Australian Coins

Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

With Steven Cochran The Coin Explorer at Gainesville Coins ………   The Coin Explorer recently had the chance to ask Perth Mint coin artist Natasha Muhl about being chosen to design the 2015 Year of the Goat silver and gold coins for the Mint’s Lunar Series II. She has been an artist at the Perth Mint for four years, […]

Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

Australian Premier Unveils Perth Mint’s ANZAC Spirit Coin Series

ANZAC Spirit Coin Series Released by Perth Mint… The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA visited the Western Australian War Memorial today to pay tribute to our Nation’s servicemen and women by unveiling The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series crafted by The Perth Mint. Issued 100 years after Britain declared war on […]

By August 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

The Coin Analyst: Modern World Coin Round-Up for August

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek…. It’s been a busy summer for modern coin releases from major world mints, and the fall will bring even more new coins that will be dominated by the 2015 Year of the Goat program.  Here are some of the more significant new coins:   Orion takes flight One of the […]

Perth Mint Unveil’s Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program (with Video)

Perth Mint Unveil’s Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program (with Video)

The Perth Mint has unveiled the latest designs of the Australian 2015 Bullion Coin Program to an audience of financiers and investors in Frankfurt, Germany – its number one market for gold and silver bullion coins. Showcasing the charming qualities of Australia’s kangaroo, koala, kookaburra and platypus; and portraying the elegant personality of the Chinese […]

Five New Perth Mint Coin Releases for August 2014

Five New Perth Mint Coin Releases for August 2014

The Perth Mint is pleased to present a vast new range of products ……… 2014 Mother’s Love Half Ounce Silver: The fourth release in the five coin Mother’s Love series features a reverse design of a mother brown bear and her cub; Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.  The 1/2 ounce coin is being issued […]

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

The Coin Analyst: U.S. and World Mint News Update for July

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com More JFK coin details The U.S. Mint issued a press release on July 1  with a couple important details about the upcoming John F. Kennedy half dollar tribute coins that are going to be the highlight of the summer for many modern U.S. coin collectors and attendees of the August […]

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

The Coin Analyst: Perth Mint’s Launch of Poseidon Coin Frustrates Buyers

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek Once again a limited-edition, high-demand modern coins’ release resulted in web site problems and frustration for many buyers, which then produced a chorus of criticism aimed at the issuing Mint that was accused of catering too much to dealers. But this was not a U.S. Mint release of a hot […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and her work on the new American Bald Eagle high relief silver proof coin, a stunning piece that depicts the bird’s profile in exquisite detail.  The coin has a limited mintage of […]

NGC Grades Benchmark Collection of Australian Coins

NGC Grades Benchmark Collection of Australian Coins

Graded by NGC, the Benchmark Collection, stands as the most significant set of Australian pre-decimal coinage ever assembled. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the superb Benchmark Collection, a complete set of Australian pre-decimal coins. The collection includes a number of finest known examples and important rarities as well as several previously undocumented varieties. The […]

Australian Posters of World War I Celebrated on New Perth Mint Coins

Australian Posters of World War I Celebrated on New Perth Mint Coins

The Perth Mint is proud to launch a remarkable commemorative coin series featuring vintage Australian Posters of World War I. When news first broke of the war in 1914, a huge wave of patriotism and support swept across Australia. Major political parties, churches, community leaders and newspapers exhorted its citizens to champion the war and […]

Perth Mint Honors the Evolution of Australia’s Military Aviation

Perth Mint Honors the Evolution of Australia’s Military Aviation

The Perth Mint is commemorating 100 Years of Australian Military Aviation with the release of a limited edition collector coin depicting a Bristol Boxkite aircraft – the first military aircraft flown in Australia at Point Cook, on 1 March 1914.  Operated by flight instructor Lieutenant Eric Harrison, the Bristol Boxkite was instrumental in the evolution […]

Royal Australian Mint Unveils New Circulating $1 Coin Commemorating Anzac Centenary

Royal Australian Mint Unveils New Circulating $1 Coin Commemorating Anzac Centenary

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, today unveiled a new $1 circulating 2014 coin featuring the Centenary of Anzac logo and produced by the Royal Australian Mint. The special commemorative 2014 $1 circulating coin […]

By February 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101 – World Mints : Some coins you may not have considered but should.

SILVER 101 – World Mints : Some coins you may not have considered but should.

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the rest of the story. The person who prefers collectible silver hasn’t been forgotten, as […]

By January 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PCGS has Successful Debut at ANDA Melbourne Coin Show

PCGS has Successful Debut at ANDA Melbourne Coin Show

Representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGSAsia.com), the world’s leader in coin authentication and grading services, say their first official participation at a show in Australia was a major success during the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association (ANDA) International Coin and Banknote Show in Melbourne, Australia, October 18 – 20, 2013. Ms. Muriel Eymery, PCGS Vice […]

By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s pre-historic kangaroo, the Procoptodon, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s remarkable new Australian Megafauna coin series. Unveiled in Melbourne by renowned paleo-illustrator and coin designer, Peter Trusler, the latest collector program reveals the unique characteristics of the country’s lost giants, who roamed Australia during the Pleistocene period. Anticipating strong collector interest […]

PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

PCGS Will Present Educational Seminars At ANDA Melbourne Show

Representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (http://www.PCGSAsia.com), the world’s leader in coin authentication and grading services, will be attending the Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association International Coin and Banknote Show (http://australiancoinshows.com.au) in Melbourne, Australia, October 18 – 20, 2013. The show will be held in the Medallion Club (level 2) at Etihad Stadium. This is the […]

By October 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Reveals 2014 Gold and Silver Australian Bullion Coin Program

Perth Mint Reveals 2014 Gold and Silver Australian Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the latest designs of the Australian Bullion Coin Program to an audience of financiers and investors in Frankfurt, Germany. Featuring six series, the 2014 program showcases Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the seventh animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the spirited Year […]

The Rare Coin Company (Australia) Has Entered Voluntary Liquidation Owing Millions

The Rare Coin Company (Australia) Has Entered Voluntary Liquidation Owing Millions

One of Australia’s major numismatic dealers Robert Jackman of The Rare Coin Company, has gone into liquidation owing private investors what is believed to be tens of millions of dollars. The company sometimes seemed larger than life with well publisized auctions of rare australian coin and Banknotes. In June of 2009 the company sold the […]

By August 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!

