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Wondering what to collect when it comes to coins? Finding examples of Australia’s first Commonwealth coins could fit the bill. Read on to find out more.
Firefighter medallion fans curiosity
Every summer the prospect of prolonged hot and dry weather creates the potential for destructive fires in Australia.
Prize medal from Australia's pioneering university
Now part of The Perth Mint’s historical collection, this Prize Medal was issued by Australia’s oldest University.
Prince's investiture medallion reflects magical day in Wales
One of the beauties of coins and medallions is their ability to preserve fascinating moments in history forever and this one held in the Perth Mint’s historical collection is a prime example. It celebrates the investiture of 17 year-old Edward as Prince of Wales on 13 July 1911.
How to identify rare wavy baseline 20 cent coins
The 1966 wavy baseline 20 cent coin is counted among Australia’s rarest decimal coins issued for circulation.
Lord Kelvin still inspiring scientists
The Perth Mint has in its possession an undated Royal Society of Western Australia Kelvin medallion.
Former chief US Mint engraver designs Australian eagle high-relief coin
The Perth Mint announces 12th chief engraver of the US Mint has created the reverse for its new Australian wedge-tailed eagle gold and silver high-relief proofs.
The Sydney Mint medallion of 1901
This enigmatic medallion is the first in a unique set of three – they are the only medallions struck by an Australian Mint prior to 1931 that commemorates the Mint, as opposed to an event or occasion.
Why the Charlotte medal is significant to Australia
The Charlotte medal in silver is believed to have been engraved on board one of the ships in the First Fleet while anchored at Botany Bay in 1788.
Nickel miner's art deco treasure
Assembled over many decades, The Perth Mint’s historic collection is a treasure trove of fascinating coins and medals from around the world.