2014 Perth Mint Lunar Horse Coins and Royal Australian Mint Tetra-decagon Lunar Coin

Gold and Silver Perth Mint Lunar Year of the Horse Series Coins (LHS, Centre). Royal Australian Mint Tetra-decagon Lunar Coin (RHS).

2012 Silver Lunar Dragon Designs From Around The World.

New Zealand Mint Proof Silver Lunar Dragon Gilded Coin (Left). Perth Mint Silver Lunar Dragon Coin (Middle). Royal Canadian Mint Lotus Silver Dragon Proof (Right).

Series 1 Lunar Coins

Series 1 Chinese Gold Lunar Coins (left). Series 1 Perth Mint Silver Lunar Coins (Right).

Chinese Silver Lunar Rabbits 2011

A selection of Chinese Silver Lunar Rabbits, Round, Coloured and Plum Blossom.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Quick Guide to Perth Mint's 'Back to the Future' Coins

Back To The Future — DeLorean 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The Back to the Future Coins from The Perth Mint will be released imminently. Once available you will find them to buy from the following pages:

Back To The Future — DeLorean 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

Back To The Future — Hoverboard 2015 2oz Silver Proof Coin

Back To The Future — DeLorean 2015 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin


As I highlighted in a recent article (Back To The Future Coins From The Perth Mint), The Perth Mint are releasing this new series of coins to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future movie series and a hat tip to a date from the movie:
Those familiar with the movies are likely aware that the release date is one highly anticipated by fans of the series. October 21, 2015 is the future (now present) day that Doc Brown and Marty visit in Back To The Future Part II to prevent Marty Jr. from going to jail.
As shown on this screen grab:


I expected the coins might be a release with high interest and be worth buying:
I expect a swift sell out on Perth Mint's website once they go live in a couple of weeks. Good luck getting your hands on them if of interest. I will likely be along side you placing an order, though will depend on design, price and mintage numbers.
With most details now in hand I can confirm I will be looking to buy at least the two silver coins (still on the fence for the Gold coin, the low mintage is appealing, but historically there are very few high premium Gold coins from Perth Mint which have held their value over time). I'm particularly a fan of the hoverboard design which does actually hover with the assistance of some magnets and clever design (contender for most innovative coin packaging ever?). The packaging for the silver Delorean coin is also top notch. Without further ado, here is a quick guide to the new Back to the Future coins, including their description:

BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN 30th Anniversary 1 Oz Silver Coin ($1 Tuvalu 2015)

Mintage 7500
BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN 30th Anniversary 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2015 - Thirty years after the box office success of Back to the Future, a new amazing coin issue in honor of the DeLorean. The coin is presented in a replica model car designed to look like a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car. The hood of the car pops up to reveal the coin, and the wheels rotate 90 degrees into flying mode". The car is packaged within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered CoA. The reverse of this coloured coin features an image of the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car from Back to the Future surrounded by lightning bolts, with the Hill Valley Courthouse in the background. The inscription BACK TO THE FUTURE, and the coin's weight and fineness also appear in the design. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date are shown on the coin's obverse.

BACK TO THE FUTURE HOVERBOARD 30th Anniversary 2 Oz Silver Coin ($2 Tuvalu 2015)

Mintage 2015

BACK TO THE FUTURE HOVERBOARD 30th Anniversary 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Tuvalu 2015 - Thirty years after the box office success of Back to the Future, a new amazing coin issue in honor of the Hoverboard. The coin is presented in a plastic capsule designed to look like McFly's hoverboard from Back to the Future II. The coin is suspended and hovering within the capsule using magnets attached to the capsule and inside a clear base. Packaged within an illustrated shipper and a CoA. The reverse of the coin features an image of Marty McFly's hoverboard as it appeared in Back to the Future II. The inscription HOVERBOARD also appears in the design. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the coin's weight and fineness, and the 2015 year-date are shown on the coin's obverse. 

BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN 30th Anniversary Gold Coin ($25 Tuvalu 2015)

Mintage 1000


 
BACK TO THE FUTURE DELOREAN 30th Anniversary Gold Coin 25$ Tuvalu 2015 - Thirty years after the box office success of Back to the Future, a new amazing Gold coin issue in honor of the DeLorean. The coin is presented in a prestigious wooden case within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Mintage 1.000 pieces worldwide. The reverse of the coin features the DeLorean DMC-12 sports car from Back to the Future set against a representation of a clock. The coin's weight and fineness also appear in the design. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 ear-date are shown on the coin's obverse.

