Archive of past Articles

European Green Dragon Proof Coin

 

European Green DragonThe Australian Perth Mint has issued this latest release in the Dragons of Legend series,the European Green Dragon is the fifth and final release in this series. Each of these released coins has been colored and released as a silver .999 proof coin, and each of the these coins will be struck with a very low mintage of only a total of 10,000 each. Read More



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Swarovski Crystal Raindrop Series

 

Crystal Raindrop Proof CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has issued this series of coins featuring the iconic maple leaf with a Swarovski Crystal Raindrop embedded within, the maple leaf on each released coin has been colored and released as a silver .9999 proof coin, each of the released coins will be struck with a very low mintage of only 15,000 coins. Read More


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Mythical Creatures... The Griffin

 

Griffin Proof CoinThe Perth Mint has released a new series of silver proof coins, the Mythical Creatures series which will be a five coin series. This new series starts with the release of the Mighty Griffin, minted as a quality silver proof coin and with a very low mintage for each release with only 5,000. Read More



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Silver Polar Bear Coin

 

Silver Polar Bear CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint has released the 1.5oz silver bullion coin, this is a first for the Canadian Mint. The reverse of this coin will be the polar bear, could this be the start of a new series of silver coins, with a very low mintage. Read More




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Silver Birthstone Coin Series

 

25th Anniversay Maple Leaf SetThis series of 12 beautiful Silver Proof coins with gem-toned Swaravski crystals embedded, each of these coins has a denomination of 3 dollars and weighs 7,96 grams (1/4 oz) of pure silver .9999 and are issued in a proof condition by the Royal Canadian Mint. Read More



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The 25th Anniversary Silver Maple Leaf Set

 

25th Anniversay Maple Leaf SetThis fractional coin set celebrates the 25th year of the iconic Silver Maple Leaf coin, with an exciting variation on Walter Ott’s traditional maple leaf image for this Royal Canadian Mint product. This five coin set will be minted as a reverse proof in .9999 fine silver, with no more than 9999 sets to be minted for collectors. Read More


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Four Coin High Relief Collection

 

High Relief collectionThe Perth Mint has released a four coin high relief collection from four very popular coin series, each coin was released earlier in the year but now these four silver proof high relief coins have been brought together in a collection. featuring the kookaburra, koala, kangaroo and dragon,With a total mintage of no more than 1,000 sets to be released these proof coins are sure to sellout very quickly. Read More


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Bulgarian Three Headed Dragon Proof Coin

 

Three Headed DragonThe Perth Mint has released the third coin in its Dragons of Legend series, this release is of the mythical Three Headed Dragon of Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian and Serbian folklore and is viewed as evil with few redeeming qualities with its number of heads ranging from one to seven. Like the Hydra in Greek mythology, legend has it that the dragon’s heads will regrow if cut off. With a total mintage of not more than 5,000 coins. Read More


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Silver Tasmanian Devil Proof Silver Coin

 

Tasmainian Devil Proof 2013The Australian Perth Mint has released the third coin in the popular Endangered and extinct series of colored silver proof coin, the release is of the Tasmanian Devil the world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, this species appeared to be heading for extinction, but in 1941 these animals were protected by law. With a total mintage of not more than 5,000 coins this will surely sellout very fast. . Read More


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The 2013 Silver Lunar Snake Released

 

Lunar Snake 2013The Perth Mint Lunar Series II is a highly sought after coin collection celebrating Chinese astrology and the Chinese zodiac, the 2013 Snake is the latest release in this 12 years series. The reverse of each of these new Lunar coins depict a representation of a snake curled around a tree branch, with the Chinese character for snake on the inscription. The snake will released in a number of different finishes and sizes for collectors. Read More


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Pronghorn Antelope Bullion Coin Released

 

Pronghorn AntelopeThe Royal Canadian Mint has a new release in the Canadian Wildlife Series, the released coin is a 1oz silver bullion coin of the Canadian Pronghorn Antelope, paying homage to one of the most elusive North American creatures on four legs. These silver bullion coins will have a mintage of around 1,000,000 coins, this will be the 5th coin in a six coin series. The Royal Canadian Mint is expected to release the final coin in the Silver Wildlife Series in early 2013. Read More


