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Pigs fly as Lunar 1oz coins eye 12th consecutive sell out

The 12th and final annual release from the Australian Lunar Bullion Coin Series II are available from today.

Strong take-up among authorised dealers means that the 1oz gold and silver coins are already on course for sell out at the Mint.

Restricted to 300,000 silver pieces and 30,000 gold pieces, 1oz Australian Lunar bullion coins have sold out in all 11 preceding years of the series.

The new coins celebrate the Year of the Pig. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, New Year falls on 5 February 2019. People born under the influence of the pig are held to be honest, loyal, sincere, calm and generous. The pig is also a symbol of good fortune and wealth in Chinese culture.

Struck with a superior bullion finish, Year of the Pig coins are available in six silver sizes and eight gold sizes starting from 1/20oz. Just 100 special hand finished 10 kilo silver coins will also be available.

The legal tender status of each coin guarantees its weight and purity, giving investors worldwide confidence and surety that they are investing in a trusted and enduring asset.

While the pig concludes the second Australian Lunar series, investors will be delighted learn that the theme will continue on an intriguing third series from 2020.

Australian Lunar 2019 Year of the Pig gold and silver bullion coins can be purchased from the Bullion Trading Desk at The Perth Mint located at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, and by telephoning 1300 201 112 (Australia) or +61 8 9421 7218 (International). Registered clients can also buy via the online store at perthmintbullion.com.

Alternatively, investors should check availability with their local bullion coin dealers.



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Perth Mint unveils 2019 Australian Bullion Coin Program for investors

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

The Perth Mint today unveiled the 2019 Australian Bullion Coin Program.

 

Beautiful new reverse images of iconic Australian fauna appear on the classic Australian Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala series. For the first time, these coins feature Jody Clark’s contemporary portrait of the Queen, who is depicted wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem. Each of these coins also includes a helpful security feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter within its reverse design.

The Australian Lunar Series II comes to a close with designs celebrating the Year of the Pig – the 12th and final animal represented in the Chinese zodiac. For consistency with preceding coins in this popular series, each new release portrays the well-known Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty.

99.99% Pure Gold | 99.99% Pure Silver | 99.95% Pure Platinum

Struck from pure gold, silver and platinum, the Australian Bullion Coin Program is meticulously crafted by The Perth Mint, Australia’s global leader in precious metals. With more than a century of minting experience, the historic institution is also Australia’s largest and most accredited refiner.

Recognised for more than three decades for its unsurpassed quality and outstanding value, the program comes with the complete assurance of our explicitly-stated government guarantee.

 

2019 Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Series

RELEASE DATE: 10 September 2018

This year’s coins celebrate the pig, one of the 12 animals from the ancient Chinese lunar calendar believed to influence the lives of people born during its ‘reign’.

Coins Sizes

Australian Lunar silver bullion coins are available in 10 kilo, 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz sizes.

Limited Mintage

No more than 300,000 1oz silver coins and 100 10 kilo silver coins will be released. Other coins in the series are unlimited.

Coin Sizes

Australian Lunar gold bullion coins are available in 1 kilo, 10oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz sizes.

Limited Mintage

No more than 30,000 1oz gold coins will be released. Other coins in the series are unlimited.



Australian Kangaroo Gold, Silver and Platinum Bullion Coin Series

RELEASE DATE: 5 November 2018

This extensive range of bullion coins allows investors to acquire fine gold, silver and platinum releases all featuring an iconic kangaroo theme. While the classic ‘red’ kangaroo is retained on three releases, four small gold coins each feature a new impression of the famous marsupial.


Coin Sizes

Australian Kangaroo gold bullion coins are available in 1 kilo, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, and 1/10oz sizes.

Australian Kangaroo silver and platinum bullion coins are available in 1oz sizes only.

Limited Mintage

No more than 100,000 1/2oz gold coins, 150,000 1/4oz gold coins and 200,000 1/10oz gold coins will be released. Other coins in the series are unlimited.

 

Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin Series

RELEASE DATE: 1 October 2018

Depicting Australia’s largest native kingfisher, the Australian Kookaburra has been an enduringly popular investment coin series for nearly 30 years.

Coin Sizes

Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins are available in 1 kilo, 10oz and 1oz sizes.

Limited Mintage

No more than 500,000 1oz silver coins will be released. Other coins in the series are unlimited.

 

Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin Series

RELEASE DATE: 7 January 2019

The Australian Koala has provided an alternative annual silver series for investors since 2007. The tree-dwelling marsupial ranks as one of Australia’s most recognised native animals.

Coin Sizes

Australian Koala silver bullion coins are available in 1 kilo and 1oz sizes.

Limited Mintage

No more than 300,000 1oz silver coins will be released, while no mintage limit applies to the 1 kilo release.

 

How To Purchase Bullion Coins

1. Buy In-Store

Bullion trading is available at our Bullion Trading Desk, 310 Hay Street, East Perth, seven days a week from 9:00am until 5:00pm AWST.

2. Telephone

Contact Customer Services on 1300 201 112 or +61 8 9421 7218 to place bullion coin and bar orders.

3. Buy Online

Register at perthmintbullion.com to order bullion coins and bars for secure delivery to your chosen address.

4. Distributors

Alternatively, contact your local authorized Perth Mint coin distributor.



