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Perth Mint’s rare $1.8m coin trilogy sold

July 7, 2017 in Australian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals

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The following is a courtesy post from our sister site World Mint News Blog.

The pinnacle of the Perth Mint’s long-term association with Rio Tinto and Argyle Pink Diamonds, the Australian Trilogy is an incomparable combination of precious metals and rare, natural, fancy-colored diamonds unearthed from the Argyle Diamond Mine in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia.

“This coveted collection of diamond-studded gold and platinum coins has raised the bar on the concept of ‘unique collectable,’ exemplifying the quality craftsmanship for which the Perth Mint and Argyle Pink Diamonds are renowned,” said Perth Mint chief executive officer Richard Hayes.

Since the… Full article at the source>

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Australian premier unveils Perth Mint’s rare $1.8m coin trilogy

June 15, 2017 in Australian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals, Press Releases, World Coins

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On June 7, the premier of Western Australia, the Honorable Mark McGowan MLA, unveiled a $1.8 million, one-of-a-kind coin collection struck by the Perth Mint.

The Australian Trilogy celebrates a selection of the nation’s natural treasures and is the Mint’s most significant numismatic release for 2017. In a convergence of color and light, the collection showcases three of Australia’s most beloved fauna on three precious-metal kilo coins. Each coin is hand set with a natural, fancy-colored diamond from Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine.

Officiating at the event, the premier said that the creation of such an exceptional collector’s item reinforces Australia’s… Full article at the source>

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APMEX promoting its new CoinGrade+ feature with giveaway of MS-70 Silver Swan from the Perth Mint

May 5, 2017 in Australian Coins, Bullion, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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(Oklahoma City)—After being made available to the public on April 3, the 2017 Silver Swan 1-ounce coin—the first release of a new bullion series from the Perth Mint—sold out worldwide in less than two days.

The coin’s .9999 fine silver content and low mintage of 25,000 coins combined bullion’s utility with collectible appeal. Similar to well-known silver coin series like the Kookaburra and Koala, the Swan coins will change designs with each release. The Perth Mint has had much success with these continuing series, as well as with other innovative coin designs.

While all available Silver Swan coins were quickly claimed,… Full article at the source>

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New Spock coin commemorates Star Trek’s famous Mirror, Mirror episode

May 4, 2017 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Opinion, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Mirror, Mirror was one of the most memorable and influential episodes from Star Trek: The Original Series.

Its fascination lay in the provocative concept of parallel universes. After all, many of us have wondered at one time or another whether humans can co-exist in parallel worlds. Half a century after Mirror, Mirror aired for the first time in 1967, Australian scientists proposed that parallel universes really exist, and that they interact!

The iconic episode opened with Kirk, McCoy, Uhura and Scott failing to secure a supply of dilithium crystals, essential for warp drive engines, from a humanoid race… Full article at the source>

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Your guide to the lunar zodiac in the Year of the Rooster

December 6, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Buddha and the 12 lunar animals

The ancient Chinese Lunar Calendar, which dates back beyond 2600BC, is reputedly the longest chronological record in history. According to a popular version of its founding legend, Buddha called on every animal to attend on him prior to departing to the next life. Only 12 animals arrived to honour the sage and in recognition of their allegiance he rewarded each one with a place in the famous lunar zodiac.

In some versions of the story, Buddha asked the animals to race across a river. Not the greatest swimmer, the rooster… Full article at the source>

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The Australian who inspired silent contemplation of fallen comrades

November 11, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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To honour those who have died as a consequence of war, Australians are encouraged to observe one minute’s silence as the clock strikes the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month – the moment the guns fells silent on the Western Front in 1918.

The observance takes place in other Allied countries, including New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United States. But how did the tradition originate? Click here for more official military tribute coins from The Perth Mint.

Edward George Honey has been credited as the first person to suggest a period of silence in which… Full article at the source>

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Amazing coin puts new spin on Yin Yang

October 19, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Ancient Chinese philosophers thought all things in the universe are made up of two contrasting forces, known as Yin and Yang.

