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Interesting Sales Trend Emerges - What’s Your View?

Topics [ sell silver Australian Lunar Australian Koala buy silver bullion online Year of the Dragon ]

BULLION BARS AND COINS

We’re witnessing an interesting new sales trend. Demand for 1/2oz silver bullion coins are increasing significantly – and we wouldn’t mind your thoughts on what’s happening.

Here’re our sales figures for 1/2oz Lunar and Koala silver bullion coins during the past five years:

YEAR
LUNAR
KOALA
2012
270,580
88,610
2011
124,488
76,755
2010
50,035
13,315
2009
17,674
15,334
2008
17,114
13,944

As you can see, growth has been particularly strong over the past two years. And remember, there are still almost seven months remaining before production of 2012 1/2oz Lunar and Koala coins is cut off.

We’ve considered three possible explanations.

  Because 1oz Lunar silver bullion coins sold out in each of the above years, some buyers opted for the smaller denomination of this popular series

  Increasing metal prices forced some investors to buy smaller denomination silver offered by the Koala series

  Divisibility became more of an issue for investors – with selling back in mind, they swapped the cost-effectiveness of large silver coins for the flexibility offered by small coins

As I said, this is conjecture.

In recent times Perth Mint 1/2oz silver bullion coins have been temporarily out-of-stock. We now have stock for those looking to buy.

 

So if you’ve changed your purchasing pattern and introduced more 1/2oz silver bullion coins to your precious metal pool, we’d really like to hear from you.

In short, is this a trend that’s likely to continue?

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