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Perth Mint Precious Metal Collectors Coin Release [October 2020]

New Coin Releases by the Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is well known for its high grade, high quality gold and silver coins since it was established on 22 June 1899. Up to this current day, the Perth Mint has managed to maintain an impeccable track record within the spectrum of gold coin, silver coin and bullion production, and has just recently released another set of precious metal collectors’ coins. These coins feature the fundamental traits of the Perth Mint which are quality, purity, aesthetic elegance and value to enhance your current collection.

The AUSTRALIAN LUNAR SERIES III: Celebrating 2021 the Year of the Ox

1oz Silver Proof Coloured Coin

In conjunction with the Chinese lunar calendar of 2021, the year of the fox, 6,000 pieces of this 1oz silver proof dyed coin has been minted under the Perth Mint limited edition series. The obverse presents a stately image of Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the metal’s weight, fineness and monetary denomination. The reverse side of the coin portrays a tinted illustration of a female ox with its calf by its side looking up to it. Closer observation reveals a little village tucked away in the mountains. The Chinese character that reads ‘ox’ along with an inscription of ‘OX 2021’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mint-mark is also included on the reverse in a unique and elegant manner.

1oz SILVER TRIO

This limited edition (only 1,500 issued) features three 99.99% pure silver 1oz coins paying tribute to the magnificent Year of the Ox, which according to the Chinese lunar calendar falls in 2021.  

The reverse has a depiction of an ox with its calf looking up to it, whilst the background is graced by mountains with a village at its base. The elegance of the illustration is clear, from the cherry blossom tree that branches above the Ox and her calf. The Chinese character for ‘ox’, is inscribed meaning ‘OX 2021’ along with The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. While the frosted design on the silver proof coin is presented on an immaculately polished table, the 1oz silver coloured coin displays the depiction in vivid colours. The 1oz gilded gold coin highlights the animals in 99.99% 24-carat gold plating.

The obverse presents a depiction of Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the coin’s weight and fineness and the monetary denomination of the coins.

Key takeaways on the AUSTRALIAN LUNAR SERIES III

  • The silver trio is encased in a classic display case (clear lid) which boasts a silver geometric design packaged in an exquisitely illustrated shipper that narrates the story of the Ox’s claim to its place in the Zodiac.
  • The trio is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
  • The coin is struck according to international proof standards and combines a reflective polished background, coupled with an attractive coloured relief on the reverse of an Ox and its calf.
  • Those born in the year of the Ox are known for their strong work ethic, who approach issues practically using logic and are always generally calm. In essence, they are potentially great leaders.
  • Release Date 6 October 2020

AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2020 2oz GOLD PROOF HIGH RELIEF COIN

This extremely limited mintage of only 250 units is the magnum of the latest release by the Perth Mint. The Australian Kangaroo 2oz (Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold) has been struck in a distinct extra-deep blank in order to highlight the meticulously designed high relief. The reverse of this legal tender has a depiction of an adult kangaroo flanked by a grassy plain with a joey in the background, looking in the same direction as the adult kangaroo, both framed by grass trees native to Australia. The reverse is inscribed with the words ‘AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO’ along with the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, year (2020), the coin’s weight and purity. The obverse is engraved with Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the monetary denomination. The housing of this soon to be rare mintage is an impressive wooden display case enclosed in a thematic shipper.

Key Takeaways on the AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 2020 2oz GOLD PROOF HIGH RELIEF COIN

  • Extremely Limited – 250 units
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Price $8,529.00 (GST $775.36)
  • Release Date 6 October 2020

AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2020 SERIES COLLECTORS COINS

AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2020 1 KILO GOLD PROOF COIN

This exclusive 99.99% pure gold 1kg legal Australian tender is an extremely limited mintage based on the fact that only 10 units have been released. This exclusive release features a delicately designed frosted relief of the Australian wedge-tailed Eagle by John M. Mercanti. The exceptional illustration of the magnificent wedge-tailed eagle swooping down, with its talons prepared for its prey is immaculate. Apart from that, the reverse is also inscribed with the words ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’ along with 2020, weight and fineness and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The obverse is graced with Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the monetary denomination of the coin. The collectors coin comes in a luxurious thematic timber case that significantly enhances the aesthetic value of the coin which has been tagged at $115,000.00 ($10,454.45 GST)

AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2020 1.5oz BI-METAL PROOF COIN

Another soon to be rare issue of the Australian edge-tailed Eagle coin series released by The Perth Mint which has a track record for selling out, is this esteemed 1.5oz bi-metal coin. Only 150 pieces of this coin, which consists of gold (3/4oz) and platinum (3/4oz) in equal parts with a depiction of an eagle swooping down on the with talons primed on its reverse, were minted.

The depiction of the striking eagle is the centrepiece which is pure gold bordered by platinum and is inscribed with the words ‘AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE’, and the year 2020 along with the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The magnificent coin’s obverse is graced with an illustration of Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the coin’s monetary denomination. The coin is priced at $4,965.00 ($451.36 GST) and would make a great gift due to its exclusive packaging. 

AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2020 10oz SILVER PROOF HIGH RELIEF COIN

This coin is another top-class rendition of the Australian wedge-tailed eagle crafted into 10oz of 99.99% pure silver. This particular release is distinct from previous Australian wedge-tailed eagle coins minted by the Perth Mint due to the coin’s high relief reverse and obverse which are minted on a concaved surface that ensured the optimum flow of silver as the die struck. The technique  enhances the clarity of the illustration by providing exceptional detail. No more than 500 units of this 10oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin valued at $1,049.00 (GST $95.36) will be issued.

The design on the reverse is an illustration of the magnificent Australian wedge-tailed eagle swooping on prey along with an inscription of the year 2020, the weight, fineness and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. The coin’s obverse has a well-known depiction of Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II long with the monetary denomination.

Key Takeaways AUSTRALIAN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE 2020 Series

  • Designed by the renowned American sculptor and engraver John M. Mercanti
  • Limited Mintage
  • Inclusive of numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presented in a luxurious thematic timber case enhancing aesthetic value significantly (except for the 10oz silver proof which comes in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper)
  • Release Date 6 October 2020

CHRISTMAS 2020 1oz STAR-SHAPED SILVER PROOF COIN

The unique design and shape of this Christmas-themed coin delivers a colourful representation of a charming Christmas wreath made up of flowers native to Australia. The exclusive star-shaped coin contains 1oz of 99.99% pure silver struck by The Perth Mint and is legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The well renowned Perth Mint released just 1,500 pieces of the 1oz Silver Proof Star-Shaped Coin that celebrates the magic of Christmas making it a potentially valuable gift this coming Christmas. Apart from the vividly coloured garland that has two Eastern Yellow Robins perched amongst the flowers, there is also the inscription ‘Merry Christmas’ and the ‘P’ mintmark belonging to the Perth Mint. The coin’s obverse has a beautiful depiction of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (a Jody Clark effigy) along with the monetary denomination, weight, fineness, and the year 2020 adroitly engraved. The coin is priced at $130.00 ($11.82 GST) and comes in a unique star-shaped capsule that can be used as a Christmas tree ornament.

Key takeaways CHRISTMAS 2020 1oz STAR-SHAPED SILVER PROOF COIN

  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • Gift card presentation packaging
  • Unique star-shaped coin and capsule
  • Release Date 6 October 2020

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