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Celebrate the magical cosmic phenomenon over Ningaloo Marine Park with this superbly crafted 2oz of 99.99% pure silver coin. Portraying corals and a whale shark, the artistry combines skillfully coloured and antiqued elements, the latter a special treatment conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact.
Sparkling new masterpiece nothing to be coy about
Worth more than AUD $260,000, The Perth Mint’s 2022 Jewelled Koi, with 10oz of gold and pink, white and gold diamonds. is no ordinary new coin release.
Why is gold important at Diwali?
Known as the festival of lights, it is marked by millions of people in India as well as Hindu and other communities all over the world with candles, fireworks and gifts of gold.
Australia’s lunar coins return with a roar in Year of the Tiger
The Perth Mint is delighted to unveil the Australian Lunar 2022 Year of the Tiger proof quality coin series.
What are the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac?
According to Chinese mythology, the order of the animals in the ancient zodiac calendar was decided with a great race across a river.
What makes a successful coin series?
It’s a tricky challenge: identify the theme for a collectable coin that will win the hearts of collectors — and do it a year or two in advance, before any design has hit the page.
Nurturing the next generation coin collector
Introducing your niece or nephew, child, or grandchild to the world of coin collecting, can lead to a rewarding hobby that will last a lifetime.
The Jewelled Horse – our most significant coin of the year
The Perth Mint’s most significant release for 2021 is The Jewelled Horse 10oz Gold Proof Coin featuring the finest gold and rare Argyle pink diamonds.
A short history of Australian coinage
The Perth Mint looks at Australian coins from 1788 until 2012 when it produced the one tonne gold coin.
How did ancient African coins wash up on a Northern Territory island
In 1944, Australian soldier Maurie Isenberg was assigned to a forward radar station at Jensen Bay on Marchinbar Island in the Northern Territory.