Transformers Silver Bullion Coins

Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Perth Mint has released three coins that will grab the attention of children around the world, and at the same time offer a great way to start a valuable coin collection. Hasbro and Dreamworks have given their consent for the minting of The Transformer Silver Proof Collector Coins.

These three coins look set to fight it out to discover the strongest, just like their film and toy counterparts. It may be preferable to ask the younger ones whether they favour the Autobots’ leader, Optimus Prime, the advance guard, Bumblebee, or the evil Deceptacon leader Megatron.

The stunning, and colourful, design, of these coins will capture the imagination of coin collectors and movie fans everywhere. Perhaps most importantly, though, they are likely to help create a new generation of numismatic enthusiasts.

These transformer coins look set to be a great investment on two levels. Firstly, each coin is struck in an ounce of silver and in collector proof condition. Secondly, the issue is strictly limited to 5,000 of each transformer character. This will lead to rarity value in years to come, particularly if some of the more enthusiastic transformer fans feel the need to ‘play’ with the coins in the meantime.

The Transformers are based on action figures that can convert from everyday mechanical objects – such as cars or helicopters – into mighty robots from another planet. Hasbro introduced the concept in 1984, and the cartoon series followed soon after.

With the massive popularity of the cartoon series and action figures, it was only a matter of time before a computer generated graphics film would be released, and this came in 2007 when Dreamworks and Paramount collaborated on the first of what has now become a block-busting series.

Over the years, new characters, cartoons, and films have been added, so there is plenty of scope for further coins in the Transformer range.

Transformer Silver Proof Collector Coins

Released in late June, 2011, each coin is struck from 1 oz. of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The coins are 40.60 mm in diameter, and will be shipped in presentation packaging, along with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of each depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date.
Characters are presented in colour on the reverse of their respective coins, and feature the character’s logo and the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Each Transformer will be limited to a mintage of 5,000. For price information, and details of how to order, prospective buyers should visit the Perth Mint website.

About Perth Mint

The Perth Mint opened in 1899, and was Australia’s third branch of Britain’s Royal Mint after the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint. Wholly owned by the State Government of Western Australia, it is the only surviving Australian mint.

Britain transferred ownership on 1st July 1970, and in 2003 the Perth Mint opened an 8400 square metre manufacturing facility next to its original building

The Perth Mint remained under Britain’s jurisdiction until 1 July 1970, when ownership transferred to the State Government of Western Australia. Together, the two buildings symbolise excellence in minting that stretches back more than 100 years.

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