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Introducing the 2017 Australian Gold & Silver Bullion Coin Program for investors

Details of the 2017 Australian Bullion Coin Program were unveiled by The Perth Mint today.

Authorized by the Australian Government for release as official legal tender, the 2017 investor releases offer new interpretations of iconic Australian wildlife, and celebrate the forthcoming Lunar Year of the Rooster.

 • The latest Australian Kangaroo gold coin design depicts Australia’s most iconic native animal bounding through the outback.

 • Gold and silver Australian Lunar coin designs mark the Year of the Rooster – the 10th animal in the Chinese zodiac.

 • The new Australian Kookaburra silver coin design portrays two kookaburras perched on a wooden fence.

 • The latest Australian Koala silver coin design features a koala sitting at the base of a eucalyptus tree

N.B. Only the year-date changes on the following annual bullion coins:

 Australian Kangaroo 1 kilo gold bullion coin

 Australian Kangaroo 1oz silver bullion coin

 • Australian Platypus 1oz platinum bullion coin

Limited Mintages

Offering a choice of sizes ranging from 1/20oz to 10 kilos, each coin in the 2017 Australian Bullion Coin Program is unlimited, except in the case of the following releases which are subject to maximum mintage limits.


Release Schedule


UPDATE Please be advised that contrary to the original announcement, 2017 Year of the Rooster Gold and Silver Bullion Coins will be released on 8 September 2016.

How To Purchase

1. Buy In-Store

Bullion trading is available at the Bullion Desk, 310 Hay Street, East Perth, from Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm (AWST).

2. Telephone

Contact Customer Services on 1300 201 112 or +61 8 9421 7218 to place bullion coin and bar orders.

3. Shop & Ship

Register at perthmintbullion.com to order bullion coins and bars for secure delivery to your chosen address.

4. Shop & Store

The Depository Storage division allows customer to buy bullion products, including 1oz Australian Kangaroo gold and silver coins or 10oz Australian Kookaburra silver coins for safe storage in the Mint's high-security vaults.

5. Distributors

Alternatively, contact your local authorized coin distributor.


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