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2012 Australian Olympic Team $1 Five-Coin Set The countdown to London has begun‌ready, get your set, GO!

OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM COINS

Issued as Australian legal tender, this fantastic set comprises five uncirculated aluminium bronze $1 coins. Presented in a specially designed souvenir folder, 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.

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NEW RELEASE

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. All the coins carry the Australian Olympic Team's official logo, the inscription 2012 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM and the monetary denomination. What are you waiting for?

Item code

Description

12R66ZAA $1 Five-Coin Set

Price $69.00

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Australian Lunar Coin Series II 2012 Year of the Dragon 1oz Silver Ten-Coin Set Here are ten good reasons to celebrate this auspicious year!

This magnificent coin set symbolises all that the dragon stands for – prosperity, good fortune and happiness! It just may be the penultimate gift or collectable for those born in this Chinese lunar year. 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' and the Chinese character for 'dragon'. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.

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NEW RELEASE

Exquisitely presented in a red and black display case, with a themed shipper and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. No more than 2,500 ten-coin sets will be released. Item code

Description

Price

2S1206DDXA 1oz Silver Ten-Coin Set $990.00

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

Long Tan remembered – and a battle won! FINAL COIN IN SERIES

One of the heaviest actions of the Vietnam War occurred between the Australian Army and Viet Cong forces on 18 August 1966. The engagement occurred when part of the 1st Australian Task Force (D Company) encountered the Viet Cong and local forces in a rubber plantation, near the village of Long Tan. Long Tan was a decisive Australian victory and is often cited as an important example of a coordinated air and land attack. Issued as Australian legal tender, this coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, and limited to a mintage of only 5,000. 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.

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NEW RELEASE

FIRST RELEASE ‘GALLIPOLI' SOLD OUT

The coin is presented in a display case, with themed shipper and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Previous Releases: Gallipoli (sold out), Tobruk, Kokoda, Kapyong

Item code

Description

12R12AAA 12R11AAA 12R10AAA 11Q90AAA

1oz Silver Proof Long Tan Coin 1oz Silver Proof Kapyong Coin 1oz Silver Proof Kokoda Coin 1oz Silver Proof Tobruk Coin

Price $107.00 $107.00 $107.00 $107.00

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NEW RELEASE

Australian Koala 2012 1kg Silver Proof Coin

Keep a kilo koala with no feeding required!

EXTREMELY LIMITED

The koala is an internationally recognised symbol of Australia. An arboreal marsupial, it spends most of its time in trees. Inactive during the day, it feeds on the foliage of its favourite eucalypts during the night. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver, the coin's reverse depicts an adult koala sleeping on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. Issued as Australian legal tender, only 500 coins will be released. Presented in a classic display case,with a themed shipper and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Item code

Obverse shown smaller than actual size of 100.60mm

Description

Price

12127AAAA 1kg Silver Proof Coin $1,990.00


NEW RELEASE

Australian Koala 2012 1/10oz Silver Coin in Card

This 'sleeper' is a keeper!

The koala is perhaps Australia's most beloved animal. The 2012 Australian Koala silver coin depicts a koala resting against a tree branch. Struck from 1/10oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin includes the Mint's 'P' mintmark on the reverse. Issued as Australian legal tender on a mint-to-order basis, the coin is housed in a beautifully illustrated presentation card.

Obverse shown actual size Item code

Description

Price

1207GAAD 1/10oz Silver Koala in Card $14.95

2012 1oz Silver Coin Struck from 99.9% pure silver, the coin's reverse depicts an adult koala asleep on the branch of a tree. The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Presented in a coloured card, the coin is issued as Australian legal tender. Struck on a mint-to-order basis, the coin's full mintage will be officially declared at the end of 2012.

Item code

Description

Price

1207DAAA 1oz Silver Koala in Card $57.50

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NEW RELEASE

2012 Mini Roo 0.5g Gold Coin

It maybe 'mini' – but it's struck in mighty gold!

NEW DESIGN FOR 2012

The Mini Roo gold coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 0.5g of 99.99% pure gold. The Mini Roo portrays a kangaroo in a standing pose, against the background of a bush windmill and water tank. As well as its weight and fineness, The Perth Mint's historic 'P' mintmark also appears on the reverse. Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin is presented on a striking red and black display card.

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Obverse shown actual size

Item code

Description

120110AAD

0.5g Gold Coin

Price $59.50


Wildlife in Need – Black Rhinoceros

NEW RELEASE

2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Support the World Wildlife Fund and help save the Black Rhino.

PREVIOUS RELEASES SOLD OUT

The Black Rhinoceros is one of the world's endangered species. Characterised by its sizeable frame, this magnificent species is poached for its distinctive horns. Struck by The Perth Mint on behalf of Coin Club Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as Tuvalu legal tender and limited to a mintage of 5,000. The coin's reverse features an adult Black Rhinoceros and calf in colour, against an African savannah backdrop. Presented in a display case, with illustrated shipper, the coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. By purchasing this coin, Coin Club Australia will make a donation of $1.99 to WWF on your behalf. Previous Releases: Giant Panda (sold out), Orangutan (sold out), Polar Bear (sold out) Forthcoming Release: Siberian Tiger Commissioned product struck by The Perth Mint.

Item code

Description

Price

12T15AAA 1oz Silver Proof Coin $114.50

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NEW RELEASE

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Diamond Jubilee 2012 1oz Silver Two-Coin Set

A dainty duo for a diamond jubilee!