The special 50th anniversary auction of Australia’s oldest and most respected numismatic auction house, Downies Australian Coin Auctions (ACA), will be held between the 29th and 31st of October, 2013. Following hot on the heels of Sale 314 which boasted an 80+% clearance rate and approaching $1 million in gross sales, Sale 315 is set […]

By July 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Aurora Australis Glows on Perth Mint Coin: First Ever glow-in-the-dark Coin

Aurora Australis Glows on Perth Mint Coin: First Ever glow-in-the-dark Coin

The Perth Mint has combined traditional craftsmanship with special phosphorescence technology to release its first ever glow-in-the-dark coin. The unique ink substance, which absorbs photons of light to then release a radiant glow, has been used to showcase Aurora Australis – the latest coin from the highly successful Australian Antarctic Territory series. The neon curtain […]

Coinworks achieves record price with sale of Holey Dollar

Coinworks achieves record price with sale of Holey Dollar

Coinworks has just sold a Holey Dollar for a world record price of $495,000. It’s the highest price paid for an example of Australia’s first coin, both nationally and internationally. Ms. Belinda Downie, numismatics expert and Managing Director of Coinworks, said, “This Holey Dollar was created from a Spanish Silver Dollar that had been minted […]

By March 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Centenary Sale of Unique Set of Australia’s First Banknotes Expected to Realise Approximately $5.5 Million

Centenary Sale of Unique Set of Australia’s First Banknotes Expected to Realise Approximately $5.5 Million

A century after the issue of the Commonwealth of Australia’s first banknotes, history will be made when the only privately owned complete set of Collins/Allen Cancelled Specimen banknotes from the original series is presented for sale for the first time, this month. The eight banknotes from 1913 and 1914, comprising a 10/-, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, […]

By February 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Land Down Under Rises To The Top

The Land Down Under Rises To The Top

The Perth Mint unveiled its highly anticipated The Land Down Under collector coin series in Berlin at an exclusive event during the prestigious World Money Fair. In the presence of the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Peter Tesch, senior representatives from AUSTRADE, leading financial institutions and coin distributors, the Mint announced the spectacular design themes which […]

By February 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World Bullion Coin News

The Coin Analyst: Silver Maple Leaf Supplies Dwindling and Other World Bullion Coin News

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… With all the excitement surrounding the U.S. Mint recently, some modern coin enthusiasts may not be aware of important new developments in the world bullion coin field. Canada: On the heels of the U.S. Mint’s recent announcement of a temporary halt in sales of American silver eagles due to very […]

By January 28, 2013 9 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Australia’s first coinage, the Holey Dollar and Dump, The Perth Mint has released a stunning two-coin commemorative set struck from 99.9% pure silver. Originally produced in 1813 in New South Wales, the Holey Dollar and its miniature partner the colonial Dump were issued as Australia’s first official coins to […]

Coin Auctions: Bentley Takes Gold In World Record Performance

Coin Auctions: Bentley Takes Gold In World Record Performance

The much anticipated public auction of part two of the Bentley Collection was held by Baldwin’s in London on the 27th September. The auction contained one of the rarest Australian coins, the fabled George V 1920 Sydney mint gold sovereign. Some voracious bidding between three ardent bidders culminated in the repatriation to Australia of this […]

By October 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2013 Bullion Coin Designs Released by Perth and Canadian Mints

The Coin Analyst: 2013 Bullion Coin Designs Released by Perth and Canadian Mints

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Unlike American silver eagles and some other silver bullion coins that are released at the beginning of the year, the Perth Mint in Australia and the Royal Canadian Mint release their new bullion coins in the fall that proceeds the coming year. On August 27 The Perth Mint  released […]

By September 3, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Australian Birds Take Flight on Perth Mint Coins

Australian Birds Take Flight on Perth Mint Coins

Western Australia’s rare Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is the first bird to fly onto The Perth Mint’s magnificent new Birds of Australia coin series. Unveiled in Perth today by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and the Western Australian Museum’s Curator of Ornithology Ron Johnstone, the latest collector program will be a welcomed theme on Australian […]

World Record Prices Realized for Historic Australian Coins

World Record Prices Realized for Historic Australian Coins

The following appeared on the CoinWorks website in Recent News: Three rare Australian coins fetched almost $900,000 at Coinworks Eminent Colonials Auction – taking out two world records in the process. The Auction conducted on 27 August 2012 was aptly named “Eminent Colonials”. It would be impossible to find a more celebrated example of Australia’s […]

By August 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

As Australia’s specialist precious metals mint, The Perth Mint is proud to release a commemorative coin celebrating the 40th anniversary of friendship between the Commonwealth of Australia and the People’s Republic of China. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality, the coin’s reverse portrays the animal emblem of each nation, the Kangaroo […]

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