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Depository Online celebrates two tonne milestone

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The Perth Mint’s Depository Online (DOL) achieved a milestone today as gold held within the platform exceeded two tonnes for the first time in its history.

Depository Manager John Durham said the achievement represented a tremendous vote of confidence in the program, which has been operating for just over two years.

“DOL has been growing since its inception because of the easily accessible solutions for different types of investors,” John said.

“It puts precious metals transactions within easy reach of people who want to manage their own portfolio.

“There’s also the optional savings plan, which is very popular for those who want to ‘set and forget’ but still grow their investment.”

And, of course, The Perth Mint's unique government guarantee on every ounce of precious metal secured provides peace of mind for investors who choose to own physical metal without taking delivery.



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Secure precious metals investment and storage with The Perth Mint

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The Perth Mint Depository was created in 1994 to enable clients to invest in precious metals without the need to take physical delivery. For almost a quarter of a century, our depository has offered the only government guaranteed investment and storage program in the world.  Located in the safe geopolitical environment of Western Australia and operating the most extensive network of central bank grade vaults in the southern hemisphere, we are a true safe haven for precious metals storage solutions.

Our precious metal storage solutions are designed to satisfy the particular investment needs of our broad range of customers. As a Perth Mint Depository client you will enjoy the following benefits:

    • Security of the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals storage program  
    • Surety that every ounce invested is backed with physical precious metals 
    • Convenience of trading in either AUD or USD  
    • Choice of precious metals storage:
       • allocated gold and silver 
       • pool allocated silver 
       • unallocated gold, silver and platinum
    •  Ability to convert from unallocated and pool allocated metal to allocated bars and coins at any time      
    • Flexibility to take physical delivery of your precious metals upon request  
    • Transaction confidentiality provided by secure administration and trading procedures  
    • Peace of mind that your assets are secured in the most extensive network of central bank grade vaults in the southern hemisphere

Perth Mint Depository Online (PMDO) is the easiest way to manage your investments 


PMDO allows you to buy and sell precious metals directly via our secure digital trading portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This option suits investors who wish to react quickly to the dynamic precious metals markets. 

Our mobile friendly portal means you can access live pricing, review your portfolio and buy and sell precious metal anytime, anywhere. With a minimum transaction amount of AUD 50, trading in precious metals has never been easier or more accessible.  

Getting started is simple and you can rest assured that your precious metals portfolio is in trusted hands. The platform is underpinned by 128 SSL encryption and the highest levels of security to protect your investments.  

Start your precious metals savings plan today


As a PMDO customer you have the option to set up an automatic savings plan and start building your precious metal wealth from just AUD 50 per month (up to AUD 5,000). Our savings plan allows you to purchase gold and silver on a monthly basis, with a discount of 50% off the applicable transaction fee. 

Savings plan transfers will be actioned on the first working day of each month and will be funded using the available cash in your PMDO account. 

For more information on PMDO and to find out how you can start investing with The Perth Mint today visit perthmint.com/storage.


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Making precious metal investing accessible to all

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Do you like the idea of accumulating gold and silver as a nest egg for the future, or perhaps as an heirloom for the next generation?

If the answer is yes but you don’t know where to start, think it might be unaffordable, or are fearful about storing precious metal at home, we have practical solutions to each of these reservations.

The government owned Perth Mint is a global leader in precious metal refining, coin and bar production, and secure storage for investors who do not wish to take physical delivery of their gold and silver purchases. Accredited by the world’s leading metal exchanges and offering clients a unique government guarantee, the Mint has a reputation built on more than a century of refining and minting excellence.

As well as servicing financial institutions and professionals, we also make it easy and affordable for everyday ‘mum and dad’ investors to purchase and safely store gold and silver. Did you know that our depository stores more than AUD 3 billion worth of precious metal on behalf of 30,000 clients from all walks of life?


 

By opening an account with our Depository Online (PMDO) service, you can start acquiring gold and silver from the convenience of your own PC. Transactions begin at only AUD 50, enabling you to build a metal holding without ever having to break the bank! Because you’re buying from the internationally respected Perth Mint, you can be absolutely certain that every ounce of gold or silver you own is 100% backed by physical metal in our state-of-the-art vault, the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.

The PMDO platform has been carefully designed to be remarkably simple to operate. Once your identity has been confirmed and your account is operational, you can login 24/7 to buy more metal, sell your existing pool, or simply check the current market value of your investment. There are plenty of other helpful tools and alerts that over time you may wish to take advantage of, including a handy saving plan which can be used to automate regular transactions.

To join thousands of ordinary investors who have chosen Depository Online as a convenient, cost-effective and trusted way to build wealth or diversify their assets with precious metals, click here to open an account.

Need more information?

Continue your research about The Perth Mint beginning with the following explanatory articles, or visit the FAQ page on our website.

