August 2013 product releases from The Perth Mint
The Perth Mint has a wonderful array of new product releases available for the month of August.
The stunning 2013 Discover Australia gold proof coin series unveils three new designs consisting of the 1/2oz kangaroo, kookaburra and koala as well as the 1/10oz koala.
Featuring some of Australia’s most beloved feathered creatures, The Perth Mint’s Birds of Australia series is sure to impress bird lovers and coin collectors alike. The final release in this exciting series features the Splendid Fairy-wren.
The high relief Australian Koala coin represents the very best in minting excellence and design. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint is pleased to announce the fourth, and final, designs of the 2013 series aptly titled, The Land Down Under. Australians are renowned internationally as a nation of beach and sea lovers, so to celebrate this lifestyle a stunning surfing design has been released. Historically, surfing was a central part of ancient Polynesian culture, and Lieutenant James King was the first to document the art of surfing when completing the journal of Captain James Cook’s voyage upon Cook’s death, in 1779.
Australia has some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoilt scenery, with every season being more beautiful than the next. This beauty has been captured in brilliant colour on The Perth Mint’s Australian Seasons series. As the fourth release in this series, spring, which takes place in the months of September, October and November, brings warmer weather helping plant and animal life flourish.
The 2013 Young Collectors ‘Experience It!’ series features six coins, each of which portrays an outdoor sport or leisure activity in which Australian kids love to partake, with skiing being the third fun release. Skiing is an exhilarating sport that provides fun and fitness for people of all ages, skill levels and gender.
In conjunction with Australia Post, The Perth Mint is pleased to offer the final release in the adorable Bush Babies II Stamp and Coin Cover series. The coin and stamp both feature an adorable baby wombat. Despite its fearless nature, the wombat has a short-legged muscular frame, which causes it to move slowly.