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The Australian Gold Kangaroo Series is like many of its silver bullion counterparts from the Perth Mint. Introduced in 1986 as the Gold Nugget, the series became the Australian Kangaroo in 1990 at the same time the Perth Mint introduced the Australian Kookaburra as a new silver bullion series. Right now, 2021 1/4 oz Australian Gold K... Read More
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The Australian Gold Kangaroo Series is the longest-running collection from the Perth Mint and one of the most sought-after gold bullion coins in the world. Available currently in five total weights, the Australian Gold Kangaroo remains one of the few series in the world to offer a 1 Kilo Gold option on a regular basis. Today, 2021 1 ... Read More
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The Australian Gold Kangaroo Series is one of the world’s longest-running and most diverse gold bullion collections. Introduced by Perth Mint with the 1987 date mark, the coins are available in 1 oz gold and four fractional-ounce weights each year. Beyond th... Read More
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The Double Pixiu is one of the Perth Mint’s newest bullion coin collections. The gold coins for sale in this series boast images of the mythical hybrid creature from Chinese culture that is known to the Western world as the Greek chimera. Available for a sec... Read More
Lunar-themed coins are getting a new option in 2022 with domed gold coins for sale from the Royal Australian Mint. One of two proof coins with domed and concave fields, the Royal Australian Mint’s unique Year of the Tiger design is available with beautiful visuals. Today, 2022 1 oz Proof Royal Australian Mint Gold Year of the Tiger Domed Coins are available to you online... Read More
James Bond has fascinated generations of readers and moviegoers. What started out as a series of spy novels and short stories in the 1950s, the James Bond franchise has grown to include 25 official feature films, a growing library of written stories, and a number of different men who are still known to this day as Bond, James Bond. Now, 2021 1/2 Gram Tuvalu James Bond Seri... Read More
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The Australian Gold Kangaroo is the longest running coin series from the Perth Mint, though it has undergone a name and design change once in its now-30-year history. Originally introduced as the Gold Nugget, these coins feature a new kangaroo design on the reverse each year. Numismatists buying gold can get the 1/20 oz Australian Gold Nugget-Kangaroo Coin online now from ... Read More
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There’s no reason to stop a powerful and popular gold bullion coin series, which is why the Perth Mint is ready to go with the first coins in its Lunar Series III collection. Immediately following the 2019 conclusion of Lunar Series II, the Perth Mint launches the Year of the Mouse coin with a brand-new design to start the Lunar Series III collection. Right now, 2020 1/2... Read More
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The Royal Australian Mint is among several global mints offering lunar-themed design collections. Like many others, the Royal Australian Mint issues designs that match the particular date on the Chinese Lunar Calendar with an image of the animal from that particular year. As the cycle resets and collections restart, RAM offers fresh ... Read More
The Lunar Series III collection from the Perth Mint picks up where other series at the Western Australia-based mint left off. Debuting in 2020, the Lunar Series III collection starts once again with the first year of 12 in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Following the popular first release of the collection, the new Lunar Series III program now moves on to the Year of the Ox. Today, 2021 1/20 oz Australian Gold Lunar Ox Coins are available to you onl... Read More
In this JM Bullion listing, you have the chance to purchase a unique legal tender unit. These gold coins have a distinct shape and a face value listed in Australian Dollars. The legal tender unit of the Commonwealth of Australia, Australian dollars are never issued in such a unique option. Right now, 1/10 oz Australian Legal Tender Gold Units are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Product Highlights: Arrives inside of individua... Read More
If you’ve been buying gold from the Perth Mint’s lunar collections and were disappointed to see the Lunar Series II collection end, we’ve got good news for you. The Perth Mint is ready with all-new designs for the Lunar Series III collection that launches with the 2020 Year of the Mouse design. For the third collection in a row, new designs appear on the reverse of g... Read More
The longest-running gold coin for sale at the Perth Mint is the Australian Gold Kangaroo. Introduced in 1987, the series was known as the Australian Nugget through 1989 and then switched its design focus to feature the Australian kangaroo species on the reverse each year. The collection has long featured a 1 oz gold coin along with three fractional-ounce options. The small... Read More
