Australian Coinage and Numismatic News

Perth Mint Exhibits Beta Hunt TreasuresThe Perth Mint ( announced it is exhibiting some of the most incredible and valuable gold quartz rocks ever discovered in Australia.

The massive gold specimens, discovered underground at RNC Minerals’ (‘RNC’) Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, will be on display at the Mint for approximately three weeks from Oct. 6. Admission is free […]


Perth Mint Bullion Sales Soar in September 2018Australian bullion demand climbed in September for a fourth straight month for gold coins and bars and for a third month in a row for silver coins and bars, according Perth Mint figures published Oct. 3, 2018.

Moreover, the Mint’s silver sales were the highest since March 2016 and its gold sales were the best since January 2017 […]


Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales Rally in August to Ten-Month HighOverall demand for Australian bullion products picked up in August for a second month in a row, according Perth Mint figures published Sept. 2, 2018. Even better for the Mint, its gold sales were the strongest since October and its silver sales the highest since May.

The monthly gains happened against a backdrop of plunging precious metals with LBMA prices in August dropping 1.5% for gold and 5% for silver […]


Perth Mint of Australia Unveils 2019 Bullion CoinsThe Perth Mint unveiled this week its bullion suite of gold, silver and platinum coins for 2019.

Intended for investors and historically popular with collectors, coins include the signature Australian Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala series themes. Then there are Australian Lunar Series II coins celebrating the Year of the Pig […]


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Rebound in July 2018Demand for Australian bullion products rebounded in July with gold sales the highest in six months and silver sales more than doubling June’s level when they hit a multi-year low, the latest sales figures from The Perth Mint of Australia show.

The monthly gains happened against a backdrop of falling precious metals with LBMA prices in July dropping 2.4% for gold and 3.7% for silver […]


Perth Mint of Releases WWI, Gilded and Gear-Shaped CoinsThe Perth Mint of Australia just released its August collections of silver and gold coins. They range in sizes from 1/2oz to 1 kilo. Several are very unique in appearance with extra thickness, gear-like shaping, and antiqued finishing.

The Mint’s latest offerings showcase designs honoring the 100th anniversary end of World War I, the evolution of industry, and the bicentenary of the Macquarie Lighthouse. More traditional-themed designs are also featured, including those depicting kangaroos, koalas, wedge-tailed eagles and dragons […]

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2018 Australian Koala Coin with Dog Privy MarkThe Perth Mint of Australia announced July 12 the availability of a new 2018 Australian Koala 1oz Silver Bullion Coin with a miniature Labrador dog as a privy mark.

Targeted for collectors and investors who like coins with more limited mintages, only 15,000 of these will be sold. Last year’s lunar version had a rooster privy mark and it was limited to 25,000 pieces. The Perth Mint shows it as sold out […]


Perth Mint Bullion Demand Down in First Half of 2018Demand was mixed last month for Australian bullion coins and bars, according to the latest sales figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

June sales of gold bullion rose to a three-month high but silver bullion ran the slowest since CoinNews started tracking the Mint’s monthly data in February 2013 […]


Perth Mint of Australia Collector Coins for July 2018The Perth Mint of Australia released its July collections of gold and silver coins. The Mint’s latest collectibles showcase Australian Kangaroos, golden retriever puppies, ships from Star Trek, koi fish, Ganesha, and St. Edward’s crown.

Sizes of the coins range from 1/2 ounces to 5 ounces and their finishes are proof or antiqued. The purities of each — whether gold or silver — are .9999 fine except for the limited-edition gold sovereign which is struck in the traditional 22-carat composition of .917 fine […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Mixed in MayBullion demand was mixed in May for Australian bullion coins and bars with silver sales higher and gold sales lower, according to the latest round of Perth Mint figures. Sales of both gold and silver bullion declined from May 2017, the same data shows.

Orders of the Mint’s bullion products registered against a backdrop of divided precious metals. LBMA prices for the month fell 0.6% for gold and moved up 1% for silver […]