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News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth mint reached us recently...

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New Royal Australian Mint CEO

Mr. Ross MacDiarmid has commenced his position at the mint on June 7, 2010... more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth mint reached us recently... more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth mint reached us recently... more ]

Australia remembers Fred Hollows on new $1 coin

The life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows is being celebrated on a new $1 collector coin. It was released by the Royal Australian Mint on July 7, 2010 at the opening of a Fred Hollows photographic exhibition at Parliament House... more ]

New issue of Royal Australian Mint in honor of the National Servicemen

On September 6th, 2010 the new Australian coin “National Servicemen” will be for sale at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra... more ]

Mint Directors Conference 2010

From September 26th to 29th, 2010, the 26th Mint Directors Conference was hold in Canberra / Australia. Here you will find some photos of this numismatic mega event...
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Centenary of Australian Commonwealth Bronze Coinage 1911-2011

Perth Mint issues commemorative coin on the occasion of the centenary of the first bronze coins of the Australian Commonwealth...

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Promoting young mint apprentices

Royal Australian Mint announces the Janine Murphy Scholarship for Apprentices in the minting industry... more ]

Mary Mackillop –Perth Mint honors the first canonized Saint of Australia

On the occasion of the canonization of Mary Mackillop the Pert Mint will issue a gold and a silver coin... more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint reached us recently.... more ]

Mint bakes up biggest dollar

A list of new products from the Royal Australian Mint especially for Christmas and the New Year has been launched with a special surprise for coin arctophiles... more ]

Australia to release official royal engagement coin

The Royal Australian Mint feels honored to produce the official Australian coin celebrating the engagement of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton... more ]

The ram rears its head for the New Year

The iconic image of a ram’s head will once again grace Australia’s newest $1 coin as revealed on New Year’s Day at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra... more ]

Official Ashes Series 20c coin released ahead of Vodafone Boxing Day Test showdown

The Royal Australian Mint has joined forces with Cricket Australia to release a new coin in celebration of one of the most fiercely contested cricket competitions, the Ashes... more ]

News from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint reached us recently... more ]

New coin to commemorate centenary of International Women’s Day

Australia will issue a commemorative 20 cent coin celebrating the centenary of International Women’s Day. The design will be developed with Mint designers, the Australian Government Office for Women and UN Women Australia... more ]

Australia honors the Royal Engagement by a new issue

Australia’s first official royal engagement coin for Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will hit the shelves tomorrow at the Royal Australian Mint... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in April

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in April reached us recently... more ]

Minister releases circulating wedding coin for all Australians

The Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten announced a commemorative 20 cent coin, celebrating the marriage of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, will be released into public circulation after the wedding takes place... more ]

Perth Mint issues Australia’s official Royal Wedding Tribute coin

With the endorsement of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Perth Mint has unveiled Australia’s official legal tender commemorative coin to mark the wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in May

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in May reached us recently... more ]

Rugby Men of Gold and golden Koalas: News from the Perth Mint in June

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in June reached us recently... more ]

Royal Australian Mint enters international waters

An important milestone was met for both the Royal Australian Mint and the Government of Samoa at an official coining ceremony at the Mint on June 23: The Royal Australian Mint will be producing the new coinage for Samoa with the Central Bank expecting to release the new coins into circulation later this year... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in July

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in July reached us recently... more ]

Sherlock Holmes and Platypus: New Motifs from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in August reached us recently... more ]

The Perth Mint Releases Chinese Dragons and Mythical Creatures

In September the Perth Mint releases new coins celebrating the Year of the Dragon of the Chinese zodiac. The starfish and the bush babies remind us of Australia’s natural beauties, while the Mythical Creatures Set goes far beyond the borders of the land down under... more ]

Perth releases 2012 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program

Perth Mint is going to release over the next three months a series of new gold and silver bullion coins. We present the themes and specifications... more ]

