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Response To Miles Franklin

Topics [ depository services ]


On the 19th of October Andy Hoffman wrote a post on the Miles Franklin Blog, the import of which was that investors should not entrust their capital to The Perth Mint’s Depository facility and if they had, they should “rapidly attempt to retrieve it”.

Andy took exception to The Perth Mint’s three point response and penned a 3,165 word post on the 22nd of October. As this post contained a number of incorrect statements and unjustified conclusions which cast doubt on the integrity of The Perth Mint, we feel compelled to respond:

Download the full Response to Miles Franklin (pdf 214kb)

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SOLD OUT: 1oz Year Of The Snake Bullion Coins

Topics [ silver bullion coins Australian Lunar gold bullion coins ]


Gold and silver 1oz coins from the Australian Lunar – 2013 Year of the Snake Coin Series are officially sold out at The Perth Mint.

The sell out of the full mintages of 300,000 pure silver 1oz coins and 30,000 pure gold 1oz coins was achieved in just two months, ranking this release as one of the fastest selling behind the phenomenally successful Year of Dragon coins in 2012.

Year of the Snake gold and silver bullion coins in a variety of alternative sizes remain available for sale via The Perth Mint bullion website and bullion desk.

Investors still interested in buying 1oz Lunar bullion coins are advised to check availability with their nearest authorised Perth Mint distributor.

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Record Silver Demand Foreseen In China

Topics [ silver bullion coins silver bars ]


Silver demand in China is set to jump as much as 10% next year to a record as investors look to preserve wealth, according to a Beijing-based metals information provider.

Antaike analyst Shi Heqing said consumption may climb to 7,700 metric tons after gaining 6-8% in 2012.

“Chinese investors want hard assets such as silver, especially when it’s cheaper than gold and requires less funding,” Bloomberg quoted.

Is Silver the New Gold?

There's similarly bullish outlook in this infographic looking at supply and demand for silver.

Our favourite ‘fact’: There’s only enough silver on Earth for every person to have one third of an ounce!

Is Silver the New Gold?

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Use Wealth Tracker To Get An Instant Valuation Of Your Bullion

Topics [ gold coins silver bars invest in bullion gold bars silver coins ]


This video shows how easy it is to download and use the free gold and silver bullion Wealth Tracker from The Perth Mint. Once the handy desktop widget is installed on your computer, simply input details of your entire precious metal portfolio, including coins and bars from other internationally recognised mints, for an instant valuation at current Perth Mint buy back prices.


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What Will The Price Of Gold Be In January 2014?

Topics [ financial crisis gold prices ]


Just like Casey Research, we’d all like to know What Will The Price Of Gold Be In January 2014?

Despite being reluctant to make price predictions, Jeff Clark says it’s “hard to ignore the correlation between the US monetary base and the gold price.”

Since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, the “correlation coefficient is an incredible +0.94”, he states.

If the relationship holds (a distinct possibility given “QEternity”), then according to Jeff, gold could be $2,300 by the start of 2014 and easily be averaging $2,500 an ounce by year-end.

Link to full article here.

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Monthly Sales - September 2012

Topics [ silver gold ]


Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint* in September 2012 as coins and minted bars:

Gold (Au):     81,095.13

Silver (Ag):    1,251,580.06

Compare with last month.

(*excludes Depository and Perth Mint Shop.)

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