These sets contain the coins issued by the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) for use as currency (sometimes called circulation coins as discussed in Lesson 3). The sets usually contain the standard circulating coins of the year, however in the later issues some of the commemorative coins started to appear.
1994 Mint Set issued by RAM
The coins used for mint sets are the coins minted by RAM for circulation. They are in mint condition in contrast to the coins distributed in the banking supply system, not having the usual bag knocks or rubbing marks.
I have written this blog about Australian circulating coins but the principle applies to other countries and currencies.
The Australian circulating coins are minted by The Royal Australia Mint (RAM) and are the coins you will find in your change. They are the coins (cash) used to buy and sell goods in the normal course of commerce.
The Perth Mint and occasionally other mints have minted coins for the Commonwealth of Australia during times of increased demand. Also the gold sovereigns were minted by various mints operating in Australia at the time.
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The coin releases from The Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint just in the first period of 2015 are plentiful so the question is this –
Are the mints killing off a very lucrative market by oversupplying?
The releases from both the Pert Mint and Royal Australian Mint around this time include Anzac Centenary and Gallipoli releases, Eternal Love, Cricket, New Year, the Lunar series with many different sizes and types, Coin show special, sunset Batman, Gods of Olympia, Star Trek and more but you get the point.
All things considered and under normal circumstances it would appear the market is defiantly been oversupplied. Although I am not that familiar with International releases the same expansion of releases appears to be occurring with other mints as well.
The immediately effect of this has been a gradual drop in prices for previously released coins. If collectors cannot be guaranteed rising prices for their coins it does spell trouble for the silver commemorative market. It is a relatively new market really only becoming popular in the last decade or so and needs careful consideration and management by the mints.
The question in my mind is what of the future?
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The Perth Mint Lunar Series 1 are the coins I would recommend to collect both for those just starting and those wishing to enhance their collection.
The Series has plenty going for it:
1. Tiny mintages, especially compared with other issues.
2. First series of its kind and led the way to the commemorative series market which is huge today
3. Superb quality
4. Interesting though somewhat stylized designs.
5. 100% Silver so always backed by a silver bullion price.
6. Minted by an internationally recognized mint that has an outstanding reputation.
7. Prices are still very reasonable considering the mintage’s and scarcity of these coins.
8. Price appreciation is assured due to the mintage numbers and an increasing interest in the series.
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The Kangaroo series produced by the Royal Australian Mint is one of the foundation series of Australian decimal coinage and is widely collected.
There is in my opinion a significant opportunity that has developed in this very popular series.
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The Deadly & Dangerous series from the Perth Mint is now available in a special release pure Gold Set. Given the amazing success of the Silver series starting with the Red back spider in 2006 now selling for between $1200 and $1500 and the other years going up in price this may be a good set to have. The increase in the gold price will also push this set along.
The Australian Antarctic series is one of my favourites and has been ever since I started to collect coins 5 years ago. It is a beautifully designed and well thought out series with great presentation. To continue with my ‘must have’ theme put this series on the list now.
What is happening to the price?
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1966 50c Round Coins
What is a dollar worth? Not much according to the latest Treasury release. Treasury released the actual cost of the metals used to make the currency.
The Australian $1 coin comprises
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Koala Opal Silver Proof Coin
The Perth Mint has released the very unique Koala Opal coin.
The coin is in a display case, a light turns on when the case is opened representing the moon shining down on the nocturnal koala. The 1 oz silver and opal coin is accompanied by a colourful, beautifully designed packing box. The Opal pieces are put together in the shape of a Koala in a tree.
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