Perth Mint 2013 Silver Bullion Privy Mark Coin Releases – Australia Silver

This year The Perth Mint will be releasing three silver bullion coins featuring privy marks.

Traditionally, a privy mark is a small mark of differentiation in the design of a coin added for the purpose of identifying the mint.

The Perth Mint revived the ancient practice with a memorable series of silver bullion Kookaburra releases during the 1990s.

This year we are issuing Australian Kookaburra and Australian Lunar silver bullion coins featuring the addition of privy marks.

Each release is individually approved in law as a new Australian legal tender coin with its own mintage arrangement. (see Mintage Policy – 3. Coin Variations).

The 2013 releases, which will appear in February, comprise:


1oz Australian Lunar Snake with Bavarian Lion Privy Mark

– Maximum mintage: 100,000
– Manufactured for distribution by one of our wholesale clients based in Germany.

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1oz Australian Kookaburra with Snake Privy Mark

– Maximum mintage: 50,000
– Manufactured for distribution by wholesale clients based in the United States and Germany.

1oz Australian Kookaburra with F15 Privy Mark

– Maximum mintage: 15,000
– Manufactured exclusively for the Europe-based distributor of the Fabulous 15 Silver Coin program.

2012 High Relief Silver One Ounce Proof Four-Coin Set – Perth Mint

2012 High Relief Silver Proof Four-Coin Collection from The Perth Mint Australia


Features Include:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Magnificent High Relief Designs
  • Extremely Limited Release – 1,000 Sets
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

This exclusive four-coin set represents the very best in minting excellence.  For added impact, each coin is made with an extra deep blank to accommodate the superbly detailed high relief design.

Demand for this exceptional release is expected to be high, so act quickly to secure your own unique high relief set.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

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

Magnificent High Relief Designs

The 2012 Australian Kangaroo coin’s reverse portrays a kangaroo against a bush scene and windmill.  The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO. The 2012 Australian Koala coin’s reverse depicts an adult koala sleeping on the branch of a eucalyptus tree. The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOALA.

The 2012 Australian Kookaburra coin’s reverse portrays a kookaburra perched on a tree branch with gum leaves.  The design includes the inscription AUSTRALIAN KOOKABURRA.

The 2012 Australian Lunar Dragon coin’s reverse depicts a representation of a dragon with a symbolic pearl.  The design includes the Chinese character for ‘dragon’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Dragon’.

The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also incorporated in the design of each coin’s reverse.

Extremely Limited Release

No more than 1,000 of these sets will be issued worldwide.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Presentation Packaging

The coins are housed in a prestigious display case and beautifully illustrated shipper.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The coin set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.