 grams of 0.999 silver 65.6 mm Brilliant uncirculated 2,500 (2018 1,500)

AUSTRALIAN BRUMBY (2020*, LPM)

2020

2021

2022

Status of series is ONGOING
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.999 silver 40.9 mm Brilliant uncirculated 25,000

WOMBAT (2021*, LPM)

2021

2022

Status of series is ONGOING
DENOMINATION COMPOSITION DIMENSIONS FINISH MINTAGE
$1 AUD (Australia) 31.1 grams of 0.9999 silver 40.9 mm Brilliant uncirculated 25,000