Australian Coinage and Numismatic News

Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Quicken in July 2017Australian bullion demand was divided in July compared to June but stronger than a year ago, according to the latest round of sales figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

Sales of silver bullion slowed a bit — after running the fastest in five months, and gold bullion sales quickened […]


2017 Australian Coins for AugustKangaroos and koalas once again lead the charge of releases at the Perth Mint of Australia. The staple subjects are joined in August by debuting coins featuring Ghostbusters’ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard,

Completing the line-up is new high-relief Norse Goddesses series coin depicting the giantess Hel […]


Perth Mint: Last Chance for 2017 Year of Rooster Bullion CoinsThe Perth Mint of Australia is reminding collectors and investors to buy 2017 Year of Rooster Bullion Coins. The series of gold and silver pieces will soon be replaced on with 2018-dated coins.

Available Rooster gold coins include 1/20oz, 1/10oz, 1/4oz, 1/2oz, 2oz, 10oz and 1kg sizes. Still available Rooster silver coins include […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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