Australian Coins

Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

By Royal Australian Mint….   The internationally adored Buddy Bear figure has become eternalized as a privy mark on the exclusive 2016 Berlin World Money Fair (WMF) coin by the Royal Australian Mint. Attendees to the Berlin WMF will be the first in the world to get their hands on the Australian 2016 $1 Buddy […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies‘ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring original illustrations of one of Australia’s most treasured children’s authors, May Gibbs. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited-edition book, which contains a collection of Gibbs’ […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

By the Royal Australian Mint….   With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. At the pinnacle yearly event for collectors, the latest gallery press design was unveiled paying tribute to the […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   A new modern coin collector can very easily become overwhelmed. Whether attending a coin show, perusing hobby web sites and periodicals, or checking out dealer stores and web sites, new collectors quickly discover that with so many coins out there it’s easy to become lost when you’re just starting […]

By December 12, 2015 3 Comments Read More →
Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well. When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites such as Amazon and eBay, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sunset Glows on Australia’s New Coloured Remembrance Day Circulating Coin

Sunset Glows on Australia’s New Coloured Remembrance Day Circulating Coin

By the Royal Australian Mint….   In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australia’s newest coloured circulating coin marks one hundred years since the unforgettable poem “In Flanders Fields” was first heard. Announced today at the Royal Australian Mint by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, over two million coins of […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era. “In addition to featuring four effigies of Her Majesty on the obverse of Canada’s coins since her accession to the throne, the Mint has a long […]

Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Record Remembered in Timeless Pieces

Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Record Remembered in Timeless Pieces

By Royal Australian Mint….   Only moments away from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reaching a Royal Record, the Royal Australian Mint has released a selection of beautifully designed collectible coins to commemorate the occasion. Still a beloved figure after 63 years as Queen, Her Majesty will soon gain the title of the longest-reigning Commonwealth […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal […]

Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

By the Royal Australian Mint….   Ahead of this century’s largest reunion of past and present Australian lighthouse personnel and in celebration of 100 years of the Australian Government managing of aids to navigation, the Royal Australian Mint unveiled two shining collectible coins as tribute on Friday, July 3. Working with the Australian Maritime Safety […]

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   A Pogue In The Hand Is Worth?; Difficulty Accurately Pricing Rarities; Hop To It; Try Chasing A Kangaroo It seems like in a wink of an eye winter in New England turned to spring and before I knew it summer is upon us. Memorial Day signals the […]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

CAPTAIN PICARD AND THE ENTERPRISE EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY Calling all Star Trek fans… Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987, and ran for seven seasons until 1994. Set in the Milky Way Galaxy, the first season takes place in 2364, featuring a new crew and a new starship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. […]

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

The Perth Mint pays homage to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, and her beloved verse, “My Country”, with the release of a stunning new collector coin set depicting rare and beautiful landscapes of Australia. In 1904, after spending time in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Mackellar began writing “My Country”. Several re-writes later, the poem […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins….   Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint has released a new Australian Funnel-Web Spider bullion coin to enhance its new theme of deadly animals now featured on the nation’s investment coin issues. Meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the latest edition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program has been released on the success of the 2014 Saltwater […]

Perth Mint Unveils 2015 Gold Coin to Commemorate the Sacrifices of the ANZAC

Perth Mint Unveils 2015 Gold Coin to Commemorate the Sacrifices of the ANZAC

Anzac Day – April 25 – remains a deeply significant commemoration, honouring the military service and sacrifice of the Australian Defence Forces. On April 25 at around 4.15 am on a still spring morning, the first soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or ANZAC, made an amphibious landing on the Turkish Gallipoli peninsula. Although ultimately unsuccessful, the campaign […]

By March 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

The Perth Mint has showcased the breathtaking Kimberley sunset on a limited edition pink gold coin featuring a dazzling Argyle pink diamond. Struck from 22-carat 91.67% pink gold in proof quality, this precious metal collectable contains 2oz of pure gold and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Each coin incorporates […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the third and final issue of Austrlia’s Southern Sky silver coin series, the 2014 Orion $5. Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, this ..999 fine silver coin features cutting edge minting technology. Video: 6:27. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click our […]

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Melbourne Mint to Sell Ned Kelly Silver Coin

Some 45 years since Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ordered the cessation of all minting activity at the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint, it is with honour that Melbourne Mint operates today from the original Mint building – a building that has stood tall through 143 years. Initially constructed in 1872, The Melbourne Mint […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Coin Curveball Thrown for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

By the Royal Australian Mint….   The beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground and the iconic cricket ball have become the shining stars of a stunning curved silver collectible coin released by the Royal Australian Mint under license from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The ICC Cricket World Cup is […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Reel In Guy Harvey Rounds and Other Great Catches at Gainesville Coins

Reel In Guy Harvey Rounds and Other Great Catches at Gainesville Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Gainesville Coins near Tampa, Florida is one of the larger numismatic and bullion coin retailers in the Southeast United States. They’ve recently become popular for offering Guy Harvey coins and many other hard-to-find series. So I decided to call them up to find out about the latest Guy Harvey […]

ANZAC Centenary Commemorative 1st Coin of 2015 for Royal Australian Mint

ANZAC Centenary Commemorative 1st Coin of 2015 for Royal Australian Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. On Thursday, January 1, the Royal Australian Mint in the capital city of Canberra introduced the first Australian coin of 2015, with the unveiling of a new AU$1 commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). The coin is part of the Official ANZAC Centenary Coin Program, which honors […]

Perth Mint Unveils Two-Coin 2015 Year of the Goat Silver Coin Set

Perth Mint Unveils Two-Coin 2015 Year of the Goat Silver Coin Set

Celebrating the Year of the Goat and the ideal of good fortune, this stunning 1oz silver proof two-coin set is released to encourage wealth and wisdom. Each coin is a prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint. The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar goat include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, […]

By December 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Downies Conducts Final Australian Coin Auction in the Block Arcade

Downies Conducts Final Australian Coin Auction in the Block Arcade

Final hammer set to fall on Block Arcade auction venue… Almost 500 bidders are expected to attend the final Downies Australian Coin auction in the Block Arcade ahead of relocation to a more user-friendly venue in April 2015. The curtain will fall on a Melbourne institution when the final hammer comes down on Wednesday October […]

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

 
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