The Perth Mint has unveiled shining new designs for Australia’s official Bullion Coin Program.
Issued annually since 1987, the trusted releases offer an outstanding choice of pure gold, silver and platinum coins, each authorised by the Australian Government as official legal tender.
Characterised by outstanding craftsmanship, iconic artistry and assured purity, the new coins, which include the first ever Australian Kangaroo in pure platinum, will become available from The Perth Mint and its authorised dealers worldwide from 11 September 2017*.
2018 Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Series
AVAILABILITY: 11 SEPTEMBER 2017
Extremely popular with investors and collectors, Australian Lunar coins celebrate the 12 animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. In 2018, artistry portraying a labrador retriever on the 99.99% pure gold releases, and German shepherds on the 99.99% pure silver coins, mark the Year of the Dog.
The Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog Gold Bullion Coin Series is available in 1 kilo, 10oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz sizes. A maximum mintage of 30,000 applies to the 1oz coin.
The Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog Silver Bullion Coin Series is available in 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz**, 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz sizes. No more than 300,000 1oz will be released.
Availability of a special 10 kilo coin (maximum mintage of 100), will be announced later this year.
2018 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin Series
AVAILABILITY: 4 OCTOBER 2017
Now struck from 99.99% pure silver, the Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin Series was originally issued in 1990. In 2018, each coin portrays a stunning representation of the emblematic bush bird on a moonlit night.
The 2018 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin Series is available in 1 kilo, 10oz, and 1oz sizes.
A maximum of 500,000 1oz coins will be released.
2018 Australian Kangaroo Gold, Silver and Platinum Bullion Series
AVAILABILITY: 23 OCTOBER 2017
Thanks to a landmark development, Australia’s original bullion coin series is for the first time offered in three highly sought after investment metals. Portraying imagery of the nation’s most evocative wildlife emblem, the Australian Kangaroo comes in 99.99% pure gold, 99.99% pure silver and 99.95% pure platinum options.
The 2018 Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Series is available in 1 kilo 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz sizes. A new design featuring two kangaroos bounding across a rural landscape is included on the four smallest releases.
No more than 100,000 1/2oz, 150,000 1/4oz, and 200,000 1/10oz gold coins will be released.
In common with the 1 kilo gold coin, the 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1oz silver bullion coin and the new 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1oz platinum bullion coin portray classic artistry representing a ‘red’ kangaroo encircled by symbolic rays of sunshine.
2018 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin Series
AVAILABILITY: 8 JANUARY 2018
In 2018, the Australian Koala also comes in 99.99% pure silver. The 12th annual design portrays one of Australia’s most loved marsupials astride two branches in a flowering eucalyptus tree.
The 2018 Australian Koala is offered in 1 kilo and 1oz versions only. Just 300,000 1oz coins will be released.
For further information
Download a pdf of the 2018 Australian Bullion Coin Program brochure – ‘Investments destined to shine’.
How To Purchase
The following options exist for buyers of the 2018 Australian Bullion Coin Program:
1. Visit the Bullion Trading Room
Invest and pick up in-store from the Bullion Trading Room, 310 Hay Street, East Perth, seven days a week between 9am and 5pm (AWST).
2. Visit the Bullion Sales Website
Register at perthmintbullion.com to order online from the comfort and convenience of your own home between 8.30am and 5pm (AWST).
3. Telephone the Bullion Call Centre
Order from a Customer Services Officer on 1300 201 112 or +61 8 9421 7218 during Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm (AWST).
4. Contact an Authorised Distributor
Contact your local authorised Perth Mint distributor in Australia/New Zealand, Asia, United States, Canada or Europe.
* coin availability dates are subject to minor change should production flexibility be required. Save
** availability of 5oz Year of the Dog silver bullion coin will available approximately two weeks after the official release date of 11th September.