Australia Coins

Australian coins include coins from a multitude of mints.  Initially, Australian coins were mined by branch mints of the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom.  Those branch mints became available to mint Australian coins once Australia became an independent country.

The Australian government now operates two mints that produce Australian coins, one of which is the Perth Mint with responsibilities of minting bullion coins and commemorative coins.  The other mints are now combined, and the one remaining mint of three, the Royal Australian Mint, mints Australia’s circulating coins and some commemorative coins.

Australia now mints decimal Australian coins, but the change from the old British denominations of Australian coins occurred in the sixties, so older coins are still being collected by numismatists.

In this section of the blog we provide news of some interesting releases by the Perth Mint, and may also address any Australian numismatic topic.  Most of the Perth Mint issues are for Australia, with a significant number of coins of Tuvalu.

Coin Videos from the Mints of the World

Coin Videos from the Mints of the World Coin Videos Are a Fun Way to Learn Coin videos are popular.  The problem is that many videos simply show a person opening a package containing coins.  It takes time to watch several worthless videos while searching for an informative one.  This problem is solved by going directly to a YouTube channel that is run by a major mint.   Mints are in the business of selling non-circulating coins.  They put time and effo.....

Hutt River Province Coins

Hutt River Province Coins Hutt River Province Coins May, Or May Not Be Coins Hutt River Province coins are minted in numerous styles, and designed to be sold.  They cover people and events that might be of interest.  But, are Hutt river coins really coins?  This begs the question, does Hutt River Province have a legal right to issue money?  First, t would need to qualify as a country.  This is a fact that remains clouded.  But it issues coins and paper money.  So, is .....
2012 Kangaroo High Relief Silver Coin

Collectible Coins Require Collectors

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Looney Tunes Coins from Perth Mint

Looney Tunes Coins from Perth Looney Tunes Coins 2018 Series Looney Tunes coins are bring released through 2018 from the Perth Mint in Western Australia.  This outstanding coin series will be five coins, each coin featuring a different Looney Tunes character.  The coins will be issued for the island nation of Tuvalu, and are non-circulating coins.  The denomination of each coin is one-half TVD.  The coins are proof coins, and selectively colorized.  Mintage per coin is .....

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion

New Australian Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion Silver Bullion and Gold Bullion from the Perth Mint The Perth Mint has always produced several silver bullion coins and gold bullion coins, accompanied by at least one platinum bullion coin.  Now, a new coin in the shape of a bar is being introduced.  The new coin is the dragon bar, or ingot.  It will be available in both silver and gold. But, the Perth Mint already has a wonderful variety of silver bullion and gold bu.....

Antiqued Silver Coins Go to Three-Dimensional Impact

Antiqued Silver Coins Go to Three-Dimensional Impact New Antiqued Silver Coins enhanced by 3-D Glasses A new antiqued silver coins series by the Perth Mint will incorporate modern technology.  This is an innovation that comes unexpectedly.   Antiqued silver coins have been around for some time.  The Perth Mint in Australia has been at the forefront in antiqued silver coins, minting quite a few different coins last year.  Their antiqued silver coins gene.....

Star Trek Silver Coins

Star Trek Silver Coins Five New Star Trek Silver Coins Coming Out Star Trek silver coins will be available in 2018 with five new coin designs to choose from.  There are two sets of star Trek silver coins coming out.  The Royal Canadian Mint is offering a three-coin subscription of Star Trek starships.  And, the Perth Mint has a two-coin set of Star Trek silver coins that include a special packaging designed to look like a transporter, and the transporter actually lights u.....

Popular Mint Links as a Resource for Coin Collectors

Popular Mint Links as a Resource for Coin Collectors Links to Mint Sites A coin mint website exists for many countries, but not all.  Not every country produces its own coins.  Some countries, especially smaller countries, contract their coin production out to larger countries, or even private mints.   Interest in a website is often so a coin collector can order annual sets, such as uncirculated coin sets and proof coin sets, or order commemorative coins.....