Monday, April 30, 2012

Australian 2012 Kookaburra - 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin

The Perth Mint has launched the first Australian Kookaburra coin ever offered in high relief. The one ounce 99.9% pure silver coin is struck in proof quality with a limited mintage of only 10,000


  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • High Relief Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Mintage - 10,000 Worldwide
  • Presentation Packaging 
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The reverse design of the coin portrays a kookaburra perched on a tree branch with gum leaves. This native Australian bird is known for its unmistakeable call, which sounds like human laughter.
Reverse inscriptions include "Australian Kookaburra", "2012 1 oz 999 Silver" and the "P" mint mark for the Perth Mint.

On the obverse of the coin is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The inscriptions indicated the denomination "1 Dollar", "Elizabeth II", and "Australia.

Both the obverse and reverse are rendered in high relief, minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die. The coins have a diameter of 32.60 mm and maximum thickness of 6.00 mm. Each coin is housed in a presentation case with a custom designed shipper and numbered certificate of authenticity.

For additional information and ordering, please visit the Perth Mint product page.

The Perth Mint has previously released 2012 Silver Kookaburra bullion coins featuring the same design as the new high relief offering. The bullion coins are available in 1 kilo, 10 ounce, and 1 ounce sizes, with a mintage limit of 500,000 coins for the one ounce size.

Previous high relief silver proof offerings of the Perth Mint have included Silver Kangaroo coins in 2010 and 2011, and the high relief 2012 Year of the Dragon. In July, the 2012 High Relief Silver Kangaroo is scheduled for release.

2012 Kiwi Treasures Silver Proof Coin

  • The first silver proof coin in the new 'Kiwi Treasures' series
  • Combines the kiwi with the native New Zealand kōwhai flower
  • Worldwide mintage of 5,000
This 1oz silver proof coin has been made from fine 0.999 silver. The kōwhai branches and flowers, as well as the kiwi, are rendered in three-dimensional relief, providing a lovely tactile finish. The frosted effect of the kiwi contrasts beautifully with the polished effect of the kōwhai, resulting in a coin that displays the subjects at their beautiful best.

With a mintage of just 5,000, this $1 coin is sure to be popular.

2012 Kiwi Treasures Silver Proof Coin

2012 Perth ANDA Coin Special – Celebrate Australia – Shark Bay 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint


Buy the 2012 Perth ANDA Coin Special – Celebrate Australia – Shark Bay 1oz Silver Proof Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Stunning Shark Bay Reverse Design
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 2,500
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Perth ANDA Coin Show Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Shark Bay, an area of 2.3 million hectares on the most westerly edge of the Australian continent, is the remarkable meeting point for tropical, desert and temperate climatic regions.
 

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Stunning Shark Bay Reverse Design

The coin’s coloured reverse symbolises seagrass in Shark Bay’s sun-warmed waters. The design features a dugong, one of the many wonderful inhabitants of an area teeming with marine life, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Limited Mintage

No more than 2,500 of these ANDA Perth Coin Show Specials will be released.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Perth ANDA Coin Show Packaging

Each coin comes in a display case and an illustrated shipper featuring the 2012 ANDA logo alongside the dates of the Perth show.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The Australasian Numismatic Dealers’ Association (ANDA) is the professional body representing individuals and businesses that deal in coins and banknotes throughout Australasia.
2012 Perth ANDA Coin Special – Celebrate Australia – Shark Bay 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint

Monday, April 23, 2012

UNICORN Series Silver Coin 1000 Francs Cameroon 2012

 The "Unicorn" series is dedicated to these legendary creatures present often in Greek and Roman myths .

This first pure silver issue is dedicated to Unicorn, it is enriched by a real opal gemstone. Mintage extremely limited to 888 pieces only!


