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Coins released at World Money Fair

Berlin’s 2018 World Money Fair has gone into the history books. It was a great success with some 300 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. Thousands of collectors walked the floor looking for dedicated WMF releases. Just a few are shown here, all from the South Pacific.

Reverse of the Armistice $1 included in the Australian coins BU set sold at Berlin’s WMF in February. (Image courtesy RAM)

The Royal Australian Mint had four items to offer. First up was a 2018 set of Australia’s current 5-cent to $2 coins. These came packaged with a distinctive WMF outer sleeve. They included a not-issued-for-circulation Armistice $1. Mintage was limited to 1,250 sets.

Undenominated one-once silver high-relief piece that reproduces the design of Australia’s discontinued Frilled-necked Lizard two cents. (Image courtesy Downies)

Then came a high-relief 32 mm, one- ounce .999 fine silver undenominated piece showing the original designs used on Australia’s discontinued two cents: Raphael Maklouf’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth and Stuart Devlin’s Frilled-necked Lizard. Mintage is 1,500. It, too, came in WMF marked packaging.

Reverse of Australia’s Year of the Dog tetradecagonal 50 cents made available at Berlin plated with 24 karat gold. (Image courtesy Downies)

For the Year of the Dog, the RAM’s tetradecagonal 50 cents was available plated with 24 karat gold. Mintage is 5,000.

Australian aluminum-bronze dollars privy-marked with the Brandenburg Gate. (Image courtesy Downies)

And last but by no means least, 5,000 of Australia’s aluminum-bronze dollars had been privy-marked with the Brandenburg Gate.

Partially colored silver proof Australian dollar showing a Kookaburra flying across the cratered Moon; The Perth Mint’s contribution to the Berlin WMF. (Image courtesy The Perth Mint)

The Perth Mint delivered a 40.60 mm, 31.107 g (one ounce) .9999 fine silver, partially colored $1. The reverse shows this year’s Kookaburra design by Neil Hollis. Mintage is 1,500 and like other mint products described here, the coin was delivered in 2018 World Money Fair packaging.

Reverse of Niue’s spectacular 65 mm, 5 oz silver high-relief $10 that celebrates the Great Barrier Reef. (Image courtesy Downies)

If size matters in numismatics, Niue led the field, courtesy of Downies, with a 65 mm, five-ounce.999 fine silver $10 celebrating the Great Barrier Reef. The reverse is selectively gold plated. Mintage is 500.

Unless sold out at Berlin, all products were available from their respective online mint shops or from Downies: www.downies.com/.

 

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