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Funnel Web Spider Silver Proof Coin

 

Funnel Web SpiderThe Perth Mint has a new release in the Deadly & Dangerous Series of silver proof coins, the released coin is a 1oz Silver Proof of the Australian Funnel Web Spider. A full color portrait with frosted cameo detail of a deadly funnel web spider in its native marine environment. These silver proof coins will only have a limited mintage of only 5,000 coins, this will be the 7th coin in this popular series. Read More About The Series

 

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Wildlife In Need, Siberian Tiger Silver Proof

 

Siberian Tiger Proof CoinThe Perth Mints new release the Siberian Tiger from the Wildlife In Need Series, the coin depicts a siberian tiger and cub in colour, set against a winter forest landscape. This coin is a 1oz silver proof coin which will only have a limited mintage of 5,000 coins. This will be the 5th coin in the Wildlife In Need series. The Perth Mint employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. Each silver proof coin is encapsulated inside a black leatherette, clamshell style presentation case. Read More

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The Marilyn Monroe Silver Proof Coin

 

Marilyn Monroe Proof CoinA 1oz Silver Proof coin of screen legend Marilyn Monroe has been released this week for collectors, this silver .999 silver proof coin will only have a mintage run of 12,500. This limited mintage, licensed product commemorates the life of one of the worlds most legendary icons of the silver screen. Released by the Perth Mint this coin will be sure to sellout fast. Read More

 

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Dragons Of Legend "The Chinese Dragon"

 

Chinese Dragon ProofThis second coin in the Dragons of Legend series features the Chinese legendary dragon which has played an important part in ancient mythology, folklore and culture. The Chinese dragon is believed to represent power, strength, prosperity and good luck. Read More About The Series

 

 

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Silver Lunar Dragon 10 Piece Coin Set

 

10 Coin Set CaseComplementing the highly successful release of the Dragon Lunar Series II, the Perth Mint has released this limited edition ten coin set for collectors. Read More

 

 

 

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Silver Lunar Dragon "Lion Privy Mark Coin"

 

Lunar Dragon Lion Privy CoinThe Perth Mint has released a new Lunar Dragon coin, the new 1oz coin portrays a representation of a traditional Chinese Dragon with the Bavarian Lion privy mark included on the reverse. Read More

 

 


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The 2012 Discover Australia Proof Series

 

Kookaburra Proof CoinThe Discover Australia 2012 series is the current chapter in the prestigious Discover Australia coin program, released by the Perth Mint this series of five silver proof coins features five Australian animals. Read More About The Series

 



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The Moose On The Loose Bullion Coin Release

 

StarfishThe Royal Canadian Mint has just released the fourth coin in its Canadian Wildlife series of silver bullion coins, this fourth release comes fast on the heels of its previous releases (Timberwolf 2011, Grizzly Bear 2011 and Cougar 2012).. Read More

 



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Two New Coins For The Australian Sealife Series

Two new coin in the Australian Sealife II series have been released by the Australian Perth Mint this is the Second and third silver proof coins in the series to be released by the mint, about 10,000 coins will be minted for this run. Read More

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2012 Silver Koala Released

 

2012 Silver KoalaThe 2012 Silver Koala bullion coin has been released by the Australian Perth Mint this is the fifth coin in the Koala series to be released by the mint, about 100,000 coins will be minted for this run. Read More

 

 

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The Mayfower Silver Proof Released

 

Mayflower Silver ProofThe third release in the Ships That Changed The World series features the Mayflower, this new silver proof coin has a world wide mintage of 5,000 coins. Read More

 

 

 

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Worlds Largest Gold Coin Released

 

Worlds Largest Gold CoinThe worlds largest gold coin has been released by the Australian Perth MInt, weighing in at one tonne and minted from .9999 gold. Read More

 

 

 

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Silver Cougar Bullion Coin Released

 

