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The Perth Mint is delighted to unveil the Australian Lunar 2022 Year of the Tiger proof quality coin series.
Medal marks Australia's first 100 years of settlement
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.
Australia's first 'expo' medal
The Great Exhibition, the world’s first ‘expo’, took place in 1851 at the Crystal Palace in London’s Hyde Park. Australia’s first expo opened 28 years later when the Sydney International Exhibition 1879-80 was held in the purpose-built Garden Palace.
How Isaac Newton helped shape our coins
Isaac Newton is undoubtedly one of the most influential scientists of all time. He also spent 30 years running the Royal Mint, then located in the Tower of London.
What is Australia's rarest collectable gold coin?
For such a young nation, Australia is responsible for some seriously sought-after coins. The 1813 holey dollar & dump and the 1930 penny are two of our most desirable rarities.
From the vault: National Rifle Association of WA competition medal
Target shooting is one of the oldest organised sports in Australia with records showing that musketry was practiced from the very earliest days of colonization.
What is a Piedfort?
Many collectors are fascinated by piedforts, thick and heavy coins that take their name from French words meaning ‘heavy weight’.
Hero Simpson features on coin, stamp cover
John Simpson Kirkpatrick – “the man with the donkey” – is one of the most potent symbols of Australian courage and tenacity on Gallipoli.
How to collect the historic 1852 Adelaide ingot
When gold was discovered at Mount Alexander in November 1851, about 8,000 men decamped from Adelaide to the goldfields – taking with them most of the colony’s sovereigns.
Western Australian centenary 1929 medal (Part 2)
Here's what happened to all the medals produced in celebration of Western Australia’s Centenary in 1929.