The Perth Mint are excited to release this spectacular 2 kilo silver coin celebrating honey bees.


  • Previous releases sold out
  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Spectacular 2 kilo size 
  • Extremely limited mintage - 200
  • Beautiful presentation packaging
  • Individual edge numbering
  • Numbered certificate of authenticity


  • Item Code                 24R55AAA
  • Barcode                    9327025054995
  • Maximum Mintage 200
  • Release Date            5 June 2024

The ancient Egyptians attached great religious and spiritual significance to honey bees, while many civilisations honoured them in art, jewellery, sculpture, and like the Greeks, on early coins. Fourteenth century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer admired their seemingly endless industry and energy, originating the phrase 'busy as bees'.

If any insect can lay claim to be hardworking, it is the honey bee. The survival of the hive depends upon the queen, male drones, and female workers. The task of feeding them all falls to the last group. Foraging incessantly among flowering plants, their shopping list comprises two key ingredients: nectar - a sweet, sugary solution that they produce into honey; and pollen - an important source of protein and other vital nutrients, especially for the hive's young brood.

Described by Aristotle as 'the nectar of the gods', the delicious taste of honey is universally savoured by mankind. When collecting pollen, bees perform a largely unnoticed, yet vital biological service. By transferring sticky grains of pollen from the male part of a flower to the female part of another flower, they help facilitate pollination - through which plants produce fruits and seeds, and hence, are able to reproduce. About three-quarters of the world's flowering plants and around one third of human food supply is represented by crops that are dependent on pollination by bees. In short, bees are essential to people and the planet.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 2 kilos of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 200 of the Honey Bee 2024 2 Kilo Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin.


The coin's reverse portrays three worker bees on the petals of a large flower. The background includes representations of additional honey bees and flowers. As well as a ribbon scroll with the inscription 'HONEY BEE', the reverse includes the coin's weight, purity, 2024 year-date, and a 'P125' mintmark signifying The Perth Mint's 125th anniversary.

The obverse portrays the Dan Thorne effigy of His Majesty King Charles III, and the coin's monetary denomination.

The coins are individually edge numbered from 1 to 200.


The coin is housed in a stunning clear case, which makes a perfect display piece. The case sits within a wooden presentation box and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.


Silver Content (Troy oz) 64.301
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 60
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 2000.00
Maximum Diameter (mm) 101.30
Maximum Thickness (mm) 36.30
Maximum Mintage 200
Designer Jennifer McKenna


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