Another Visit to The Mint

in #steemsilvergoldlast year (edited)

Hey all!!

It's been a while since my last post, but I just had to have a break from trying to come up with something to write about regularly, without posting just for the sake of getting a few cents in post rewards. That, and I just haven't felt the urge to write, or had much to write about anyway.. so I didn't. Well, there's nothing like a little silver and gold to help get a bit of inspiration, and yesterday I finally managed to give my stackitis a scratch.

Even though it was a rainy day in the city yesterday, I ventured out to pick up my latest coin order from the Perth Mint. I got a little wet, but when you're chasing down some precious metals, not much will stop a stacker!


A Numismatic Coin For a Change

I've been sticking to buying only bullion coins for a while to build up my stack, but once in a while a limited release, numismatic coin jumps out. This time it was just a little more than some of the bullion coins are going for at the Mint, and it has some gold on it (okay, so hardly any, but it's still gold!), so I had to jump at it. This is just what the doctor ordered!


Behold! An Australian Kangaroo 2018 1oz Silver Gilded Edition .9999 Proof Coin. The picture really doesn't do justice to this coin, and it was so difficult to get a good angle between light, coin and camera to get a clear photo with the gilded kangaroos showing up clear enough. It looks waaay better in my hand than the photograph shows. There are only 5000 of these coins, so I'm glad I managed to pick one up, and at a good discount.

Aaanaaaad.... Some Bullion

Yep, I couldn't help myself. When you're at the mint, one coin simply is never enough... I had to go and have a look at the latest, 2019, Silver Emu bullion coin, which I saw online the other day. I missed out on last year's coin, which is now selling for quite a premium, so I wasn't about to miss out a second time. With a mintage of just 30000, they sell out pretty fast, and seeing the coin first-hand, the design this year is something to behold. I think I managed to take the best photograph out of any of the coins I have, with this one. These emus are just so photogenic!!

How do you like this one??
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The detail of the shiny emus against the frosted background landscape are just awesome to look at. I think this bullion coin looks better like this than the proof version, which has the frosted emus on a polished background, and at almost three times the price!! Bullion is best by far!!

There's nothing quite like spending your money on something shiny, and knowing that you may just be holding a small fortune in your hand one day... just maybe.

Happy stacking!!

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Animal design on both coins superb, agree if you collect shiny objects being pretty to look at as well, no harm no fowl. Hope the value positively for you in the future @bmj

The Perth Mint animal designs are always sonwell done. It makes it difficult to choose which ones to get. You always regret the ones you miss.

I'm sure in time the value will creep up and up. I'm not planning on selling any in the near future, so it doesn't really matter all that much.

I worked with a guy in the 1970's who collected first mint coins, must be worth a fortune today, a nice hobby along with good value if you hold onto them.

Nice pickups mate. So jealous that you've got the best mint in the country in your home city.

Thanks mate. I'm lucky (or unlicky) it tale up my whole lunvh break just getting there and back from the office. I recon I'd visit more often if it was closer... and have a bigger stack, with less food in the house 😉. Mrs would not approve of this🤣

I really love the Kangaroo designs of Perth Mint. Thanks for sharing.

Yeah, the kangaroo is a classic design. Thanks for stopping by.

Stackitis! What a hoot!
Love the close ups of the coins. What beautiful engravings.

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