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New Zealand Mint Releases New “Star Wars Classic” Darth Vader Coins

August 25, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Releases, New Zealand Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The New Zealand Mint is now taking orders for the first issues in a series its Web site describes as a “major new Star Wars programme.” Star Wars Classic: Darth Vader will be available as a 1 oz. silver coin, a 1/4 oz. gold coin, and a 1 oz. gold coin, and will come with a stylized case and a certificate of authenticity.

The three coins share a common design. The reverse features an image of Darth Vader at the moment he first appears in Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, walking briskly with two storm troopers behind him. The… Full article at the source>

Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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2015 Australian Stock Horse coin follows sell-outs in 2013 and 2014

April 8, 2015 in Blogs, Numismatica, Numismatics

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

The Australian Stock Horse has been a runaway success with the first two issues ‘sold out’. In 2015, the third release portrays this iconic working animal leaping a gate.

By: Perth Mint

 

The history of the Australian Stock Horse dates back to the arrival of Australia’s first horses with the First Fleet. Although they were initially used for stock and exploration work by the early settlers, more than 120,000 Australian Stock Horses served in the First World War. Their strength, stamina and courage earned them international recognition as the finest cavalry mounts in the world, and established their place Full article at the source>

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Gliding possum flies in the face of danger

September 15, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Mahogany Glider coin

Named after its rich brown mahogany-coloured belly, the Mahogany Glider is a large gliding possum found only in the Wet Tropics of northern Queensland.

A nocturnal, elusive and silent marsupial, the Mahogany Glider was first described in the 1880s. It seemingly disappeared and was regarded as extinct until scientists rediscovered it living near Tully in 1989.

The area’s woodland provides the Mahogany Glider with an open canopy, allowing it to glide from tree to tree. It uses Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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ANAGRAM Win The Land Down Under – Australian Stockman 2014 1oz Silver proof Coin

August 4, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin‘s reverse portrays a legendary Australian stockman on his horse, watching over a flock of sheep.

With a mintage of 5,000, the Australian legal tender coin is housed in a contemporary case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Source: Perth Mint Blog

Category: Competition, Silver, Silver Coins

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