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Western Australia has a rich history of coin minting. For more than a century, coins have been made in Perth, contributing to Australia’s fascinating currency heritage. Read more about Perth's coins here...
The Perth Mint launches Year of the Dragon collector coins in pure gold and silver
First issued in 1996, the Australian Lunar Series celebrates the 12 animal signs of the ancient lunar zodiac, each said to influence the personality, prospects, and compatibility of those born under its influence. Read more about the dragon here...
Why does the monarch’s effigy appear on coins?
In numismatics, effigy describes a specially prepared portrait on the obverse, or ‘heads’, side of a coin. But why does the monarch’s effigy appear on coins? Find out here...
How do we make our precious metal coins?
In this article we explore five important steps that our craftsmen and women use to produce exquisite precious metal coins at The Perth Mint.
Finishing touches make all the difference
Here is our quick guide to various finishes that appear regularly on our collector, or numismatic, releases.
How do our numismatic coins differ from our bullion coins?
How do our numismatic coins differ from our bullion coins? Read on to find out more.
Spectacular Perth Mint coin celebrates 2023 Total Solar Eclipse
Celebrate the magical cosmic phenomenon over Ningaloo Marine Park with this superbly crafted 2oz of 99.99% pure silver coin.
Everything you need to know about Australia’s 1930 penny
The Australian 1930 penny is so rare it's captivated serious collectors and the general public for decades, but do you have one hidden away?
Masterpieces scale greater heights with The Jewelled Snake
If you thought last year’s Jewelled Series was spectacular, the 2023 coin will leave you totally mesmerised. With a mintage of only eight, The Jewelled Snake 2023 10oz Gold Proof Coin is extremely rare. The price of each individual piece is AUD 289,000.00. Find out more...
Start your pre-decimal collection with the first Commonwealth coinage
Wondering what to collect when it comes to coins? Finding examples of Australia’s first Commonwealth coins could fit the bill. Read on to find out more.