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Monthly Sales – August 2018

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Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in August 2018 as coins and minted bars:

  - Gold (Au): 38,904 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 520,245 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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Mint hosts high profile visitor

Australia’s former Treasurer, the Honourable Joe Hockey, has particular reason to be interested in The Perth Mint. Since 2016 he has been Australia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, one of the top overseas markets for our gold, silver and platinum bullion investment products. Hosted at the historic Mint by Chairman Don Mackay-Coghill during a recent trip home, he witnessed the production of Australian precious metal coins and bars, and was briefed further about our most recent initiative for investors on the New York Stock Exchange.



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Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF debuts as first ETF with sovereign-backed gold

Topics [ AAAU ETF ]

The Perth Mint, Australia’s largest precious metals refining, minting and depository enterprise, has announced the launch of the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (NYSE: Arca: AAAU) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Unique in the marketplace, AAAU is the first gold exchange-traded fund (ETF) that is backed by pure gold where that physical gold is guaranteed by a sovereign entity and offers shares that are redeemable for physical gold.

AAAU shares are backed by physical gold with a purity of at least 99.5% and secured within The Perth Mint’s network of central bank grade vaults in Western Australia. The Perth Mint may, on rare occasions, store the gold in other highly secure vaults. All the gold held on behalf of AAAU is guaranteed by the Government of Western Australia.

“With our one of a kind government guarantee and shares that are redeemable for physical gold of unquestionable quality, AAAU stands out in the ETF space,” said Richard Hayes, The Perth Mint’s Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Hayes said he believed investors would have greater confidence given the gold underlying the fund, held by The Perth Mint, was guaranteed by the Government of Western Australia. Additionally the gold is stored in one of the most secure networks of central bank grade vaults in the southern hemisphere.

“AAAU is a truly unique offering for investors as it adds a new layer to hard asset investing in the United States,” he said.

A key feature of AAAU is that investors may, at any time, exchange their shares for delivery of physical gold. Shareholders may select from an extensive suite of premium bullion bars and coins available from The Perth Mint, which is also one of the largest suppliers of gold coins to the US market.

As the refiner and manufacturer of precious metals products, The Perth Mint offers investors delivery of gold to their door.

Furthermore, the fund will pay all its expenses in gold ounces, minimizing potential tracking errors in the gold price.

AAAU combines a contemporary yet solid investment option in an asset that has held its purchasing power across centuries of economic and geopolitical upheaval.

“In an increasingly uncertain and turbulent world, the case for gold remains compelling,” said Mr. Hayes. “Investing in gold through AAAU provides investors with an alternative means away from the traditional commercial financial institutions typically located in London and New York and also serves as a potential hedge against inflation, currency risk and stock market volatility.”

Investors can learn more about AAAU and access its holding list specifying all physical gold segregated and secured for AAAU investors at www.aaauetf.com

Australian and other non-U.S. investors can access AAAU through their usual stockbroker with an international share trading account that can hold shares listed on the NYSE.

Established almost 120 years ago, The Perth Mint is renowned as a fully integrated producer of premium precious metals. The Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) has been appointed as the fund’s trustee and Exchange Traded Concepts as its administrative sponsor.

This material must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus.

Before investing you should carefully consider the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (“Trust”) investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

The Fund is not a mutual fund or any other type of Investment Company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and is not subject to regulation thereunder. The value of your shares fluctuates based upon the price of the gold held by the Trust. Fluctuations in the price of gold could materially adversely affect your investment in the shares. Investors should be advised that there is no assurance that gold will maintain its long-term value in terms of U.S. dollar value in the future. In the event that the price of gold declines, the value of an investment in the shares is expected to decline proportionately.

Trust shares may trade at Net Asset Value or at a price that is above or below Net Asset Value.  Any discount or premium in the trading price relative to the Net Asset Value per share may widen as a result of the different trading hours of NYSE Arca and other exchanges.  Substantial sales of gold by central banks, governmental agencies and multi-lateral institutions could adversely affect an investment in the shares.  Because the Trust invests only in gold, an investment in the Trust may be more volatile than an investment in a more broadly diversified portfolio.  The lack of an active trading market for the shares may result in losses on your investment at the time of disposition of your shares.

The request for redemption of shares for gold is subject to a number of risks including but not limited to the potential for the price of gold to decline during the time between the submission of the request and delivery. Delivery may take a considerable amount of time depending on your location. The Trust may suspend redemptions of baskets by authorized participants and Gold Corporation may suspend or reject the exchange of shares for physical gold, which could affect the market price of the shares.  The withdrawal of an authorized participant and substantial redemptions by authorized participants may affect the liquidity of the shares.

Gold owned by the Trust may be subject to loss, damage, theft or restriction on access. Although the Trust does not insure gold held by the Custodian, the Custodian’s obligations in relation to gold owned by the Trust and held in safekeeping by the Custodian are subject to the Government Guarantee in the event the Gold is lost, damaged, or stolen.

Market Price: The current price at which shares are bought and sold. Market returns are based upon the last trade price.

NAV: The dollar value of a single share, based on the value of the underlying assets of the fund minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. Calculated at the end of each business day at 4:00PM.

Marketing Agent: Foreside Fund Services, LLC



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Monthly Sales – July 2018

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Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in July 2018 as coins and minted bars:

  - Gold (Au): 29,921 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 486,821 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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