Country:  Cameroon
Year: 2012
Face Value: 1000 Francs
Metal: Silver
Fineness (purity): 999/1000
Weight: (g) 20 grams
Diameter: (mm) 38.61
Quality: Proof
Mintage: (pcs) 888
Certificate: (COA) Yes
Presentation case: (box) Yes

THE UNICORN

The unicorn is a legendary creature usually depicted with the body of a horse, but with a single, usually spiral, horn growing out of its forehead. The unicorn's blood and horn supposedly have mystical healing properties. A unicorns horn also is known as the "bane of evil" in that it has the ability to dispel anything malignant in water and can also kill most truly evil creatures it comes in to contact with. Naturally Kings sought after cups made from this horn so they could enjoy a poison free meal.
It was actually believed that the first Unicorn was in fact a goat, but through out the ages, the legends and depictions became blurred and so the four legged creature in turn became the white single horned horse it is today.


Traditionally the unicorn is said to be an extinct mythical animal as the original tale that surrounds it goes. Unicorns once roamed freely before humans discovered the uses of their horns. The unicorns were near enough impossible to catch and skewered anyone who would try with their horn so a method was devised. A huntsman would stand in front of a tree and bait the unicorn who would then charge at him and become stuck in the wood (if the huntsman was fast enough.

The horn was then sawed off leaving the unicorn defenceless to natural predators or they were killed on the spot. Of course this wasn't the safest of methods and many men died until one day a man took his young daughter to the hunt and found the unicorn came straight to her and lay down in her lap, allowing the hunter to saw off it's horn. Thus the secret was broadcast and the unicorns were wiped out.
UNICORN Series Silver Coin 1000 Francs Cameroon 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Palau 2011 OYSTER SHELL SHAPED PEARL AND CONVEX HOLOGRAM SILVER COIN $5 LEGAL TENDER


Pearl oysters are saltwater clams, marine bivalve molluscs of the genus Pinctada in the family Pteriidae. They have a strong inner shell layer composed of nacre, also known as "mother of pearl". Pearl oysters are not closely related to either the edible oysters of family Ostreidae, or the freshwater pearl mussels of the families Unionidae and Margaritiferidae.


Oyster Shell - Part of the Shells of the Sea series

Key Selling Points:
First coin ever in it's class
Hologram
Pearl inserted
Convex coin
Very limited mintage

Specifications:
Art.-No PW1116 Metal Silver
Country Palau Fineness .999
Year 2011 Weight 25 grams
Face Value 5 Dollars Diameter 38x30mm
Quality PROOF Mintage 2000 pcs.
Special Features Convex hologram, shell shape, pearl inserted.
Scope of Delivery Capsule, box and certificate
Availability tb


Palau 2011 OYSTER SHELL SHAPED PEARL AND CONVEX HOLOGRAM SILVER COIN $5 LEGAL TENDER

1oz KAZAKHSTAN "Snow Leopard" 2010 Silver Coin


 1oz KAZAKHSTAN "Snow Leopard" 2010

COUNTRY : 
KAZAKHSTAN
WEIGHT : 31.105 g (1 oz)
NOMINAL VALUE : 1 Tenge

DIAMETER: 38,6 mm
MINTAGE:
5,000 pcs
METALS : Ag 999/1000
QUALITY : UNC - BU
PACKING : capsules

1oz KAZAKHSTAN "Snow Leopard" 2010 Silver Coin

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Famous Battles in Australian History – Long Tan 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint Australia

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Long Tan Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 5,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Final Coin in the Series

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Long Tan Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts an Australian soldier wearing Vietnam War jungle kit.  The background incorporates a printed historical image of soldiers at Long Tan, and the inscription LONG TAN 1966.  The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also incorporated into the design.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Limited Mintage

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is issued with a specially designed numbered Certificate of Authenticity which features photographs and a history of the battle.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is presented in a prestigious display case and themed shipper.

