October 11, 2012 – In September The Perth Mint is issuing new Lunar Proof Coins in gold and silver and starts the new Birds of Australia series with a silver coin featuring the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo. The Young Collectors Animal Athletes series is continued with the Rhino Beetle.
Australia / 1oz 999 silver / 31.135 g / 32.60 mm / Design: Aleysha Howarth / Mintage: 10,000.
The high relief Australian Koala coin represents the very best in minting excellence and design. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as Australian legal tender. This coin is available worldwide excluding the US.
Australia / 999 silver / Denominations: 0.50 AUD / 1/2oz / 15.573 g / 36.60 mm // 1 AUD / 1oz / 31.135 g / 45.60 mm / Mintage: 5,000 // 2 AUD / 2oz / 62.270 g / 55.60 mm // 30 AUD / 1 kilo 999 silver / 1003.002 g / 100.60 mm / Mintage: 500. The 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz coins are available in a Three-coin-set limited to 1,000 pieces.
In 2013, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Proof Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Snake, the sixth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Struck from 99.9% pure silver …
Australia / 999 gold / Denomination: 15 AUD / 1/10oz / 3.111 g / 18.60 mm / Mintage: 5,000 // 25 AUD / 1/4oz / 7.777 g / 22.60 mm / Mintage: 5,000 // 100 AUD / 1oz / 31.112 g / 39.34 mm / 3,000. All three coins are also available in a Three-coin-set limited to 3,000 pieces.
… and 99.99% pure gold in a range of sizes, this lunar series is sure to impress.
Australia / 0.5 AUD / 1/2oz 999 silver / 15.591 g / 36.60 mm / Design: Natasha Muhl / Mintage: 10,000.
The first release in the delightful Birds of Australia series features the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as Australian legal tender.
Australia / 1 AUD / Aluminium-Bronze / 13.80 g / 30.60 mm / Mintage: 7,500.
The fifth coin in the intriguing Young Collectors Animal Athletes series features the fearsome looking Rhino Beetle. Relative to its size this beetle is one of the world’s greatest weightlifters!
More information about these coins offers the website of The Perth Mint.
This video shows you why the Rhino Beetle might be called the strongest animal on earth.
On this website you will find many information about the Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo.