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NEW RELEASES January 2011

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The new 2011 50c Bilby Silver Proof!

Speedy sell-out certain!

A coin of quality, character and glorious full-colour, the latest in the red-hot Bush Babies 1/2oz Silver Proof Series has just been unveiled by the Perth Mint! As affordable, as exclusive and as enchanting as its predecessors in this inspired collector program, the 2011 50c Bush Baby Bilby 1/2oz Silver Proof is sure to sell out just as fast. Whilst demand for the series is no great shock, with interest in Perth Mint fullcolour Australian animal coins reaching unparalleled heights, the speed with which the first three Bush Baby Silver Proofs sold out is truly remarkable. We only had the chance to run the Kangaroo and Sugar Glider coins on one occasion in Money, whilst the third in the series, honouring the Dingo, sold out before we even went to print! Defined by the same enticing characteristics, and limited to the same mintage of 10,000, all the evidence suggests that this will be your ONLY chance to add this sparkling .999 fine silver tribute to the endangered Bilby to your collection. A limited window of opportunity to guarantee supply of this near crownsized Australian legal tender coin at Official Issue Price, we must, in the interests of fairness, enforce a limit of one per household. Act now – to delay your order is to invite disappointment. I

Struck to Proof quality from 1/2oz of .999 fine silver

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Worldwide mintage just 10,000 – sell-out certain

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Official Australian legal tender – measures 36.60mm

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Set in a plush case and beautifully illustrated outer box

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Complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

65

A$

61

US$ A must-have for those attempting to assemble the complete 5-coin Bush Babies Silver Proof Series, our allocation of this stunning .999 fine silver 1/2oz Proof is tiny – ACT NOW!

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2011 50c BUSH BABY BILBY 1/2oz SILVER PRO0F Official Issue Price AR942 Limit one per household

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The Royal Australian Navy… Honouring a century of service… Paying homage to a core element of Australia’s rich military history, this outstanding Perth Mint presentation forms an exclusive, eye-catching tribute to the centenary of the nation’s seaborne defenders – the Royal Australian Navy. Although the ‘Commonwealth Naval Forces’ were established in March 1901, after responsibility for naval defence had been transferred to Australia following Federation, it was not until 1911 that King George V granted the title ‘Royal Australian Navy’. A key player in military actions undertaken by Australia in the hundred years since, the RAN has carried out the task of defending the world’s biggest island with immense energy, tremendous courage and great honour. Today, the RAN is one of the largest naval forces in the Pacific region, and contributes to military operations and peace-keeping missions right around the world. A fitting commemoration of Australia’s seafaring warriors, and a release of undeniably good collector value, this new set is headlined by a crown-sized precious metal Proof. Struck to the highest possible standard from a troy ounce of pure .999 silver, this majestic Australian legal tender coin is distinguished by a superbly detailed design. Symbolising a century of service to the Australian nation, the 40.60mm flan unites an image of early RAN servicemen with portrayals of the River Class Torpedo Boat Destroyer, HMAS Yarra, commissioned in 1910, and the modern warship, HMAS Anzac. The consummate complement to this majestic Silver Proof Crown, each set also includes an authentic, full-colour Royal Australian Navy Badge replica – plated in real gold!

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Official tribute to the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy

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Features an Australian legal tender 40.60mm 1oz .999 silver Proof

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Includes an authentic, full-colour RAN badge replica – plated in gold!

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A strictly limited edition, with just 7,500 collections issued worldwide

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Set in an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity ticity

Sure to be hotly pursued by collector and non-collector alike, as with all Australian military commemoratives, do not miss the opportunity to guarantee supply of the 2011 $1 Royal Australian Navy Centenary 1oz Silver Proof & Badge Set at Official Issue Price!

115

A$

107

US$

2011 $1 100 YEARS ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 1oz SILVER PROOF & BADGE SET Official Issue Price AR943

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Perth Mint sparks new ‘Gold Rush’! The 2011 $100 Nugget 1oz Gold Proof! Sure to spark a major ‘Gold Rush’ amongst collectors of the world’s favourite precious metal, the Perth Mint has just unveiled a truly prestigious tribute to the worldrenowned Australian Gold Nugget Series. With only 1,500 of the new 2011 $100 Gold Nugget 25th Anniversary 1oz Gold Proof to be issued worldwide, however, it is a tribute destined to be enjoyed by the privileged few.

For more than two decades, the Perth Mint’s Gold Nugget Series has been instantly associated with rarity, luxury, innovation and prestige. Now, some 25 years after the first Gold Nugget took the world by storm, that grand tradition continues with the release of this inspired Australian legal tender 1oz Gold Proof coin. Bearing the same reverse design as the first Nugget Gold 1oz coin, created by legendary numismatic master craftsman Stuart Devlin, the 2011 $100 Gold Nugget 25th Anniversary 1oz Gold Proof celebrates one of Australia’s most famous gold finds – the Welcome Stranger nugget. Discovered near Bendigo in 1869 by English prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates,

the Welcome Stranger is believed to be the world’s biggest gold nugget. Found just 7.5cm below the surface of the Victorian soil, near the root of a tree, the Welcome Stranger weighed an astonishing 2,284 ounces! An everlasting symbol of the Australian Gold Rush, the Welcome Stranger was the perfect way to start the Gold Nugget Series – and represents the perfect motif with which to honour the 25th anniversary of this celebrated collector program. Perhaps the most important precious metal issue to be released in Australia in 2011, there seems little doubt that the tiny mintage of this spellbinding .9999 fine 1oz Gold Proof will be crushed beneath the weight of worldwide demand.

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Tiny worldwide mintage a mere 1,500 coins!

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Struck from a full troy ounce of .9999 gold

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Underpinned by immaculate Proof quality

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Set in an attractive, official Perth Mint case

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Includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

2,580

A$

Not available in the US

2011 $100 25th ANNIVERSARY GOLD NUGGET 1oz GOLD PRO0F Official Issue Price AR944

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A Silver Koala for A$14.95?! Too good to be true! No, it’s not a mistake, the Perth Mint has just unveiled the very first 10c Koala Silver Specimen – at an Official Issue Price of just A$14.95! An 1/10oz Sil unprecedented opportunity for Australians from all walks of life to enjoy unprece one of the nation’s most admired silver coin series, demand for this unbelievably affordable precious metal release is set to go through the unbe roof! roo An inspired decision by Australia’s precious metal specialists, aimed at bbringing the Silver Koala Series within the reach of as many people as ppossible, this groundbreaking Australian legal tender coin is defined by the ssame key qualities that underpin the Mint’s entire Precious Metal Program. From the purity of the .999 fine silver to the exquisite Specimen strike, ffrom the attractive, official presentation to the eye-catching one-year-only design, this innovative new release is a sparkling example of the Mint’s world-renowned precious metal craftsmanship. w Whilst an obvious target for Australian coin collectors, especially those W who feel that, in an era of rising metal prices, silver is beyond their reach, w the 2011 10c Koala 1/10oz Silver Specimen also forms the perfect Aussie gift for friends and contacts overseas. Beautifully presented in Auss an official, illustrated card, the mind-blowing affordability of the Official Issue PPrice of just A$14.95 means that no one need miss out!

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Unique! Australia’s first 10c Silver Koala!

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Stunning value-for-money! Official Issue Price just A$14.95!

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Struck to Specimen quality from 1/10oz of pure .999 silver

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Australian legal tender – measures 20.60mm in diameter

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Housed in an attractive, official Perth Mint presentation card

1495

A$

14

US$

2011 10c KOALA 1/10oz SILVER BU Official Issue Price AR945

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New Releases Jan 2011