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

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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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Iconic swan makes rare appearance on spectacular Australian bullion coin

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The Perth Mint has released a 1oz silver bullion investment coin featuring a mintage more in keeping with numismatic issues.

Limited to just 25,000 coins, the 2017 Perth Mint Silver Swan 1oz Bullion Coin portrays an icon of Western Australia.

 

Cygnus atratus, a black-feathered swan, was virtually unknown to the outside world until Dutch explorers visiting the Western Australian coast during the 17th century reported its existence.

In 1697, Captain Willem de Vlamingh ventured into and named the Swan River, which flows through Perth to the Indian Ocean, on account of the flocks of black swans in the estuary.

Settled by Europeans in 1829, Western Australia was originally called the Swan River Colony. Swan emblems soon appeared on official documents, bank notes, postage stamps, and on the original State Crest. As the bird emblem of modern Western Australia, it is represented on both the State Coat of Arms and State flag.

On the occasion of Western Australia’s centenary in 1829, The Perth Mint struck a commemorative medal with a swan motif by heraldic artist George Kruger Gray. The ‘swan rampant’ was selected to portray the spirit and character of the State at the time, and this design for many years also represented the Mint.

Today, we continue this tradition with a contemporary stylised swan logo known to investors, collectors and depositors around the globe.

2017 Perth Mint Silver Swan 1oz Bullion Coin

Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the coin’s literal design visualises the graceful bird in its wetland habitat. In classic profile, the portrayal displays the swans long neck, which enables it to forage for food on the river bed, with broad wings that span up to two metres tucked together on its back.

To take advantage of this rare offering in Australia, buyers can visit The Perth Mint Bullion Trading Room at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, or call our Bullion Line on 1300 201 112. Alternatively, registered clients can order online at perthmintbullion.com.

For all other enquiries, please contact your local bullion dealer.

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1oz gold bullion Rooster coin sells out

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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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Fast selling 1oz silver bullion Rooster coin sold out in less than 10 weeks

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

Released in September with a maximum worldwide mintage of 300,000, the coin is the 10th consecutive 1oz Lunar silver bullion coin to sell out since the start of the series in 2008.

 

The Australian Lunar is renowned as the world’s premier coin program celebrating the 12 animals of the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Struck with an exceptional ‘reverse proof’ finish, the bullion coins have a long-standing following among both collectors and investors.

Buyers who missed out on the 1oz release can still contact the Mint to secure 10oz, 5oz, 2oz and 1/2oz versions of these superb pure silver coins featuring an attractive portrayal of a rooster and hen with three chicks.

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

Alternatively, please contact one of our authorised distributors.



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2017 Silver Kangaroo set for success after sales of 2016 coin leap past 11 million

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The Perth Mint is pleased to announce that the 2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is available earlier than originally scheduled.

Released today, the new issue follows an exceptional debut in 2016 for Australia’s first 99.99% (four nines) pure silver bullion coin. With sales in excess of 11 million, factors behind its success included an iconic design, micro-engraved security feature, and extremely competitive pricing.

 

Now an established annual release from Australia’s official bullion coin program, the Silver Kangaroo is an ideal proposition for anyone seeking the safety of precious metals in a volatile economic landscape. Contributing to investors’ confidence in the coin is the trusted reputation of the 117-year old Perth Mint.

One of the world’s leading integrated refining and minting enterprises, the Mint operates Australia’s only gold and silver refinery accredited by the London Bullion Market Association. As well as producing benchmark good delivery bars and a wide range of retail investment bars, it has made almost 51 million bullion and numismatic coins over the past 30 years, which are admired for their weight, purity and designs.

The 2017 Australian Silver Kangaroo features a ‘red kangaroo’ based on the historical design first witnessed on Australian bullion coins in 1989. Like its immediate predecessor, the new coin benefits from a tiny letter ‘A’ in the reverse inscription as verification of its authenticity.

250-coin mini-monster box

Offered individually, the highly affordable Silver Kangaroo can also be acquired in tubes of 25 coins or in mini-monster boxes containing 250 coins - allowing buyers to take advantage of attractive volume discounts. The mini-monster box is perfect for secure storage in third-party safe deposit boxes.

 

Available from the Mint’s Bullion Trading Desk; via the BullionLine on 1300 201 112 (Australia) or +61 8 9421 7218 (International); and at perthmintbullion.com, the 2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin can also be purchased through leading coin dealers.



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Low mintage silver bullion coin rich in Chinese symbolism

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The Perth Mint is delighted to unveil a new Australian legal tender silver bullion coin featuring a design abounding in Chinese symbolism.

Complementing the annual Australian Bullion Coin Program, the 2017 Dragon and Phoenix is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver. An excellent way for investors to accumulate silver from one of the world’s most trusted sources, the coin’s maximum mintage of just 50,000 is also expected to inspire considerable interest among collectors.

 

Chinese symbolism

The dragon has supreme status in Chinese mythology as the greatest divine force on Earth. The Phoenix is regarded as an immortal bird whose rare appearance foreshadows harmony at the ascent to the throne of a new emperor.

In Feng Shui, the dragon and phoenix are perfect matches for one another. The phoenix is ‘yin’ while the dragon is ‘yang’ in the Chinese philosophical account of natural balance and interdependence. Their portrayal together is a widely recognized symbol of everlasting love.

The coin’s reverse depicts exquisitely detailed representations of both mythical creatures on a background of stylized clouds. The design includes a flaming pearl – a sign of wisdom, prosperity, and power.

The reverse also incorporates a ‘P’ mintmark reflecting The Perth Mint’s 117 years of excellence in precious metal minting.

Superb quality

This stunning coin features a high quality bullion finish comprising polished design elements on a delicately frosted background. Often referred to as ‘reverse proof’, the finish is associated with the highest quality bullion coins in the world.

Availability

While stocks last, the 2017 Dragon and Phoenix 1oz silver bullion coin may be purchased in person from the Bullion Desk at The Perth Mint Shop, or online from www.perthmintbullion.com. Alternatively, Australian buyers can contact Ainslie Bullion in Brisbane. Outside of Australia please contact LPM Group Ltd.

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