When it comes to buying gold from the Royal Australian Mint, one of the leading options for investors and collectors alike is the Lunar New Year Series. These beautiful gold bullion coins feature new designs on the reverse for each of the 12 animals in the Zodiac. As the mint restarts its series after the 12-year cycle, new designs a... Read More
The Australian Wedge Tail Eagle coin design is a beautiful combination of Australian coining and American design. The series is well-known for its silver coin releases, but not all investors are aware of the one-tenth ounce gold version bearing the same designs. Now is your opportunity to purchase a 2018 1/10 oz Australian Gold Wedge Tail Eagle Coin from JM Bullion. Coi... Read More
The Lunar Series III collection of gold for sale includes four fractional-ounce coins and two larger coins of 1 oz and 2 oz gold. The second release of the Lunar Series III collection features the Year of the Ox release with a new design from Perth Mint artist Ing Ing Jong. Now, 2021 1/10 oz Australian Gold Lunar Ox Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins arrive in an individual acrylic capsu... Read More
For those who buy gold from the Perth Mint, the Australian Gold Kangaroo coin is the primary option that many seek out. Available since 1986 when it was known as the Australian Gold Nugget, the Gold Kangaroo Series offers a new design of the kangaroo species on the reverse of the coins with each new release. Right now, 2020 1/10 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in... Read More
The 2020 issue of Australian Kookaburra coins represents the 30th anniversary of one of the Perth Mint’s longest-running series. The silver and gold coins for sale this year have special nods to the 1990 debut of the collection, and in the case of the gold coins in this listing, some first-time issues. Today, 2020 1/10 oz Australian Gold Kookaburra Coins are available to... Read More
The Australian Kookaburra Series is available from the Perth Mint on an annual basis. While the silver bullion coins are widely-known, the series also offers popular gold bullion weights. Among those options, you will find a 1 oz gold coin and 1/10 oz gold coin. Each year, the Australian Kookaburra has a new reverse design. Right now, 2021 1/10 oz Australian Gold Kookaburr... Read More
The gold for sale in the Lunar Series III range at Perth Mint includes both BU and proof options. The coins are offered in the BU range with a total of seven weights that include fractional-ounce coins offering affordability in the series. Today, 2022 1/10 oz Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to you online at JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Available to ... Read More
The smallest coin now available in the Australian Gold Kangaroo Series is the 1/10 oz gold. The collection started with this weight when it debuted in 1986 and remained one of the lowest even after the introduction of the 1/20 oz gold coin. However, the latter is no longer available, a fact that makes the 1/10 oz gold coin the most affordable form of gold for sale in the series. Today, 2021 1/10 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to ... Read More
The gold bullion coins in the Lunar Series III program come with options for both investors and collectors. While investors have a total of seven coin weights to purchase, collectors have just three options and each one comes with a limited issue. Now, 2022 1/10 oz Proof Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Hig... Read More
The British Sovereign was one of the most circulated gold coins of the 19th and early-20th centuries. The coins were not only made by the Royal Mint for use in England, but also produced for use in British colonies around the world. Australia was one of the few colonies to strike the designs locally. Australian Gold Sovereigns were released by the Australian branch mints o... Read More
The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series collections are among the most popular bullion series ever introduced. The first series ran from 1996 to 2007 and was immediately followed by the second series from 2008 to 2019. With the recent conclusion of that second series, and amid continued demand for such designs, the Perth Mint now introduces the Lunar Series III coins with a 2020 M... Read More
The longest running coin program from Australia’s Perth Mint is the Australian Gold Kangaroo. Though it began life as the Australian Gold Nugget in 1986, since 1990 it has been known as the Australian Gold Kangaroo, using the more familiar marsupial as a representative of the nation. Right now, ¼ oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to purchase online from JM... Read More
Lunar-themed coins are some of the most popular options available to those buying gold. Many lunar collections offer gold in 1 oz and fractional-ounce options. The Royal Australian Mint is among those global mints producing lunar gold coins and its series includes 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz gold. Right now, 1/4 oz Roy... Read More
The gold coins for sale in the Australian Lunar Tiger Series include various fractional-ounce coins and weights of 1 oz or greater. The latest Year of the Tiger issue comes in the Lunar Series III collection and offers separate visuals for the silver and gold coins. Today, 2022 1/4 oz Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion.... Read More