If you're putting your hat into the ring for these coins, all the best with sourcing them. I expect the silver coins to be a quick sell out at The Perth Mint, especially so for the lower mintage hoverboard. 

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Friday, October 9, 2015

2016 Chinese Lunar Series II Year of the Monkey Gold & Silver Coins


Images of the 2016 Chinese Lunar Series II Year of the Monkey Gold & Silver Coins have been released into the wild with coverage of all the coins over at Panda Coins Collector, but here is a quick peek at the two differing designs in both Gold and Silver (other differences between coin types are shape and size).

2016 Chinese Lunar Series II Year of the Monkey Proof Gold 3.1110g(1/10oz), Diameter 18mm, Denomination 50Yuan, Mintage 120000

2016 Chinese Lunar Series II Year of the Monkey Proof Silver 31.104g(1oz) , Diameter 40mm, Denomination 10 Yuan, Mintage 200000

2016 Chinese Lunar Series II Year of the Monkey Colorized Proof Gold 3.1110g(1/10oz), Diameter 18mm, Denomination 50 Yuan, Mintage 120000

2016 Chinese Lunar Series II Year of the Monkey Colorized Proof Silver 31.104g(1oz), Diameter 40mm, Denomination 10 Yuan, Mintage 220000



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Monday, October 5, 2015

Back To The Future Coins From The Perth Mint

Perth Mint are Releasing Back to the Future Coins
Perth Mint will be releasing several Back to the Future themed coins later this month. You may have already spotted them on the Perth Mint's Forthcoming Releases page:


Those familiar with the movies are likely aware that the release date is one highly anticipated by fans of the series. October 21, 2015 is the future (now present) day that Doc Brown and Marty visit in Back To The Future Part II to prevent Marty Jr. from going to jail.

Perth Mint has a page setup for the coin series, but not yet any pictures of the coins:
Three special commemorative coins have been released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future. The Perth Mint celebrates the anniversary with the release of pure silver and gold coins with spectacular shapes and special packaging on 21 October 2015.

Each coin is presented in sensational Back to the Future themed packaging, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Back to the Future is an American science fiction comedy film trilogy released in July 1985 and starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a high school student who accidentally travels 30 years into the past to 1955, jeopardising his own future existence.

In the sequel Back To The Future II, Marty and Doc Brown have to travel to the future to stop Marty's future son from making a horrible mistake that would ruin the future family. They arrive on a Skyway on 21 October 2015.
The owner of Silver Stackers (& bullion dealer) 'gold pelican' had this to say about the coin release:
Demand has been shit hot for these. I think the launch will be in Sydney - details to follow when details are firmer.

Packaging is AWESOME.
I sometimes diverge from my usual lunar coin coverage to bring you a modern numismatic coin that may be worth considering to buy, I think this coin series will fit the bill (though expect as usual the Silver coins will outperform the Gold coin). I expect a swift sell out on Perth Mint's website once they go live in a couple of weeks. Good luck getting your hands on them if of interest. I will likely be along side you placing an order, though will depend on design, price and mintage numbers.

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More on Perth Mint 2016 Lunar Monkey Coin Releases - Proof & Bullion


Tomorrow morning will see the release of some additional proof Perth Mint lunar coin releases...


These sets aren't likely to sell out immediately given muted demand for the plain silver proof coins, most of which are still available (the three-coin set appears to be unavailable on the Perth Mint website).

Today also saw the official release of the Australian Lunar Monkey bullion coins:


So dealers have started listing the coins on their websites, including the highly sought after and mintage limited 1oz bullion coins (300,000 Silver, 30,000 Gold).

I will be trying to keep track of the 1oz silver coin prices in this thread on Silver Stackers (but if come across any bargains I will likely cross post in a new article here):


So far it seems dealers will be chasing $13+ premiums. As I have said in the past (and continue repeating), if these are an investment don't pay too much. I will be keeping an eye out for any reasonable premiums ($6-8 over spot price per coin), but if not achieved then am not likely to buy a substantial number this year. You can't blame businesses for looking to take some extra profit on these coins given the high demand and often low margin businesses they run, but as an investor it doesn't make sense to overpay.


If you spot any good prices on the 1oz bullion coin releases then feel free to drop them in the comments below. I expect Perth Mint will have some available through their bullion site and via phone orders later this morning, but may have some limits on the number investors can buy: Perth Mint Bullion.



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