News in August from Perth

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September 6, 2012 – The Perth Mint presents an array of new products released in August among them the second coin in the Australian Opal series and a FIFA World Cup silver and gold coin.

Each coin: Australia / 0.5 AUD / 1/2oz 999 silver / 15.591 g / 36.60 mm / Mintage (set): 5,000.

The Australian kangaroo, koala and kookaburra are the most iconic of Australia’s fauna. All three animals have been struck in 1/2oz 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality and brought to life with stunning color in the new Australian Outback collection.

Australia / 1 AUD / 1oz 999 silver / 31.135 g / 40.60 mm / Mintage: 5,000.

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of friendship between China and Australia. The Perth Mint is celebrating this flourishing friendship with a 1oz silver commemorative coin.

Australia / 1 AUD / 1oz 999 silver with opal inserted / 31.135 g / 36.60 mm / Design: Aleysha Howarth /Mintage: 8,000.

The second release in the hugely successful Australian Opal Series depicts a wombat. Created in pure Australian opal, this 1oz silver proof coin is sure to impress.

Australia / 1 AUD / 1oz 999 silver / 31.135 g / 40.60 mm / Design: Ing Ing Jong / Mintage: 6,000.

The stunning Australian emu is the second design featured in the exciting Australian Map Shaped coin series. This meticulously struck coin has a limited mintage of only 6,000 and is sure to sell out fast.

Australia / 1 AUD / Aluminium Bronze / 13.80 g / 30.60 mm / Design: Natasha Muhl / Mintage: 7,500.

Still going wild is the Young Collectors Animal Athletes series with the fourth release showcasing the majesty of the popular sailfish. The fastest fish in the ocean, the spectacular sailfish can reach speeds of 110 kilometers per hour!

Australia / 0.5 AUD / 1/2oz 999 silver / 15.591 g / 36.60 / Mintage: 10,000.

The FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of competition for any football fan. The Perth Mint is very pleased to present two official licensed products for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Struck from 1/2oz 99.9% pure silver …

Australia / 2 AUD / 999 gold / 0.50 g / 11.60 mm / Mintage: 7,500.

… and 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

More information on these and other products you will find on the website of The Perth Mint.

Click here to get all information on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

Enjoy this BBC footage of hunting sailfish.

Since wombats are just too cute there are innumerous video clips of them on the internet like for example this one.

Many information on the relationship between Australia and China offers this website.