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Fast selling 1oz silver bullion Rooster coin sold out in less than 10 weeks

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The 2017 Year of the Rooster 1oz silver bullion coin from the Australian Lunar Coin Series II has officially sold out at The Perth Mint.

Released in September with a maximum worldwide mintage of 300,000, the coin is the 10th consecutive 1oz Lunar silver bullion coin to sell out since the start of the series in 2008.

 

The Australian Lunar is renowned as the world’s premier coin program celebrating the 12 animals of the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Struck with an exceptional ‘reverse proof’ finish, the bullion coins have a long-standing following among both collectors and investors.

Buyers who missed out on the 1oz release can still contact the Mint to secure 10oz, 5oz, 2oz and 1/2oz versions of these superb pure silver coins featuring an attractive portrayal of a rooster and hen with three chicks.

Talk to our Bullion Trading Desk at The Perth Mint, 310 Hay Street in East Perth; call the BullionLine on 1300 201 112 (Australia) / +61 8 9421 7218 (International); or visit perthmintbullion.com.

Alternatively, please contact one of our authorised distributors.



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2017 Silver Kangaroo set for success after sales of 2016 coin leap past 11 million

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The Perth Mint is pleased to announce that the 2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin is available earlier than originally scheduled.

Released today, the new issue follows an exceptional debut in 2016 for Australia’s first 99.99% (four nines) pure silver bullion coin. With sales in excess of 11 million, factors behind its success included an iconic design, micro-engraved security feature, and extremely competitive pricing.

 

Now an established annual release from Australia’s official bullion coin program, the Silver Kangaroo is an ideal proposition for anyone seeking the safety of precious metals in a volatile economic landscape. Contributing to investors’ confidence in the coin is the trusted reputation of the 117-year old Perth Mint.

One of the world’s leading integrated refining and minting enterprises, the Mint operates Australia’s only gold and silver refinery accredited by the London Bullion Market Association. As well as producing benchmark good delivery bars and a wide range of retail investment bars, it has made almost 51 million bullion and numismatic coins over the past 30 years, which are admired for their weight, purity and designs.

The 2017 Australian Silver Kangaroo features a ‘red kangaroo’ based on the historical design first witnessed on Australian bullion coins in 1989. Like its immediate predecessor, the new coin benefits from a tiny letter ‘A’ in the reverse inscription as verification of its authenticity.

250-coin mini-monster box

Offered individually, the highly affordable Silver Kangaroo can also be acquired in tubes of 25 coins or in mini-monster boxes containing 250 coins - allowing buyers to take advantage of attractive volume discounts. The mini-monster box is perfect for secure storage in third-party safe deposit boxes.

 

Available from the Mint’s Bullion Trading Desk; via the BullionLine on 1300 201 112 (Australia) or +61 8 9421 7218 (International); and at perthmintbullion.com, the 2017 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Silver Bullion Coin can also be purchased through leading coin dealers.



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Monthly Sales – October 2016

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  - Gold (Au): 79,048 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 1,084,213 oz

This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth Mint to wholesale and retail customers worldwide. It excludes sales of cast bars and other Group activities including sales of allocated/unallocated precious metal for storage by the Depository.



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Depository savings plan makes accumulating gold and silver easy

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The Perth Mint’s Depository Online (PMDO) digital trading platform now features a convenient saving plan option for investors wishing to acquire gold and/or silver on a monthly basis.

PMDO is one of the Mint’s suite of ‘buy and store’ investment programs managing more than AUD 3.1 billion worth of precious metal on behalf of 30,000 clients worldwide. Offering 24/7 trading with live metal pricing, PMDO is easy to operate, completely secure, and comes with the unique backing of a government guarantee.

Perth Mint Depository Manager John Durham said the new savings plan was designed for investors who wanted a hassle-free method for accumulating precious metal over time. He explained:

Serious gold bugs, mum and dad investors, even grandparents acquiring a pot of gold or silver for their grandkids, can take advantage of the one-time setup and relax knowing their objective will be met through automated monthly transactions of the PMDO savings plan.”

 

Cost savings

The savings plan allows customers to meet their specific budget with a minimum transaction requirement of just AUD 50.00 per month up to AUD 5,000.00. An exclusive benefit for those buying precious metal through the savings plan is a discounted rate of 50% of the applicable transaction fee.

