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The Perth Mint announces early release of iconic Australian Kangaroo silver bullion coin

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We are pleased to announce that the 2020 silver kangaroo bullion coin is available for sale from The Perth Mint today, Friday 20 September. 

While the Australian Kangaroo gold bullion coin has been released annually since 1989, it was not introduced in silver until 2015. In the four years since, The Perth Mint has sold more than 26 million 1oz silver bullion coins worldwide. 

In keeping with tradition, this year’s silver issue depicts a representation of Stuart Devlin’s red kangaroo, a much-admired portrayal created for the Mint by the Queen’s former goldsmith in 1989.

The Perth Mint's 2020 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is now available.

Originally slated for release on 4 November 2019, the 2020 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin has been introduced early due to strong demand for remaining stocks of the 2019 release which are now almost exhausted.

The 2020 Australian Kangaroo gold and platinum bullion range will be available for purchase from the previously-announced release date.

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NEW 2017 Australian Koala 1oz Silver Bullion Coin with Rooster Privy Mark

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This new Australian Koala coin offers precious metal investors another excellent opportunity to acquire silver in the form of an official limited mintage release.

Struck from 99.9% pure silver, the coin’s modified Koala design incorporates a privy mark paying homage to this year’s ruling animal from the ancient Chinese lunar calendar.

With a limited mintage of just 25,000, the coin is likely to be popular among both investors and collectors, particularly those born in the Year of the Rooster, which includes 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017.

Prospective 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.

This coin is also distributed by Perth Bullion Co within Australia, and by Apmex internationally.


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Combined animal emblems hail silver coin’s iconic status

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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

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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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NEW Close-up view of the 2017 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin

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Australia's longest established 99.9% pure silver bullion coin series, the Australian Kookaburra is renowned internationally for its investment potential and collectability. A stunning new image of two laughing kookaburras sitting on a fence is portrayed on the 2017-dated releases, which come in 1oz, 10oz, and 1 kilo sizes. 

Available from today, the new coins can be purchased from the Bullion Trading Desk at The Perth Mint, 310 Hay Street in East Perth, on the BullionLine 1300 201 112 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International) or at perthmintbullion.com. Investors can also check the availability of the releases with leading bullion coin dealers.

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Delivery v Storage – Perth Mint provides online solutions for both camps

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When it comes the utilizing the convenience of the world wide web to purchase bullion, The Perth Mint offers buyers two routes to assess.

For those who consider physical possession of their bullion to be essential, option one offers access to a wide choice of Australian gold and silver coins and bars for immediate delivery.

For those concerned about the security of their valuable assets, however, option two provides the ability to acquire precious metals on an allocated, pool allocated and unallocated basis for safe storage in the Mint’s secure vaults.


Purchase For Physical Delivery - www.perthmintbullion.com

A trusted source of bullion for six years and one of the first online platforms to provide constantly updated live market pricing, the Mint’s bullion sales site presents an extensive line-up of pure gold and pure silver investment products for delivery.

As well as the renowned Australian Kangaroo, Kookaburra, Koala and Lunar coin series, the list includes a large range of minted and cast bars, providing options to purchase from as small as 1 gram of gold and 1/2oz of silver. [See the entire range here.]

Shipped from Perth with optional insurance for delivery within Australia, and internationally throughout a large part of Asia, gold and silver bullion orders are handled exclusively by the Mint’s established courier and secure courier partners.

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Purchase For Secure Storage - www.perthmint.com/storage

Depository Online is an extension of the Mint’s traditional Depository Program, which currently holds $3 billion worth of client metal. The new service enables clients to benefit from the immediacy of the web to trade pure precious metals held in three storage categories: Allocated, Pool Allocated, and Unallocated.

The table below summarises the key differences between the types of storage, the main one being the segregation of the physical metal backing the storage type.

[For further info check our FAQs.]

Operated by a secure online platform allowing clients to transact at any time, Depository Online accepts orders from as little as $50.

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With passionate viewpoints on both sides of the delivery v storage debate, The Perth Mint has designed unrivaled online trading solutions catering for both camps. Offering a Government Guarantee together with over a century of minting excellence, there is no better qualified organization so finely attuned to the needs of precious metal investors.


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