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1oz Australian Kookaburra Mintage Declared At 500,000

Topics [ silver bullion coins Australian Koala Australian Kookaburra ]


In a move I’m sure will please fans of our annual Australian Kookaburra 1oz silver bullion coin, the mintage of this year’s release has been declared at 500,000.

As you will recall, we previously announced that the 2013 issue would be the first in the program’s 23 year history to have a maximum mintage of 1 million – double the limit for the 2012 release, which sold out.

Demand for the 2013 Australian Kookaburra 1oz silver bullion coin has been extremely strong. To date, we have delivered more than 480,000 of these coins to wholesale and retail clients worldwide.

With less than 20,000 coins remaining within the 2013 declared mintage, we expect to be able to announce sales have reached 500,000 in the very near future – at which point production will cease immediately.

 2013 Australian Kookaburra 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

This announcement is a win for those investors and collectors who value the lower mintage number. For consistency going forward, we envisage that that the maximum mintage of 500,000 will be applied to all future 1oz Kookaburra releases.

During this period of heightened demand for bullion, the decision to declare this year’s release allows us to focus production of the unlimited Australian Koala 1oz silver bullion coin. Additionally, it fits with our long-term strategic plans for the complete silver bullion coin program.

To secure your 2013 Australian Kookaburra 1oz silver bullion coin while stock last, please click here.

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Silver Coin Production Focussed On Three Key Products During Demand Surge

Topics [ silver bullion coins Australian Lunar Australian Koala Australian Kookaburra ]


There has been a tremendous surge of demand for Perth Mint products since the dramatic dip in the price of bullion.

To ensure we can satisfy demand for our most popular products as effectively as possible, The Perth Mint factory is now focussed on manufacturing the following silver bullion coins:

  2013 Australian Kookaburra 1oz silver bullion coin
  2013 Australian Koala 1 kilo silver bullion coin
  2013 Australian Kookaburra 1 kilo silver bullion coin

Other Silver Bullion Coins Available While Stocks Last

The streamlined product range means that production of other Australian Lunar, Kookaburra and Koala silver bullion coin sizes is temporarily suspended.

However, we still have stocks of temporarily suspended products available on our website for immediate purchase.

Stocks are limited and new stock will not be arriving until the temporary suspension is lifted.

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Gold Bars Worth A Million

Topics [ gold minted bars gold bars ]


Gold may not be as expensive as it was two weeks ago, but this pile of bars seen at The Perth Mint today is still worth about $1,000,000. Gold bars like these are in demand as investors stock up on gold bullion to take advantage of the recent price dip.

Click here to see prices for our full range of small investment gold bars, starting at just 5 grams.

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Bloomberg TV Interview With Nigel Moffatt

Topics [ gold prices ]


Gold’s biggest price drop in three decades provoked clamour with buyers queuing up for the metal this week. Nigel Moffatt, Treasurer at The Perth Mint, talks about the demand outlook for gold with Zeb Eckert on Bloomberg Television.

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Buyers See Gold Bullion As Great Value, Says Treasurer


Perth Mint Treasurer Nigel Moffatt has been answering a bombardment of media questions since Monday’s gold price dip.

From serious investors to gift buyers looking for a little piece of gold to hand down to their grandchildren, they’re all taking advantage of what they see as gold’s great value, he says.

Radio 2GBInterview with Ross Greenwood

“People are seeing this as a great opportunity to buy”

Bloomberg - Gold Slump Spurs Surge in Business at Australia’s Perth Mint

“There’s been people running through the gate”

Perth Mint Treasurer Nigel Moffatt © THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

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Bullion Buying Leaps On Price Woes

Topics [ Australian Kangaroo gold bull market gold coins gold prices gold bear market Australian Lunar ]


Gold futures slumped to a 21 month low last week and most of the media is talking about the ‘bull’ that’s turned into a ‘bear’.

How are Perth Mint clients reacting? Looking at the level of activity on www.perthmintbullion.com today, they’re stepping up purchases of physical gold and silver.

In fact, our bullion website just recorded its highest daily turnover of the year so far and one of its best days of the past 12 months.

This tells us that that not everybody believes the gloom and instead sees this as the perfect buying opportunity.

Gold Coin Sales Rocket

Sales of Australian gold bullion coins have been especially robust. During Q1 2013 buyers acquired a thumping 48% more ounces of Kangaroos and Lunar coins than in the same period last year.

So is GFMS’s forecast of US$1,800+ per ounce before the end of the year still feasible?

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