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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...
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.
The development of the zodiac in Western astrology
The Perth Mint has issued this spectacular 2020 5oz silver coloured antiqued coin celebrating the Signs of the Zodiac.
Emergency currency: the first gold ‘coin’ made in Australia from Australian gold
About 200 Adelaide pounds have survived from the mid-nineteenth century making the opportunity to secure such an important piece of colonial numismatic history rare indeed.
Outstanding commemoratives mark 75 years since the end of World War II
The Perth Mint is supporting 75th anniversary commemorations with the release of a special suite of pure gold and silver coins.
What’s the connection between these pre-decimal coins and the Roman Empire?
The connection between the pre-decimal Australian sixpence, threepence, penny and half coins issued in 1951 and the Roman Empire.
Perth Mint issues first Australian surfboard-shaped coin
The Perth Mint has launched the nation’s first legal tender coin shaped like a surfboard, recognising its importance to Australian culture.
How did the Endeavour voyage contribute to the history of scientific exploration?
Now, 250 years after she encountered Australia’s east coast, Endeavour is featured on superb gold and silver commemoratives issued by The Perth Mint.