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In this article we explore five important steps that our craftsmen and women use to produce exquisite precious metal coins at The Perth Mint.
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.
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.