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Tuvalu and the Perth Mint celebrate the 2017 Diwali festival with colorful silver coin

July 21, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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The Perth Mint, in conjunction with the island of Tuvalu, has released a 1-ounce silver coin honoring the Hindu “festival of light” called Diwali. Celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs not just in India but around the world, Diwali is a five-day festival in honor of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of love and good fortune. Her symbol is gold, so, naturally, gold is the focus of the joyous gift-giving that takes place over the course of the festival.

To celebrate Diwali, Tuvalu and the Perth Mint have once again joined efforts, this time producing a 1-ounce, .9999 fine… Full article at the source>

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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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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

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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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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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

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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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New Disney coins put Mickey on the rostrum

September 21, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Released in 1935, The Band Concert was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon made in colour. During the highly acclaimed Disney short, the hero and his band are determined to complete their rendition of The William Tell Overture despite numerous distractions, including an unwelcome flute accompaniment played by none other than Donald Duck!

The Mickey Through the Ages coin collection celebrates Disney’s original, much-loved character during his hugely successful cartoon career. The first release, comprising a 1oz silver proof coin and a 1/4oz gold companion, portrays Mickey from a 1930s promotional poster for The Band Concert…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

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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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ANAGRAM Win a Discover Australia Kangaroo 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

April 5, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Competition, Entertainment, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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The iconic kangaroo is found in every pocket of Australia – cool temperate forests of Tasmania; vast open plains of the arid interior; monsoonal woodlands in the tropical north. This pretty 1oz Discover Australia silver proof coin celebrates the kangaroo’s presence in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia, one of the world’s last true wildernesses.

For your chance to win, use the following clue to help unscramble these letters.

Clue: Study the coin for a tree species found exclusively in the north-west.

How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘April 2016 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please… 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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Australians take pride in their 1911 penny

March 23, 2016 in Antique Coins, Australian Coins, Blogs, Cents, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Perth Mint, World Coins

By: Andrew Crellin Perth Mint Blog

The penny is easily the most collected of all Australian coins. First circulated in 1911 for the new monarch, King George V, it was one of six new Commonwealth denominations to replace British coinage from 1910. Today it holds a sentimental place in the heart of everyone that lived in the days before dollars and cents. In 1911 it gave citizens of the young Australian nation every reason to be proud.

A Royal Comrade of Australians

Although Australians have warmly regarded each British monarch since George III, George V (r. 1910 – 1936) seems to have held a special place among them.

A… Full article at the source>

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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

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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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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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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

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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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JANUARY 2016 New Product Bulletin – out today

January 5, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Perth Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Happy New Year Perth Mint customers everywhere. Throughout 2016, we’re aiming to bring you more of the world’s best coins, creating new collecting and gift-giving opportunities we hope you’re going to love!

This January we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Australian decimalisation when shiny new coins portraying distinctive Australian animals began to fill our pockets. If you’ve ever felt at all nostalgic for the 1 cent feathertail glider and 2 cent frill-necked lizard coins, don’t miss our extremely limited silver tributes to these memorable designs.

Guaranteed to put a sparkle in your eye, a cognac diamond has been employed to add a… Full article at the source>

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The world’s strangest currencies

December 23, 2015 in Blogs, Education, Fun, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, World Coins

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Before the invention of coins, people around the world used a diverse range of objects as money.

Different societies invested such objects with fixed values in order to provide a more flexible means of exchange than straightforward barter.

Useful things that acquired monetary value at certain times have included Indian almonds, Scandinavian dried fish, and Mexican cacao beans.

[A throwback to those days of old was the use of rum as a form of currency in early New South Wales where there was very few coins.]

The path to finding the best form of money was long and riddled with trial and error, because… Full article at the source>

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The Monkey King – a colourful character from classical Chinese literature

December 2, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Sun Wu Kong, also known as the Monkey King, is a major character in Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. It recounts the legendary pilgrimage of the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who travelled westwards with three protectors, one of whom was Sun Wu Kong. Published in the 16th century, the popular tale combined comic adventure and profound insight as the group journeyed towards enlightenment aided by the power and virtue of cooperation.

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, this new Monkey King coin celebrates one of China’s most enduring… Full article at the source>

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Advance Australia Fair plays key role in citizenship

November 30, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Bronze, Bronze Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, World Coins

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The Perth Mint has released its annual Australian Citizenship $1 Coin for 2016. More than 30,000 of these coins are purchased annually by individuals and also by local governments which offer them as mementos to participants at Australian Citizenship Ceremonies.

As well as taking the pledge of commitment to Australia, people formalizing their Australian Citizenship at these ceremonies also sing Advance Australia Fair, which was first performed on this day, 30 November, in 1878 at the St Andrew’s Day concert of the Highland Society, NSW.

Patriotic song to national anthem

It took an extraordinary 106 years for the patriotic song Advance… Full article at the source>

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