Famous Battles in Australian History – Long Tan 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint Australia

CHINESE ASTROLOGICAL SERIES 2012 YEAR OF THE DRAGON GOLD COIN 'PROSPERITY' Perth Mint Australia Gold

  • Proof Quality 1/5oz 99.99% Pure Gold
  • Year of the Dragon Design
  • Chinese Character for 'Prosperity'
  • Issued as Legal Tender
  • Presentation Case
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, the birth dates for people ruled by this Chinese Lunar sign include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave, and passionate.

Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold

Celebrating the 2012 Year of the Dragon, this coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/5oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.

Year of the Dragon Design

The reverse design depicts a dragon holding a pearl marked with the Chinese character for prosperity – Fu.

Issued as Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.

Limited Mintage

No more than 2,000 of these coins will be released individually.

Presentation Case

Each coin is housed in a presentation case featuring a timber lid and a stylised shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

CHINESE ASTROLOGICAL SERIES 2012 YEAR OF THE DRAGON GOLD COIN 'PROSPERITY' Perth Mint Australia Gold

Keiser Report: Return of the Silver Liberation Army



In this episode, Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss the return of the Silver Liberation Army as JP Morgan's Blythe Masters claims the bank does not manipulate silver prices.

They also discuss JP Morgan's 'London whale' breaking the credit default swap (CDS) index market with massive prop position. In the second half of the show Max talks to author, Pierre Jovanovic, about Blythe Masters role at JP Morgan and the similarities between the world today and France of the 18th century on the eve of revolution.

Tintin and Professor Calculus - Proof Silver Coin New Zealand Numismatics


Metal .900 Silver
Finish Proof
Diameter 37mm
Edge Milled Milled
Denomination €1.5
Year of Issue 2007
Mintage 10,000

About the Design

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic strips created by the Belgian artist Georges Rémi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtième on 10 January 1929. The success of the series saw the strips collected into a series of twenty-four albums, spun into a successful magazine and adapted for film and theatre. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in over 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date.
Set during the 20th century, the hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful dog Snowy. Later, popular additions to the cast included Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and other supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson. Hergé himself features in several of the comics as a background character.
The images on each face of this coin have been taken from the original artworks created by Georges Rémi (Hergé). New Zealand Mint is proud to bring you this coin direct from France as work on a new Tintin movie commences here in New Zealand.

Obverse

The obverse of this coin features an artwork and the engraved words Centenaire D'herge, along with the denomination (1 ½ Euro) and the year of issue (2007).

Reverse

The reverse of this coin features a high quality colour image of Tintin and Professor Calculus, set against the engraved face of their creator Georges Rémi and the signature of his iconic pen name Hergé.

Limited Mintage

Each coin comes complete with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity and has a strictly limited mintage.

Presentation

This silver proof coin comes in a leatherette presentation case.

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Tintin and Professor Calculus - Proof Silver Coin New Zealand Numismatics

Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Ten Coin Set; Perth Mint Australia

  • 99.9% Pure Silver Coins
  • One Uncoloured and Nine Coloured Dragon Designs
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 2,500
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Complementing the highly successful Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon, The Perth Mint is thrilled to present this limited edition ten-coin set.
A real collector’s coup, the set is a wonderful gift for anyone born in the Chinese lunar years of 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012.

99.9% Pure Silver Coins

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.

Exciting Coloured Dragon Designs

As well as a coin with a traditional bullion finish, the set includes nine coloured editions on which the dragon is finished in either red, blue, brown, purple, silver, white, yellow, black or gold.
The reverse of each coin depicts a dragon with a representation of a ‘pearl of wisdom’. The Chinese character for ‘dragon’ and the inscription YEAR OF THE DRAGON also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 2,500 coin sets will be released.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Presentation Packaging

The coins are housed in a prestigious red and black display case with a custom-designed shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 45.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.60

Australian Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Ten Coin Set; Perth Mint Australia

Saturday, April 14, 2012

100th Anniversary of RMS Titanic 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint Australia