Precious metal purchased within the savings plan is stored in The Perth Mint’s high-security vaults on an unallocated basis – which means that there are no ongoing storage fees. Unallocated metal can be sold at any time; alternatively, clients can pay a fabrication fee to convert their metal into finished bullion products for collection.

Set and forget

Savings plan transactions are actioned on the first working day of each month and funded from cash transferred by the client to their PMDO account. To ‘set and forget’ the savings plan, clients need to establish a regular electronic transfer of funds from their personal bank account.

A savings plan can be terminated by the client at any time, or will cease when they have insufficient cash available in their PMDO account.

More information about Depository Online.

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Perth Mint reintroduces unallocated silver across its portfolio of investment products

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The Perth Mint Depository is delighted to inform investors that it has reintroduced the popular option to buy and store silver on an ‘unallocated’ basis.

Part of Australia’s largest vertically integrated precious metals enterprise, The Perth Mint Depository specialises in precious metal investment solutions for those who do not wish to take physical delivery of bullion. Uniquely, it is the only government guaranteed investment and storage program in the world.

Depository clients can store their precious metal in a choice of allocated, pool allocated or unallocated format, each offering a range of specific benefits. Unallocated silver was withdrawn in 2011, however, over the past five years the Mint has invested considerably in new and improved world-class storage facilities which have enabled it to offer this popular product once again.


 

Perth Mint Depository Manager John Durham said, “Unallocated metal has always been popular among our clients. With considerable investment in new and improved world-class storage facilities, we’re now able to re-offer silver alongside gold and platinum to those looking for a totally secure unallocated storage option.”

Clients choosing unallocated buy into the Mint’s pool of working metal, used to facilitate day-to-day operations inside one of the world’s major refining and minting enterprises. Investors can rest assured that every client account is 100% backed by physical metal at all times.

The major attraction of unallocated metal is that clients pay no storage fees, and unlike allocated there are no product fabrication fees. The Western Australian government guarantee on all Perth Mint precious metals applies to unallocated, providing customers with the strongest and most effective reassurance available.

Clients are entitled to convert their holding to bars and coins for continued storage as allocated or collection, at any time.

Unallocated silver is now available to Perth Mint Depository Program (PMDP) account holders, and the fast growing number of Perth Mint Depository Online (PMDO) clients. Additionally, it is available through our global network of approved distributors via the Perth Mint Certificate Program (PMCP).

Testament to the long-standing confidence in The Perth Mint Depository, we manage more than $3 billion worth of investors’ metal on behalf of around 30,000 clients from over 100 countries.

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Low mintage silver bullion coin rich in Chinese symbolism

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The Perth Mint is delighted to unveil a new Australian legal tender silver bullion coin featuring a design abounding in Chinese symbolism.

Complementing the annual Australian Bullion Coin Program, the 2017 Dragon and Phoenix is meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver. An excellent way for investors to accumulate silver from one of the world’s most trusted sources, the coin’s maximum mintage of just 50,000 is also expected to inspire considerable interest among collectors.

 

Chinese symbolism

The dragon has supreme status in Chinese mythology as the greatest divine force on Earth. The Phoenix is regarded as an immortal bird whose rare appearance foreshadows harmony at the ascent to the throne of a new emperor.

In Feng Shui, the dragon and phoenix are perfect matches for one another. The phoenix is ‘yin’ while the dragon is ‘yang’ in the Chinese philosophical account of natural balance and interdependence. Their portrayal together is a widely recognized symbol of everlasting love.

The coin’s reverse depicts exquisitely detailed representations of both mythical creatures on a background of stylized clouds. The design includes a flaming pearl – a sign of wisdom, prosperity, and power.

The reverse also incorporates a ‘P’ mintmark reflecting The Perth Mint’s 117 years of excellence in precious metal minting.

Superb quality

This stunning coin features a high quality bullion finish comprising polished design elements on a delicately frosted background. Often referred to as ‘reverse proof’, the finish is associated with the highest quality bullion coins in the world.

Availability

While stocks last, the 2017 Dragon and Phoenix 1oz silver bullion coin may be purchased in person from the Bullion Desk at The Perth Mint Shop, or online from www.perthmintbullion.com. Alternatively, Australian buyers can contact Ainslie Bullion in Brisbane. Outside of Australia please contact LPM Group Ltd.

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