While contradictory, Yin and Yang are also complementary, meaning they cannot exist without each other. And because they are constantly re-balancing – their influence over one another repeatedly ebbing and flowing – the concept was used to explain the cyclical changes in nature.

As Yang energy overcomes Yin, for example, day turns to night. Broader manifestations in Yin Yang’s duality include slow/fast; soft/hard; cold/hot; wet/dry; passive/aggressive. Yin is associated with the earth, the moon, and femininity; while Yang is identified with… Full article at the source>

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ANAGRAM Win an Australian Opal Series – Ghost Bat 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

October 4, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Fun, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team  Perth Mint Blog

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Native to Australia, the Ghost Bat (or false vampire bat), is named for the light-coloured fur and wing membranes that make it appear ghostly at night. As Australia’s only carnivorous bat, it kills with powerful bites before devouring its prey!

With Halloween approaching fast, try solving our latest anagram for your chance to win this stunning silver coin featuring a Ghost Bat beautifully outlined in pure Australian opal.

Clue: Traditional name for spookiest night of the year!

How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘October 2016 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name,… Full article at the source>

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October 2016 New Product Bulletin – out today

October 4, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

This October we have some bewitching new releases sure to enchant a broad range of collectors.

The rooster is vividly portrayed on the new proof coloured coins from the 2017 Australian Lunar program.

The tenth animal from the Chinese zodiac also appears with a proof, bullion, gilded and coloured finish on the four silver coins in this year’s stunning Lunar typeset.

Continuing with Chinese mythological themes, the silver proof Koi Fish Jumps the Dragon Gate coin celebrates a popular story in Chinese culture.

And an amazingly innovative creation, our special Yin Yang silver coin incorporates a rotating charm featuring the famous Eastern symbol representing…  Full article at the source>

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Buyer jumps at chance to own one-of-a-kind Kimberley Treasure coin

July 19, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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Following the launch of the world exclusive Kimberley Treasure coin, The Perth Mint has sold the spectacular masterpiece to an international buyer within just 48 hours of its release.

Crafted from one kilogram of 99.99% pure gold and featuring a radiant 0.54 carat red diamond from the famed Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, the Kimberley Treasure coin is a one-of-a-kind collector’s item and valuable investment.

The new owner of the coveted piece is Ashish Vijay Jain, Chairman of Tiara Gems and Jewellery DMCC, a company which specialises in rare coloured diamonds, unique collectables and… Full article at the source>

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Koalas reveal why it’s cool to be a tree hugger!

July 15, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

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One of the curious things about koalas is the fact that they hug trees. After observing a group of koalas during hot weather, scientists say they have worked out why. Apparently, trunks of certain trees can be more than 5°C cooler than the surrounding air in extreme conditions. Incredibly, access to these trees can save about half the water a koala would need to keep cool on a hot day.

This year’s Proof Issue from the Australian Koala gold proof coin series portrays a koala edging along a tree branch – maybe in search of a cool spot where it can… Full article at the source>

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Perth Mint Unveils $1 Million Gold Coin With Red Diamond

July 13, 2016 in Australian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, World Coins, World Records

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The Premier of Western Australia, the Honorable Colin Barnett, MLA, unveiling the Perth Mint’s Kimberley Treasure Coin.

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Diamond Mine.

A world exclusive from The Perth Mint, the Kimberley Treasure coin is the only coin in its class.

Valued at $1 million, the breathtaking collectable has been crafted from one kilogram of 99.99% pure gold, and features a radiant 0.54 carat red diamond unearthed from the famed outback mine in the East Kimberley region of Western… Full article at the source>

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April New Product Bulletin – out today

April 5, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

This year’s Three-Coin Set from our ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary coin series commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought on the Western Front during WWI, where more than 46,000 Australian men and women lost their lives.

