We keep you up-to-date with all things coin collecting. Read on for fascinating facts, traditions, why coins are rare and much more. Bookmark this page as your knowledge vault when it comes to collector coins.
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.
What are non-circulating legal tender coins?
Non-circulating legal tender is a useful term to describe official coins that are not intended to be spent. But what is the true value of these coins?
Collectable coins antiqued and gilded to perfection
In recent years, collectable coins featuring antiqued or gilded highlights have become popular. In fact, The Perth Mint can claim some of the credit for this trend, being one of the world’s first mints to pioneer these innovations.
How are coins coloured?
Here at The Perth Mint we’ve been colouring coins since the mid-1980s, but how do we do it? Find out here.
Why do coins have serrations (or grooves) around their edges?
To understand why many coins have edge serrations we must go back to a time before coin making-machinery was available.Source: Why do coins have serrations around their edges?
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – a celebration in coins
We have struck many coins featuring Her Majesty’s coin effigies since 1953, including many millions of pennies, halfpennies, 1 cent and 2 cent coins.
How to start a coin collection
Coin collecting is now easily accessible to the many, and, in fact, the hobby has seen huge growth in the market recently. Find out more here.
The Perth Mint coin collecting glossary
We’ve put together this coin collecting glossary to help decipher some of those numismatic terms.
Five of Australia’s rarest and most fascinating coins
We discuss five of Australia’s rarest and most fascinating coins, and the history of our early currency system.
Six royal effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Australian coinage
After 70 years, here are the six royal effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Australian coinage across her reign.