News from the Perth Mint in October

In October the Perth Mint has again released splendid new issues continuing the Australian Lunar Series II and the Famous Battle in Australian History series... more ]

Perth Mint Unveils the Largest Gold Coin Ever

The biggest, heaviest, inherently the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world has been unveiled by The Perth Mint. Weighing a massive one ton of 99.99% pure gold, the monumental coin measures nearly 80cms wide and more than 12cms deep... more ]

New Coins of Samoa Unveiled

The Royal Australian Mint worked with the Central Bank of Samoa to design and produce the new coinage for Samoa. Increased metal prices were a reason for introducing smaller and lighter coins. After December 29, 2011 only the new coins will be accepted any more... more ]

Perth Mint Announces New Releases

The Perth Mint releases new coins dedicated to the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, continuing the series Ships That Changed The World with the Mayflower and, and, and … more ]

News from the Perth Mint in November

In November the Perth Mint released many new coins celebrating the auspicious Year of the Dragon of the Chinese Zodiac and continuing various series. The coins dedicated to the famous ship Mayflower, the surgeonfish and the Bush baby are only some of the new issues... more ]

Coins for The Presidents Cup score a ‘hole in one’

The Australian Mint has a stand at The Presidents Cup tournament of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Golfers and collectors will find a vast product range suiting amateur golfer and sports memorabilia and special collector coins... more ]

Coin kicks off UN International Year of Cooperatives

The Australian launch of the UN International Year of Co-operatives kicked off on November 22, 2011 at Parliament House with the release of a $1 collectible coin produced by the Royal Australian Mint recognizing this auspicious year... more ]

80 Years Downies

Founded in 1932 by Phil Downie the Australian auction house Downies commemorates 80 years of existence and success. Today Phil’s son Ken is Managing Director and leads one of the largest Numismatic companies in the southern hemisphere. more ]

Perth Mint issued 2012 Australian Platypus 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint struck one platinum bullion coin, the Australian Platypus 1oz Bullion Coin. Now the 2012 issue has been announced and will certainly be much requested as the 2011 edition is sold out yet. The design features a swimming platypus, an animal unique to Australia. more ]

Perth Mint begins its 2012 with new releases

The Perth Mint commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a gold coin. 2012 is also the year of the Dragon, and that is why some issues are dedicated to the Dragon – featuring also a baby dragon for the kids. See the comprehensive list of new releases in January. more ]

Renaissance-mania captures Royal Australian Mint with a new display

The Royal Australian Mint offers to the public the display “Shadows and Perspective: The Influence of the Renaissance on Contemporary Coin Design”. The exhibition reveals techniques still used by modern mints that have been introduced in the Renaissance era. more ]

150th Melbourne Cup Celebrations

Victoria Racing Club and Royal Australian Mint launch commemorative coins to celebrate Melbourne Cup milestone... more ]

News from Perth for February

The Perth Mint continues its successful series Ships That Changed The World featuring USS Constitution and introduces new series like the Australian Opal Series and a three-coin set commemorating the London 2012 Olympic Games. more ]

Solomon Islands’ New Coins Revealed

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) had announced that the Solomon Islands will replace their circulation coins. Now the new coins have been revealed. more ]

News for March from Perth Mint

For the month of March The Perth Mint announces a diverse range of new products. A high relief silver coin and a new release of the Sea Life II – The Reef series are but two of the new issues. more ]

News from Perth for May

For the month of May, The Perth Mint issues the final release of the Ships That Changed the World series. In addition the 2012 gilded edition of the Australian Koala silver series has appeared and the series Animal Athletes is continued with the monarch butterfly. more ]

Australian kilo coins mark Queen’s jubilee

As a former branch of the Royal Mint, The Perth Mint is honouring its British heritage by releasing two majestic kilo coins to celebrate the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The silver and gold coins feature the St Edward’s Crown edged by 60 diamond motifs. more ]

