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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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New silver and platinum bullion coins for investors

Topics [ Australian Platypus platinum bullion coin silver bullion coins Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle ]

2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Today marks the release of the 2017-dated Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin featuring the impressive design work of John Mercanti, a legendary coin sculptor-engraver who held the position of Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint between 2006 and 2010.

 

Available for the first time in 99.99% (four nines) silver, this meticulously struck coin depicts John’s wonderful portrayal of a wedge-tailed eagle, Australia’s largest bird of prey, standing imperiously on a tree branch. Rich in design detail, the shiny finish of the eagle’s plumage stands out in eye-catching contrast to the coin’s delicately frosted background.

This superb release can be acquired in-person at The Perth Mint’s bullion desk, 310 Hay Street, East Perth, by telephone on 1300 201 112, or via www.perthmintbullion.com. Alternatively, buyers can contact their local bullion dealer.

Internationally, the 2017 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is available exclusively through GovMint.

2017 Australian Platypus 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin

Rarer than both gold and silver, platinum is an alternative precious metal used by some investors to diversify their bullion holdings. To meet this need, the Australian Platypus is fastidiously crafted by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.95% pure platinum for annual release.

 

Almost as rare as the metal itself, the extraordinary platypus is an egg-laying aquatic mammal. Only found in freshwater lakes and streams of eastern Australia, its unique appearance includes a duck-like bill and beaver-like tail. 

With a high quality ‘reverse proof’ finish, the 2017 Australian Platypus 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin portrays a stylised representation of a diving platypus. Available from The Perth Mint’s bullion desk at 310 Hay Street, East Perth, or by telephone on 1300 201 112, it can also be acquired from authorised dealers across Australia.

Internationally, the 2017 Australian Platypus 1oz Platinum Bullion Coin is available from leading coin dealers.



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Platinum Platypus To Continue In 2014

Topics [ Australian Platypus platinum bullion coin ]

BULLION BARS AND COINS

Decreased investor demand for platinum during 2013 means that we are capping the mintage of last year’s Australian Platypus 1oz platinum bullion coin at 2,000.

Some stock remains to be sold, which we are confident of achieving, before the 2013 coin is formally declared sold out.

To make this absolutely clear, no more than 2,000 Australian Platypus coins dated 2013 will be struck.

Looking forward, we are pleased to announce that the 2014 Australian Platypus 1oz platinum bullion coin will be available from 1 February 2014.

Made from 99.95% pure platinum, the 2014 coin has an unlimited mintage, however, production will be closed off at the end of the year pending the announcement of its final mintage.

The annual Australian Platypus bullion coin portrays a platypus diving underwater amongst reeds. Unavailable online, Platypus coins can be ordered from our Bullion Desk on 1300 201 112, or +61 8 9421 7218 for international callers.



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Infographic: The History Of Platinum

Topics [ Australian Platypus platinum bullion coin ]

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Compared with gold and silver, the amount of platinum mined through history is tiny. Check part 1 of this three-part series for more fascinating facts and figures about the rarest of the three precious metals.

History of platinum



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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 ]

BULLION COINS AND BARS

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

Designs

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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Big ‘Aussie’ Still Going Strong

Topics [ Australian Kangaroo platinum bullion coin silver bullion coins Australian Koala gold bullion coins Australian Kookaburra ]

BULLION BARS AND COINS


The Aussie Diversified Precious Metals Portfolio pictured in 1994. 

Does anyone remember the ‘Aussie’? To give it its full title, the Aussie Diversified Precious Metals Portfolio, issued by The Perth Mint in 1994.

A giant of a set, it comprised two 1 kilogram Kookaburra silver bullion coins, a 2oz Kangaroo gold bullion coin and a 1oz Koala platinum bullion coin.

It’s still occasionally found for sale, as a correspondent who has just acquired one wrote in and confirmed to us today.



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