The most iconic gold coin series from the Perth Mint is the Australian Gold Kangaroo. Introduced in 1986 as the Australian Gold Nugget, it predates the equally popular Australian Silver Kookaburra by four years and uses the same approach to coin design. Investors buying gold in this series will note that the mint uses a new image of the kangaroo species on the reverse of these coins each year. Now, 2020 1/4 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are a... Read More
The 12 animals featured in the Zodiac have been brilliantly captured on Australian coins from the Perth Mint since 1996. The images of the animals are distinct and unique between the silver and gold issues, with new designs introduced for each animal in each respective collection. In 2021, the Year of the Ox arrives with two new designs for the third appearance of the ox in Perth Mint collections. Right now, 2021 1/4 oz Australian Gold Lunar Ox C... Read More
The Australian Lunar Series III program is back in 2022 with the third release of the 12-coin collection. As with previous issues in the series, Perth Mint is offering the coins in both BU and proof versions. Right now, 2022 1/4 oz Proof Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in a capsule with a ... Read More
The Perth Mint’s lunar-themed designs are back for 2020 with an all-new series of bullion coins. The Lunar Series III collection delivers new designs for each of the 12 animals of the Zodiac and also features the first-ever platinum bullion coin in its lunar lineups. Right now, 2020 1/2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Mouse Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion... Read More
The Australian Gold Kangaroo is one of the Perth Mint’s best-selling coins each year. The only major gold bullion coin offered each year by the mint, the Gold Kangaroo shares characteristics with its silver counterparts in the Silver Kookaburra, Silver Koala, and Silver Kangaroo collections. Today, 1/2 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to you from JM Bullio... Read More
The Royal Australian Mint is well-known for its annual Gold Kangaroo release, but it also offers a range of other gold for sale to investors and collectors. Among those other gold options, you will find the coins of the Lunar New Year Series. These gold coins are available in fractional-ounce weights in addition to 1 oz gold, with th... Read More
The largest fractional-ounce gold coin for sale in the Lunar Series III collection is the 1/2 oz gold coin. The other options are 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/4 oz gold, with all of the fractional-ounce coins boasting an unlimited mintage from the Perth Mint. The brilliant new Lunar Series III collection has now reached its second design with the Year of the Ox. Today, 2021 1/2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Ox Coins are available to you online from JM Bull... Read More
The gold bullion coins of the Australian Gold Kangaroo Series feature five weights for investors. In addition to the 1 oz and 1 Kilo coins, the Perth Mint offers this sought-after series with three fractional-weight coins. The largest of those fractional-weight coins is the 1/2 oz Gold Kangaroo. Today, 2020 1/2 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Available to you in an individual... Read More
The gold coins for sale in the Australian Gold Kangaroo Series offer impressive options to gold buyers. The series, like many other major gold bullion collections, offers fractional-ounce gold coins as an affordable alternative to traditional 1 oz gold coins. The largest of those fractional-ounce gold coins is the 1/2 oz gold coin. Now, 2021 1/2 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Hi... Read More
The third release of the Lunar Series III collection at Perth Mint is available now and honors the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The tiger is third in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac and the gold coins in this series feature images of a single wild cat. Now, 2022 1/2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bu... Read More
The Australian Gold Nugget is the Perth Mint’s oldest bullion coin program. Now known as the Australian Gold Kangaroo, this series was introduced in 1986 and struck through 1989 as the Gold Nugget with different reverse designs offered on the varying weights in the series. Right now, 1 oz Australian Gold Nugget Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion from random years. Coin Highlights: Arrives inside of a protective plast... Read More
The Perth Mint of Australia is well-known for the variety of gold for sale from its catalog of impressive bullion and collectible specimens. One of the most distinctive collections is the newly-issued Rectangular Dragon coins. First offered in 2018, the Rectangular Dragon gold bullion coins feature a brand-new image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse this year. The 2019 ... Read More
The Perth Mint first released its series of Australian Gold Kangaroo coins in 1987. Although presently devoted to one of Australia’s most iconic creatures, the coin series originally depicted the Australian gold nugget. It wasn’t until three years after its inception, when designers changed the design from a nugget to a Kangaroo, that this coin series started to genera... Read More
