Perth Mint Stamp & Coin Covers
Since minting institutions are businesses, they are of course constantly looking for ways to increase their sales. Different mints have adopted different methods to achieve this goal, whether it is the issue of privy-marked coins like the US Mint just recently did with its “75th Anniversary of the end of World War II” American Eagle coins or the issue of modified coins (for example by colorization or the addition of a gemstone etc.) or various other ways. One clever way for a mint to increase its sales of collectible coins is by pairing the coin with a stamp and the Perth Mint Stamp & Coin Covers are a prime example for this growing trend.
When you look at this page, you will see that the Perth Mint has quite a few Stamp & Coin Covers on offer. Even though the coins on this page are not bullion coins, they illustrate how a mint can charge a hefty premium for a collectible coin by including it within a themed and stamped envelope. Even the stamped postmark is themed!
These Perth Mint Stamp & Coin Covers that are currently listed for sale online certainly make great gifts for someone that collects both coins and stamps. What’s more, they can even be a cheaper alternative for someone that collects bullion coins but doesn’t have the budget to buy all different designs that exist within a bullion coin series. This Year of the Mouse 2020 Stamp and Coin Cover is a great example for this since its included coin out of Aluminium Bronze has the same design as the 2020 Australian Silver Lunar coin but costs less than half the price.
However, when the Perth Mint releases the Year of the Ox 2021 Stamp and Coin Cover this coming January 2021, the included coin will be the colorized 99.99% pure Australian Silver Lunar coin instead of a base metal coin. Collectors can order this 2021 Year of the Ox Limited Edition Postal Numismatic Cover already now from the Australia Post online store. For more information about Perth Mint Stamp & Coin Covers that were issued in the past, collectors might also want to check out correspondingly tagged entries in the official blog of the Perth Mint here.