News from the Perth Mint in April

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April 7, 2011 – A comprehensive list of new commemorative coins struck by the Perth Mint in April reached us recently.

Australia- 1 AUD – 13.8 g – 36.6 mm – Mintage: Unlimited – Designer: Ryan Vanderwiel.

This wonderful release celebrates the 85th birthday of this beloved Royal British Monarch born on 21 April 1926.The stamp and coin feature stunning portraits of this beloved Royal Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Australia – 1 AUD – 1oz 999 silver – 31.14 g – 40.6 mm – Mintage: 7.500 – Designer: Wade Robinson.

The eighth coin from this amazingly popular series celebrating the Australian Antarctic Territory Series features the majestic Orca or Killer Whale. The killer whale’s large size and strength make it one of the fastest of marine mammals. The female Orca is thought to live to a maximum age of 80 to 90 years.

Australia – 1 AUD – 1oz 999 silver -31.14 g – 40.6 mm – Mintage: 5.000 – Designer: Wade Robinson.

The first release in this outstanding series of famous battles in Australian history honours the Australian diggers of the First World War. Undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), it took place in the Ottoman Empire between April 1915 and January 1916. Anzac Day, celebrated on April 25, remains a deeply significant commemoration for all Australians.

Australia – 1 AUD – 1oz 999 silver – 31.14 g – 40.6 mm – Mintage: 5.000 – Designer: Aleysha Howarth.

This outstanding release celebrates the adored Australian diva Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931). The reverse depicts a coloured portrait of her and includes the rhododendron flower, her personal emblem, and musical notes.

Australia – 2 AUD – 0,016oz 999 gold – 0.5 g – 11.6 mm – Mintage: Unlimited – Designer: Wade Robinson.

The 2011 Mini Roo Gold coin is a delicate, button-sized release giving collectors the golden opportunity to own an iconic Australian coin at an affordable price. The design portrays a kangaroo in a classic pose and is struck from 99.99% pure gold.