Australia’s contribution to celebrations marking Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday includes three stunning legal tender tributes from The Perth Mint – each certain to be a sought-after numismatic souvenir of this historic occasion.

As the Queen turns 90, were also pleased to announce availability of an eye-catching Stamp & Coin Cover portraying Her Majesty wearing the Australian Golden Wattle brooch.

Extremely affordable, this… Full article at the source>

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Australia Issues Historical “Convict Love Tokens” Series

April 5, 2016 in Australian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Copper, Copper Coins, Dollar Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Royal Australian Mint, World Coins

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The Royal Australian Mint has issued a series of coins recalling the “convict love tokens” of the 18th and 19th centuries, which were given to families in England after loved ones were banished to Australia and elsewhere following criminal convictions.

The National Museum of Australia has the world’s largest collection of these pieces and provides the following overview of their historical context:

Smoothing and engraving a coin with a message of affection was one of the few ways a convict could leave a memento behind with loved ones in England before being transported. These small tokens are also… Full article at the source>

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Antarctic Territory Series closed-off after 12 successful years

March 31, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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The Perth Mint will issue no further releases from the Australian Antarctic Territory Series.

The popular program was inspired by huge collector interest in our 2004 Mawson Station 50th Anniversary 1oz silver proof coin. A modern numismatic classic, it sold out rapidly in honour of legendary polar explorer, Douglas Mawson.

Featuring eleven subsequent coins, the series leaves a rich legacy of tributes to other Australian Antarctic explorers, as well as extraordinary wildlife and stunning natural phenomena found in the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent on Earth.

The Complete Series

  • 2004 Mawson Station – Sold Out
  • 2005 Leopard Seal – Sold Out
  • 2006 Edgeworth David Base…

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Perth Mint marks 100th anniversary of Anzac Day with superb gold coin limited to a mintage of just 1,000

March 21, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint

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Anzac Day is commemorated on 25 April each year on the anniversary of Australian and New Zealand troops landing on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula during the First World War. One hundred years later, it has become a time where both nations pause to commemorate the service and sacrifice of tens of thousands of their servicemen and women during times of war and other operations. In 2016, The Perth Mint is honouring all Australian service personnel past and present with an Australian commemorative gold coin marking 100 years of Anzac Day.

Australia’s first Anzac Day took place on 25 April 1916, one year… Full article at the source>

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Poster coins paint vivid picture of life during First World War

February 29, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Among the many excellent First World War centenary coin programs currently available, here’s one you won’t want to miss.

Straightforward to collect with one issue per year between 2014 and 2018, it features five beautifully produced silver releases with colour. Unusual in coin collecting, each one is rectangle-shaped, a format ideally suited to the program’s fascinating theme – Australian Posters of World War I.

Huge numbers of posters were produced during the War to satisfy a wide variety of advertising and communication needs. War bond drives and recruitment for different services were two of the primary objectives of the many campaigns publicised… Full article at the source>

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Exclusive coin-in-book celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Gumnut Babies

February 16, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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100th Anniversary of the Gumnut Babies 1oz Silver Proof Coin & Book

This year marks the 100th anniversary of May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies, the Australian children’s classic featuring a much-loved cast of fantasy bush characters. The success of the tale encouraged May to write and illustrate more short-stories inspired by Australian native flora, and in quick succession the Gum Blossom Babies, Flannel Flower Babies, Boronia Babies, Wattle Babies and others had captivated children’s hearts.

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies‘ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring an original May Gibbs illustration of her tiny, cherub-like… Full article at the source>

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Perth Mint To Release 10 Kilo Year of the Monkey Silver Coin

February 12, 2016 in Australian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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The Perth Mint announced that it will soon be selling its 2016 Year of the Monkey 10 Kilo Silver Coin on a mint-to-order basis. The Mint’s Web site notes that this item has a maximum mintage of 150 pieces.

