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GFMS Gold Survey Q4 2015


Some key findings of the latest GMFS Gold Survey:

Physical gold demand rose 2% year-on-year in Q4 2015, driven by a strong pickup in net official sector purchases and a moderate increase in retail investment.

Retail purchases of gold bars and coins rose by 5%, primarily due to a strong rebound in Chinese and Indian demand.

Retail purchases in the rest of the world dropped 2% year-on-year.

Jewellery fabrication, the largest demand, posted a 2% year-on-year drop, largely through disappointing demand in China.

Total gold supply dropped by 7% in Q4 due in part to an estimated 4% drop in global mine output.

GFMS expects pent-up demand in Asia and a further contraction in mine output to help a slow recovery in 2016 with the gold price trading above US$1,200/oz towards year end and averaging US$1,164/oz.

Download Gold Survey 2015: Q4 Update and Outlook

The Perth Mint is a major sponsor of the GMFS Gold Survey.

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Perth Mint Enters Manufacturing Deal For eBay Branded Gold Bars


The Perth Mint is manufacturing ‘ebay’ branded minted gold bars on behalf of an exclusive joint venture between online auction site eBay and US precious metals dealer Bay Precious Metals.

Made from 1oz 99.99% pure gold, the ebay branded bars feature The Perth Mint swan logo, which is also our LBMA registered mark, on the front. The ebay name is repeated diagonally across the back of the bars.

Each bar is housed in a tamper-evident card which includes an exclusive serial number and the signature of the Mint’s Chief Assayer.

These minted bars are available from Bay Precious Metals’ ebay store, where buyers can also purchase a wide range of Australian bullion coins including slabbed versions of many popular releases.

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2016 Year Of The Monkey 1oz Bullion Coins Officially Sold Out

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Year of the Monkey 1oz gold and silver coins from the 2016 Australian Lunar bullion coin series are now officially sold out at The Perth Mint.

The full mintages of 30,000 1oz gold bullion coins and 300,000 1oz silver bullion coins celebrating the Year of the Monkey have been manufactured and sold worldwide.

Continuing the success of Series II, these sell outs mean that all 1oz Lunar bullion coins released since 2008 are now officially sold out at the Mint.

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Australia Day Closure


The Perth Mint will be closed on Tuesday 26 January 2016 due to the Australia Day public holiday.

Please note that orders cannot be despatched on Monday 25 January due to the Tuesday public holiday. 

We will be reopening on Wednesday 27 January 2016 and begin trading as normal.

Full list of our non-trading days.


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Monthly Sales - December 2015

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Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in December 2015 as coins and minted bars.

  - Gold (Au): 40,096oz

  - Silver (Ag): 1,083,460oz

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Close-Up Look At The 2016 Australian Koala


The 1oz Australian Koala silver bullion coin for 2016 is launched today.

This year’s design portrays a koala walking along the branch of a eucalyptus tree.

Just 300,000 of these 1oz coins will be released.

A 1 kilo Australian Koala silver bullion coin will be released by The Perth Mint in the near future – watch out for an announcement.

Both struck from 99.9% pure silver, each coin’s Australian legal tender status guarantees its weight and purity.

The 2016 Australian Bullion Coin Program is available for purchase 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 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International) or at www.perthmintbullion.com. Investors can also check the availability of these releases with leading bullion coin distributors worldwide.

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