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Iconic RMS Titanic Poster Coloured Reverse Design
  • Tuvalu Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage – 5,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Illustrated Presentation Packaging


Sailing into collectable history is our tribute to the centenary of the Titanic.  This is great news for lovers of marine history and Titanic aficionados.
It was the world’s most famous passenger ship disaster.  On a cold, moonless night just before midnight, the ‘unsinkable’ RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. 
Moments before impact, lookout Frederick Fleet peered into the darkness in horror at the approach of a menacing black shape. With the icy monolith just yards away, his alarm initiated frantic efforts to slow the ship and change course. They proved fruitless. Over the next few hours, an estimated 1,517 doomed souls met their watery fate in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic.
The grave of RMS Titanic, resting deep in the North Atlantic, remains a memorial to those that lost their lives, and a testament to those who bore the lifelong sorrow of that loss.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Iconic RMS Titanic Poster Coloured Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured representation of the White Star Line’s poster design of Titanic, set against the ocean and sky.  The inscriptions TITANIC, 100TH ANNIVERSARY and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark are also incorporated into the design.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2012 year-date and the monetary denomination.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a presentation display case and illustrated, themed shipper.

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Designer Aleysha Howarth 


100th Anniversary of RMS Titanic 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint Australia

Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon – 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin Perth Mint Australia

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Chinese Dragon Reverse in Spectacular High Relief
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 7,500
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Stylish Presentation
  • Great Gift Idea


In 2012, The Perth Mint’s internationally renowned Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II celebrates the Year of the Dragon, the fifth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
This superb proof quality release is perfect for people born in ‘dragon’ years – 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012 – who are regarded as confident, enterprising, independent, self-assured, brave and passionate.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Chinese Dragon Reverse in Spectacular High Relief

The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
The reverse of the coin depicts a representation of a dragon with a symbolic pearl.  The Chinese character for ‘dragon’ and the inscription YEAR OF THE DRAGON also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

Extremely Limited Mintage

No more than 7,500 of these coins will be released.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Stylish Presentation

The coin is housed in a stylish black and red display case, with a striking illustrated shipper.

Great Gift Idea

As well as appealing to silver proof coin collectors, this outstanding release also makes a great gift for people born in any year ruled by the Chinese lunar dragon.


Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.00

Lunar Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon – 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin Perth Mint Australia

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2012 1oz Silver Feng Shui – Koi .999 With Presentation Box - New Zealand Mint

Metal 999 Silver with coloured Features
Finish Proof
Diameter 40.7mm
Edge Milled Milled
Denomination NZ $2
Year of Issue 2012
Mintage 8000

About the Coin

In Chinese Tradition Koi are symbolic of unity and fidelity as it is noted that fish (particularly koi) often swim together in pairs. With this in mind, Koi are often given as wedding gifts in the form of charms or figurines to present the newly-wed couple with an au ious sign of fidelity and perfect union. They also represent fertility and abundance due to their ability to reproduce in speed and volume.
This unique pure .999 silver coin depicts the Koi fish and is limited to 8,000 coin sets only.

Reverse Design

This features an image of 2 Koi swimming. Background is delicate Cherry Blossoms.

Obverse Design

The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue.

Packaging

Each set is presented in a custom made Chinese Lacquer Box with Outer Box with ornate Chinese design. A certificate of authenticity comes with each set.

For information on travel and tourism in Niue please visit www.niueisland.com



2012 1oz Silver Feng Shui – Koi .999 With Presentation Box - New Zealand Mint

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WII Nose Art – 3 x 1oz Silver Coin Set New Zealand Mint

 

 

Metal: 999
Silver: Finish Proof
Diameter: 40mm
Denomination: $2
Year of Issue: 2012
Mintage: 3,000 sets

About the Coins

Ever since men went to war in Aeroplanes, they have felt the need to decorate their mounts with unofficial and personal markings known as Nose Art. Often frowned upon by authorities, these colourful decorations have in turn been inspiring, emotive, aggressive, humorous, cynical or even tasteful.

