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Silviam

The Problem With Coin Series

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I've decided to branch out a bit and try and complete collections as I believe it will add significant value if a coin set is completed, and will also quench my OCD. However I'm finding it incredibly difficult to actually find the information and work out where a series starts and finishes; surely the distributing mints would have that information on their website? I'm trying to figure out what the first coin of Austalian Lunar Series II is but I'm not having much luck. Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me being imcompetent?

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The Australian Emu Palladium Bullion Coin Series 1996 - 1998

The Australian Koala Platinum Bullion Coin Series 1988 - 2000

The Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Series One 1996 - 2007

The Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Series One 1999 - 2010

The Australian Platinum Bullion Coin Series 2011 - 2018

The Australian Nugget Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Series 1987 - 2018

The Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin Series 1990 - 2018

The Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin Series 2007 - 2017

The Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Series Two 2008 - 2018

The Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Series Two 2008 - 2018

Australian Bullion Privy Mark Coins 2011 - 2018

Perth Mint Bullion Other Sales 2013 - 2018

Source: https://www.perthmint.com/investment-bullion-bars-and-coins-mintages.aspx

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Having looked at the mintages for the half ounce Lunars, I think I have more chance of meeting Moses than finishing this series...

P.S. If anyone has a 2008 year of the mouse half ounce silver coin they're willing to sell, let me know 🤣🤣

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Are you getting confused with 1/2 kg mouse?

https://www.perthmint.com/documents/Mintages/mintages3/The Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Series Two 2008 - 2018.pdf

1/2 oz is 17,114

 

I also thought fractional silver wasn't as popular so you may find one if you keep a look out.

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On 18/02/2019 at 05:14, RoughDog said:

Are you getting confused with 1/2 kg mouse?

https://www.perthmint.com/documents/Mintages/mintages3/The Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Series Two 2008 - 2018.pdf

1/2 oz is 17,114

 

I also thought fractional silver wasn't as popular so you may find one if you keep a look out.

The half oz lunar series was one of the most popular and mouse, ox, tiger sell for decent premiums. Seen pristine ones go for £100

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I have  done the 1 Oz. Silver Australian Lunars II last year. And 70% of them I only was able to buy them at Ebay.

I'm quite anxious to see the new Series III coming out next year, as the Pig closed this one this year.

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7 hours ago, ilovesilverireallydo said:

The half oz lunar series was one of the most popular and mouse, ox, tiger sell for decent premiums. Seen pristine ones go for £100

The tiger is my favourite design from series II, followed by the horse.  I was tempted to try and get the whole collection in 1 oz but decided against it. 

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On 17/02/2019 at 23:44, RoughDog said:

Are you getting confused with 1/2 kg mouse?

https://www.perthmint.com/documents/Mintages/mintages3/The Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Series Two 2008 - 2018.pdf

1/2 oz is 17,114

 

I also thought fractional silver wasn't as popular so you may find one if you keep a look out.

Yeah probably got mixed up, they made that many different weights it's hard seeing the right one, especially with my low attention span😂

 

Only going for the half ounces for the fun of it really, I've got a lot of 1 ounce coins so I thought it would make a nice addition to my stack having half ounces. Not too stressed about premiums

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36 minutes ago, Silviam said:

Yeah probably got mixed up, they made that many different weights it's hard seeing the right one, especially with my low attention span😂

 

Only going for the half ounces for the fun of it really, I've got a lot of 1 ounce coins so I thought it would make a nice addition to my stack having half ounces. Not too stressed about premiums

I'm not too stressed about premiums either.  I recently changed my buying strategy from pure bullion, whole collections, random coins to -

only buying CGT exempt pure bullion or coins I really like.  When I say really like, I mean coins that look better than good.  Great.

 

I get the feeling the Perth Mint 1/2 ounce lunars look really nice. 

I may buy the 1/2 ounce tiger if I ever get the chance.

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One observation collecting sets and / or date runs is you end up, most likely, being tempted into looking for a matching box.
I bought a couple of bespoke labelled wooden boxes that I hadn't realised were physically massive so safe storage then becomes a problem.
Then you fill a box e.g. silver Britannia date run with 20 coins and you need to start a second box; but it will take a further 18 years to complete - hoping the capsule size doesn't change half-way through the year run.
Oh joy !

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4 hours ago, Pete said:

One observation collecting sets and / or date runs is you end up, most likely, being tempted into looking for a matching box.
I bought a couple of bespoke labelled wooden boxes that I hadn't realised were physically massive so safe storage then becomes a problem.
Then you fill a box e.g. silver Britannia date run with 20 coins and you need to start a second box; but it will take a further 18 years to complete - hoping the capsule size doesn't change half-way through the year run.
Oh joy !

I'm not too fussed about boxes to be honest, storage isn't too much of a problem for me (yet), but like RoughDog I only buy pure bullion now so the pre 2013 Britannias are off the cards for me due to them being .958. I used to buy a lot of mixed silver coinage, like .925 or half silver pre decimalised British coinage, or .800 Canadian coins but it became a bit too complicated for my strategy so I sold them all.

As with the capsule size change, couldn't you just switch capsules?

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36 minutes ago, Silviam said:

I'm not too fussed about boxes to be honest, storage isn't too much of a problem for me (yet), but like RoughDog I only buy pure bullion now so the pre 2013 Britannias are off the cards for me due to them being .958. I used to buy a lot of mixed silver coinage, like .925 or half silver pre decimalised British coinage, or .800 Canadian coins but it became a bit too complicated for my strategy so I sold them all.

As with the capsule size change, couldn't you just switch capsules?

Close fitted capsules fit the coin and in good boxes the slot is generally a tight fit to the capsule so if the coin diameter changes by say 1mm either the capsule supplied with the coin doesn’t fit or is too loose in the box

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