For more than three decades now, the Australian Gold Kangaroo coins have formed the backbone of annual bullion offerings from the Perth Mint. Introduced in 1986 as the Australian Gold Nugget, since 1990 the coins have been released under the Australian Gold Kangaroo name with different designs of Australian kangaroo species on the reverse side. Right now, 2020 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. ... Read More
The Simpsons is the longest-running scripted show in primetime television history. What started out as 30-second segments on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 has been its own series on Fox since 1989. The Perth Mint has celebrated the yellow cartoon family with numerous bullion coins releases, including these limited-issue gold coins for sale. Today, 2020 1 oz Tuvalu The Sim... Read More
2019 is a big year for NASA as it marks the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest achievements in the history of mankind. In 1969, NASA accomplished a goal set for the nation in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy of sending a man to the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. The 2019 1 oz Australian Anniversary of the Moon Landing Gold Coin is now available to you fo... Read More
The Royal Australian Mint is one of a growing number of sovereign mints with a lunar-themed collection for investors and collectors. The series, like many others, offers new designs for each of the 12 animals on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. There are both silver and gold coins for sale in this series. Today, 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Lunar Gold Coins are available to you o... Read More
One of the best-selling 1 oz gold coins at Perth Mint is the Australian Lunar Series III collection. The 2022 release in the series is now available and celebrates the Year of the Tiger with a distinctive design that will also feature on the platinum bullion coin in the series. Today, 2022 1 oz Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Available to you in plastic capsules, rolls of 20,... Read More
The Lunar Series III collection from the Perth Mint debuts with the Year of the Mouse, marking the third consecutive lunar-themed collection from the mint. Lunar Series III gold coins for sale come with 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz, and 10 oz gold coins. Today, 2020 1 oz Australian Gold Lunar Mouse Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Available to you inside of acrylic capsules, rolls of 20 c... Read More
The gold bullion coins of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series III program come with six options for investors to buy. The only one of these coins that has a mintage cap is the 1 oz gold coin. Available in every release dating back to the 1996 debut of the Lunar Series I program, 1 oz gold coins in this series are often the most popular and typically have the highest recorded mintages. Now, 2021 1 oz Australian Lunar Ox Gold Coins are available to you... Read More
One of the most iconic feature-film characters of the last 60 years is the British Secret Service character James Bond. The longest-running feature film franchise in history, James Bond is based on a novel series and has been adapted for television, radio, comic strips, and video games beyond its feature-film presentations. A new series of silver a... Read More
One of the most famous gold coins for sale in the world is the Australian Gold Kangaroo. Introduced in 1986 as the Australian Gold Nugget, since 1990 this collection has gone by the moniker Australian Gold Kangaroo. The series offers 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold as its primary annual options. The 1 oz gold is the leading option that has been available consistentl... Read More
Throughout 2019 and 2020, the Perth Mint issued a number of different coin collections honoring the historic television run for The Simpsons. While the first of these collections was a colorized proof series, additional BU coins were released depicting many of the same characters in new designs. Now, 2020 1 oz Tuvalu The Simpsons Homer Gold Coins are available to you for p... Read More
The Australian Gold Kangaroo is one of the longest-running gold coins for sale in the world today. Introduced in 1986 as the Australian Gold Nugget coin, the coin was preceded in the market only by the South African Gold Krugerrand, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, Chinese Gold Panda, and American Gold Eagle. Right now, 2020 1 oz Australian Gold Kangaroo Coins are available to pu... Read More
The third release of the Australian Rectangular Dragon silver and gold coins for sale from the Perth Mint includes a new design for the third year in a row and lower mintages compared to the debut issues. While the silver coin maintained its mintage from 2019, the gold coin in the series dropped again to a commemorative figure denoting the importance of the number eight in... Read More
