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2018 Australian Koala set to rouse silver bullion coin market

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The 12th annual issue of the Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin series is released today.

Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the 2018 coins are offered in two sizes both featuring a representation of the famously sleepy marsupial astride two branches in a flowering eucalyptus tree.


The attractive design is portrayed on the 1oz coin in a superior bullion finish combining both frosted and shiny design elements. No more than 300,000 will be made available worldwide.

Representing one of the most cost-effective ways to acquire silver bullion in the trusted format of Australian legal tender, its kilo cousin features a fully frosted finish.

Australian Koala coins are part of the official Australian Bullion Coin Program manufactured exclusively by The Perth Mint. Sought worldwide for the purity of their gold, silver and platinum as well as their popular designs, the coins appeal to investors seeking the protective attributes of precious metals within a diversified portfolio.

To purchase 2018 Australian Koala coins or other releases from the program, customers are encouraged to call the BullionLine on 1300 201 112 (Australia) / +61 8 9421 7218 (International), or visit The Perth Mint Bullion Trading Desk at 310 Hay Street in East Perth (open 7 days). Registered clients may order online at perthmintbullion.com.

Alternatively, buyers can contact one of the Mint’s authorised distributors in Asia, North America or Europe.

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Perth Mint Releases Awesome Great White Shark Silver Bullion Coin

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Few other creatures rouse such awe, fascination and fear in humans than the Great White Shark. A predatory inhabitant of the world’s oceans for millions of years, the torpedo-shaped animal with its characteristic conical snout grows to six metres and more in length. Armed with rows of terrifying serrated teeth and formidable jaw strength, the Great White can ambush its prey from below with ferocious power. Despite an often fraught relationship with mankind, the Great White Shark plays a vital role maintaining a healthy balance within the marine ecosystem.


In tribute to this awesome animal and its prevalence in popular culture, The Perth Mint has released the 2014 Great White Shark 1/2oz Silver Bullion Coin. Portraying an ominous impression of one of the world’s most deadly predators, the Australian legal tender coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver with a maximum mintage of 300,000.


The Great White Shark 1/2oz Silver Bullion Coin is available in multiples of 25, which come in protective acrylic tubes.  A purchase of 20 tubes (500 coins) is housed in an additional ‘monster box’.


Volume discounts

These coins are sold with attractive volume discounts for silver bullion coin investors. Full details of volume discounts for customers in Australia can be seen at www.perthmintbullion.com.

Worldwide sales outside Australia are handled exclusively by www.apmex.com.

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Monthly Sales - December 2013

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Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in December 2013 as coins and minted bars.

 - Gold (Au): 58,943.61

 - Silver (Ag): 845,940.53

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FAQ 3: Why Do You Require My IDs?

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We’ve covered this issue before but it is still one of the most popular questions we get asked by people registering to buy gold and silver bullion on www.perthmintbullion.com.

When you register, we ask for a primary identification document containing your photo and current residential address - an Australian Driver Licence or Passport is perfect.

If the ID document does not contain a photo or address, you’ll need to supply a secondary ID document containing your current residential address – for example a recent utility bill.

Individuals in Australia should complete their ID checks either at The Perth Mint Shop or at one of 3,200 participating Australia Post retail outlets - click here for more information. For overseas clients, we require you to send us two certified/notarized ID documents.

We make these ID checks under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 which requires us to be able to appropriately identify customers of bullion products.

The legislation considers bullion to be something that could be used to transfer cash to organisations involved in illegal activities. The requirement doesn’t just apply to The Perth Mint – it applies to anyone in Australia who supplies gold bullion.

Under the Act, which is administered by AUSTRAC, the limit for bullion trade without identification is A$5,000.

Even if you intend to buy precious metal in minimal quantities, we still insist on completion of the ID check. That’s because, like other online retailers, we face an unfortunate threat from internet fraudsters.

Hopefully, you do not consider the requirements draconian. You only have to identify yourself to us once – not for every transaction. And remember, the legislative requirements do not automatically involve reporting your details to any Government authority.

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New Bullion Room At The Perth Mint Shop

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Just added to the YouTube channel, this quick video presents the new bullion room in the revamped Perth Mint Shop. For anyone living in or visiting Perth, it’s convenient for buying or selling our gold and silver bullion bars and coins during business hours Monday to Friday. Visitors can also sell their unwanted gold jewellery.

For further information about bullion room services at The Perth Mint, call 9421 7248.

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ABC Radio Interview With Ron Currie

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Sales and Marketing Director Ron Currie explains why The Perth Mint decided to launch its new bullion website in this interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Tara de Landgrafft.

Link to the ABC to hear Ron’s interview.

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