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2019 Australian Kookaburra bullion coins first to feature Queen’s new effigy

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The Australian Kookaburra for 2019 features a striking new design of Australia’s largest kingfisher.

Famous for its cackling laugh, the native bird is pictured standing on a sunken tree branch with the setting sun reflected on a rippling waterway.

First issued in 1990, the Kookaburra is Australia’s longest running silver bullion coin series. Enjoyed for the high standard of its annual artistry, the coin is also a trusted precious metal option for discerning investors.

Meticulously crafted from 99.99% pure silver and issued as Australian legal tender, the 2019-dated releases are available in 1oz, 10oz and 1 kilo options. A maximum of 500,000 1oz coins will be produced, while production of the two large coins will run for no more than 12 months.

New obverse effigy

These Australian Kookaburra coins are also notable for being the first Perth Mint issues to portray Australia’s new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Showing the Queen wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem, the official effigy was created by Jody Clark, an engraver for the United Kingdom’s Royal Mint.

The sixth image of the Queen to appear on Australian coins since Her Majesty’s accession to the throne in 1952, she faces right in keeping with tradition.

Purchase now

Available from today*, 2019 Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins can be purchased from the Bullion Trading Desk at The Perth Mint located at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, by telephoning 1300 201 112 (Australia) or +61 8 9421 7218 (International), and via the online store at perthmintbullion.com.

Investors can also check the availability of these latest releases with leading bullion coin dealers worldwide.

(*Please note that 10oz coins will be released at a date to be announced).



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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 era dawns for gold, silver and platinum Kangaroo coins

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For the first time Australia’s signature bullion coin series, the Australian Kangaroo, has been struck in three prime investment metals – 99.99% pure gold, 99.99% pure silver, and 99.95% pure platinum.

As Australia’s most potent animal icon, the famous marsupial has appeared on The Perth Mint’s premier gold bullion coin series since 1989. Memorably captured by renowned coin designer Stuart Devlin, the classic ‘red’ kangaroo encircled by symbolic rays of the Australian sun is one of the world’s preeminent investment coin designs.

 

The kangaroo has been emblematic of Australia since the 18th century.

James Cook’s intrepid expedition of discovery along the east coast in 1770 provided the first European record of kangaroos. He and his crew spent seven weeks ashore at what is now Cooktown in Queensland having been forced to beach HMS Endeavour for repairs after she was damaged on the Great Barrier Reef. They supposedly named the extraordinary animal after an Aboriginal word – quite probably gaNurru – from the local Guugu Yimidhirr people.

Commissioned by Cook’s botanist Joseph Banks, The Kongouro from New Holland by George Stubbs was the earliest painted representation of a kangaroo in Western art. The study, based on an inflated skin brought back to England by the expedition, imprecisely represented the extraordinary native animal. Nevertheless, the intense interest it generated helped establish the word ‘kangaroo’ and widespread knowledge of the creature’s existence on the far side of the world.

Neil Vance, Group Manager - Minted Products, said the kangaroo remained an exotic and striking species to many people outside Australia. “The unusual way in which it hops and the fact that females rear their young inside a pouch makes it one of the most endearing and fascinating animals in the world. As a powerful symbol of The Perth Mint’s uncompromising quality for almost 30 years, there was certainly a need to portray the animal’s unique characteristics on Australian bullion coins across our suite of three investment metals.”

The recent launch of the 1oz Australian Silver Kangaroo created significant interest worldwide. Demand for the 2016-dated release exceeded 10 million coins.

The trio is now complete with the addition of the first Australian Platinum Kangaroo coin. Offered solely as a 1oz release, it replaces the Australian Platypus as a convenient and cost-effective way to own pure platinum in the form of official legal tender.

Methods of Purchase

Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Series

 • Individual 1 kilo coin

 • Individual 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz coins with exclusive 2018 design

Australian Kangaroo Silver Coin Series

 • Individual 1oz coin

 • Tube of 25 1oz coins

 • Mini monster box (10 tubes)

Australian Kangaroo Platinum Coin Series

 • Individual 1oz coin

Registered clients can purchase these and other Australian bullion coins from our bullion website - www.perthmintbullion.com. We also welcome walk-in customers at our Shop located at 310 Hay Street, East Perth, and callers on 1300 201 112 or +61 8 9421 7218.

For those who prefer to deal with a local supplier, The Perth Mint markets the complete range through a network of authorised distributors in Australia and around the world.Save


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Perth Mint unveils Australia’s official bullion coin program for 2018

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The Perth Mint has unveiled shining new designs for Australia’s official Bullion Coin Program.

Issued annually since 1987, the trusted releases offer an outstanding choice of pure gold, silver and platinum coins, each authorised by the Australian Government as official legal tender.

Characterised by outstanding craftsmanship, iconic artistry and assured purity, the new coins, which include the first ever Australian Kangaroo in pure platinum, will become available from The Perth Mint and its authorised dealers worldwide from 11 September 2017*.

 

2018 Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Series

AVAILABILITY: 11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Extremely popular with investors and collectors, Australian Lunar coins celebrate the 12 animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. In 2018, artistry portraying a labrador retriever on the 99.99% pure gold releases, and German shepherds on the 99.99% pure silver coins, mark the Year of the Dog.

 

The Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog Gold Bullion Coin Series is available in 1 kilo, 10oz, 2oz, 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz sizes. A maximum mintage of 30,000 applies to the 1oz coin.

