News from the Perth Mint in November

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November 24, 2011 – In November the Perth Mint released many new coins celebrating the auspicious Year of the Dragon of the Chinese Zodiac and continuing various series. The coins dedicated to the famous ship Mayflower, the surgeonfish and the Bush baby are only some of the new issues.

Australia – 0.5 AUD – 1/2oz 999 silver – 15.591 g – 36.60 mm – Mintage: 10,000 – Design: Wade Robinson.

The third release in the stunning Sea Life II – The Reef series features a spectacularly realistic portrayal of a surgeonfish. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

Tuvalu – 1 TUV – 1oz 999 silver – 31.135 g – 40.60 mm – Mintage: 5,000 – Design: Tom Vaughan.

The third release in the charming Ships That Changed The World series features the Mayflower, which was the cargo ship that transported the English separatists or pilgrims, from a site near the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.

Cook Islands – 1 CID – 1oz 999 silver – 31.135 g – 47.60 x 27.60 mm – Mintage: 3,000. Specifications refer to each coin of the four coin set.

Celebrating the auspicious Year of the Dragon, the annual 1oz Silver Rectangle Four-Coin Set is released this month. This prestigious and exceptionally limited offering from The Perth Mint is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands.

Tuvalu – 0.5 TUV – 1/2oz 999 silver – 15.591 g – 36.30 mm – Mintage: 7,500 – Design: Aleysha Howarth.

The very cute Baby Dragon 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin is also released this month. The coin is issued as legal tender under the Government of Tuvalu and no more than 7,500 of these coins will be issued worldwide.

Australia – 1 AUD – 1oz 999 silver – 31.135 g – 40.60 mm – Mintage: 7,500 – Design: Darryl Bellotti.

Her Majesty ascended the throne on 6 February 1952 and was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953 at the age of 25. To commemorate this memorable anniversary The Perth Mint is thrilled to release a 1oz Silver Proof Coin …

Australia – 200 AUD – 2oz 999 gold – 62.215 g – 41.10 mm – Mintage: 60 – Design: Darryl Bellotti.

… and 2oz Gold Proof Coin with inset diamond.

Australia – 1 AUD – Aluminium/Bronze – 13.00 g – 30.60 mm – Mintage: Unlimited – Design: Elise Martinson.

The Perth Mint and Australia Post are delighted to present the fifth and final coin in the adorable Bush Babies Stamp & Coin Cover series featuring iconic baby animals. The coin and stamp both feature an irresistible image capturing the innocence, curiosity and gentle playfulness of a beautiful baby kangaroo.

Australia – 1 AUD – Aluminium/Bronze – 13.80 g – 30.60 mm – Mintage: Unlimited.

The first 2011 Christmas Stamp & Coin Cover, featuring a festive Christmas tree design, is also released in conjunction with Australia Post this month.

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