Thursday, May 24, 2012

2012 Silver Kookaburra with Dragon Privy - Perth Mint

They did it again, Perth Mint have issued another Privy Mark 2012 One Ounce Bullion Coin, this time its the 2012 Kookaburra featuring a privy with the 2012 Lunar Gold Dragon Privy.

The Mintage is said to be Limited to just 80,000 on top of the 500,000 normal 2012 Kookaburras, RRP should be more than the standard issue by a couple of bucks

2012 Silver Kookaburra with Dragon Privy - Perth Mint

Monday, May 21, 2012

2012 Fiji Apocalipse Silver Coin $10 Legal Tender

Apocalypse 2012 - SOLD OUT!

The Maya Calendar is the best known of all prophecies. It describes exactly the days of our present fourth period, from 11 August 3114 BC to 21 December 2012′s. The 21st December 2012 after the Mayan Long Count Calendar is the end of human civilization.

On December 21, 2012 happens the so-called “galactic alignment”, where the sun, the moon and all the other planets in our solar system are located perfectly on a line with respect to the center of our galaxy. This  event is held only every 26,000 years and is very unique.

What physical and energetic effects it will have on the earth, is still enigmatic. Many consider 2012 as the beginning of a “New Consciousness”, the beginning of a new, more conscious of this age to the present transition period of dramatic transformations.

Country: Fiji
Issuing year: 2012
Face Value: 10 Dollar
Metal: Ag.925, Silver
Diameter: 54 x 32mm
Weight: 20 grams
Condition: Satined
Special: 5C printed glass inlay
Mintage: 1,000 coins

Only 1000 minted....great looking coin

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Japan 2012 47 Prefecture Program - Okinawa 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

(Obverse design: Shuri Castle and Kumiodori (traditional Okinawan musical theatre))

State Hall in Shuri Castle is known as the largest wooden building in Okinawa and restored to its original state in 1992.

Kumiodori, literally meaning combination dance, is traditional Okinawan musical theatre which composes of words, music, movements and dances. Okinawa was an independent country called Ryukyu Kingdom in the old days and developed its unique culture.

Site of Shuri Castle, built in the end of 14th century, was registered in the UNESCO world heritage in December 2000 and Kumiodori, premiered in 1719, also was registered in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in November 2010.

Japan 2012 47 Prefecture Program - Okinawa 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

Palau 2011 $2 World of Insects - Dragonfly Silver 925 Proof Just 1000 minted

The Beautiful second coin issued by the Republic of Palau in 2010 belonging to series: World of Insect. It depicts the amazing Dragonfly species the Blue-eyed Hawker.


The Southern Migrant Hawker or Blue-eyed Hawker (Aeshna affinis) is a dragonfly found in southern Europe and Asia. As its name suggests the male has blue eyes and also blue marking on the abdomen.

It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic.

Aeshna affinis is found in southern and central Europe and all around the Mediterranean, in North Africa and the Middle East and across Asia to China. It is found on many Mediterranean islands including Menorca, Corsica, and Sicily. It is a migrant species and so is found further northwards in good years.

  • Purity of silver: 925/1000
  • Weight: 15,55 g
  • Diameter: 35,00 mm
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Circulation: 1000
  • Issue date: 02.2011
  • Case: Yes

Year of the Dragon - Fine Silver $10 Coin (2012) Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

Year of the Dragon - Fine Silver $10 Coin (2012) issued by the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

  • Mintage 588888
  • Composition 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish specimen
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edge serrated
  • Certificate serialized
  • Face value 10 dollars
  • Artist Three Degrees Creative Group Inc. (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Year of the Dragon - Fine Silver $10 Coin (2012) Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Famous Express Trains - 4 Silver Proof One Ounce Coins - New Zealand Numismatics

Metal 999 Silver
Finish Proof
Diameter 40.7mm
Edge Milled Milled
Denomination $2
Year of Issue 2010
Mintage 15,000

About the Design


William James, a rich and influential surveyor and land agent, was inspired by the development of the steam locomotive to suggest a national network of railways. He was responsible for proposing a number of projects that later came to fruition, and he is credited with carrying out a survey of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. To many historians he has been given the title of the “Father of the Railway”

Reverse Design


These coins feature a selection of Famous Express Trains from around the world along with an engraved heading and the metal quality and weight of the coin.

Obverse Design


The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and denomination of Niue $2.

Limited Mintage


No more than 15,000 sets will be issued by New Zealand Mint.



Each four-coin set comes in a magnificent replica train box. It’s packaged in a colourful outer packer, accompanied by a numbered certificate of Authenticity, which includes background information on each train class.

Famous Express Trains - 4 Silver Proof One Ounce Coins - New Zealand Numismatics

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Marilyn Monroe™ 2012 1oz Silver Proof Coin - Perth Mint Australia

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Marilyn Monroe Reverse Design
  • ‘P’ Mintmark
  • Limited Mintage – 12,500
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Marilyn Monroe is the subject of this special silver commemorative, which is sure to captivate her many fans.
Monroe (1926 – 1962) was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker.  She was an American actress and model who graced the screen with her luminous beauty. 

Considered the epitome of the ‘blond bombshell’, Monroe began her career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946.  Her early film appearances were minor, but by 1959, she had attained several leading roles and was being hailed by critics.  In her relatively short career, she won both a BAFTA award (1957) and a Golden Globe award (1959).

Monroe’s film career and troubled life have been well documented and controversy still surrounds her untimely passing in 1962.  What is certain however, is that Monroe remains a ‘megawatt’ of the silver screen.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.

Marilyn Monroe Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a photographic image of Marilyn Monroe set against a background of film and stars.  The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and a representation of Marilyn’s signature.

Issued as Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date on its obverse.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 12,500 of these coins.

Certificate of Authenticity

The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a classic presentation display case, with a delightfully illustrated themed shipper.