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Why the kilo Koala provides more bang for your buck!

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Like gold, the price of silver has been falling since the surprise result of the U.S. Presidential election. Bargain hunting investors may see this as an opportunity to ‘buy the dips’ – whereby they increase their metal holding to benefit from an eventual upswing.

For those who prefer to hold their precious metal in the form of government issued legal tender, the Australian Koala 1 kilo silver bullion coin represents one of the most cost-effective ways of acquiring pure silver from The Perth Mint. Offering a low premium per ounce and price breaks on purchases for as little as five coins, it is an excellent way to take advantage of silver’s current price point.

 
The kilo Koala comes with an assurance of both weight and purity under the unique government guarantee that applies to all our products and solutions. Investors will also welcome the knowledge that the Mint is not just an expert in coin production, but a global leader in the precious metals industry with an integrated business operating across refining, manufacturing, investing and storage.

Last year alone, our LBMA-accredited refinery processed almost 34 million ounces of gold and silver, bringing the total for the last three decades to more than 6,500 tonnes. Our trusted depository has been chosen by around 30,000 clients from over 100 countries to keep their precious metal assets safe and secure. And last year alone, we sold $1.3 billion worth of minted product worldwide, representing more than 16 million coins and bars.

A superb example of The Perth Mint’s 117-year refining and coining pedigree, this Australian Koala 1 kilo silver bullion coin is available from our bullion website - perthmintbullion.com. Alternatively, talk to our Bullion Trading Desk at 310 Hay Street in East Perth; or call the BullionLine on 1300 201 112 (Australia) / +61 8 9421 7218.



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Monthly Sales – November 2016

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

  - Gold (Au): 54,747 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 984,622 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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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

Topics [ Australian Kangaroo silver investing silver bullion silver coins buy silver coins ]

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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Monthly Sales – October 2016

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  - Gold (Au): 79,048 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 1,084,213 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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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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