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Video - 10 Kilo Year Of The Horse Silver Bullion Coin

Topics [ Year of the Horse Australian Lunar buy silver bullion online silver coins buy gold bullion online ]


See this massive 10 Kilo silver bullion coin produced at The Perth Mint.

This is the largest release from our Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Coin Series. Made from 10 kilos of 99.9% pure silver, the special release has a maximum mintage of just 200.

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Year of the Horse 1oz Coins Officially Sold Out

Topics [ Year of the Horse silver bullion coins Australian Lunar gold bullion coins ]


We’re pleased to announce an official sell out at The Perth Mint of 1oz bullion coins from the 2014 Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series II.

The full mintages of 30,000 gold bullion coins and 300,000 silver bullion coins celebrating the Year of the Horse have been manufactured and sold to retail and wholesale customers worldwide.

Continuing the success of Series II, the latest achievement means that all 1oz Lunar bullion coins released since 2008 are now officially sold out at the Mint.

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Lunar Bullion Coin Sales Update

Topics [ Year of the Horse Australian Lunar Year of the Snake ]


The next update of the Australian Lunar sales and mintage figures is scheduled for early next year. At that time the pdf documents on the website will be revised to reflect the latest information.

We recently received a question about sales of 2013 Lunar Snake silver bullion coins, however, and I am happy to provide blog readers with interim details ahead of the official announcement.

Sales-to-date of the silver bullion Snakes are as follows:

1/2oz – 160,108

2oz – 55,933

5oz – 20,102

10oz – 28,136

1 kilo – 30,966

Except for the 1 kilo coin, no mintage limit applies to these releases, however production ends at the end of 2013 and, as I indicated above, the maximum mintage of each coin will be declared early in 2014. Latest sales-to-date of the 1 kilo coin will also be updated at this time.

A sell-out of the 1oz Lunar Snake gold and silver bullion coins was announced in this blog posted at the end of October 2012.

On another note, 2014 1oz Lunar Horse gold and silver bullion coins are rapidly approaching their respective maximum mintages of 30,000 and 300,000. Watch out for an announcement of their official sell-outs as early as next week!

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Introducing the 2014 Australian Bullion Coin Program

Topics [ Australian Platypus 2014 Year of the Horse Australian Kangaroo platinum bullion coin Year of the Horse silver bullion coins Australian Lunar Australian Koala gold bullion coins Australian Kookaburra ]


Details of The Perth Mint’s 2014 Australian Gold, Silver and Platinum Bullion Coin Program are officially unveiled today.

Watch the exclusive launch video.

F A S T  F A C T S


Australia’s Bullion Coin Program features five new designs for 2014. The latest imagery portrays iconic native wildlife on the Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala coins, while beautifully depicted horses appear on the Lunar series.

Release Schedule


Limited Mintages

A number of coins in the 2014 program are subject to limited mintages, including:


Detailed Brochures

Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.99% pure gold and 99.9% pure silver, these Australian bullion coins are offered by The Perth Mint in a wide variety of sizes. Download the 2014 Gold and Silver Bullion Brochures for comprehensive details.

   click to download 2014 Silver Bullion Brochure

Register Now

Customers (in Australia and Asia) wishing to purchase coins online from The Perth Mint’s bullion sales site (www.perthmintbullion.com) are required to register in advance. If you do not already have an account, please take a few minutes to register now so that we can activate your account in time for the beginning of the release schedule commencing 2 September.

Alternatively, visit the Bullion Trading Room at The Perth Mint or telephone 1300 201 112 (Australia Only) or +61 8 9421 7218 (international callers) to place your order. (Please note: a limit of twenty 1oz silver Lunar coins and five 1oz gold Lunar coins applies to retail customers purchasing direct from the Mint.)

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Perth Mint Scotches Horse Coin Rumour

Topics [ Year of the Horse silver bullion coins ]


A rumour that the popular Australian Lunar Silver Bullion Series is changing from round to square-shaped coins could not be further from the truth.

The idea that the Mint would change horses (as it were) half-way through the current series is laughable.

The vibe surrounding the 2014 Year of the Horse bullion “round” coin program is encouraging with strong interest from international distributors and plenty of discussion from the silver community on the web. Much consideration has gone into the designs for both the gold and silver series and I’m sure the vast majority of investors and collectors will be delighted with the outcomes.  


What will it look like?

Having recently seen a sample, I think the silver horse is one of the most beautiful Lunar designs we’ve ever done.



The Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program will be officially launched at the beginning of September.

While gossip about the traditional Australian Lunar coin going square is nonsense, I can exclusively reveal that we are developing a completely separate coloured series of square-shaped horse coins for distribution in China. Should it go ahead, a small allocation of these coins would also be made available in Australia.  

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