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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.
Flinders medal pays tribute to remarkable navigator
This medallion in The Perth Mint historic collection portrays explorer Matthew Flinders.
How the Rats of Tobruk got their famous name
Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, this 2016 Australian coin marks the Siege of Tobruk with a design portraying two Australian troops in trenches surrounding the city.
Australian outback riches come together in a spectacular coin masterpiece
The world’s first coin featuring a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Pink Diamond Mine was unveiled at The Perth Mint today.
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.
First 'expo' medal for Australia
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’.