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Ultimate 'rooster' coin weighs in at 10 kilos

Topics [ silver bullion coins Year of the Rooster ]

After hours of hand finishing... what a result! Painstakingly handcrafted from 10 kilos of 99.99% pure silver, this oversize coin is the ultimate investment for anyone celebrating the Year of the Rooster.

 
To enquire about this stunning release, or other coins from the Australian Lunar - 2017 Year of the Rooster bullion coins series, 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.

No more than 100 10 kilo coins will be produced on a mint-to-order basis.

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New Saltwater Crocodile coins suit those with a taste for gold and silver bullion

Topics [ silver bullion coins Australian Saltwater Crocodile gold bullion coins ]

Said to have the most powerful bite in the animal kingdom, Australia’s formidable Saltwater Crocodile is superbly represented on these stunning bullion coins for investors.

‘Salties’, as they are referred to down under, are the largest reptiles in the world. Fearsome and opportunistic predators capable of killing almost any animal that enters their territory, they can propel themselves through water with lightning speed. Over six metres in length, their sheer enormity makes them the most dangerous of all crocodiles to humans.

Struck from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver, and 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, the 2017-dated releases are suitable for anyone wishing to hold precious metal in the trusted form of Australian legal tender.

The silver version is available individually in a plastic pouch, or in multiples of 25 in a protective acrylic tube sealed with a tamper-evident security seal. For anyone maximising the benefit of volume breaks, large orders of 20 tubes are supplied in a free monster box for easy storage.

The gold version is available individually in a capsule.

To acquire this gold and silver investment opportunity 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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Monthly Sales – March 2017

Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in March 2017 as coins and minted bars:

  - Gold (Au): 22,232 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 716,283 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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Combined animal emblems hail silver coin’s iconic status

Topics [ Australian Koala buy silver bullion online ]

Taking symbolic Australian silver bullion coins to the next level, this superb release combines two of Australia’s most famous animal emblems. Within its classic koala portrait, the coin’s reverse features a privy mark in the form of a miniature kangaroo.

Historically, a privy mark is a small symbol in the design of a coin which is added for the purpose of identifying the mint that struck it. The Perth Mint adapted the concept in the 1990s when it began incorporating miniature commemorative symbols in a range of limited mintage releases for extra numismatic interest.

The ‘cuddly’ koala is a renowned member of the marsupial family, Australia’s unique mammal species famed for their pouches. Arguably, only its cousin the kangaroo can claim to be more famous around the globe as a celebrated animal symbol of the land down under.

Just 50,000 of these special Australian Koala coins, each struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in ‘reverse proof’ quality, will be released with a kangaroo privy mark. Competitively priced for investors, they’re also likely to attract significant interest as limited collectables.

To secure this beautiful coin in Australia, buyers can visit The Perth Mint Bullion Trading Room at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, call our Bullion Line on 1300 201 112, or login to perthmintbullion.com.

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



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Iconic swan makes rare appearance on spectacular Australian bullion coin

Topics [ buy silver bullion online buy silver coins ]

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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Making precious metal investing accessible to all

Topics [ depository online ]

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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