The Perth Mint Releases Chinese Dragons and Mythical Creatures
September 15, 2011 – 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.
Australia - Various mintage specifications available as follows: 100 AUD - 1oz 999 gold - 31.11 g - 39.34 mm - Mintage: 3,000 // 25 AUD - 1/4oz 999 gold - 7.78 g - 22.60 mm - Mintage: 5,000 // 15 AUD - 1/10oz 999 gold - 3.11 g - 18.60 mm - Mintage: 5,000 // Three-coin set: Mintage 3,000.
The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Gold Proof Coin Series II ...
Australia - Various mintage specifications available as follows: 1 AUD - 1oz 999 silver - 31.14 g - 45.60 mm - Mintage: 5,000 // 30 AUD - 1 kg 999 silver - 1003.00 g - 100.60 mm - Mintage: 500 // Three-Coin set composed by a 2 oz, 1 oz 1/2 oz coin: Mintage: 1,000 // 2 AUD - 2oz 999 silver - 62.27 g - 55.60 mm // 0.5 AUD - 1/2oz 999 silver - 15.57 g - 36.60 mm.
... and Australian Lunar Silver Proof Coin Series II are showcased this month, celebrating the auspicious 2012 Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
Australia - 1 AUD - 1oz 999 silver - 31.14 g - 45.60 mm - Mintage: 50,000.
Besides, in this series a silver proof coin gilded in 24 carat gold is available in various types of presentation cases and capsules.
Set composed by nine different coins. Each specified as follows: Australia - 1 AUD - Aluminium / Bronze - 13.80 g - 30.60 mm - Design: Tom Vaughan - Mintage: 4,000 (set).
There is certainly something special about the fourth annual Young Collectors coin set. Fabulous creatures from the mythical world – like goblins and the Phoenix, the Unicorn and Fairies – have been recreated by the Perth Mint’s designers. The Young Collector’s Mythical Creatures set comprises nine $1 coins portraying mythical creatures, with a limited mintage of only 4,000 sets being released worldwide.
Australia - 0.5 AUD - 1/2oz 999 silver - 15.59 g - 36.60 mm - Design: Wade Robinson - Mintage: 10,000.
The second release in the Sea Life II – The Reef series is a stunning coin that features a starfish. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
Australia - 1 AUD - Aluminium / Bronze - 13.80 g - 30.60 mm - Design: Elise Martinson - Mintage: Unlimited.
The Perth Mint and Australia Post are pleased to present the third release in the adorable Australian Bush Babies Stamp and Coin series, featuring the iconic Australian bilby. The official Australia Post 60 cent stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope is endorsed with Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number.
Bush babies do not only fascinate humans, but also baboons. In the Nairobi Orphanage a baboon adopted a bush baby. Take a look at this moving video clip.
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