The Perth Mint has a history of creating unique designs and one of its more prominent issues of late involves the Chinese dragon and the flaming pearl. A popular concept across the ages in Chinese art, the dragon in pursuit of the pearl has been a fixture of Perth Mint coin releases since 2018. Now, you can find the 2020 1 oz Australian Gold Double Dragon Coin available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coin arrives inside o... Read More
The world’s first and most prominent rectangular bullion coin series is the Australian Dragon. Launched by the Perth Mint in 2018, the impressive series of silver and gold coins for sale includes a new reverse design element every year. The focus of those ever-changing reverse designs is the Chinese dragon, a vital mythical beast in Chinese culture. Now, 2021 1 oz Austra... Read More
The Australian Lunar Series from the Royal Australian Mint features shared lunar-themed designs across the silver and gold coins for sale. The Royal Australian Mint’s 2020 release features an intricate Year of the Rat design with numerous design elements on the reverse that apply to those born under the sign of the rat. Today, the 2020 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Year of ... Read More
There is no secret agent in the world more famous and well-known in all corners of the world than James Bond. In fact, James Bond might just be one of the most famous Brits of the 20th century. With a 25th feature film on the horizon, mints around the world have been producing coins to honor the occasion. Right now, 2020 1 oz Tuvalu James Bond Series 007 Gold Coins in a ca... Read More
December 7, 1941, was a date that President Franklin D. Roosevelt labeled as a “date that will live in infamy.” On that morning, the forces of Imperial Japan launched an unprovoked, surprise attack on the United States Navy Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor at Oahu, Hawaii. 2016 marked the 75th anniversary of the attack and the United States’ subsequent entrance into Wor... Read More
The Perth Mint’s Lunar Series III collection is underway in 2022 with the Year of the Tiger designs. In the latest issue of the series, silver and gold bullion coins are available in BU and proof versions, with limited options and mintages across both proof collections. Today, 2022 1 oz Proof Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to you online at JM Bullion. ... Read More
The gold bullion coins in the Lunar Series III program at Perth Mint are some of the finest gold coins in the precious metals market. Struck with .9999 pure gold and offering exceptional design quality, the Lunar Series III gold coins represent the peak of gold coin designing at Perth Mint. Now, 2022 2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins arrive in protective... Read More
The largest bullion version of the Australian Gold Lunar Series III coins is the 2 oz gold coin. Issued alongside the 1 oz and four fractional-ounce coins, the 2 oz coin forms the investment-grade range of gold coins for each of the 12 designs available in the Lunar Series III collection. Right now, 2021 2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Ox Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives inside of an individual a... Read More
The Perth Mint launches its Lunar Series III coin program with a new 2020 Year of the Mouse design. Based on the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac and its 12 animals. The cycle starts with the Year of the Mouse each time and the Perth Mint always times its lunar collections to directly follow the Zodiac. Now, 2020 2 oz Australian Gold Lunar Mouse Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Available ... Read More
The largest gold coin for sale in the Australian Lunar Series III program is the 10 oz gold coin. Offered with an unlimited mintage through 2022, the new 10 oz Lunar Tiger Gold Coin provides the largest design field for the new tiger design from Monique Reeves. Right now, 2022 10 oz Australian Gold Lunar Tiger Coins are available to purchase online... Read More
Gold coins are arguably the most valuable assets that investors and collectors look for when purchasing precious metals. Gold is, literally, the standard of the industry. Countless mints around the globe, both sovereign and private, produce gold bullion options for numismatists and collectors alike. Listed here today are some of the most prominent and popular gold coin programs from the Perth Mint, Australia’s oldest operating mint facility. You’ll find each one available for purchase today online from JM Bullion.
The nation of Australia has two major minting facilities that produce gold coins for investors and collectors. The state-owned Perth Mint has a greater international profile courtesy of its popular annual-release bullion coins, and the sought-after Lunar Series coins. In addition to the ground-breaking collection of Lunar Series designs in gold, you’ll find the popular annual-release coins of the Australian Gold Kangaroo, Australian Gold Kookaburra, and Australian Gold Koala available for purchase as well.
During British colonial rule of Australia, vast resources of gold and silver were discovered on the continent, particularly in the Outback and western stretches of the continent. In order to profit from this discovery and export the precious metals around the globe, the Royal Mint of London established a mint system in the country to process, refine, and distribute the gold and silver throughout the empire.
