Australian Coinage and Numismatic News

Perth Mint Bullion Sales Slow in First Half of 2017Australian bullion demand was mixed last month, according to the latest sales figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

June sales of silver bullion ran the quickest in five months but the sales pace of gold bullion slowed to rank the month as the fourth lowest in a year […]

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2017 Stamp and Coin Cover Celebrates Trans-Australian RailwayA joint product from The Perth Mint and Australia Post includes special stamps and a unique coin that commemorate the centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway.

Opened on 22 October 1917, the railway linked the east and western coasts of Australia. The new product for collectors, called the Trans-Australian Railway 2017 Stamp and Coin Cover, includes two $1 stamps and an aluminum bronze $1 coin […]

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2017 Australian Collector Coins for JulyClassic themes dominate new collector coins released July 4 by The Perth Mint of Australia. Debuting strikes include koala gold coins and kangaroo silver coins along with wedge-tailed eagle and half sovereign issues.

They join a uniquely themed product highlighting the Diwali Festival and another depicting Slimer from the Ghostbusters™ entertainment franchise […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Pick Up in May 2017Australian bullion sales in May ran the quickest in four months, according to the latest round of Perth Mint figures.

The Mint’s gold sales more than doubled those from April, when they logged their weakest monthly total in at least four years, and their silver sales advanced by more than 800,000 for only the second time this year […]

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2017 Australian Koala Coin with Rooster Privy MarkThe Perth Mint of Australia announced June 1 the availability of a new 2017 Australian Koala 1oz Silver Bullion Coin which features a miniature rooster as a privy mark.

Only 25,000 will be sold, according to the Mint, matching the mintage of the similar Koala with a kangaroo privy mark coin that was released in April […]

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2017 Australian Coins for JuneOn Tuesday, June 6, the Perth Mint of Australia launched its latest suite of collector products. Coins depicting koalas and kangaroos lead the line-up, including pieces in gold and silver as well as high relief.

Joining the staple subjects is a Norse Goddesses coin in antiqued finish. Also debuting is a Polar Babies release, two Stock Horse coins, and a Ghostbusters™ coin […]

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2017 Australian 1oz Silver Swan Coins Realizing Strong PricesThe Perth Mint struck a hit with their 2017 Australian Silver Swan 1oz Bullion Coin. The 99.99% fine silver product launched in early April and promptly sold out. It’s now realizing secondary market prices ranging from nearly 3x to about 9x melt value.

Padding the bullion coin’s appeal is its limited 25,000 mintage, its attractive design, and its role as the first release in an expected series to feature annually changing swan designs […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow in April 2017Sales of Australian bullion coins and bars slowed in April, according to the latest figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

The Mint’s gold sales dropped for a third straight month and to their weakest point in at least four years and their silver orders retreated to a four-month low […]

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2017 Australian Collector Coins for MayDragons, phoenixes, kookaburras, kangaroos, a shark and two Spocks grace the reverses of new coins unveiled this month by The Perth Mint of Australia.

The collectibles range in size from the smallest 1oz coins to a massive 1 kilo coin. All but one of them is composed in silver […]

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Perth Mint Showcases 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 10 Kilo Silver Bullion CoinOn Wednesday, April 26, the Perth Mint of Australia published three photos showcasing the design and massive size of its largest of seven different 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster Silver Bullion Coins.

Available in formats ranging from the smallest 1/2oz coin to the biggest 10-kilo coin, the 2017-dated bullion pieces celebrate […]

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