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In numismatics, effigy describes a specially prepared portrait on the obverse, or ‘heads’, side of a coin. But why does the monarch’s effigy appear on coins? Find out here...
How do we make our precious metal coins?
In this article we explore five important steps that our craftsmen and women use to produce exquisite precious metal coins at The Perth Mint.
Finishing touches make all the difference
Here is our quick guide to various finishes that appear regularly on our collector, or numismatic, releases.
How do our numismatic coins differ from our bullion coins?
How do our numismatic coins differ from our bullion coins? Read on to find out more.
Spectacular Perth Mint coin celebrates 2023 Total Solar Eclipse
Celebrate the magical cosmic phenomenon over Ningaloo Marine Park with this superbly crafted 2oz of 99.99% pure silver coin. Portraying corals and a whale shark, the artistry combines skillfully coloured and antiqued elements, the latter a special treatment conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact.
Everything you need to know about Australia’s 1930 penny
The Australian 1930 penny is so rare it's captivated serious collectors and the general public for decades, but do you have one hidden away?
Masterpieces scale greater heights with The Jewelled Snake
If you thought last year’s Jewelled Series was spectacular, the 2023 coin will leave you totally mesmerised. With a mintage of only eight, The Jewelled Snake 2023 10oz Gold Proof Coin is extremely rare. The price of each individual piece is AUD 289,000.00. Find out more...
Start your pre-decimal collection with the first Commonwealth coinage
Wondering what to collect when it comes to coins? Finding examples of Australia’s first Commonwealth coins could fit the bill. Read on to find out more.
What are non-circulating legal tender coins?
Non-circulating legal tender is a useful term to describe official coins that are not intended to be spent. But what is the true value of these coins?
Sell out Opal Lunar Series welcomes the Year of the Rabbit
The Australian Opal Lunar Silver Coin Series has ignited a flame in many Perth Mint coin collectors. With limited Year of the Rabbit stocks available, secure yours now.
Collectable coins antiqued and gilded to perfection
In recent years, collectable coins featuring antiqued or gilded highlights have become popular. In fact, The Perth Mint can claim some of the credit for this trend, being one of the world’s first mints to pioneer these innovations.