This coin set celebrates the Nose Art with famous imagery from the time.  The coin set consists of 3 1oz .999 silver coins and is limited to a mintage of 3,000 sets only.

Reverse Design

These coin represent some of the most famous Nose Art of WWII Bombers. Background detailing of rivets in the plane panels.

Obverse Design

The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue.

Packaging

Each set is presented in a custom tin replicating plane paneling.  A certificate of authenticity comes with each set.





WWII Nose Art – 3 x 1oz Silver Coin Set New Zealand Mint

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Silver Manipulation, Mike Maloney Says 'High Frequency Shearing'

Mike Maloney (On Russia Tonight RT) talks about a mission critical topic for gold and silver investors—manipulation. Governments and central banks around the world manage the action of markets to maintain an illusion of prosperity, but Mike calls gold and silver the "canaries in the coal mine."



Mike talks about the economics of manipulation and how governments and investment banks collude to keep a lid on the price of gold and silver. When gold and silver rise, it is a sign that the governments and central banks of the world are beginning to lose their grip.

By being able to sell contracts worth tons of silver in milliseconds, investment banks can control the price of gold and silver. The manipulation can be proven just by examining the price of gold. If you invested in gold during New York trading hours, you would have lost over 70% of your investment. If you were to be short gold during New York Trading and long during PM hours, you would have made massive gains.

Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint

Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin - The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Coloured Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 10,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The fourth release in this stunning series features an outstanding portrayal of an octopus.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver


The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.

Coloured Reverse Design


The coin’s reverse depicts an octopus in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.  Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF – OCTOPUS.

Australian Legal Tender


Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.

Limited Mintage


The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity


The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging


The coin is housed in a display case with a vividly illustrated coral reef shipper. Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superbly illustrated underwater scene.

Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint

Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint

Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin - The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Coloured Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 10,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The fourth release in this stunning series features an outstanding portrayal of an octopus.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver


The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver in proof quality.

Coloured Reverse Design


The coin’s reverse depicts an octopus in colour and includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.  Incorporated into the design are the inscriptions AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE II – THE REEF – OCTOPUS.

Australian Legal Tender


Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.

Limited Mintage


The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity


The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Stunning Illustrated Presentation Packaging


The coin is housed in a display case with a vividly illustrated coral reef shipper. Each shipper joins with other shippers in the series to create a superbly illustrated underwater scene.

Australian Sea Life II – The Reef – Octopus 2012 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin from The Perth Mint

2012 Australian Olympic Team $1 Five-Coin Set Aluminium Bronze

Buy the official 2012 Australian Olympic Team $1 Five-Coin Set at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Australian Legal Tender 
  • $1 Aluminium Bronze
  • Illustrated Cards in a Souvenir Album
  • Authorised by the Australian Olympic Committee

From the awe inspiring opening ceremony to the sheer excitement of the competition, the London 2012 Olympic Games will feature thousands of athletes, 26 sports and 205 participating countries.
Australia has been represented at every Olympic Games and all but four Olympic Winter Games in the modern era since 1896.  Australia hosted the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956 and the incredibly successful Games of Sydney 2000.
Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD.  The modern Games held under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee were first hosted in Athens in 1896.  These Games brought together 14 nations and 241 athletes who competed in 43 events.
As the Olympic torch is lit, so will it ignite the hopes of all Australians, to hear again, the famous words uttered by Norman May, “Gold! Gold to Australia! Gold!

