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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 Tiger is a rare and exceptional coin
The Jewelled Tiger coin features 10oz of 99.99% pure gold and is adorned with 18 carat rose gold tiger pavé set with nearly three carats of vivid intense pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine.
Explaining Tuvalu’s role in modern coins
The tiny Polynesian island country of Tuvalu has found some innovative ways to earn revenue in the modern world.
On this day: Legendary coin engraver born 200 years ago
Today is the birthday of Benedetto Pistrucci, creator of one of the world’s most highly revered gold coin designs.
SOLD OUT: Jewelled Dragon fires high-end collector interest
The Jewelled Dragon, a fabulous 10oz gold coin creation featuring 117 rare Argyle pink diamonds, is officially sold out.
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?
Perth Mint embraces challenge of crafting its most prestigious coin set yet
we’ve taken this stunning blend of natural treasures to a new level with the unveiling of The Australian Trilogy, possibly the most magnificent Australian Three-Coin Set ever created.Source: Perth Mint embraces challenge of crafting its most prestigious coin set yet
Perth Mint unveils its multi-million dollar ‘Discovery’
The latest creation to join this elite category is Discovery. Aimed at the highest echelons of the rare coin, art and diamond markets.
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.