News from the Perth Mint in June

The Perth Mint informs us about new issues during the month of June 2012. A new coin is added to the Australian Lunar Series II – 2012 Year of the Dragon, the kookaburra features on a silver coin being part of the Australian map shaped silver coin series, and much more ... more ]

Australian curved coin features star constellation

The Royal Australian Mint presents its newest innovation – a curved coin. With the curved coin creating a domed shape it seemed only fitting for it to emulate the night sky and feature the well known Southern Cross. more ]

News in August from Perth

The Perth Mint presents an array of new products released in August among them the second coin in the Australian Opal series and a FIFA World Cup silver and gold coin. more ]

Australian dancing coins celebrate ballet anniversary

The Royal Australian Mint has issued a 50c collector coin in silver and cupronickel to mark the 50th anniversary of The Australian Ballet. more ]

Australia to commemorate Canberra Centenary on coins

The Australian Mint is designing two commemorative coins which will celebrate the Centenary of Canberra in 2013: a commemorative circulation 20 cent coin and a silver $5 collectible coin. more ]

Perth Mint announces 2013 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has just announced its 2013 Australian Bullion Coin Program whose coins will become available over the next months. more ]

News from Perth Mint in September

In September The Perth Mint is issuing new Lunar Proof Coins in gold and silver and starts the new Birds of Australia series with a silver coin featuring the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo. The Young Collectors Animal Athletes series is continued with the Rhino Beetle. more ]

Australian coloured Remembrance Day commemorative coin

In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, it is only fitting that Australia’s first ever $2 commemorative circulating coin features the poppy flower, a symbol synonymous with this important day of reflection. more ]

News from The Perth Mint

At the end of the year 2012 The Perth Mint has issued a range of final releases. The lunar series are continued with dragon and snake coins dedicated to the years of 2012 and 2013 respectively. The new Australian Season series opens with a Summer issue. more ]

Royal Australian Mint revs up for Summernats visitors

The Royal Australian Mint is getting ready to welcome visitors from Australia’s biggest horsepower party, Summernats, with a new exhibition that celebrates the power behind the production of the 2013 ‘Fifty Years of the Bathurst Endurance Race’ 50c Coin. more ]

Australia’s history to be re-written because of coins?

During WWII a soldier discovered coins in northern Australia which are said to come from the mediaeval Kilwa Sultanate in Tanzania. Did early connections between Africa and Australia exist? An expedition is to answer how these coins arrived there and what this means. more ]

Australia remembers 100 years of Army Chaplains on Anzac Day

The Australian Army Chaplains leading this year’s Anzac Day veterans’ march in recognition of a century of ministry and pastoral support, have been recognised on the latest collectible coin in the Australia Remembers series from the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

Perth Mint showcases aspects of Australian culture

The Perth Mint has a variety of new products to showcase for release in the month of April. The Land Down Under series showcases aspects of Australian culture, history, lifestyle and landmarks. more ]

News from the Perth Mint in May

The Perth Mint presents a stunning array of new product releases for the month of May. The Birds of Australia series is being continued and with Treasures of the World a new series is introduced. more ]

Australian Slim Dusty coin

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a coin recognising Slim Dusty’s contribution to Australian society at the ‘Slim Dusty Birthday Bash’. This coin is the latest release in the Mint’s Inspirational Australians series. more ]

Governor-General launches Australia’s first purple striped coin

The Governor-General of Australia will launch Australia’s first purple striped circulating $2 coin celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

New product releases from the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has an exceptional range of new product releases to showcase in July including coins depicting the most iconic of the country’s fauna: the Australian kangaroo and koala as well as a baby wombat … more ]

Australian coin celebrates 200 years since famous Blue Mountains trek

The pioneering exploration efforts of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth have been commemorated 200 years since their journey across the Blue Mountains ended on the latest collectible silver coin from the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