The Sydney Mint was the first facility in the system to open, in 1855, and the first to close in 1926. The Melbourne Mint was the second to open, in 1872, and closed in 1967. The Perth Mint was the third and final Royal Mint facility to open in Australia, commencing operations in 1899. Today it enjoys status as the oldest operating facility in Australia and the South Pacific.
Australia’s Perth Mint has quickly established itself as one of the world’s finest precious metal refiners and coin producers. The mint was first founded in 1899, just two years before Australia’s federation as a commonwealth of independent states in 1901. As of 2000, the Perth Mint has refined and produced 3.25% of mankind’s total gold production. As of 1970, the facility is a state-owned entity of the government in Western Australia. While it is not affiliated with the Royal Australian Mint, the federal government’s official facility, its coins are considered legal tender under the Currency Act of 1965.
The Perth Mint first introduced a koala coin in 2007 with the release of a Silver Koala coin. The gold and silver program share a few common traits. First and foremost, the design motif always focuses on the koala and its primary dietary source, the eucalyptus leaf. However, the specific design used each year changes to add value to and interest in the coin program. Although the design sets change each year, you can always expect to see either a single koala or an adult and youth, along with eucalyptus.
Perth Mint Gold Koala coins were introduced a year later in 2008, and the gold coins are only struck in proof versions, unlike the silver program which features both a bullion and proof version. The Gold Koala is also available in fewer weights. While the Silver Koala is struck in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, 1/10 oz, and larger 10 oz and 1 Kilo coins, the Gold Koala is only produced in 2 oz, 1 oz high-relief proof, 1/10 oz, and 1/25 oz by the Perth Mint.
As alluded to above, the Perth Mint alters the design elements featured on the reverse of its Gold Koala coins with each passing year. The design is shared with that of the silver versions of the coin and always focus on depicting the koala in its native environment. For example, the 2016 Gold Koalas depicted an adult koala as it walked on all fours along the branch of a eucalyptus tree. Steadily moving along, the koala puts one foot in front of the other in a linear path as it walks along. Engravings on this side always include the name of the coin series, the “P” mint mark, and the coin’s date mark, weight, purity, and metal content.
Engravings on the reverse side of the coin always feature the phrase “Australian Koala” above the design field, with the year of minting, weight, purity, and metal content engraved below. On the obverse side of all coins in the program, regardless of year of minting, is the image of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The face value of Perth Mint Gold Koala coins is based upon the weight of the individual coin in question. All coins are struck using .9999 pure gold, and the face value for each weight is as follows:
Each of the coins has a face value that is representative of the fractional weight of the coin itself, with only the 1/10 oz coin lacking a direct correlation to the weight.
The Gold Kangaroo coin actually has its roots in a coin known as the Australian Gold Nugget. First released in 1987, these gold coins featured the image of a gold nugget on the reverse side. In 1989, this coin’s reverse design was altered to represent the continent’s beloved kangaroo. Following adoption of the kangaroo motif on this coin program, the Perth Mint began following another popular rule used in its other bullion coin programs: rotating designs.
Each year, the Perth Mint releases a gold bullion Australian Kangaroo coin in .9999 pure gold with an all-new design on the reverse side of the coin. The motif always remains the same, capturing the kangaroo in its natural habitat. However, the specific design changes from year to year, with different artists and Perth Mint engravers contributing to the design sets used on the coins.
As with other Perth Mint animal-themed coins, the reverse side of these coins changes on a yearly basis. The reverse always features the same motif, that of the kangaroo in the Outback, but the specific features are added to keep collectors on their toes with each new release of the Australian Gold Kangaroo.
On the obverse of each coin you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy is featured on the obverse of Australian coinage each year, with the designs updated at regular intervals to reflect the Queen’s age on the throne. The most recent is the sixth-generation effigy from Jody Clark.
Without question, the Kookaburra Series is longest-running silver coin from the Perth Mint, which is also available each year in a gold bullion option, as well. A unique bird species native to the continent of Australia, the kookaburra has appeared on a proof silver coin since 1990. The collector’s value of the Australian Gold Kookaburra coin comes from its changing design. Each year, the Perth Mint selects a new design for the coin, always highlighting the kookaburra in its natural habitat.
