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Perth Mint unveils Australia’s official bullion coin program for 2018

Topics [ Year of the Dog Australian Kangaroo buy gold coins gold investment Australian Lunar Australian Koala bullion coins Australian Kookaburra buy silver coins ]

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.
** availability of 5oz Year of the Dog silver bullion coin will available approximately two weeks after the official release date of 11th September.

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1oz gold bullion Rooster coin sells out

Topics [ buy gold coins Australian Lunar Year of the Rooster buy silver coins ]

The 2017 Year of the Rooster 1oz gold bullion coin from the Australian Lunar Coin Series II has officially sold out at The Perth Mint.

The achievement follows last month’s sell out of its stablemate, the 2017 Year of the Rooster 1oz silver bullion coin.

As a result of the Rooster coins’ appeal among international collectors and investors, The Perth Mint has shipped a maximum of 30,000 1oz gold bullion coins and 300,000 1oz silver bullion coins in each year of the Lunar program since its launch in 2008.

 

Struck with an exceptional ‘reverse proof’ finish, the Australian Lunar is renowned as the world’s premier coin program celebrating the 12 animals of the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.

2017-dated Rooster bullion coins remain available in a range of alternative sizes starting from 1/20oz in 99.99% pure gold and 1/2oz in 99.99% pure silver.  

Orders are accepted at our Bullion Trading Desk at The Perth Mint, 310 Hay Street in East Perth; on the BullionLine on 1300 201 112 (Australia) / +61 8 9421 7218 (International); or via perthmintbullion.com.

Alternatively, please contact one of our authorised distributors.



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Year of the Rooster bullion coins available from today

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Magnificent Year of the Rooster gold and silver bullion coins are available from today. Immaculately struck from 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver, these high quality ‘reverse proofs’ celebrate the tenth animal of the Chinese lunar calendar. Offered in a comprehensive range of weights and issued as Australian legal tender, the coins feature superbly-styled portrayals of the rooster in his domain.

Like previous annual releases from the Australian Lunar Coin Series II, no more than 30,000 1oz gold coins and 300,000 1oz silver coins will be released. With a track record of sell outs since the start of the series in 2008, buyers are urged to act as soon as possible to acquire these highly sought-after denominations.

More information at perthmintbullion.com



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Monthly Sales – August 2016

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Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in August 2016 as coins and minted bars.

  - Gold (Au): 14,684 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 376,461 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.

A decline in sales of Australian precious metal minted products for physical delivery in August reflected the trend for lower volumes reported by precious metal businesses worldwide.



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Early release of new Lunar Rooster series means your last chance to purchase Year of the Monkey bullion coins is here!

Topics [ 2016 Year of the Monkey buy gold coins buy silver coins ]

The Perth Mint today announced the early release of its Australian Lunar – 2017 Year of the Rooster gold and silver bullion coins series. Originally scheduled to go on sale on 12 September, the coins will be now be available four days early - Thursday 8.

Online clients are urgently reminded that your last chance to acquire remaining Australian Lunar – 2016 Year of the Monkey bullion coins is now rapidly approaching.

Gold Monkey coins currently available for purchase comprise limited stocks of 1/20oz, 1/10oz, and 1/4oz sizes. Silver Monkey coins that remain available for purchase comprise limited stocks of 1/2oz coins only. Visit perthmintbullion.com now.

 

All Year of the Monkey bullion coins will be withdrawn from sale at the Mint at the close of business on 7 September.

Designed for investors and representing superb keepsakes for people born under the influence of lunar monkey in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016, the Australian legal tender coins are struck from 99.99% pure gold and 99.9% pure silver.SaveSaveSaveSave


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Year of the Monkey Gold & Silver Bullion Coins Available Today

Topics [ 2016 Year of the Monkey buy gold coins Australian Lunar buy silver coins ]

BULLION BARS AND COINS

The 2016 Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Series is available from today.

The following sizes are now listed for sale at www.perthmintbullion.com

  • Gold: 1/20oz, 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 1/2oz, 1oz, 2oz, 1kilo
  • Silver: 1/2oz, 1oz, 5oz

Exceptionally high demand means that The Perth Mint’s manufacturing department is currently working at capacity to fulfill orders. As a result, other sizes in the silver coin range (2oz, 10oz, 1kilo and 10kilo), as well as the 10oz gold coins, will be made available soon.

For further information call 1300 201 112 from Australia or +61 8 9421 7218 from overseas.



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