About Perth Mint Bullion Blog

This blog discusses The Perth Mint's bullion coins and bars, providing information about our latest designs, mintages, sales volumes and sell outs. On a broader front, we share relevant research and opinions for anyone interested in gold and silver bullion investing.

Our Blog Disclaimer.

Our Comments Policy.
Our Copyright Policy.

Our Visions, Our Values.

Perth Mint Bullion BlogSubscribe
« Back to full list

How to buy gold: simple, safe and secure options available at The Perth Mint

Topics [ how to buy gold investment invest in bullion invest in gold ]

Interest in precious metals investing is growing once again.

A decade ago, the global financial crisis helped popularise gold as a go-to asset in times of economic crisis. Now, with serious talk about the possibility of a potential downturn in international economic growth, many people are again considering gold as a ‘safe haven’ investment with the power to preserve wealth.

Reflecting the way in which gold is becoming more mainstream, small investors account for a large percentage of the mounting inquiries we’re receiving at The Perth Mint.

To cater for our diverse clients, we offer an extensive range of traditional and contemporary products and services suitable for private investors through to sovereign wealth funds. As a result, we not only offer world renowned coins and bars for delivery, but also depository services via our online portal, exchange traded products and even a handy smartphone trading app.

Below is a more detailed look at our solutions:

Online Trading Portal

Perth Mint Depository provides a 24/7 online trading portal with live pricing for investors to buy, store and sell gold, silver and platinum.

Online Depository Account holders have the choice of a range of storage solutions offering different pricing structures.

Additionally, Depository Online includes a monthly savings plan for accumulating precious metals over time with a minimum contribution of only AUD 50 per month.


Modelled on a traditional service with personalised contact, the Depository Program is tailored to investors who wish to operate their account by telephone or email.

As a Depository Program Account holder, you communicate directly with our in-house traders who provide live pricing and instant confirmation of trades.

This account also offers several storage solutions in gold, silver and platinum.

Share Trading Accounts

Trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the code PMGOLD, Perth Mint Gold is a fully paid warrant on 1/100th of a troy ounce of physical gold.

Able to be accessed through a standard Australian share trading account, PMGOLD is structured to track the international spot price of gold in Australian dollars.

Trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), AAAU is unique in the marketplace as it is the first gold ETF to have the precious metal held on behalf of investors guaranteed by a sovereign entity.

Designed to track the international price of gold in US dollars, it is available to Australian investors through an international share trading account.

Mobile App

GoldPass® is a full-service investment app that allows users to buy, store, sell and transfer physical gold via a 24/7 trading platform on their smartphone.

The physical gold backing each investor’s GoldPass® holdings is represented in the form of digital certificates within the app.

Buy and Store Independently

For investors who wish to store physical precious metals themselves, our bullion range comprises:

 •  Gold and silver minted bars
 •  Gold and silver cast bars
 •  Gold, silver and platinum bullion coins

Bullion products can be ordered online or by phone for secure delivery to an approved location of the investor’s choice. Alternatively they can be purchased over the counter in our Bullion Trading Room.

Why The Perth Mint?

The Perth Mint is a global leader in precious metals. We process more than 90% of Australia’s and approximately 10% of the world’s newly mined gold, distributing precious metals worth more than AUD 18 billion annually throughout 130 countries.

We are the sole manufacturer of the official Australian Bullion Coin Program and make bullion bars at our refinery, one of only a few global precious metal facilities accredited by all five of the world’s major gold exchanges: London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), New York Commodities Exchange (COMEX), Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), Tokyo Commodities Exchange (TOCOM), and the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).

Importantly, investors who choose any of our products do so with the knowledge that their underlying physical holding is guaranteed by our sole owner, the Government of Western Australia, under the Gold Corporation Act 1987.

Blog DisclaimerComments PolicyCopyright Policy

Who Are The Top Gold Producing Countries?

Topics [ how to buy gold gold mining ]


According to this infographic from American Bullion Inc, world gold production in 2014 totalled 2,860 tons. Here are the top 10 producers by nation:

View the full infographic here.

Blog DisclaimerComments PolicyCopyright Policy

Gold Has Broad Appeal

Topics [ how to buy gold gold bullion invest in gold ]


The Herald Sun spoke to Perth Mint wholesale manager Neil Vance Friday about our recent gold sales.

Not surprisingly, the Mint had experienced increased demand for its physical gold products since the start of the global financial crisis, Neil said.

But as he pointed out, a really interesting factor is the different kinds of clients now looking to buy bullion bars and coins.

“Gold used to be the classic wealthy class asset to hold but now there are people from all walks of life entering the gold market," he said.

"We literally have a huge range of clients, everyone from someone at home, to a young working woman wanting to park $5,000 in savings, through to self-managed super funds looking for a stable investment with growth possibilities.”

Helping ordinary people get a slice of gold action are the many methods of acquisition now available.

While prospecting is still alive and well across many states, the less adventurous can buy gold over the phone, on the internet, from a shop, a managed fund or through shares in a gold producer, the paper said.

Read the full Herald Sun article Many yellow brick roads to follow by Karina Barrymore.

Blog Disclaimer, Comments Policy, Copyright Policy

Blog DisclaimerComments PolicyCopyright Policy

How To Invest In Gold

Topics [ how to buy gold gold investment where to buy gold bullion ]


Reuters has written a ‘Factbox’ on the various ways to gain exposure to soaring gold prices. Useful for anyone new to precious metals investing, it includes short explanations of key terminology, such as ‘spot’, ‘futures’, ‘COMEX’, ‘ETF’ etc. If you’re looking for a straightforward pre-amble on the topic, click the heading below:

Blog Disclaimer, Comments Policy, Copyright Policy

Blog DisclaimerComments PolicyCopyright Policy

Gold Watchers Predict $1,600 Price in 2011

Topics [ gold investing how to buy gold gold market gold prices ]


Two gold watchers who agree that the price of gold will be pushed higher in 2011 to around $1,600 an ounce. It's an interesting discussion with Peter Sorrentino, Huntington Asset Advisors and Frank McGhee, Head Precious Metals Trader at Integrated Brokerage Services, who shares a strategy tip for non-traders buying gold in a rising market.

Blog Disclaimer, Comments Policy, Copyright Policy

Blog DisclaimerComments PolicyCopyright Policy

New Video Posts

Topics [ gold investing buy silver online Australian Kangaroo how to buy gold buy gold online where to buy silver bullion gold coins gold bullion Australian Lunar Australian Koala bullion coins silver coins where to buy gold bullion silver bullion bars gold bullion coins Australian Kookaburra buy gold bullion online where to buy silver bullion bars ]


I’ve posted three new Perth Mint videos.   You can watch them here, but don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel or our video page for all current videos.

Video 1

If you’re new to The Perth Mint and would like to know more about our history, the first one will whizz you through 110 years of refining and minting operations at our historic East Perth site.

Video 2

There are some spectacular shots of our gold and silver bullion in this presentation which highlights the unique qualities of our precious metal coins and the outstanding value of our cast bars.

Video 3

A natural follow-up, this video is hosted by Ron Currie, the Mint’s Sales and Marketing Director, who shows how easy it is to register to trade bullion on our new site www.perthmintbullion.com.

Blog Disclaimer, Comments Policy, Copyright Policy

Blog DisclaimerComments PolicyCopyright Policy