After 70 years, here are the six royal effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Australian coinage across her reign.
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.
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.
Why two cent coins are being hunted by collectors
The Perth Mint made 16,995,000 two cent coins for issue in 1968. Now, some of these early decimals are becoming increasingly sought-after.
History of the rare 1918 Perth half sovereign
Shrouded in mystery, the rare 1918 Perth half sovereign took five decades for Australian collectors to confirm it existed.
Historic WA loco set to steam again
The Perth Mint uncovers the story behind West Australian stream train featured on a medallion in its historic collection.