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Wedge-tailed Eagle reaches new high in 2018

Topics [ silver bullion coins Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle silver ]

In his third design for The Perth Mint’s Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle coin series, renowned engraver John M. Mercanti explores the relationships between a chick and its parents for a beautifully composed new portrayal.

Unrivalled in his experience of depicting large birds of prey, the former Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint captures the intimate bond between mother and eaglet while a protective male hovers in the sky overhead.

8 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Seen stooping towards her needy offspring in a stance that conveys natural concern and responsibility, the female wedge-tailed eagle makes a wonderful centrepiece to the design with meticulously observed plumage.

Her airborne mate, with his powerful wings fully extended, shows off the distinctive wedge-shaped tail from which the species takes its name.

This stunning design, which will be struck on a range of forthcoming releases from The Perth Mint, can be seen for the first time on our Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin for 2018.

Aimed at investors with an eye for classic design and a superior quality finish, the exceptional series has gained an international following which will likely be keen to take advantage of another highly memorable John Mercanti study.

Struck from 99.99% pure silver, issued as Australian legal tender and restricted to a worldwide mintage of just 50,000, the superb new coin represents an exceptional opportunity for anyone in search of high quality silver investments.

Registered bullion clients are invited to place orders at www.perthmintbullion.com.

Other buyers should visit The Perth Mint’s Bullion Trading Desk at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, or contact us by telephone on 1300 201 112 (Australia) / +61 8 9421 7218 (International).



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Limited Emu silver bullion coin set to run hot

Topics [ silver bullion coins Australian Emu silver ]

Native to Australia, the emu is the second largest living bird on Earth. With tiny wings it’s unable to fly, but with strong, powerful legs it can run with incredible speed. The magnificent bird features prominently in the traditional stories, dance and art of Australian Aborigines, the oldest continuous culture on the planet. Yet it remained unknown to Europeans until the 17th century when explorers would have been amazed when they first encountered this remarkable creature.

A national animal icon in every sense, the emu has been honoured by The Perth Mint with a new Australian legal tender bullion coin. Struck from 1oz 99.99% pure silver with a superb quality finish, it portrays a detailed representation of an imposing emu striding across an outback landscape.

2018 Australian Emu 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

With a global mintage of just 30,000, the 2018 1oz Australian Emu silver bullion coin offers an excellent opportunity to invest in silver from one of the world’s most trusted and respected precious metals mints. It will make a particularly rewarding acquisition for investors who already own Australian silver bullion coins portraying kindred animal symbols such as the kangaroo, koala and kookaburra.

To secure this very limited release, registered clients are invited to place orders on www.perthmintbullion.com. Purchasers in Australia can also call The Perth Mint customer services on 1300 201 112, or visit our Bullion Trading Room in person at 310 Hay Street in East Perth.
International customers should contact our exclusive overseas distributor Metal Market in Poland.

 



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LBMA forecasters split on price of gold in 2018

Topics [ silver bullion prices gold bullion prices ]

The London Bullion Market Exchange’s latest Precious Metals Forecast Survey has split analysts on the likely direction of precious metals in 2018.

The annual forecast brings together a group of experts to predict the high, low and average price of gold, silver, platinum and palladium during each 12-month period.

This year 34 participants were asked for their views. Notable factors that divided the group’s projections included the level of U.S. real interest rates, the likely impact of geopolitical factors and the pace of global economic growth.

For gold, the different opinions prompted forecasts in a trading range of US$390 – from a low of US$1,120 per ounce to a high of US$1,510 per ounce.

With similar divergences in the other estimates, including a silver low of US$14 rising to a high of US$23, the LBMA said we could be in for “a dramatic year in precious metals”.

The extremes at either end of the forecast, however, effectively cancelled each other out with average price predictions for each metal in 2018 little different from those actually seen in the first half of January.

If the combined wisdom plays out, the average price of gold across 2018 would be US$1,318, with silver averaging at US$17.81.

In the 2017 forecast survey analysts predicted that the average gold price for the year would be US$1,244. As it transpired, they were just 1% out with actual average price of US$1,257.

Read the full survey and what the individual analysts had to say about precious metals prices in 2018.


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Kookaburra bullion special marks Year of the Dog

Topics [ silver bullion coins Australian Kookaburra ]

The Perth Mint has issued a special Australian Kookaburra bullion coin in celebration of the forthcoming Year of the Dog.

Struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the new release features the 2018 Kookaburra’s eye-catching reverse design with the addition of a privy mark representation of a labrador retriever.

This is the sixth Australian Kookaburra variant incorporating a lunar privy mark. First seen in 2012 with a dragon privy, the sequence has proved popular with four of the preceding coins sold out at the Mint.

With a limited mintage of just 50,000 coins, the latest addition is also expected to be sought after by discerning investors.

Registered customers are invited to place orders on www.perthmintbullion.com. Purchasers in Australia may also call customer services on 1300 201 112, or visit our Bullion Trading Room in person at 310 Hay Street in East Perth.

International customers keen to secure the special coin should contact official distributors Apmex in the U.S. or Gesellschaft fűr Műnzeditionen in Germany while stocks last.



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Dragons set to fire more investor interest in bullion

Topics [ silver bullion coins gold bullion coins ]

The Perth Mint has enhanced its range of bullion coins for investors with a significantly new type of offering.

Struck in the shape of our popular minted bars, the new rectangle-shaped Dragon bullion coins are issued as Australian legal tender.

Made from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver and 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, these releases tap into surging interest in Asian-style design themes exemplified by the Mint’s highly successful Australian Lunar coin program.

With elements carefully chosen to convey the significance of Chinese lore and legend, the coins’ design visualises an Oriental dragon, a mythical creature revered for its benevolence. Its serpentine figure is chasing a flaming pearl, believed to have the mystical power to grant people their wishes.

Their obverse portrays the 2018 year-date and the Queen’s effigy.

Investors can acquire silver versions individually in a plastic pouch and in tubes of 20 coins. For large volume buyers, a monster box is also available containing 10 tubes (200 coins).

The gold release is sold individually in capsules.

Each coin is struck with meticulous attention to detail for which The Perth Mint is internationally renowned. Adding to their exclusivity, rectangular Dragon bullion coins are subject to strict annual mintage restrictions.

In 2018, we will release no more than 500,000 silver coins and up to 25,000 gold coins.

Registered bullion clients are invited to place orders at www.perthmintbullion.com.

Other buyers should visit The Perth Mint’s Bullion Trading Desk at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, or contact us by telephone on 1300 201 112 (Australia) / +61 8 9421 7218 (International).

Alternatively, these new Dragon coins can be purchased from our network of authorised distributors.



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Monthly Sales – January 2018

Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in January 2018 as coins and minted bars:

  - Gold (Au): 37,174 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 1,067,361 oz

This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth Mint to wholesale and retail customers worldwide. It excludes sales of cast bars and other Group activities including sales of allocated/unallocated precious metal for storage by the Depository.



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