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Released 3 September 2013

Featuring the latest Australian Lunar Series II gold and silver proof coins and other stunning new releases

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Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse Gold Proof Coins

NEW RELEASE

The Australian Lunar Series II gold proof coins harness the attention of collectors and gift buyers with a stunning reverse design which captures the free spirited nature of the horse. Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the 2014 Year of the Horse coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 with the obverse of each coin depicting the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2014 year-date and monetary denomination. The reverse of each release features a horse galloping in a stylised scene of mountains and clouds. The Chinese character for 'horse' and the inscription 'Year of the Horse' also appear in the design with The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark. Presented in stylish black and timber-inspired gift packaging with a numbered Certificate, only 3,000 individual 1oz coins and 5,000 individual 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins will be released from their maximum mintages of 6,000 and 8,000 respectively. The remaining 3,000 coins in each size comprise the Three-Coin Set, for sale worldwide.

1oz

1/4oz 1/10oz

Obverses shown actual size Item code

Description

2S1415DAAA 2S1415FAAA 2S1415GAAA 2S1415ZAAA

1oz Gold Proof Coin 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin Three-Coin Set

Price $2,625.00 $675.00 $295.00 $3,555.00

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Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse Silver Proof Coins

NEW RELEASE

LIMIT OF ONE COIN PER EXISTING MEMBER until midday 5 September 2013 WST. In 2014, The Perth Mint celebrates the Year of the Horse with the latest coins from the Australian Lunar Silver Coin Series II. As the seventh animal in the ancient Chinese zodiac, the horse is believed to influence the personalities of those people born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014. Their characteristics of being sociable, optimistic and energetic are captured on the reverse of each 99.9% pure silver issue, as two horses rest by a river in a stylised Chinese landscape. The design also features the Chinese character for 'horse', the inscription 'Year of the Horse' and The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark. No more than 8,000 individual 1/2oz coins and 5,000 individual 1oz coins will be issued from a maximum mintage of 9,000 and 8,500 respectively. Issued as Australian legal tender, each coin is housed in a red and black presentation case and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. 1oz 1/2oz

Obverses shown smaller than actual size of 45.60mm and 36.60mm Item code

Description

2S1416DAAA 1oz Silver Proof Coin 2S1416EAAE 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

Price $92.50 $60.00


Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse Silver Proof Coins

NEW RELEASE

Struck from 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the Chinese Lunar Year of the Horse is symbolised on this Australian legal tender coin. Featured within the design is the Chinese character for 'horse', the inscription 'Year of the Horse' and The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark. No more than 500 individual 1 kilo coins will be released in a presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. A Three-Coin Set comprising a 2014 Year of the Horse special 2oz silver coin along with the 1oz and 1/2oz issues is also available in a red and black display case with numbered Certificate. Like the other silver coin issues, the 2oz Australian legal tender coin depicts two horses by a river with the Chinese symbol for 'horse' and the inscription 'Year of the Horse'. Only 1,000 Three-Coin Sets, comprising the 2oz coin with a maximum mintage of 2,000, will be issued.

Kilo

2oz

Obverses shown smaller than actual size of 100.60mm and 55.60mm Item code

LIMIT OF ONE COIN AND SET PER EXISTING MEMBER until midday 5 September 2013 WST.

Description

2S1416AAAA 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin 2S1416ZBAA Three-Coin Set

Price $1,595.00 $340.00

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NEW RELEASE

Australian Opal Series – Pygmy Possum 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

LIMIT OF ONE COIN PER EXISTING MEMBER until midday 5 September 2013 WST. The native Pygmy Possum is the third Australian animal to feature in The Perth Mint's rare opal series. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the Australian legal tender proof coin incorporates an inner panel of authentic Australian opal, which displays the mouse-sized pigmy possum sitting on a Banksia branch with blossoms and leaves. The outer panel of the coin's reverse replicates this unique flora, and portrays a first quarter moon and the Southern Cross star constellation. Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the obverse of each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. To represent the moon shining down on the nocturnal creature, this stunning collectable is presented in a special display case with a light, which turns on as you open to lid to view the coin. Only 8,000 coins will be issued for sale worldwide and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

SPECIAL DISPLAY CASE WITH LIGHT Item code

Description

13T18BAA

1oz Silver Proof Pygmy Possum Coin

Price $110.00


Famous Ships That Never Sailed – The Demeter

NEW RELEASE

2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Bound in the pages of Bram Stoker's gothic horror story Dracula, The Demeter is the third vessel to feature in the Famous Ships That Never Sailed 1oz silver collector series. The legendary tall ship sails the 'undead' Count Dracula to England in what becomes a final and terrifying passage for her crew. Struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin's reverse portrays a representation of The Demeter and the cliff top Whitby Abbey surrounded by vampire bats. A representation of a full moon and the inscriptions 'Dracula' and 'The Demeter' also feature as part of the design. The Tuvalu legal tender coin is beautifully presented in a wooden case in the shape of a wooden book with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. With a mintage of 3,000, each coin displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2013 year-date on its obverse. Commissioned product struck by The Perth Mint. Previous Releases: The Flying Dutchman and The Pequod Forthcoming Releases: The Jolly Roger, The Gloria Scott and The Nautilus

