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    2021 1 oz Australian Silver Beneath The Southern Skies Coin

    As low as $7.25 per oz over spot!

    The silver coins from the Beneath The Southern Skies Series at the Royal Australian Mint boast some of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring designs you’ll find on Australian coinage. The series offers a static visual on the reverse each year with the Queen’s ... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Silver Coin (BU)

    Just in time to capture the spirit and zeal of Chinese New Year, the Royal Australian Mint has a design for the lunar coin investors and collectors of the precious metals market. The new Year of the Rat gold and silver for sale debuts with a 2020 date mark and a distinctive Year of the Rat design. Now, the new 2020 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Silver Coin is ... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Australian Silver Beneath The Southern Skies Coin

    The Southern Cross is one of the most notable galactic constellations in our universe. It was used by sailors in the Southern Hemisphere with the same reliance that sailors in the Northern Hemisphere would turn to the steady and true Big Dipper. The Southern Cross plays a prominent role in the symbolism of several South Pacific nations, among many others, and is particular... Read More

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    2021 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Year of the Ox Silver Coin (BU)

    2021 ushers in the Year of the Ox on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The second animal to feature in the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac, the ox is associated with hard work, intelligence, and reliability. In keeping with previous releases, the Royal Australian Mint offers its Year of the Ox coins with a new design representing the powerful working animal. Today, 2021 1 oz Royal A... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Australian Redback Spider Silver Coin (BU)

    The redback spider is one of the most venomous spiders in the world and is native to the Australian continent. Now found in several locations around the world, the redback spider has been featured on a number of different Australian programs including a previous proof release from the Royal Australian Mint. Right now, 2020 1 oz Australian Redback Spider Silver Coins are av... Read More

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    2021 1 oz Australian Great White Shark Silver Coin (BU)

    The Royal Australian Mint launched its “Australia’s Most Dangerous” series in 2020 with the depiction of a redback spider, one of the most poisonous spiders in the world and deadliest on the Australian continent. From one of the continent’s smallest killers to one of its largest, the second release of the collection features the fearsome Great White Shark. Today, 2... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Verglude Draeck Silver Coin (BU)

    The Royal Australian Mint’s Shipwreck Series continues with 2020 date marks and a new design. Just like the debut release, this triangular silver bullion coin depicts a Dutch East India Company vessel that met its fate on the high seas after striking a reef off the coast of Australia. Today, 2020 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Vergulde Draeck Silver Coins are available to you... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Zuytdorp Silver Coin

    The 2020 Australian Shipwreck Series moves on to a third release in the series that features one of the most mysterious shipwrecks along the coast of Western Australia. The Zuytdorp was dispatched from the Netherlands in 1711 with a load of silver coins destined for the Dutch East India Company’s trading port of Batavia. Now, 2020 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Zuytdorp Silve... Read More

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    2021 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Zeewijk Silver Coin (BU)

    The Australian Shipwreck Series of gold and silver coins for sale from the Royal Australian Mint reaches its conclusion in 2021 with the release of a fourth and final coin. Available as the final design, the 18th-century ship known as the Zeewijk is featured in a release that boasts 1 oz silver, gold, and antique silver coins. Right now, 2021 1 oz Australian Shipwreck Zeew... Read More

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    1/20 oz Royal Australian Mint Lunar Gold Coin (Random Year, Varied Design, In Capsule)

    The Royal Australian Mint is among several global mints offering lunar-themed design collections. Like many others, the Royal Australian Mint issues designs that match the particular date on the Chinese Lunar Calendar with an image of the animal from that particular year. As the cycle resets and collections restart, RAM offers fresh ... Read More

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    1/10 oz Royal Australian Mint Lunar Gold Coin (Random Year, Varied Design, In Capsule)

    When it comes to buying gold from the Royal Australian Mint, one of the leading options for investors and collectors alike is the Lunar New Year Series. These beautiful gold bullion coins feature new designs on the reverse for each of the 12 animals in the Zodiac. As the mint restarts its series after the 12-year cycle, new designs a... Read More

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    1/4 oz Royal Australian Mint Lunar Gold Coin (Random Year, Varied Design, In Capsule)

    Lunar-themed coins are some of the most popular options available to those buying gold. Many lunar collections offer gold in 1 oz and fractional-ounce options. The Royal Australian Mint is among those global mints producing lunar gold coins and its series includes 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz gold. Right now, 1/4 oz Roy... Read More

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    1/2 oz Royal Australian Mint Lunar Gold Coin (Random Year, Varied Design, In Capsule)

