Ned Kelly $1 Silver Proof Collection

Oct 08, 2009 Leave Comment

The Early Years Born in the mid 1850s, Ned Kelly seems to many to have been destined to live outside the law – and to die at its hands. Growing up with the belief that the police targeted his family, Ned was at odds with the authorities from an early age. Charged with assault and theft offences as a teenager, and involved in cattle rustli..

Perth Mint New Releases – Battles, Orbital & Sea Life Series!

Sep 18, 2009 Leave Comment

Last week saw the release of three new Perth Mint silver coins. Two from already popular on-going series and the third from a fresh new series dedicated to Australian sea life. Read on for full details! Battle of Balaklava The 4th and second-last release in the ‘Famous Battles In History’ series see’s the famous Battle of Balaklava re-c..

Saltwater Crocodile – SOLD OUT!

Sep 09, 2009 Leave Comment

It has come as no surprise that just a week after the Saltwater Crocodile 1oz Silver Proof was released, it has sold out at Downies! As Downies had a large allocation as official distributor for the Perth Mint it illustrates the sheer popularity and demand the coin has generated. As with the previous releases in the Deadly and Dangerous series, th..

4th Coin in the Deadly and Dangerous Series!

Sep 03, 2009 Leave Comment

This week saw the release of the fourth coin in the Deadly and Dangerous series, the 2009 $1 Saltwater Crocodile 1oz Silver Proof. Found in suitable habitats throughout Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, the Saltwater Crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles. Known to grow over 6 meters long and weigh over 1,500kgs, these enormous repti..

Cooks Cottage Commemorative Coin

Aug 25, 2009 Leave Comment

On Saturday 17 October 2009, Cooks Cottage, Australia’s ‘oldest building’, will celebrate its 75th anniversary in Melbourne. To help celebrate this momentous occasion, the Perth Mint has arranged for the release of an absolutely stunning .999 silver proof coin. Read on for full details! The coin… Distinctive, eye-catching and exclusive, th..