2010 $1 Sydney Cove 1oz Silver Proof and Wedgewood Plate Collection

Mar 05, 2010 Leave Comment

The History Australia’s first medallic issue, the Sydney Cove Medallion is unquestionably one of modern Australia’s most precious, most important historical artefacts. Produced from clay that was, somewhat remarkably, originally from Sydney Cove (now known as Sydney Harbour), the medallion was made in Warwickshire, England by legendary craftsm..

2010 $25 Ned Kelly 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Jan 15, 2010 Leave Comment

Following in the footsteps of the $1 Ned Kelly Silver Proof Collection that we blogged about earlier this year, we now present to you a similar release. Again celebrating the legendary Ned Kelly, The Perth Mint have released a new 1/4oz Gold Proof coin. Utterly magnificent in design and presentation, and with a mintage restricted to a mere 1,000, ..

QLD ANDA Show Special Release – 2009 1966 Decimal Pattern 20c!

Nov 19, 2009 Leave Comment

Earlier this month, the Gold Coast leg of the ANDA Coin show was held. This was the first time an ANDA show had ever been held on the Gold Coast, and to mark such a momentous occasion an exclusive ‘Show Issue’ coin was released. Honoring one of Australia’s most iconic coin designs, this utterly magnificent release concentrates on Andor M..

2010 Burke and Wills Royal Australian Mint Commemorative Sets

Nov 05, 2009 Leave Comment

This month saw the release of the Royal Australian Mint’s annual Year Sets. As always, the inclusion of some exclusive coins has sparked the interest of collectors, not only in Australia, but also from around the globe. Following on from previous years, the RAM has kept up with appearances by releasing the 2010 versions of the ever popular Pr..

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..