BOLD Set: Perth Down Under 2019 ‑ 4 Coin Collector Set
BOLD has made it easy to buy coins that are thematically grouped into sets. BOLD Collector Sets feature single coins while BOLD Stacker Sets include tubes of each coin in the set. BOLD Sets are also a great gift option for that special coin collector in your life. Check back often as we add new sets regularly! This 2019 Perth Down Under 4-Coin Collector Set is stunning example!
With a total of 4 oz .9999 fine silver, the releases include:This BOLD Collector Set contains one each of the BIG THREE, Plus One bullion coins from the Australian Perth Mint! Of course, the “Big Three” includes the Koala, Kookaburra, and Kangaroo ‑ each prized around the world for their consistency and exceptional craftsmanship. The “Plus One” is a relative newcomer to Perth’s line-up, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle. This BOLD Collector set provides a convenient way to purchase a sampling of these four topshelf offerings of Perth Mint.
New for 2019 ‑ the obverse introduces for the first time, the 6th generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to be displayed on Australian coins. The new portrait is based on that designed by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint for 2016. It is distinctively different, however, in that it displays the Queen’s shoulders and full neckline. This is a very lovely and graceful pose.
Perth Mint’s Australian Koala series was first introduced to the public in 2007. That inaugural release was an immediate global success. The popularity of the series has only grown from there. Of course, one of primary the reasons for the sustained interest is the featured subject! Who could possibly resist these gentle, adorable animals? Along with the kangaroo, and kookaburra, the koala is recognized worldwide as an iconic example of Australian wildlife. With each release a uniquely new koala scene is featured, and this 2019 Silver 1 oz Australia Perth Koala is a wonderful example!
For 2019, the new reverse design leverages a mix of both frosted and brilliant design elements to bring out a nice sense of depth to the scene. The single koala is relaxing on a branch of a eucalyptus tree, with gum leaves from overhead branches rustling in the background. The koala’s full-body display shows it grasping the limb with all four paws. Its alert gaze is fixed just off to its right. The overall scene is very nicely presented and, of course the koala is adorable! This 2019 Silver 1 oz Australia Perth Koala will certainly grace your growing collection!
- 2019 Silver 1 oz Australia Perth Kookaburra
With the release of the 2019 Silver 1 oz Australia Perth Kookaburra, Perth Mint is marking the 29th year of the series, and the second year of being minted in 9999 fine silver. From its introduction in 1990, the Kookaburra’s popularity worldwide has been remarkable. Anticipation builds as each new release date approaches, and annual pre-sale volumes also continue to increase.
The reverse design displays a very pleasing water scene at sunset. The large kookaburra is featured perched on a branch of a submerged tree, just above the water’s calm surface. Perching is a favorite pastime of the laughing kookaburra as it waits for its next meal to scurry by. The fine detail of the bird is even more noticeable as its size fills nearly a third of the coin’s center field. In fact, its tail feathers extend beyond the rim!
On the horizon the large sun slowly disappears into the water. Slight ripples on the water’s surface provide a nice sense of movement. A small tree is seen off to the right, growing among tall dense grasses. Overall this an exceptionally pleasing design, worthy of the fine legacy of the Australian Silver Kookaburra bullion series.
- 2019 Silver 1 oz Australia Perth Kangaroo
The Perth Mint is proud to release the 2019 1 oz Silver Australia Perth Kangaroo. Struck in .9999 fine silver, this Australian bullion coin is a treasure for investors as well as collectors. Since Perth first released the Kangaroo to the global precious metals community in 1993, it has continued to gain international approval as a sound investment. The 2019 1 oz Silver Australia Kangaroo extends that proud legacy, featuring the gorgeous design first introduced in 2016.
The Kangaroo is universally recognized as one of the three most iconic examples of Australian Outback wildlife. Of course, the other two are the Koala and Kookaburra. Perth Mint’s annual release of their silver bullion Kangaroo features a lively scene of a finely detail Red Kangaroo, jumping in mid-air!
The background is filled with a stunning starburst design, radiating out from the coin’s center. A wavy-line border pattern encircles the rim. Inscriptions are displayed in the border, including “AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO” at the top, and “2019 1 oz 9999 SILVER” at the bottom. The “P” Perth mintmark is at the right, in the border. A micro-laser engraved letter “A” appears within the first A of “AUSTRALIAN” (visible under magnification), which provides authentication and detection against counterfeits.
- 2019 1 oz Silver Australia Wedge-Tailed Eagle
This magnificent new release by Perth Mint, in collaboration with former US Mint Chief Engraver, John Mercanti, is stunningly beautiful. Although this is the fourth design released in the series, it is arguably the most pristine example of the love Mercanti has for the subject. John Mercanti is well-known for his exceptional work at the US Mint (retired 2010). Chief among his stellar accomplishments is the absolutely inspired design that emblazons the reverse of the American Silver Eagle, known as the “Heraldic Eagle!” We hesitate to claim that he has surpassed that timeless, iconic design with this edition of the Wedged-Tailed Eagle descending. However, we do not shrink from giving his design of this 2019 1 oz Silver Australia Wedge-Tailed Eagle our highest acclaim!
The reverse features a finely-detailed Wedged-Tailed Eagle, the largest bird of prey found in Australia. The eagle is displayed descending from a height with his powerful wings fully out-spread to navigate the wind currents towards his targeted landing. The eagle’s talons are fully extended and thrust forward. If his piercing eyes are focused upon his next meal, clearly there is no possible escape for the poor creature below!
The eagle is positioned in the coin’s center field in such a way that his wing-tips breach the rim-band both at the top and bottom. This creates a perspective to the scene, providing a sense of the eagle’s downward flight. Behind the eagle, rays are shown emanating from an off-center position. These rays direct full attention upon this magnificent bird in flight, as well as adding to the sense of depth perspective. Within the narrow rim-band are included the inscriptions “AUSTRALIAN WEDGED-TAILED EAGLE” extending from wing-tip to wing-tip. At the bottom rim is “2019 1 oz 9999 SILVER”
This magnificent 4th design of the Perth Mint series ‑ Wedged-Tailed Eagle is absolutely a must-have!