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Perth Mint Marks 40 Years of Australia-China Relations

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As Australia’s specialist precious metals mint, The Perth Mint is proud to release a commemorative coin celebrating the 40thanniversary of friendship between the Commonwealth of Australia and the People’s Republic of China.

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality, the coin’s reverse portrays the animal emblem of each nation, the Kangaroo and Giant Panda, headed by the Australian and Chinese flags in colour.

The design also features the inscription CHINA AND AUSTRALIA 40 YEARS, in English and Chinese, the dates 1972 – 2012, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Since formal diplomatic relations were established on 21 December 1972, interaction between both countries has resulted in improved cultural ties, cooperation and economic growth.

Perth Mint Sales and Marketing Director, Ron Currie, said that China is one of the largest emerging coin markets in the world and is a natural progression for our collector coin business.

“There is no doubt that the blossoming affiliation between both countries has resulted in The Perth Mint becoming a major supplier of coins to China, and we’re delighted to mark this milestone with a fitting patriotic tribute”.

“With a Perth Mint representative based in Shanghai, and firm recognition of our Australian Lunar series already established amongst Chinese collectors, we’re optimistic of our ability to evolve within this key market over the next 40 years”, he continued.

Issued as Australian legal tender, the obverse of the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

With a limited mintage of only 5,000 and priced at an affordable $99.00, the coin is anticipated to be very popular among collectors.

The 40 Years of Friendship coin is available from The Perth Mint at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, on toll free 1800 098 817 (Australia),+61 8 9421 7218 (International) or at   Purchasers can also check availability of the coin at their local coin dealer or Australia Post outlet.

Check out other cool Perth Mint coins on The|Coinologist here.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

August 28, 2012 at 8:28 am

The Color of Money

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We all know and love the Greenback, and even though it has become more vibrant in the past few years, we have nothing on other currencies throughout the world when it comes to color.  Be sure to check out the whole post for some notes with colors and designs will take your eyes for a ride.  While fun to look at, I’ll take a good old American dollar any day of the week.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

March 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

Gold Coins of Ancient China

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The word China will make anyone in the coin business nervous these days, rightfully so of course.  There have been many counterfeit coins coming out of China, from raw to certified, yes I said certified.  This is a bad thing and I dislike it just as much as the rest of you.  I have a good friend who was transferred to China, and I have had the opportunity to visit him on two occasions.  What I would like to share with you are some gold coins that I came across at the Chinese History Museum in Xi’an, China.  The thing about China, is the word history has to be thought of a little differently than in our country.  I viewed many artifacts that were 5000 years old.  So let’s get back to the coins, the first photo’s are of gold discs that are around 2,200 years old, and the second set are a little newer at around 1200 years old.  It goes to show how important gold has been in commerce throughout the ages, and why the gold standard might once again be in our future.

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Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 16, 2011 at 8:08 am

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