Australian Coins are some of the most popular World Coins. Most of the collectible Australian coins are made by the legendary Perth Mint. The Perth Mint has a respectable history and its claim to fame is producing the world's finest gold in 1957, which was .999999 fine.
The Perth Mint was created due to a need for gold refiners in Western Australia just before 1900. While the Perth Mint has a long history with gold, and Gold Australian coins continue to be one of it's main offerings, Australian Silver Coins are also very popular amongst collectors.
Australian coins and bullion products are among the finest available on the market. Gold bars from the Perth Mint are still quite popular among bullion buyers and widely recognized. Many collectors follow the Australian Silver Lunar and Australian Gold Lunar series. These coins have a new design each year and the designs follow the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. This series was actually such a hit that the 2nd Lunar series is now in production. Some of the most well-known Australian coins include the Australian Silver Kangaroo, Australian Gold Kangaroo, and the Australian Silver Kookaburra.
In addition to gold and annually issued coins, there are plenty of commemorative coins minted by Australia. The designs of these vary widely and the Perth Mint often produces several series of coins simultaneously. Some themes of other Australian coins include prehistoric plants and animals, Australian animals, the Australian Outback, historic events, sports, mythical beings, and even TV shows.
Quite a variety of unique touches are given to limited mintage Australian coins. One of the features being seen more commonly now is the antique finish, however there is no shortage of color or stunning proof finishes either. While they are no longer available, a series of coins and bullion were made that actually had natural pink diamonds set in them. Australian coins are definitely something to watch if you like adding unique items to your collection.
Australian coins display some of the highest quality workmanship and purest bullion of any World Coins. If you don't own any coins or bullion from Australia yet, you're missing out. Check out the variety of beautiful and unique world coins MCM has in stock today, and be sure to check the Coming Soon section to stay updated.