Silver Kookaburra 2012The Royal Canadian Mint has released the new 2012 Silver Cougar the third in the Canadian Wildlife Series, this coin is struck from .9999 pure silver bullion. Read More

 

 

 

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1oz Silver 2012 Kookaburra Released

The Perth Mints has released the new 2012 Silver Kookaburra coin struck from .999 pure silver in bullion and proof quality. Read More

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The Widely Anticipated Silver Lunar Dragon

 

Lunar Dragon 2012The Perth Mints has just released the new Lunar Dragon II this coin will sell out very quickly indeed, struck from .999 pure silver in bullion and proof quality, the 2012 releases are available as individual a 1oz and a 1 kilo coins and a three coin set comprising 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz coins. Read More

 

 

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Release Of The Golden Hind Silver Proof

The Perth Mints has released the second silver proof coin The Golden Hind from its Ships That Changed The World series . Read More

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Famous Australian Battles Proof Coins

The Perth Mints Famous Australian Battles silver proof coin series, with the battles of Gallipoli and the battle of Tobruk released so far. Read More

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New Zealand Kiwi Bullion Coins

The New Zealand Mints Silver Kiwi bullion coins a series of three Specimen and Proof Silver coins released over three years. Read More

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Australian Sealife II Series (Hawksbill Turtle)

Perth Mint releases new series of coins Australian Sealife II, following on with the successful first series of five coin the Perth Mint releases a follow up series of five completely new coins for collectors. Read More

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New Release The Box Jellyfish

Never underestimate your chances of encountering these venomous villains, particularly during the wet season when they like to lurk near the coast., a new release in the Deadly & Dangerous series. Read More

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First Kilo Silver Maple Leaf Forever Proof Coin

 

Kilo Maple LeafThis is the one of the most unique one kilogram silver bullion coins minted, this Silver Maple Leaf has been minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in pure .9999 silver with a face value of $250 dollars,. Read More

 

 

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New Silver Coin Series...The Santa Maria

 

Santa MariaThe Perth Mint has released a new series of silver bullion coins, Ships That Changed The World...The Snata Maria will be the first in a five coin series. Read More

 

 

 

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The Canadian Silver Wildlife Series

The Silver Canadian Wildlife series had its official launch on September 9th 2010 by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), a total of six different species will be represented in these finely crafted bullion coins. Read More

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Canadian Grizzly Bear-Wildlife Series Maple Leaf

 

2011 Grizzly BearThe new 1 Ounce Canadian Maple Leaf Grizzly Bear, the second in a series of 6 silver bullion coins released by the Royal Canadian Mint (2 per year over 3 years). Read More

 

 

 

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The New $20 Commemorative Maple Leaf

 

2011 Silver Commemorative CoinThe new $20 Commemorative Silver Maple Leaf authorized by the Government of Canada this new silver commemorative coin is legal tender with a face value of $20 and features a specimen finish of a three fold combination of different finishes. Read More

 

 

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The New Battle of Midway Silver Proof

 

Battle Of MIdway Silver ProofThe Perth Mints Battle of Midway released this month, The Battle of Midway (1942) was fought near the Pacific island of Midway, and is considered a turning point in the Second World War. This is the fifth and final coin in the Naval Battles series. Read More

 

 

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20th Annivesary Gilded Silver Maple Leaf

 

2008 Gilded Maple LeafThe first Silver Maple Leaf was released in 1988 and would become one of the most popular bullion coins to be released, twenty years later in 2008 the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) released this stunning gold plated Silver Maple Leaf that commemorates this milestone.. Read More

 

 

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Berlin Privy Marked Koala Coin

 

Berlin Privy Marked Koala CoinThis is no ordinary Silver Koala this is the first ever privy marked koala coin to be sold, the privy mark takes the form of the city of Berlin coat of arms, a heraldic bear rampant on a shield. Read More

 

 

 

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Australian Bush Babies Series

The Perth Mints Australia Bush Babies Series, struck from a 1/2 oz of .999 pure silver in proof quality these dramatic coins allows you to come face to face with some of Australia's most famous animal's. Read More

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Discover Australia Dreaming Series 2009-2011

