Perth Mint And APMEX Competition

Posted by admin on Saturday, August 27th, 2011

For the third year running, the Perth Mint has joined forces with Apmex to offer coin collectors the chance to win the holiday of a lifetime.

The holiday for two will go to the first person drawn from all those who purchase $250 or more of 2012 dated Perth Mint coins from Apmex before October 15th 2011. The prize includes return flights from a US airport to Perth, where the winners will benefit from luxury hotel accommodation and a private VIP tour of the Perth Mint. There will also be AUD$ 1,000 spending money awarded to the lucky winner, who will be selected during the week of 17th to 21st October 2011, and travel must be completed before the end of 2012.

Irrespective of being named the winner of the draw there are some fine coins available for collectors amongst the 2012 dated Perth Mint coins on the Apmex site.

2012 is the Chinese Year of the Dragon, and the Mint is celebrating this with a range of gold and silver coins, ranging from ½ oz silver coin to the $30,000 denominated 10 kilo Gold Lunar Year of the Dragon (series 2). There is no limit on the mintage numbers of the coins, except the 10 kilo coin which will be limited to a maximum of 500. However, all production will cease at the end of 2012.

Each coin bears the head of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with a finely engraved Chinese Dragon motive on the reverse, and are minted to the Perth Mint’s highest standards.

For something a little subtler, a buyer might want to consider the Silver Australian Kookaburra coins, in sizes of 1 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kilo.

The Kookaburra is one of the animals most associated with Australia. The largest member of the Kingfisher family, it grows to around 42 cm tall and gets its name from the sound of its distinctive call that sounds a little like human laughter. Its feathers are brightly coloured to the wing tips. It is beautifully depicted on the coins, which are minted in .999 fine silver.

The 2012 Kookaburra will be limited to a mintage of 500,000 1oz coins, though again no mintage limit applies to the 10 oz and 1 kilo coins.

More information about the holiday draw can be found here, and information from Perth Mint is available here.

Of course, as with all such competitions, no purchase is actually necessary, though it would be a tragedy to miss out on coins of such collectability.

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