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.
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’.
How to collect the historic 1852 Adelaide ingot
When gold was discovered at Mount Alexander in November 1851, about 8,000 men decamped from Adelaide to the goldfields – taking with them most of the colony’s sovereigns.
Western Australian centenary 1929 medal (Part 2)
Here's what happened to all the medals produced in celebration of Western Australia’s Centenary in 1929.
Western Australian Centenary 1929 Medal (Part 1)
The Western Australian Centenary 1929 medals were struck at the Perth Branch of the Royal Mint, from 1½ inch (38mm) dies produced in England.
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.