The reverse image depicts two monkeys sitting in a peach tree; peaches are a traditional symbol of longevity and immortality. Inscribed near the rim of the coin are the Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and YEAR OF THE MONKEY, along with the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA, 10 KG… Full article at the source>

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The Perth Mint’s largest 2012 Year of the Dragon coins are made from 10 kilograms of 99.99% pure gold, and 10 kilograms of 99.9% pure silver.

This video shows these spectacular Australian legal tender investment coins being made at the Mint.

 

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Historic quote inspires centenary of the Battle of the Somme coin

February 12, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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The Battle of the Somme refers to a series of battles that took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916, during the First World War, in which more than 1 million men from both sides of No Man’s Land were wounded or killed. During the battles, the British and French armies fought against German troops alongside in the Somme region of northern France in an effort to break the deadlock of trench warfare and restore the fighting to fluid, mobile warfare.

The gun crew of an Australian Howitzer Battery, in an emplacement behind a steep bank near Lavieville in the… Full article at the source>

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2016 World Money Fair Berlin Coin Show Special

February 8, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Conventions, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Each year The Perth Mint prepares an exclusive release to mark its attendance at World Money Fair, one of the most significant events of the numismatic calendar.

Our latest WMF coin show special is a meticulously coloured version of the 2016 Australian Kookaburra 1oz silver coin, which features a classic design portraying Australia’s iconic bush bird on a barbed wire fence post.

Available worldwide from today, this special coin is housed in a display case which comes in a boldly illustrated blue shipper bearing the official World Money Fair logo.

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Complete guide to ‘Year of the Monkey’ coins

February 8, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Today is Chinese New Year. Ever since we launched the Australian Lunar coin series back in 1996, it has been traditional for The Perth Mint to wish customers and friends Gong Xi Fa Cai.

This year, Chinese and other Asian communities throughout the world welcome back the Monkey. Laden with significance, the ninth animal of the ancient lunar calendar is said to bestow intelligence, wisdom, optimism, ambition and a sense of adventure on those born under its influence.

Befitting the significance of the monkey in Chinese folklore, The Perth Mint has released an extensive coin program marking the Chinese New Year. For… Full article at the source>

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New Kangaroo coin deeply impressive

February 2, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

This exclusive coin features a true Australian icon, the kangaroo, hopping across an outback landscape.

To capture the depth and wonderful details of the design, The Perth Mint has employed two special techniques. The coin is struck with a high relief die which imparts an unusually deep impression on its extra thick blank. Subsequently, an antique finish is applied to further accentuate light and shadow within the artistry.

These processes have resulted in a unique and dramatic portrayal which exhibits unprecedented clarity and definition.

Australian Kangaroo 2016 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin

Made from 2oz of… Full article at the source>

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February 2016 New Product Bulletin – out today

February 2, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Australian troops arrived on the Somme in mid-July 1916 and played a major role in the fighting around Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, part of the hugely costly WWI offensive that lasted until November. This month The Perth Mint pays tribute to those who fought and died in this deadly conflagration with a new addition to The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series featuring a superbly detailed representation of soldiers charging out of the trenches.

Also in the February Bulletin:

A new addition to the fascinating Australian Posters of World War I silver coin series reflects how artists… Full article at the source>

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Historic medal celebrates Australia’s first 100 years of settlement

January 22, 2016 in Blogs, Education, History, Medals, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint

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The 11 ships of the First Fleet set sail from Portsmouth, England on 13 May 1787. Aboard were more than 1,300 colonists, including approximately 730 male and female convicts from Britain’s overcrowded prisons. The expedition was under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, who had accepted instructions from the British Home Secretary, Lord Sydney, to establish Britain’s first colony in Australia.

The ships began arriving in Botany Bay on 18 January 1788, which 17 years earlier had been charted by Lieutenant James Cook. Despite Cook’s indication that the land was suitable for cultivation, Phillip quickly determined that the area would not… Full article at the source>

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