The Perth Mints Discover Australia Dreaming Series sets, now has a third set of five 1oz Silver Proof Coins released for collectors. The 2011series is the current chapter in the perstigious Discover Australia coin program depicting iconic aspects of Australian landscape, animals and culture. Read More

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Great Warrior Samurai Proof Coin

 

Samurai Proof CoinThe Perth Mints Great WarriorsSamurai Silver Proof has been released this coin is the last in the Great Wariors series. Read More

 

 

 

 

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Gold & Silver Piedfort Maple Leaf Set

 

Piedfort Maple Leaf SetThe Royal Canadian Mint introduces this unique 2010 silver piedfort maple leaf coin, the first pure silver piedfort coin featuring a beautiful Maple Leaf design. Mintage is limited to 9,000 coins worldwide of which 3,000 are part of a set. Piedfort coins, whose name comes from the French for heavy measure, originated in medieval Europe.Read More

 

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Silver Piedfort Maple Leaf

 

Piedfort Maple LeafThe Royal Canadian Mint introduces this unique 2010 silver piedfort maple leaf coin, the first pure silver piedfort coin featuring a beautiful Maple Leaf design. Mintage is limited to 9,000 coins worldwide of which 3,000 are part of a set. Piedfort coins, whose name comes from the French for heavy measure, originated in medieval Europe. Read More

 

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Silver Coloured Lunar Series 2

 

Silver Coloured Lunar BullionThe popular Chinese Lunar design is secure with the announcement from the Perth Mints Coloured Silver Lunar Series II. Each coin features precision applied colouring to each coin, a spectacular numismatic treatment creating wonderful visual appeal. Read More

 

 

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Kookaburra 20th Edition Gold Proof Set

A fitting tribute to the Kookaburras role in Australias numismatic heritage this 20th Edition Gold Proof Coin Set is limited to a maximum mintage of 2,009 worldwide, each coin in this 20th Edition set comprises 20 coins each struck from 1/20oz of .999 pure gold in proof quality.Read More

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Fall Of The Berlin Wall/Reunification Series

The Perth Mints Berlin Wall & Reunification Of Germany series. Two silver proof coinsreleased to comemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the Reunification of Germany in 1990. Read More

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Silver Timberwolf Bullion coins in ½oz & 1oz

The Canadian silver Timberwolf bullion coin released as a½oz coin in 2006 and now released as a 1oz silver coin, both coins released as .9999 silver bullion. Read More

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Shanghai World Expo 2010 Kookaburra

 

Shanghia Kookaburra CoinThe Perth Mint has struck Australias official commemorative Kookaburra for the Shanghai World Expo 2010, which is to taking place between 1 May and 31 October, the reverse of the coin features a coloured depiction of Peng Peng. Read More

 

 

 

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Timber wolf Canadian Wildlife Series Bullion Coin

 

Timber Wolf Bullion CoinThe 2011 1oz Silver Canadian Timber Wolf coin has Just been released,the Royal Canadian Mint has placed a strict and low mintage on these coins. With the unprecedented demand of these gorgeous .9999 fine silver coins in Europe and the rest of the world.Read More

 

 

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Tasmanian Tiger-Extinct & Endangered Series

 

Tasmainian Tiger CoinThe Perth Mints latest release the Tasmanian Tiger, one of Australias most distinctive, most mysterious and most famous creatures the extinct Tasmanian Tiger. This is the first silver proof coin in the Extinct & Endangered Series.Read More

 

 

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Kookaburra European Privy Mark Collection

The European Privy Mark Collection consisting of 15 silver 1oz Kookaburra bullion coins, these Kookaburra Privy Mark coins where released by the Perth Mint over three years between 1996 and 1998.Read More

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Great Warrior Series Silver Proof Coins

The Perth Mints Great Warriorsseries of silver proofcoins depicts four great warriors from history, starting with the release of the first coins The Roman Legionary and The Viking Warrior. Read More

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Silver Proof Maple Leaf Crystal Raindrop

 