Floating Currency a Centenary in the making at the Mint

An exciting new sculpture for Canberra was unveiled by Creative Director of Centenary of Canberra Robyn Archer AO at the Royal Australian Mint on June 27, 2013. ‘Floating Currency’ consists of many colourful resin coins. more ]

Australia releases official coin as Royal Christening nears

In the lead-up to the Royal Christening of HRH Prince George of Cambridge the Royal Australian Mint has further extended its congratulations with a collectable coin celebrating the arrival of the third-in-line to the British throne. more ]

Australia’s lost megabeasts discovered on Perth Mint coins

Australia’s pre-historic kangaroo, the Procoptodon, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s remarkable new Australian Megafauna coin series. more ]

Ruby anniversary of Sydney’s Opera House celebrated in silver

The Royal Australian Mint, Sydney Opera House and UNESCO have unveiled a new coin design dedicated to the fortieth anniversary of one of the world’s most recognisable and busiest performing arts centres: the Sydney Opera House. more ]

News from The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint showcases a stunning array of new product releases for the month of November. The Mint continues successful series like the Lunar coins, the Citizenship Coin and the Christmas coins. more ]

Australian Mint reveals “A Voyage To Terra Australis”

The Royal Australian Mint has revealed the new theme for its gallery press which this year is honouring the 200th anniversary of the publication of Matthew Flinders’ journal “A Voyage to Terra Australis”. more ]

Australian Mint presents holographic silver coin

Australians celebrated the New Year and the Royal Australian Mint revealed the design on its stunning new 2014 $1 Sydney New Year’s Eve holographic silver proof coin. It features the “all-seeing eye” which was central to the midnight fireworks display on Sydney Harbour. more ]

News from The Perth Mint in February

The Perth Mint has released new products introducing new series and continuing popular ones. Ancient god Zeus opens the new series Gods of Olympus and a lioness the series Mother’s Love. more ]

Royal Australian Mint issues new Mint Issue App

The Royal Australian Mint has released the 100th edition of Mint Issue and to celebrate this major milestone has created the Mint Issue App for the iPad. The app takes Mint Issue to a new level, introducing interactive coin displays, videos and much more. more ]

News from Australia: WWI posters, Shakespeare and Koalas

To start the new year, the Perth Mint has released new coins of great diversity this March. The coins cover a wide array of topics, from World War I propaganda posters to Shakespeare, Koala bears and superheroes. CoinsWeekly offers you an overview. more ]

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Australian military history

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a new circulating coin commemorating the Anzac Centenary, the 2014 $1 100 Years of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). The army corps was formed during the First World War. more ]

News from the Perth Mint in April

The Perth Mint is as productive as ever and releases a number of new coins, among them new issues in the “Land Down Under”, the “Koala” and the “Mother’s Love” series. more ]

Triangular coin remembers Australia’s fallen soldiers

As Australians prepared for Anzac Day 2014, the Royal Australian Mint issued a new triangular $5 collectible coin. The coin commemorates the Centenary of the First World War and pays tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for Australia in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. more ]

Perth Mint celebrates 100 years of Australian submarines

The Perth Mint boarded the Oberon class submarine, HMAS Ovens in Fremantle on April 1 to unveil a precious metal tribute to mark 100 Years of Australia’s submarine force, the military’s silent service. more ]

Great Coin Heist at State Library of New South Wales

On 7 August, 2014, twelve coins worth about €700,000 have been stolen from the State Library of New South Wales / Sidney. One of them is an original Holey Dollar from 1810. more ]

Astronaut makes history at the Royal Australian Mint

On 18 August 2014, former National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut, Mr Richard (Rick) Hieb, launched the final spectacular domed coin, “Orion”, from the award-winning “Southern Sky” series at the Royal Australian Mint, to celebrate National Science Week. more ]

Australia commemorates 50 years of research institute on Indigenous peoples

On June 2014, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, launched the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies commemorative 50 cent circulating coin at Parliament House in Canberra. more ]

What's new in September from the Perth Mint

A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth mint reached us recently. Read this article to see what the Mint has to offer. more ]

