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Just Hours Remaining To Secure 2014 Lunar & Kookaburra Bullion Coins

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BULLION BARS AND COINS

Your final chance to purchase Australian Lunar – 2014 Year of the Horse gold and silver bullion coins and 2014 Australian Kookaburra silver bullion coins is Friday 29 August.

Australian Kookaburra and Year of the Horse coins

At the end of trading tomorrow, we are withdrawing both series in preparation for the launch of our 2015 releases.

Please take action before this final availability date should you wish to purchase any of the following releases from the Mint:

- Year of the Horse 2014 Gold Bullion Coins  – 1/20oz, 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 2oz, 10oz & 1kilo

- Year of the Horse 2014 Silver Bullion Coins – 1/2oz, 2oz, 5oz, 10oz, & 1kilo

- 2014 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins – 10oz & 1 kilo

Registered customers click here to buy online.



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Global Gold Demand Declines 16% In Q2 – World Gold Council

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RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Global gold demand slumped 16% to 964 tonnes in Q2 2014 compared to the same quarter last year, the World Gold Council stated today.

Jewellery demand was markedly down year-on-year, while coin and bar demand also saw significant reductions. Selling from gold-backed ETFs continued during the period, albeit at a reduced rate.

In contrast, central banks made net purchases of 118 tonnes in Q2, representing a 28% increase year-on-year.

The WGC said a sharp drop in demand from China and India, the world’s leading gold buyers, accounted for over half of the year-on-year decline in coin and bar demand. Governments in both countries made decisions that had deterred people from buying the metal, it said.



Full details of the latest WGC finding can be found in Gold Demand Trends Second Quarter 2014 [pdf 1.29 mb]



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Unveiled – The 2015 Australian Bullion Coin Program

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BULLION BARS AND COINS

We’re delighted to present the designs for the 2015 Australian Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Program, scheduled for release between 1 September and 3 November 2014. (See below for full Release Schedule).

Designs

 • The 2015 Australian Kangaroo and Koala coins portray new interpretations of two famous native animals.

 • The Kookaburra coin celebrates its 25th anniversary with the image portrayed on the original 1990 release.

 • The Australian Lunar series marks the role of the Goat in Chinese culture – said to confer elegance, charm, talent and composure on anyone born during its tenure.

Watch the launch video:

 

Limited Mintages

The following 2015 bullion coin releases are subject to Maximum Mintages:

Release Schedule
 

Information Brochures

For technical specifications and further details of the complete range of 99.99% pure gold and 99.9% pure silver bullion coins available in the 2015 Australian Bullion Coin Program, please download the following pdf brochures.

 

2015 Australian Gold Bullion Brochure 

2015 Australian Silver Bullion Brochure 

 
Register Now

Customers (in Australia and Asia) wishing to purchase coins online from The Perth Mint’s bullion sales site (www.perthmintbullion.com) are required to register in advance. If you do not already have an account, please take a few minutes to register now so that we can activate your account in time for the beginning of the Release Schedule commencing 1 September.

Alternatively, visit the Bullion Trading Room at The Perth Mint or telephone 1300 201 112 (Australia Only) or +61 8 9421 7218 (international callers) to place your order. (Please note: a limit of twenty 1oz silver Lunar coins and five 1oz gold Lunar coins applies to retail customers purchasing direct from the Mint.)



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Monthly Sales – July 2014

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STATISTICS

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

 - Gold (Au): 25,103

 - Silver (Ag): 577,988



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Comparing Kookaburra Coins By Size

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BULLION BARS AND COINS

Silver stacker Sam A shares some interesting thoughts on 1oz versus 1 kilo Kookaburra silver coins. He's a fan of both – but for different reasons.



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