Perth Mint showcases aspects of Australian culture

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May 30, 2013 – The Perth Mint has a variety of new products to showcase for release in the month of April. The Land Down Under series showcases aspects of Australian culture, history, lifestyle and landmarks.

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

The iconic didgeridoo is featured on the second 1/4oz gold and 1oz silver releases in this stunning series.

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

Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1838 at the age of eighteen, and reigned until her death on 22 January 1901. As the longest reigning British Monarch and the figurehead of a vast Empire, Queen Victoria saw unprecedented social and technological change. To commemorate the 175th anniversary of her Coronation, a stunning 1oz silver proof coin and 2oz gold proof coin will be released.

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

The magnificent kangaroo is the third release in the exciting Australia Map Shaped Coin Series. Featuring delightful original artistry, this coin design is presented in a superb 1oz silver map shape.

Australia / 0.50 AUD / 0.5oz .999 silver / 15.591 g / 36.60 g / Design: Elise Martinson / Mintage: 10,000.

The fourth release in the cute Bush Babies II series depicts a baby platypus. The platypus is unique to Australia and lives beside freshwater rivers and lakes, where it creates burrows for shelter and protection.

Australia / 1 AUD / 1oz .999 silver / 31.135 g / 40.60 g / Design: Tom Vaughan, Mintage: Mint-to-order.

The koala is one of the most iconic of Australia’s fauna. The Perth Mint is delighted to issue a coloured coin in card, struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.

Australia / 30 AUD / 32.131oz .999 silver / 1,001 g / 100.60 m / Design: Tom Vaughan / Mintage: 500.

Another release featuring the popular 2013 Koala design released this month is the 1 kilo Silver Proof Coin. With a maximum mintage of only 500, this coin is sure to sell out fast!

Australia / 2 AUD / 0.016oz .9999 gold / 0.5 g / 11.60 g / Design: Wade Robinson / Mintage: Mint-to-order.

The delicate, button-sized 2013 Mini Roo release presents a golden opportunity for anyone to own an iconic Australian coin. This coin is a precious collectable or gift that will stand the test of time.

You can find more info on the website of The Perth Mint.

You can read an article on Queen Victoria in our archive.

How a didgeridoo sound like you can listen to here

… and the first steps how to make basic sound with a didgeridoo is explained in this video.