Civilian courage recognised with new Australian Bravery coin

Australia’s highest awards for civilian bravery has been recognised on the newest coin from the Royal Australian Mint in a very unique event: All living recipients of the prestigious Cross of Valour and George Cross struck their names onto their very own coin. more ]

Australian Dinosaurs Rediscovered on Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s most complete carnivorous dinosaur, Australovenator, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s incredible new coin series – Australian Age of Dinosaurs. more ]

Royal Australian Mint offers up production pieces to the public

Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 to 28 May 2015. more ]

Beam me up, Scotty

The Perth Mint will issue two new silver coins on Star Trek the Original Series, one shows the portray of William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, and the other a colour image of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 flying through space. more ]

Venomous Spider on Perth Mint’s new Bullion Coin

The Perth Mint has released a new Australian Funnel-Web Spider bullion coin to enhance its new theme of deadly animals now featured on the nation’s investment coin issues. more ]

Australia mints new circulating coins for Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

History was made with three Pacific Island nations, Cook Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, marking the introduction of their own brand new circulating coins at the official coin striking ceremony at the Royal Australian Mint. more ]

Royal Australian Mint celebrates Australia Day with Coloured Coin

In the lead-up to Australia Day, the Royal Australian Mint and Australian Geographic have teamed up to recognise Aussie icons on a new collectable $5 coin. In the coloured part the coin features Ned Kelly, the Australian flag, surf lifesaver and a didgeridoo. more ]

Symbolic Red on New Circulating Coin marks Centenary of Gallipoli Landing

The Royal Australian Mint honours the centenary of the Gallipoli Landing with a symbolic red colour print on his new circulating coin. The coin is released as part of the Royal Australian Mint’s Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program. more ]

Dinosaurs, Landscape and First World War – the product releases of the Perth Mint for April

The Perth Mint has announced the product releases for April 2015. The variety of themes of the coins is wide: a prehistoric dinosaur, the stunning Australian landscape and the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. more ]

Royal Australian Mint makes decimal currency history with the flip of a coin

The 14th of February 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency to Australia – the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents. On that occasion all Australian circulation coins will feature commemorative designs. more ]

New year events at the Royal Australian Mint

On January 1, 2016, coin enthusiasts and Canberra public formed long queues in front of the Royal Australian Mint to witness the New Year’s celebrations. A teenage coin collector was the lucky one to strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. more ]

Million Dollar Kimberley Treasure coin sold in record

Following the launch of the world exclusive Kimberley Treasure coin, The Perth Mint has sold the spectacular masterpiece to an international buyer within just 48 hours of its release. more ]

Australian coin honors motor racing legend Brabham

The Royal Australian Mint devotes a commemorative coin to motor racing legend Sir Jack Brabham. The green and gold track on the coin recalls Brabham becoming the one and only Formula 1 driver to ever win a World Championship in a car of his own construction. more ]

Australian coin commemorates sinking of “SS Vyner Brooke”

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the “SS Vyner Brooke”, the Royal Australian Mint struck a 20 cent commemorative coin to recognise the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival. more ]

Australian gold coin commemorates 4th Light Horse Brigade

The Perth Mint presents the latest release from ‘The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series’. Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold and issued as legal tender, the limited coin honors the 4th Light Horse Brigade and its most significant action at Beersheba during WWI. more ]

Australia Celebrates Possum Magic Story through Coin Set

Celebrating the “Possum Magic” story that has enchanted Australian children for over 30 years, the Royal Australian Mint has issued a set of coins that retell Mem Fox’s story using Julie Vivas’ whimsical illustrations. more ]

Kangaroo bounds ahead to lead 2018 Australian Bullion Program

As the nation’s iconic animal, the Kangoroo features on the first release of The Perth Mint’s 2018 bullion program. Further releases include the Kookaburra, and the Lunar Series to mark the upcoming Year of the Dog. more ]

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