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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.

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Infographic - The Best Reasons To Own Gold

Topics [ buy gold online gold investing ]

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

The most simple and compelling argument for owning gold for the average investor is to diversify a portfolio. So says this latest infographic in the Gold Series, which also highlights other classic reasons put forward for owning a little yellow metal.

Source: Visual Capitalist.



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Coins Or Bars - What's Best For You?

BULLION BARS AND COINS

Have you ever wondered why some people buy bars and others choose coins? Here’s what to consider when deciding.

Cast Bars

Cast bars are highly cost-effective. The reason is their low fabrication cost. As a result, cast bars can be sold at a low premium above the prevailing value of their fine gold. It is most important to buy from a trusted supplier to ensure weight, purity and re-saleability.

Minted Bars

Cut from rolled gold and stamped with attractive designs on a minting press, minted bars (or ingots) are more aesthetically pleasing than cast bars. Leading manufacturers offer minted bars in packaging, which in The Perth Mint’s case, includes a tamper-evident security feature.

Bullion Coins

A more complex process is required to fabricate gold coins. So expect to pay a higher premium compared to cast and minted bars. Bullion coins, however offer investors clear benefits because they are:

- Issued (and therefore guaranteed) by Governments.
- Highly divisible – bullion coins range from 1/20oz up to 10 kilos.
- Decorated with detailed often beautiful designs for easy identification.
- Thin, making them extremely difficult to fake around a base metal core.

 



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Silver: The Undercover Super Metal

Topics [ buy silver online ]

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Silver’s remarkable properties ensure it plays a part in many everyday things you use, especially electronics. Demand for industrial and technological applications is set to get bigger as this silver infographic available on Visual Capitalist shows.

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Monthly Sales – May 2014

Topics [ buy gold online buy silver online ]

STATISTICS

Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in May 2014 as coins and minted bars.

 - Gold (Au): 36,127

 - Silver (Ag): 630,349



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