Item code

Description

13U70CAA

1oz Silver Proof Demeter Coin

Price $99.00

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NEW RELEASE

Young Collectors 'Experience It!' – Horse Riding 2013 $1 Coin in Card The fourth aluminium bronze release in the exciting Young Collectors 'Experience It!' series showcases the skilful art of horse riding. A number of individual and team sports are connected with horse riding, including dressage, show jumping, eventing and trail riding – each one requiring a strong and skilful rider. The coin's coloured reverse portrays a rider with her horse against a background of show jumps and a sunrise within a stylised geometric border. The inscription HORSE RIDING and the $1 monetary denomination also feature in the design. This Australian legal tender collectable is presented in an informative illustrated presentation card. Previous Releases: Surfing, Snorkelling and Skiing Future Releases: Skateboarding and BMX Riding

Item code

Description

1320EAAD

$1 Horse Riding Coin $14.95

Price

Obverse shown smaller than actual size of 30.20mm

Australian Bush Babies II – Wombat and Echidna 2013 Stamp and Coin Covers The Australian Bush Babies II Stamp and Coin Cover series comes to completion with a fourth and a final release capturing the innocence and curiosity of an infant wombat and echidna. The reverse of both aluminium bronze coins portray an enchanting image of the young creature in the company of an insect friend, surrounded by fine impressions of native wildflowers. The Australian legal tender collectables are individually housed in a stylish card, within an envelope which either displays a $1.75 wombat stamp or a $2.60 echidna stamp postmarked for the first day of issue, with Australia Post's Seal of Authenticity and official release number.

Reverses shown actual size

Previous Releases: Kookaburra, Possum and Platypus

FINAL COINS IN THE SERIES Item code

Description

13U77FAA Wombat Stamp and Coin Cover 13U77EAA Echidna Stamp and Coin Cover

Price $15.95 $15.95


Australian Birds – Yellow-billed Kingfisher and Green Catbird

NEW RELEASE

2013 Stamp and Coin Covers

Completing the Australian Birds aluminium bronze coin series are these final releases featuring a Yellow-billed Kingfisher and Green Catbird. A member of the Australian Kingfisher family, the coin depicts a colourful Yellow-billed Kingfisher perched on a tree branch, accompanied by the inscription YELLOW-BILLED KINGFISHER SYMA TOROTORO and the $1 monetary denomination. The Green Catbird, an Australian Songbird, features vibrantly on the coin's reverse, headed by the inscription GREEN CATBIRD AILUROEDUS CRASSIROSTRIS and the $1 monetary denomination. Each Tuvalu legal tender coin is housed in an illustrated card within a protective envelope featuring either a $3.00 Yellow-billed Kingfisher stamp or a 55c Green Catbird stamp, postmarked for the first day of issue. Each coin's envelope displays Australia Post's Seal of Authenticity and official release number. Previous Releases: Australian Shelduck and Striated Pardolote

Item code

Description

13U63CAA 13U63DAA 13U79BAA 13U79AAA

Yellow-billed Kingfisher Stamp and Coin Cover Green Catbird Stamp and Coin Cover Shelduck Stamp and Coin Cover Pardalote Stamp and Coin Cover

Price $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95


Australian Koala 2013 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin The popular 2013 Australian Koala design is brought to life in high relief with the release of this stunning 99.9% pure silver proof coin. The high relief format of this special issue captures the intricate artistry of the coin's reverse, which portrays an adult koala sitting on the branch of a eucalyptus tree surrounded by gum leaves. Struck in the same style, the depth and detail of the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is highlighted on the obverse of this stunning collectable.

2013 DESIGN IN SPECTACULAR HIGH RELIEF

Only 9,000 of these 2013 Australian Koala coins, from a maximum mintage of 10,000, will be released individually in a classic display case and illustrated shipper. An accompanying numbered Certificate authenticates this Australian legal tender coin.

Obverse shown smaller than actual size of 32.60mm

Item code

Description

Price

1337DAAA 1oz Silver Proof High Relief Koala Coin $96.00

Coin releases from 1 October 2013 ?

Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse 1 Kilo Gemstone Edition

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Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse Typeset Collection

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Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse 1oz Silver Gilded Edition

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Australian Lunar Series II 2014 Year of the Horse Gold and Silver Proof Coloured Editions

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Australian Map Shaped Coin Series – Platypus 2013 1oz Silver Coin

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150 Anniversary of A.B. "Banjo" Paterson 2014 Gold and Silver Proof Coins

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Mythical Creatures – Werewolf 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coin

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Christmas 2013 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin

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Young Collectors 'Experience It!' – Skateboarding 2013 $1 Coin in Card

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Release dates subject to change without notice

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