In 2018, the Perth Mint introduced a brand-new series titled Next Generation. This series showcases animals found in Australia along with their young. These coins are issued in two unique weights, 2 oz, and 10 oz, with a new design being released each year. Learn more about Next Generation Silver Coins right here, at Provident Metals.
What makes the overall series so unique is that these coins are released as piedforts. The direct translation from French to English is “heavy foot,” which refers to the coin’s extra weight and metal content. These piedfort coins are extra thick, relative to other 2 oz and 10 oz coins on the market.
The obverse of these coins showcases the effigy of the reigning British monarch. Over the years, this has included a handful of unique designs, which include the following:
Surrounding the effigy are identifying marks of the coin, such as the metal content, purity, year of issue, face value, name of the British monarch, country of issue, and the initials of the obverse designer.
Each release features the same design on both the 2 oz coin and the 10 oz coin. Each release features an adult animal, with its baby. These designs over the years have featured the following:
For any questions regarding the Next Generation Silver Coins, call the Provident Metals customer service team today at 1-800-313-3315. Our team can also be reached via email or through our online chat feature.