September Australian Silver Coins Feature Koala, Snake and Cockatoo

Five new coin products from The Perth Mint of Australia are making their way into coin collectors’ portfolios. Two are new editions to 2012-dated coins while remaining items are early launches of 2013 strikes. All are 99.9% pure silver with limited mintages.

September Australian Silver Coins Featuring Koala, Snake and Cockatoo

The Perth Mint released several Australian silver coins in September 2012. The above coins depict a koala, snake and red-tailed black-cockatoo.

On the reverse of one offering is the familiar koala but the others depict designs that only debuted recently. More than half of those new issues celebrate the Chinese New Year, or "Year of the Snake," while the last item showcases a cockatoo in a brand new series called Birds of Australia. [Read more...]

2013 Australian Silver Bullion Coins – Release Dates and Mintages

Release dates, mintages and designs are summarized below for the series of 2013 Australian Silver Bullion Coins depicting the Kookaburra, Koala and the Lunar Year of the Snake.

2013 Australian Silver Bullion Coins

2013 Australian Silver Coins depicting Kookaburra, Koala and Year of the Snake

These annually issued coins are offered by The Perth Mint of Australia in several different sizes and quantities. When released, the bullion coins will be available from The Perth Mint, www.perthmintbullion.com, and from worldwide coin and precious metal dealers. [Read more...]

August Australian Silver Coins Portray Emu, Wombat, Outback and Friendship

Several new Australian silver coins make their debut from the Perth Mint of Australia in August 2012.

Australian Silver Coins released in August 2012

The Perth Mint released several Australian silver coins in August 2012. The above coins depict a wombat, emu and friendship.

Among those new releases is a collection of a trio of 1/2 ounce silver coins depicting three of the most iconic creatures Australia has to offer in the Australian Outback Silver Coin Collection. [Read more...]

July Australian Silver Coins Show Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Penguin

Three new Australian silver coins make their debut from the Perth Mint of Australia in July 2012.

Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof High Relief Coin and Bush Baby Kookaburra Silver Coin

Two of the three Australian silver coins released in July 2012 by the Perth Mint of Australia are the Kangaroo Silver Proof High Relief Coin and the Bush Baby Kookaburra Silver Coin

Reverse designs found on the three new strikes feature images of two iconic Australian creatures, the kangaroo and the kookaburra, with the third depicting a more cold weather design showcasing emperor penguins. [Read more...]

June Australian Silver Coins Depict Dragon, Kookaburra and Manta Ray

The Perth Mint of Australia brings an exciting new line-up to the silver coin community in June 2012 with the release of three new strikes.

June 2013 Australian Silver Coins Depicting Dragon, Kookaburra and Manta Ray

Australian silver coins released by the Perth Mint in June depict a Dragon, Kookaburra and Manta Ray

These three new coins feature subjects ranging from fantasy to one of Australia’s most iconic creatures featured on a uniquely map-shaped coin to one of the largest marine species found on the Great Barrier Reef. [Read more...]

Perth Mint Issues Reef Surgeonfish Silver Proof Coin

The Perth Mint of Australia has issued the third release of its Australian Sea Life II series – the Reef Surgeonfish 1/2 Oz Silver Proof Coin. Shown on the reverse of the silver proof coin is a design depicting the Reef Surgeonfish complete with a colorized image of the creature.

Surgeonfish Silver Proof Coin (Perth Mint images)

Surgeonfish Silver Proof Coin

Each of the Reef Surgeonfish Silver Proof Coins is struck from 1/2 ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The Perth indicates that the strike will feature a maximum mintage of only 10,000.

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Collector Grade Dragon Lunar Silver Coins Released

Dragon-Colored-Gilded-and-Gemstone-Silver-Coins (Perth Mint images)The Perth Mint of Australia has released three new collector grade versions of its popular 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Bullion Coins including a 2012 Dragon Colored Silver Proof Coin, a 2012 Dragon Gilded Silver Coin and a 2012 Dragon Gemstone Silver Coin.  All three numismatic strikes contain the same basic reverse as originally found on the Dragon Bullion Coins released last month.

That reverse design features a mythical dragon, one of the twelve creatures found on the Chinese Zodiac. The inscription of “YEAR OF THE DRAGON” is found underneath the creature while the Chinese symbol for dragon is shown to the side of the creature. [Read more...]

Australian 2012 Year of the Dragon Lunar Silver Bullion Coins Issued

Year of the Dragon Silver Bullion Coins (Perth Mint images)The Perth Mint of Australia has released most of the newest versions of its extremely popular lunar silver bullion coin series. Beginning on September 1, 2011, six different sizes of the 2012 Australian Year of the Dragon Lunar Silver Bullion Coins were issued including the 1 kilo, 10 ounce, 5 ounce, 2 ounce, 1 ounce and 1/2 ounce strikes. The associated 10 kilo coin will not make its initial appearance until November 14, 2011.

This series dates back to 1999 when the Perth Mint first issued the collection of coins linked to the twelve creatures of the Chinese Zodiac. The initial run was complemented in 2008 when the Lunar Series II debuted, the series in which these 2012 coins are considered a part of. [Read more...]

2012 Australian Koala Silver Coins To Debut

2012-Australian-Koala-Silver-Bullion-CoinsThe Perth Mint of Australia has announced that the 2012 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins will make their debut beginning on November 1, 2011. Each coin is struck from .999 fine silver and features a new reverse design complete with the image of the iconic marsupial.

As is standard for the series, the new strikes will be available in four different sizes including 1/2 ounce, 1 ounce, 10 ounce and 1 kilo. No initial mintage cap is in place for any of the four coins with their final mintages to be announced when the 2013 koalas appear. [Read more...]

Perth Mint To Release Newest Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins

2012-Kookaburra-Silver-Bullion-CoinsThe Perth Mint of Australia is poised to release the newest installment of one of its most popular bullion series. Beginning on September 1, 2011, the Perth Mint will begin issuing the 2012 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins.

The release of these coins continues the bullion series which dates back to 1990. Since those inaugural year issues, this series has come to be one of the favorites for many collectors and investors world-wide. [Read more...]

 

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