EXTREMELY LIMITED

On 2 June 1953 we celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To commemorate this historical event The Perth Mint has issued 1,000 two-coin sets depicting The Queen during her accession and the Australian Royal tour. The Accession coin’s reverse depicts The Queen, flanked by trumpets and pennants, while the Australian Royal tour coin features a formal portrait of The Queen with her Royal emblem. A gilded motif of the King Edward Crown and Royal Coat of Arms appears on both coins. Each Australian legal tender coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and comes in presentation packaging with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Item code

Description

Price

12R79ZAA 1oz Silver Two-Coin Set $210.00


2012 Discover Australia 1oz Silver Proof Coins

These meticulously crafted coins depict new artistry inspired by the beautiful Australian landscape and its wildlife – the Red Kangaroo, the Whale Shark, the Green and Gold Bell Frog, the Goanna and the Kookaburra. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, each Australian legal tender coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity and presented in a display case. Available individually or as a five-coin set, no more than 7,500 of each coin will be released by The Perth Mint. Item code

Description

1218DAAA 1218DBAA 1218DCAA 1218DDAA 1218DEAA 1218DZAA

Green & Gold Bell Frog Goanna Red Kangaroo Kookaburra Whale Shark Silver Five-Coin Set

Price $107.00 $107.00 $107.00 $107.00 $107.00 $535.00

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2012 Discover Australia Gold Proof Coins

These meticulously crafted coins depict new artistry inspired by the beautiful Australian landscape and its wildlife. Struck from 1/2oz, 1/10oz and 1/25oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the reverse designs feature the Red Kangaroo, the Whale Shark, the Green and Gold Bell Frog, the Goanna and the Kookaburra. Strictly limited mintages apply, as no more than 500 1/2oz coins, 1,000 1/10oz coins and 2,500 1/25oz coins will be released by The Perth Mint. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Delightfully presented in a timber-style display case with themed shipper, the coins are available individually or as a five-coin set.

GOLD PROOF COINS Green & Gold Bell Frog Goanna Red Kangaroo Kookaburra Whale Shark Five-Coin Set

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1/2oz Code 1217EAAA 1217EBAA 1217ECAA 1217EDAA 1217EEAA 1217EZAA

1/2oz Price $1,495.00 $1,495.00 $1,495.00 $1,495.00 $1,495.00 $7,475.00


1/2oz Five-Coin Set

NEW ONE YEAR SERIES

1/10oz Five-Coin Set 1/2oz Coin

1/10oz Coin 1/25oz Coin Obverses shown actual size 1/10oz Code 1217GAAA 1217GBAA 1217GCAA 1217GDAA 1217GEAA 1217GZAA

1/10oz Price $329.00 $329.00 $329.00 $329.00 $329.00 $1,645.00

1/25oz Code 1217IAAA 1217IBAA 1217ICAA 1217IDAA 1217IEAA 1217IZAA

1/25oz Five-Coin Set 1/25oz Price $145.00 $145.00 $145.00 $145.00 $145.00 $725.00

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2012 Australian Olympic Team Series As the Olympic torch is lit, so will it ignite the hopes of all Australians, to hear again Norman May’s famous words, “Gold! Gold to Australia! Gold!” 10g Gold Proof Coin Struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin’s reverse portrays an Olympic athlete, holding the Australian flag aloft. A strictly limited mintage – only 2,012 coins! 1oz Silver Proof Coin Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, this limited edition coin portrays an Olympic hurdler set against Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and London’s Big Ben. The coin has a mintage of 7,500.

OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM COINS

Three-Coin Set This outstanding trio comprises a 10g proof coin struck from 99.99% pure gold, a 1/2oz silver proof coin struck from 99.9% pure silver, and a 30mm aluminium bronze coin. Limited to a mintage of 750.

Obverses shown smaller than actual size

All coins are Australian legal tender and come housed in a display case with themed shipper and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Item code

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Description

Price

12R63AAA 10g Gold Proof Coin $1,350.00 12R65AAA 1oz Silver Proof Coin $119.00 12R64ZZA Three-Coin Set $1,455.00


Countdown to London 2012 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coins The final release in the Countdown series is the 2012 uncirculated cupro-nickel coin depicting three athletes on the victor’s podium. All coins in this series are issued as UK legal tender and are housed in presentation cards A free collection box is available with the 2009 and 2010 releases. Item code

Description

11S26AAA 11R05EAA 10Q28AAA

2012 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 2011 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 2009 and 2010 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Collection Pack

Price $19.95 $19.95 $54.95

Great British Icons £5 Six-Coin Silver Proof Set Selected from the Celebration of Britain Collection that rejoices in the Mind, Body and Spirit, these UK legal tender coins have been struck in sterling silver and feature the London 2012 logo. There will be no more than 10,000 sets housed in display casing. Item code

Description

Price

11R17AAA £5 Six-Coin Silver Proof Set $649.50

The London 2012 Gold Series – Mercury £25 Gold Proof Coin Struck in 22-carat gold, the coin features the Roman god, Mercury, and is presented in a walnut case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. No more than 20,000 coins will be released. Item code

Description

Price

11R16AAA 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin $749.50 Obverse shown actual size

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The Perth Mint, founded as a branch of the Royal Mint in 1899, produced millions of gold sovereigns and large amounts of Australian currency during the 20th century. Acquired by the Government of Western Australia in 1970 and empowered by the Commonwealth Government in 1986 to issue gold, silver and platinum legal tender, it is renowned internationally for the outstanding quality of its collector and investor coins which reflect a 113-year tradition of minting excellence.

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