- What makes The Perth Mint a global leader in precious metals?

- The Perth Mint provides unique reassurances for precious metals storage clients

- Introducing Perth Mint Depository Online – the safest precious metals storage option available today

- Understanding the benefits of Allocated, Pool Allocated and Unallocated precious metals storage

- Perth Mint reintroduces unallocated silver across its portfolio of investment products

- Depository savings plan makes accumulating gold and silver easy

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Where is it safe to store my precious metal investments?

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Do you want to invest in physical precious metal without the security risk of storing it at home?

The historic Perth Mint's depository was created in the 1990s to enable clients to invest in gold and silver without the need to take physical delivery.

Uniquely, our depository offers the only government guaranteed investment and storage program in the world, and uses the most extensive central bank grade vaulting facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

Today, our depository has more than 30,000 clients worldwide. Last year alone, the value of precious metals on deposit at The Perth Mint increased from $2.69 billion to $3.11 billion.

For depository clients who would like to be able to react quickly 24 hours a day to the dynamic precious metals markets, you can buy and sell gold and silver through our easy to use and secure online trading platform, Perth Mint Depository Online.



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Depository savings plan makes accumulating gold and silver easy

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The Perth Mint’s Depository Online (PMDO) digital trading platform now features a convenient saving plan option for investors wishing to acquire gold and/or silver on a monthly basis.

PMDO is one of the Mint’s suite of ‘buy and store’ investment programs managing more than AUD 3.1 billion worth of precious metal on behalf of 30,000 clients worldwide. Offering 24/7 trading with live metal pricing, PMDO is easy to operate, completely secure, and comes with the unique backing of a government guarantee.

Perth Mint Depository Manager John Durham said the new savings plan was designed for investors who wanted a hassle-free method for accumulating precious metal over time. He explained:

Serious gold bugs, mum and dad investors, even grandparents acquiring a pot of gold or silver for their grandkids, can take advantage of the one-time setup and relax knowing their objective will be met through automated monthly transactions of the PMDO savings plan.”

 

Cost savings

The savings plan allows customers to meet their specific budget with a minimum transaction requirement of just AUD 50.00 per month up to AUD 5,000.00. An exclusive benefit for those buying precious metal through the savings plan is a discounted rate of 50% of the applicable transaction fee.

Precious metal purchased within the savings plan is stored in The Perth Mint’s high-security vaults on an unallocated basis – which means that there are no ongoing storage fees. Unallocated metal can be sold at any time; alternatively, clients can pay a fabrication fee to convert their metal into finished bullion products for collection.

Set and forget

Savings plan transactions are actioned on the first working day of each month and funded from cash transferred by the client to their PMDO account. To ‘set and forget’ the savings plan, clients need to establish a regular electronic transfer of funds from their personal bank account.

A savings plan can be terminated by the client at any time, or will cease when they have insufficient cash available in their PMDO account.

More information about Depository Online.

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Perth Mint reintroduces unallocated silver across its portfolio of investment products

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The Perth Mint Depository is delighted to inform investors that it has reintroduced the popular option to buy and store silver on an ‘unallocated’ basis.

Part of Australia’s largest vertically integrated precious metals enterprise, The Perth Mint Depository specialises in precious metal investment solutions for those who do not wish to take physical delivery of bullion. Uniquely, it is the only government guaranteed investment and storage program in the world.

Depository clients can store their precious metal in a choice of allocated, pool allocated or unallocated format, each offering a range of specific benefits. Unallocated silver was withdrawn in 2011, however, over the past five years the Mint has invested considerably in new and improved world-class storage facilities which have enabled it to offer this popular product once again.


 

Perth Mint Depository Manager John Durham said, “Unallocated metal has always been popular among our clients. With considerable investment in new and improved world-class storage facilities, we’re now able to re-offer silver alongside gold and platinum to those looking for a totally secure unallocated storage option.”

Clients choosing unallocated buy into the Mint’s pool of working metal, used to facilitate day-to-day operations inside one of the world’s major refining and minting enterprises. Investors can rest assured that every client account is 100% backed by physical metal at all times.

The major attraction of unallocated metal is that clients pay no storage fees, and unlike allocated there are no product fabrication fees. The Western Australian government guarantee on all Perth Mint precious metals applies to unallocated, providing customers with the strongest and most effective reassurance available.

Clients are entitled to convert their holding to bars and coins for continued storage as allocated or collection, at any time.

Unallocated silver is now available to Perth Mint Depository Program (PMDP) account holders, and the fast growing number of Perth Mint Depository Online (PMDO) clients. Additionally, it is available through our global network of approved distributors via the Perth Mint Certificate Program (PMCP).

Testament to the long-standing confidence in The Perth Mint Depository, we manage more than $3 billion worth of investors’ metal on behalf of around 30,000 clients from over 100 countries.

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