Maple Leaf RaindropThe maple is an endless source of beauty. While most people readily associate it with the breathtaking colours of autumn, the maple also produces clusters of delicate tiny flowers every spring and early summer. Read More

 

 

 

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Naval Battles 1862 Battle Of Hampton Roads

 

Battle Of Hampton RoadsThe Perth Mints Battle of Hampton Roads, the design depicts the first ever clash between two iron clad warships during the American civil war Read More

 

 

 

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10oz Koala Silver Bullion Coins

Just added to the site information about the 10oz Silver Koala bullion coins a series of 10oz coins released by the Perth Mint Read More

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Worlds Largest Gold Bullion Maple Bought

 

Gold Maple Leaf CoinA Spanish precious metals trading company ORO direct, bought the worlds largest gold Maple Leaf for €3.27 million euros or £2.6 million pounds, its exact material worth is. Read More

 

 

 

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Famous Naval Battles 1805 Battle Of Trafalgar

 

Battle Of TrafalgarThe Battle of Trafalgar is the second of five silver proof coins to be released,the coins reverse portrays HMS Victory one of the most famous warships ever built. Read More

 

 

 

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Silver Maple Leaf Proof Coin

 

Proof Maple Leaf Bullion CoinIssued in 1989 in a proof finish to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the gold maple leaf in 1979. Read More

 

 

 

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Discover Australia Dreaming Silver Proofs

The Perth Mints Discover Australia Dreaming is a five proof coin series which feature five iconic animals from Australia, each of the coins is a silver proof bullion coin, this is the second set of the Dreaming series. Read More

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Silver Proof Bullion Coin Water Lily

 

Silver Proof Water Lily CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint has released the $20 Silver Proof Water Lily coin, this is only the third coin to be produced using colour and a crystal effect to create a unique keepsake of Canada’s diverse flora. Read More

 

 

 

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Silver Gilded Lunar Bullion Coins(Series 1)

 

Gilded Lunar Dragon CoinThe Silver Gilded Lunar 1 series, a set of 12 silver bullion coins gilded in 24 carat gold featuring the 12 signs of the Chinese Lunar Zodiac. Read More

 

 

 

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Treasures of Australia Bullion Coins

 

Silver Treasures The Perth Mints Treasures of Australia is a five coin series which feature gold, diamonds, opals, sapphires and pearls housed inside a locket within the coins. Each of the coins is a silver proof. Read More

 

 

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Eastern Brown Snake Silver Proof Bullion Coin

 

Eastern Brown SnakeThe Perth Mints Deadly and Dangerous Series has a new edition the Eastern Brown Snake to be released on May 25th, with only one order per customer from the Perth Mint its likely to sell out very quickly. Read More

 

 

 

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The Silver Proof Kangaroo (RAM)

The Royal Australian Mints Proof Kangaroo Series is a collectable series of silver bullion coins that are available to the public, featuring different kangaroo designs each year and featuring one of Australias most famous anilmals. Read More

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The Battles Series Proof Silver Bullion Coins

The Perth Mints The Battle of Series is a collectable series of silver proof coins that is available to the public, featuring five different historical battles from Thermopylae to Gettysburg. Read More

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Perth Mints Australian Sea Life Series Coins

The Perth Mints Australian Sea Life Series is the one of the newest in a line of collectable series of silver proof coin sets available to the public, featuring five different fish from the Australia's reefs. Read More

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With the advent of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February this year, the Canadian Mint has released three silver bullion Maple Leaf coins for collectors over the past few years to help in the financing for the winter olympic event. Read More

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New 2010 Silver Proof Dollar Released


2010 Canadian DollarThe release of the new 2010 silver dollar (100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy), which is the 51st issue of the collector series. The silver dollar is the flagship of the Mints annual collector coin program and is released in sterling silver. Read More

 

 

 

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Perth Mints Deadly & Dangerous Series Coins

 

Redback SpiderThe Perth Mints Deadly and Dangerous Series is one of the most sort after series that the Perth Mint has produced in resent years, each of the coins in the series can fetch very high prices. Particularly The Redback Spider which can sell for many hundreds of dollars each. Read More

 

 

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