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Weekly Numismatic World News for October 22, 2017

The Coin Collectors Blog has been and always been about collecting numismatics in all forms from a collector’s point of view. As I am coming up on my 12th anniversary of writing this blog, I would like to address a few comments I have received via email. As a reminder, a blog is short for […]

Now available: Graded 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Sets!


2017 Burnished Silver Eagles: FDI and Mercanti hand-signed labels!


Interior Secretary Zinke has his own Challenge Coin

Stories abound regarding the quirks and foibles of some of the appointed members of the Executive Branch. Some are troublesome while others seem to be personality-based that seems different from what some consider the norm. In an article that appeared in The Washington Post, it was reported that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has […]

Weekly Numismatic World News for October 8, 2017

Earlier this week, the White House announced the nomination of David J. Ryder to be next Director of the U.S. Mint. If the name sounds familiar it is because Ryder served as the 34th Mint Director from September 1992 through November 1993 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Ryder’s biography in the President’s […]

Virtual gold trail a first for Perth

Virtual gold trail a first for Perth

As the major sponsor of the Gold Industry Group, The Perth Mint is partnering with other members in support the Group’s latest initiative – the Heart of Gold Discovery Trail.

The trail is the first virtual tour of its kind which will give local residents and tourists of all ages an interactive ‘gold’ experience via a free app.

Using augmented reality, enticing audio visuals, games and more, the app will tell the tales of a city built on gold as it takes trail blazers on a virtual gold treasure hunt across the city to The Perth Mint.

To launch the trail, a free family event will be held at Elizabeth Quay on Saturday 7 October.

From 10am to 3pm, the Quay will become a hub of gold inspired activities to educate and entertain the community.

Throughout the day, The Perth Mint will be hosting a dry gold panning activity, giving children and their families the chance to experience what it was like to search for gold during the early gold rushes.

Great prizes are also up for grabs, including a handful of real gold nuggets donated by Ramelius Resources, family passes to our exhibition, Young Collector ‘Experience It’ coin in cards, and of course chocolate coins!

Participants who complete the Heart of Gold Discovery Trail will claim additional golden rewards upon their arrival at The Perth Mint, including a commemorative #heartofgold medallion and 25% discount on admission fees to our dazzling exhibition.

Download the free Heart of Gold Australia app online now, available for both Apple and Android.




Royal Celebration Series: 1947, a Royal wedding

In 2017, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will reach their Platinum Wedding Anniversary, celebrating 70 years of marriage.  In the last two years, Her Majesty The Queen has celebrated three hugely significant milestones. In 2015 The Queen became the Longest Reigning Monarch in British history. In 2016 she became the first British … Read more…

Weekly Numismatic World News for October 1, 2017

Although the U.S. Mint has started shipping American Palladium Eagles, few have been available on the daily market. Most bullion dealers are offering these coins as a pre-sale with the expectation of receiving their coins on or about October 10 for shipment shortly thereafter. Pre-sale prices are averaging $85-200 over the spot price, which is […]

May the good fortune be yours with these Feng Shui coins!


Weekly Numismatic World News for September 24, 2017

On Monday, the U.S. Mint will begin selling palladium bullion coins to authorized purchasers. The opening price will probably be $976.44 per coin, which is 6.25-percent over the spot price of $919 per troy ounce. Metal prices have not followed a path that market watchers are familiar with. Platinum is usually more expensive per troy […]