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The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins

Transformers News: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins

Monday, July 6th, 2009 3:30AM CDT

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Seibertron.com member robofreak has showed us an interesting piece of Transformers RotF memorabilia. This time around, Australia's Perth Mint has released two Transformers Pure Silver Coins, one being Optimus Prime and the other Megatron.

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The Coins are official Australian Tender and an official Transformers product. They are to be released on July 14th.

For Optimus, go here, and for his counterpart Megatron, go here

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Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949000)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 6th, 2009 @ 3:45am CDT
That could be the best picture of RotF Megatron so far... too bad I don't have 51 spare euro for it.
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949002)
Posted by Mykltron on July 6th, 2009 @ 3:50am CDT
A $1 coin for $88? :shock:
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949006)
Posted by Burn on July 6th, 2009 @ 4:08am CDT
That's a lot of money for non-transforming junk.

*runs off to clear my credit card*
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949060)
Posted by Autobot Hero on July 6th, 2009 @ 7:45am CDT
I'll skip...too expensive for junk.
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949081)
Posted by Cyclonus_Maximus on July 6th, 2009 @ 8:42am CDT
Yeah, these are neat-looking and all, but an ounce of silver is an ounce of silver when you go to sell it in the future, and an an ounce of silver is only about $13.00US according to kitco.com. $70.00US is WAY too much to spend on this...
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949108)
Posted by Anonymous on July 6th, 2009 @ 9:35am CDT
Expensive? Yes.

But these I gotta have, and from my home town. Too good to pass up.
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949156)
Posted by ChumBud on July 6th, 2009 @ 10:51am CDT
For those complaining about the coin only having US$13 of silver, how much is that plastic worth in an $88 transformer toy?
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949176)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 6th, 2009 @ 11:21am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:That could be the best picture of RotF Megatron so far...
You mean this?
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Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949208)
Posted by Cyclonus_Maximus on July 6th, 2009 @ 12:10pm CDT
ChumBud wrote:For those complaining about the coin only having US$13 of silver, how much is that plastic worth in an $88 transformer toy?


Well, the worth of the plastic vs. the worth of the silver is not the point. Toy collecting and coin collecting are two different things. Anything has collectible value, and, based on historical performance, the MIB toys may increase a little in value over the years, but silver has really not been doing all that well in the past 20 to 25 years. Yeah it may have been high in the very early 80s, but the highest silver has been since Jan. '85 was a little over $20 an ounce a year ago. Personally, if I was gonna invest in something, I would invest in silver instead of the toys but buy silver at its normal price--especially American silver eagles and not a dollar from Tuvalu, even if it is minted in Australia. Silver Eagles have the highest resale value anywhere because people know exactly what they are worth. Yeah, you can spend $70 on a Transformers uncirculated 1 oz dollar minted for Tuvalu and put it on eBay and hope someone else will spend that much and you get your money back. But serious collectors and investors won't think twice about not buying this. If someone wants to buy it and put it in their TF collection, then that's great!
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949265)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 6th, 2009 @ 1:31pm CDT
Extremely cool but that price is a bit much.
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949327)
Posted by robofreak on July 6th, 2009 @ 3:30pm CDT
While it's true that amount of silver in the coin is not worth what the mint is asking, you have to remember that Perth mint coins tend to maintain their value. I've got a 1 oz. Zodiac dragon from them that has kept it's value and often sells for more.

You're not buying this for the value of the silver. You're buying this for the sheer awesomeness that is Transformers.

This is also kind of historical. It's the first time Transformers have been put on legal tender.

Now if they can only put Prime on the $10 bill...
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949336)
Posted by Blurrz on July 6th, 2009 @ 3:43pm CDT
robofreak wrote:
You're not buying this for the value of the silver. You're buying this for the sheer awesomeness that is Transformers.

This is also kind of historical. It's the first time Transformers have been put on legal tender.

Now if they can only put Prime on the $10 bill...



THIS.

I really don't know why anyone here is going off on how this has no resell value. I don't really see Transformers, or anything else that I collect as something of an investment. I collect to collect. I'd be glad to pay that amount of money for something like this :)
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949363)
Posted by robofreak on July 6th, 2009 @ 4:22pm CDT
Thank you for agreeing with me Blurrz.

I've got to wait until Wednesday so I can check my finances, but I think I'll be ordering these.
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (949527)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on July 6th, 2009 @ 7:35pm CDT
They're actual usable currency? You know you got it made when your face is on money.

"Yes, I would like a 20 oz. bottle of Coke and some Slim Jims."
"That will be 4 Megatrons, please."
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (952143)
Posted by Elita One on July 10th, 2009 @ 7:23am CDT
Wow Australia got a exclusive TF thing that aint on dvd (sorry Madman) :P . Im going to Perth early next year and I hope these will still available to buy.
Re: The Perth Mint Australia releases Official RotF Silver Coins (963428)
Posted by Anonymous on July 28th, 2009 @ 8:38am CDT
Elita One wrote:Wow Australia got a exclusive TF thing that aint on dvd (sorry Madman) :P . Im going to Perth early next year and I hope these will still available to buy.


Sadly I doubt any will be left. I was there on the weekend. They were down to their last 2 Optimus' apparently. Their online shop (which operates separately to the actual mint) has sold out of their stock as well. That's why they're unavailable online.

These things have literally sold like hot cakes. I'm now seeing them listed on eBay for AUD 150+++ each!!

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