 

The Australian Lunar 2018 Year of the Dog Silver Bullion Coin Series is available in 1 kilo, 10oz, 5oz**, 2oz, 1oz and 1/2oz sizes. No more than 300,000 1oz will be released.

Availability of a special 10 kilo coin (maximum mintage of 100), will be announced later this year.

 

2018 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin Series

AVAILABILITY: 4 OCTOBER 2017

Now struck from 99.99% pure silver, the Australian Kookaburra Bullion Coin Series was originally issued in 1990. In 2018, each coin portrays a stunning representation of the emblematic bush bird on a moonlit night.

 

The 2018 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coin Series is available in 1 kilo, 10oz, and 1oz sizes.

A maximum of 500,000 1oz coins will be released.

 

2018 Australian Kangaroo Gold, Silver and Platinum Bullion Series

AVAILABILITY: 23 OCTOBER 2017

Thanks to a landmark development, Australia’s original bullion coin series is for the first time offered in three highly sought after investment metals. Portraying imagery of the nation’s most evocative wildlife emblem, the Australian Kangaroo comes in 99.99% pure gold, 99.99% pure silver and 99.95% pure platinum options.

 

The 2018 Australian Kangaroo Gold Bullion Coin Series is available in 1 kilo 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz sizes. A new design featuring two kangaroos bounding across a rural landscape is included on the four smallest releases.

No more than 100,000 1/2oz, 150,000 1/4oz, and 200,000 1/10oz gold coins will be released.

In common with the 1 kilo gold coin, the 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1oz silver bullion coin and the new 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1oz platinum bullion coin portray classic artistry representing a ‘red’ kangaroo encircled by symbolic rays of sunshine.

 

2018 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coin Series

AVAILABILITY: 8 JANUARY 2018

In 2018, the Australian Koala also comes in 99.99% pure silver. The 12th annual design portrays one of Australia’s most loved marsupials astride two branches in a flowering eucalyptus tree.

 

The 2018 Australian Koala is offered in 1 kilo and 1oz versions only. Just 300,000 1oz coins will be released.

 

For further information

Download a pdf of the 2018 Australian Bullion Coin Program brochure – ‘Investments destined to shine’.

 

How To Purchase

The following options exist for buyers of the 2018 Australian Bullion Coin Program:

1. Visit the Bullion Trading Room

Invest and pick up in-store from the Bullion Trading Room, 310 Hay Street, East Perth, seven days a week between 9am and 5pm (AWST).

2. Visit the Bullion Sales Website

Register at perthmintbullion.com to order online from the comfort and convenience of your own home between 8.30am and 5pm (AWST).

3. Telephone the Bullion Call Centre

Order from a Customer Services Officer on 1300 201 112 or +61 8 9421 7218 during Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm (AWST).

4. Contact an Authorised Distributor

Contact your local authorised Perth Mint distributor in Australia/New Zealand, Asia, United States, Canada or Europe.


* coin availability dates are subject to minor change should production flexibility be required.
** availability of 5oz Year of the Dog silver bullion coin will available approximately two weeks after the official release date of 11th September.

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2017 Silver Kangaroo set for success after sales of 2016 coin leap past 11 million

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The Perth Mint is pleased to announce that the 2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is available earlier than originally scheduled.

Released today, the new issue follows an exceptional debut in 2016 for Australia’s first 99.99% (four nines) pure silver bullion coin. With sales in excess of 11 million, factors behind its success included an iconic design, micro-engraved security feature, and extremely competitive pricing.

 

Now an established annual release from Australia’s official bullion coin program, the Silver Kangaroo is an ideal proposition for anyone seeking the safety of precious metals in a volatile economic landscape. Contributing to investors’ confidence in the coin is the trusted reputation of the 117-year old Perth Mint.

One of the world’s leading integrated refining and minting enterprises, the Mint operates Australia’s only gold and silver refinery accredited by the London Bullion Market Association. As well as producing benchmark good delivery bars and a wide range of retail investment bars, it has made almost 51 million bullion and numismatic coins over the past 30 years, which are admired for their weight, purity and designs.

The 2017 Australian Silver Kangaroo features a ‘red kangaroo’ based on the historical design first witnessed on Australian bullion coins in 1989. Like its immediate predecessor, the new coin benefits from a tiny letter ‘A’ in the reverse inscription as verification of its authenticity.

250-coin mini-monster box

Offered individually, the highly affordable Silver Kangaroo can also be acquired in tubes of 25 coins or in mini-monster boxes containing 250 coins - allowing buyers to take advantage of attractive volume discounts. The mini-monster box is perfect for secure storage in third-party safe deposit boxes.

 

Available from the Mint’s Bullion Trading Desk; via the BullionLine on 1300 201 112 (Australia) or +61 8 9421 7218 (International); and at perthmintbullion.com, the 2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin can also be purchased through leading coin dealers.



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2015 Silver Kangaroo available now

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BULLION BARS AND COINS

Following on from this recent announcement, The Perth Mint is pleased to advise that the 2015 Australian Kangaroo 1oz silver bullion coin is now available for sale in Australia.

 

The coin may be purchased individually, in tubes of 25, or monster boxes of 500 coins from the Bullion Trading Desk at The Perth Mint, 310 Hay Street in East Perth. Orders can also be placed via the Mint’s dedicated BullionLine 1300 201 112, or at www.perthmintbullion.com.

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