One of the most underrated bullion coin producers around has released a new tranche of coins in their numerous series, culminating today with the fifth in their Dolphins range. The Royal Australian Mint has increased its investment coin output substantially over the last decade, and rather than relying on a single big design, they’ve gone the much preferable route of giving us a wide range of smaller mintage issues. Like their compatriots at the Perth Mint on the west coast of Australia, nature is the theme of choice, and all three new coins draw from it.
Each is the continuation of an existing series, ranging from 2 to 5 coins in size, and all are, in our opinion at least, of top-drawer design quality. They do have some things in common. All carry the identical memorial effigy obverse, all are available in one-ounce 0.999 silver with a 25,000 mintage, and one-ounce 0.9999 gold with a 250 mintage. The latter comes boxed in themed packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity, while the former are typical encapsulated bullion coins.
These join other such series as Australia’s Most Dangerous, and the now complete triangular shipwreck range. In addition to these, we’ve also noted a five-ounce silver version of the Desert Scorpion coin now available, and we’ve had an image of a similar sized version of the dolphin design below, although no official details yet. These are 65.1 mm diameter pieces, so will show off the design splendidly. The scorpion has a mintage of 1,000 units, so we imagine the dolphin will be the same. Available to order now. We’ll have to do a summary round-up of RAM bullion soon.