Australian Age of Dinosaurs Coin Series
Issued by the Perth Mint, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs five-coin series celebrates some of the most fascinating creatures to ever roam the continent.
Composed of 1 troy ounce of .999 pure silver, the coins — deemed legal tender by the government of Australia — will be released in highly limited quantities.
The reverse of each coin features a colorized prehistoric image, and the obverse includes Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
The following coins will be released as part of the new series:
- 2014 Australovenator
- 2015 Diamantinasaurus
- 2015 Leaellynasaura
- 2015 Minmi
- 2015 Muttaburrasaurus
About the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint was founded in 1899 after gold was discovered in Australian deposits. The newly-established mint struck gold and silver sovereigns until Great Britain abandoned the gold standard in 1931.
The mint remained under British ownership until July of 1970, when it ceded to the state government of Western Australia. Today, the Perth Mint produces nearly all of the nation’s legal tender bullion coins in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.