    The Royal Australian Mint is well-known for its annual Gold Kangaroo release, but it also offers a range of other gold for sale to investors and collectors. Among those other gold options, you will find the coins of the Lunar New Year Series. These gold coins are available in fractional-ounce weights in addition to 1 oz gold, with th... Read More

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    1 oz Royal Australian Mint Lunar Gold Coin (Random Year, Varied Design, In Capsule)

    The Royal Australian Mint is one of a growing number of sovereign mints with a lunar-themed collection for investors and collectors. The series, like many others, offers new designs for each of the 12 animals on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. There are both silver and gold coins for sale in this series. Today, 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Lunar Gold Coins are available to you o... Read More

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    2020 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Year of the Rat Gold Coin

    The Australian Lunar Series from the Royal Australian Mint features shared lunar-themed designs across the silver and gold coins for sale. The Royal Australian Mint’s 2020 release features an intricate Year of the Rat design with numerous design elements on the reverse that apply to those born under the sign of the rat. Today, the 2020 1 oz Royal Australian Mint Year of ... Read More

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    Royal Australian Mint (RAM) from JM Bullion

    The nation of Australia has a unique minting history that differs from many of the other nations of the world. While most sovereign mints today have existed for decades, if not centuries, prior to their private counterparts, the minting history of Australian paints a completely different portrait. Founded in 1965, the Royal Australian Mint today serves as the official sovereign facility of the nation’s federal government.

    Brief History of Minting in Australia

    Australia was first colonized by the British Empire beginning in the late 18th century. This gave the British a foothold on the continent, and eventually led to the development of economic, social, and government structures based upon the British monarch and its system of governance. The Royal Mint in London, opened in 886, oversaw the production of all colonial coinage during its conquest of the world.

    When it came to Australia, the Royal Mint opened three different branches to refine and produce currency for the colony of Australia. In 1854, the Royal Mint opened the first of its three facilities in Australia at the Sydney Mint inside a former hospital building that had originally been constructed in 1811. This was followed by the opening of the Melbourne Mint in 1872 and the Perth Mint in 1898.

    Australia’s most toward federation began in 1901, a process that would grant the nation independence from Britain, but only after several decades of work. The production of currency throughout this period was left in the charge of the Royal Mint facilities, but that would soon change.

    About the Royal Australian Mint

    The Royal Australian Mint was opened in the federal capital city of Canberra in 1965. Though it might seem simple to switch from Royal Mint systems to the Royal Australian Mint, it was a process that took decades to fulfill.

    Following Australia’s federation in 1901, the Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth Mint locations continued to produce circulation currency and British sovereigns for the newly formed nation. The Sydney Mint was the first of these facilities to close. With much of the production occurring at the more technologically advanced Melbourne and Perth facilities, the Sydney Mint closed in 1926.

    The original plan for the Royal Australian Mint called for the equipment and staff from the Melbourne Mint to move to a new facility in Canberra. Instead, the government moved forward with a plan to construct a new mint. Between 1901 and the opening of the Royal Australian Mint, the Melbourne Mint struck only gold sovereign coins. Once the Royal Australian Mint was operational, the Melbourne Mint assisted in the production of the nation’s new decimalized currency, the Australian dollar (AUD). Once demand for the new coins had been satisfied, the Melbourne Mint was closed for good in 1967.

    Today, the Perth Mint continues to operate as a state-owned facility in Western Australia. As the sovereign mint of the nation, the Royal Australian Mint was the first on the continent not associated with the Royal Mint in London. It has the capacity to strike a total of two million coins per day, and has so far struck upwards of 14 billion coins. It is the only mint in the country authorized to produce the nation’s legal tender coins and banknotes, though the Currency Act of 1965 does grant legal-tenders status to Perth Mint bullion and proof coins.

    In addition to striking coins for the Australian government, the Royal Australian Mint produces currency for nations throughout Asia and the South Pacific, including but not limited to New Zealand (1969 only), Tonga, Western Samoa, the Cook Islands, Fiji, and Malaysia.

    Royal Australian Mint Gold Coins

    The Royal Australian Mint produces a variety of investment-grade bullion coins, as well as commemorative proofs for collectors. The most famous of its coins at the moment is the Royal Australian Mint Gold Kangaroo, a series of gold bullion coins featuring the nation’s most iconic creature. The coins are available in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz weights.

    Contact Us with Questions

    If you have any questions about the 2016 Royal Australian Gold Kangaroo coins or other Royal Australian Mint products, please don’t hesitate to ask. JM Bullion associates are available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, or via our email address.