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The Perth Mint is delighted to unveil the Australian Lunar 2022 Year of the Tiger proof quality coin series.
What's this Scottish-born geographer's connection with Burke and Wills?
One of our favourite pastimes is delving through The Perth Mint’s historic collection. It always throws up something worth investigating – like who was James Park Thomson and why does his portrait appear on this fine looking medal?
How Armistice Anniversary medals found sanctuary at Shrine of Remembrance
Glenn Burghall has been researching connections between Britain’s 1928 Armistice Anniversary medallion and the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne.
Historic medal captures Earl Grey to a T
This medallion in The Perth Mint’s historic collection celebrates Earl Grey, who fought hard for the reform of the British House of Commons in the 19th century.
What do maximum mintage, declared mintage and issue limit mean?
The Perth Mint unravels some key terms around minting.
How to avoid counterfeit coins and bars
The Perth Mint offers tips and information on how to detect and avoid counterfeit coins and bars.
Gold centenary medal for the king
How The Perth Mint came to mint a gift for King George V in 1829.
WA Governor welcomes Perth Mint Royal tribute coins
Governor of WA Kerry Sanderson AO, welcomes the release of three Australian coins marking Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.
Australians take pride in their 1911 penny
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.
Flinders medal pays tribute to remarkable navigator
This medallion in The Perth Mint historic collection portrays explorer Matthew Flinders.