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Perth Mint announces spectacular 10 kilo Lunar coin

Topics [ silver bullion coins Year of the Pig ]

In 2019 Australia’s largest annual coin release celebrates the Lunar Year of the Pig.

10 kilo Lunar coin

Each struck from a hefty 10 kilos of 99.99% pure silver, just 100 of these remarkable pieces are available.

Exquisitely hand-finished to our superior bullion standard, the coins portray a sow and four piglets in the ultimate minted tribute to the 12th and final animal in the Chinese zodiac.

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Optimism high for 2019 gold price recovery

Topics [ gold investing gold bullion coins Year of the Pig ]

Goldman Sachs is leading “a pack of bullish voices cheering for gold”, according a report by Bloomberg news agency.

Analysts at the bank have raised their forecast for gold, which they expected to climb to US$1,425 an ounce by the end of 2019, it said.

The Perth Mint Treasury backed the notion that continued uncertainty in financial markets offered the potential for gold to once again shine.

Factors contributing to uncertainty include Britain’s attempt to leave the European Union (Brexit) and US-China trade conflict.

Current equity market volatility coupled with an inverted yield curve (where yields on longer-maturity bonds tend to fall and those on shorter-term securities rise) may be reflecting the market’s expectations for weaker economic activity or perhaps even a recession, they said.

Such scenarios would be potentially negative for the US dollar, which would be possibly positive for gold as it tends to be inversely correlated with the American currency.

Meanwhile central banks, traditionally important drivers of the gold price, are “aggressively adding gold to their foreign exchange reserves”, leading Indian news website Business Standard reported, quoting data supplied by the World Gold Council.

The Reserve Bank of India had added nearly 40 tonnes to its reserves in a little less than year, it said.

In a separate report, Bloomberg quoted figures from the People’s Bank of China website showing the central bank of the world’s largest gold producer and consumer recently boosted its holding by 10 tonnes to 1,853 tonnes.

Traders at The Perth Mint said they expected to see a lift in Chinese retail buying ahead of Lunar New Year, which this year will be celebrated on 5 February.

The 2019 Australian Lunar Gold Bullion Coin Series marks the Year of the Pig which starts on 5 February.

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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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