Olympic Reverse Designs

This stunning five-coin set is struck from aluminium bronze, and designed to inspire. The reverse designs comprise:
  • An Olympic runner with the inscription FASTER.
  • An Olympic pole-vaulter with the inscription HIGHER.
  • An Olympic weight-lifter with the inscription STRONGER.
  • An Olympian in a triumphant pose with arms raised and the inscription VICTORY.
  • The Australian Olympic Team’s mascot, the boxing kangaroo.
All the coins carry the Australian Olympic Team official logo and the inscription 2012 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as Australian legal tender, each aluminium bronze coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination

Illustrated Cards in a Souvenir Album

Each coin is housed in an illustrated presentation card and is displayed in a $1 coin album with a specially designed souvenir cover.

2012 Australian Olympic Team $1 Five-Coin Set Aluminium Bronze

Wildlife in Need - Black Rhinoceros 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint Australia Silver 2012

Wildlife in Need – Black Rhinoceros 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Black Rhinoceros Reverse Design
  • Limited Mintage – 5,000
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • $1.99 Donation to WWF
  • Commissioned Product Struck by The Perth Mint

The Black Rhinoceros is characterised by its sizeable frame and distinctive horns.  This magnificent species is thought to have poor sight, but a good sense of smell and hearing, and is believed to live between 40 to 50 years of age.

Over time, the poaching of the animal for its horns has escalated and remains the creature’s greatest threat.  The Black Rhinoceros is classified as critically endangered, and one subspecies, the Western Black Rhinoceros, was declared extinct by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in 2011.

Political instability and wars have also severely hampered rhinoceros conservation work in Africa.  This situation has exacerbated the trade in rhino horn and increased incidents of poverty-induced poaching.  Habitat loss and changes have also contributed to the population’s decline.  It is now more important than ever to safeguard the future of this unique species.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Black Rhinoceros Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse features an adult Black Rhinoceros and calf in colour, against an African savannah backdrop.  The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands.  The inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – BLACK RHINOCEROS is also incorporated into the design.

Limited Mintage

No more than 5,000 of these coins will be released.

Tuvalu Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is issued with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in a display case with illustrated shipper.

Wildlife in Need - Black Rhinoceros 1oz Silver Proof Coin Perth Mint Australia Silver 2012

2012 Discover Australia – Kookaburra 1/2oz, 1/10oz, 1/25oz Gold Proof Coins Perth Mint Australia Gold


2012 Discover Australia – Kookaburra Gold Proof Coins at The Perth Mint, featuring:
  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
  • Kookaburra Design
  • Australian Legal Tender 
  • H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Obverse
  • Extremely Limited Mintage
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presentation Packaging
  • New One Year Series
The Kookaburra is one of Australia’s most recognisable birds found throughout mainland Australia.  The bird’s white coloured plumage and brown facial stripe is distinctive, as is its loud laughing call.  A territorial tree-dwelling kingfisher, the Kookaburra is believed to mate for life.  Both the male and female partner share the incubation duties of their unhatched eggs, while other members in the family group later assist with the parenting responsibilities.

Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold

These 2012 coins are struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz, 1/10oz and 1/25oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.

Kookaburra Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a Kookaburra perched on a tree branch partially submerged in a river, and the inscriptions DISCOVER AUSTRALIA and KOOKABURRA.  The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the 2012 year-date are also included in the design.

Australian Legal Tender

The coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II Obverse

Each coin’s obverse bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 1/2oz gold coins, 1,000 1/10oz gold coins and 2,500 1/25oz gold coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

Each coin is housed in presentation packaging comprising a display case featuring a timber lid and a superbly illustrated box-shipper.
2012 Discover Australia – Kookaburra 1/2oz, 1/10oz, 1/25oz Gold Proof Coins Perth Mint Australia Gold

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Have Precious Metals Peaked? September May be the Breakout Month for Silver!



David Morgan on the morning report discussing whether precious metals have peaked?

His response is September May be the Breakout Month for Silver for 2012.


Harold Seigel Gold and Silver Market Forecast Mar 30, 2012 (Har



The most accurate market forecaster I know of. The things he said in 2006 I thought he was a quack. He proved everything he said was right. To visit his page:

http://www.hesradio.com/