On the reverse side of each coin is the image of the kookaburra, surrounded by engravings that include “Australian Kookaburra” and the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content. The obverse always features Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait, along with her name, the nation of issue, and face value of the coin in AUD.
Regardless of the series that your Perth Mint Gold Lunar Coin comes from, there are a number of similarities that exist across the versions and series. First and foremost, all coins are struck using .9999 pure gold and carry status as legal tender coins in the nation of Australia. When it comes to the bullion version of these coins, the Perth Mint has always struck the Lunar Series I and Lunar Series II in the following weights:
On occasion, the Perth Mint has struck higher weight coins in 2 oz, 10 oz, and 1 Kilogram. Generally speaking though, this is reserved for special-edition coins and/or proof coins. Production of these higher weight coins does not take place regularly.
The face value of each of the coins is listed in Australian Dollars (AUD), and starts at $100 for the 1 oz coin. Each of the fractional-weight coins has a face value representative of its fractional value. As such, the values for the fractional weights are $50 (½ oz), $25 (¼ oz), $10 (1/10 oz), and $5 (1/20 oz).
The Perth Mint Gold Lunar coins in proof were restricted in production to a much greater degree than the bullion version. Beginning with the Lunar Series II, the mint expanded the program to include proof coins. The proof coins are only struck in 1 oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz weights.
In 2020, several mints around the globe began to issue commemorative James Bond-themed gold bullion products to honor the upcoming release of a 25th major feature film in the Bond franchise. Alongside the Royal Mint of England, the Perth Mint in Western Australia was a leader in this design field. Eon Productions, which holds the rights to make official James Bond films, has released a total of 24 films prior to the release of No Time To Die as the 25th in the franchise. The new film is memorable as it marks the fifth film since the reboot of the series in 2006, and is also the fifth-and-final appearance for Daniel Craig as James Bond. An entire generation of Bond fans know only Craig in this role, so the upcoming release is special to many around the world.
The Perth Mint has a variety of designs it is planning, but the initial release stuck to classic imagery from the series. Its first release included the visuals from the opening sequences of all films. The reverse field has the gun barrel design with the “007” emblem at the center. In the opening montage of any Bond film, the gun barrel moves around the field of view until it centers in on the silhouette of Bond, who then turns and fires his gun as the 007 logo zooms into view after Bond fires his weapon.
The Perth Mint is often considered a pioneer of some of the most unique and distinctive forms of gold bullion. This is particularly true when it comes to gold bullion coins. During its Lunar Series II program (2008-2019), the Perth Mint introduced the concept of rectangular bullion coins with proof silver issues. However, in 2018, the Perth Mint delivered the first-ever legal-tender bullion coins in rectangular forms. The first of these coins was the Australian Rectangular Dragon Gold Series.
This collection has legal-tender status and is available in both gold and silver. The design of the dragon on the reverse changes each year to capture the dragon in a slightly different design with unique background elements representing the dragon in each release.
Beginning with the 2019 date mark, the Perth Mint celebrated 30 years of The Simpsons on television sets around the globe with the release of a wide range of celebratory Simpsons-themed coins. Many of the releases were available in silver, with colorized proofs and BU versions released in silver. The Perth Mint also released BU gold coins in its Simpsons range, starting with a Homer Simpson coin. This initial design in the series comes with a depiction of Homer, the patriarch of the Simpson family, uttering his classic line “D’oh!” with the “o” formed by a donut that has a bite taken out of it. The background field is filled with sprinkles.
One of the newer bullion collections from the Perth Mint is the Australian Wedge Tail Eagle coin. With designs from John Mercanti, former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, the series has proven to be one of the best-sellers at the Perth Mint. Introduced in 2014 as a 1 oz silver coin, the investment-grade range of Wedge Tail Eagle coins gained a gold bullion option in 2016. The 1/10 oz Australian Gold Wedge Tail Eagle is the primary choice for investors in this series. The reverse face of the coin changes on a regular basis, though early date marks did not necessarily change each year. For example, repeat designs were used in 2014 and 2015, as well as 2016 and 2017. Since 2018, a new reverse design has been used with each release of the Australian Gold Wedge Tail Eagle.
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