Perth Mint Bullion Sales Soar in First Half of 2016

by on July 15, 2016 · 7 comments

Perth Mint silver bullion coin and silver bars

June sales of Perth Mint silver bullion coins reached above 1 million ounces for the ninth time in ten months

Demand for Australian bullion coins bounced in June after a slowing in May, and soared through the first half of this year, according to the latest figures from the Perth Mint of Australia.

The Mint’s silver coins scored above the million ounce level for the ninth time in ten months and its gold sales rebounded from an at least 3-year low.

Perth Mint bullion sales registered against a backdrop of soaring precious metals with London fixings in June logging advances of 9% for gold and 14.3% for silver.

Bullion Sales in June 2016

The Perth Mint sold 31,368 ounces in gold coins and gold bars last month for a 49.1% increase over May when sales ranked the weakest since CoinNews started tracking the Mint’s data in February 2013. Sales climbed a more modest 1.1% above the same month from a year earlier.

"Stronger investor sentiment in June resulting from the UK’s Brexit vote helped reverse the decline in sales of Australia coins and bars evident over the past two months," the Perth Mint said.

Gold sales through the first half of 2016 tally to 232,715 ounces, up 38% from last year’s starting six-month total of 168,650 ounces..

Perth Mint sales of silver bullion jumped by 1,220,817 ounces last month, notching gains of 25.2% from the previous month and 217.4% from June 2015.

Silver sales through the first half of the year total 7,636,156 ounces, smashing last year’s January to June total of 2,810,994 ounces by 171.7%.

Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales by Month

Below is a monthly breakdown of Perth Mint bullion sales from June 2015 to June 2016. The figures show monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped by the Minted Products division of The Perth Mint to wholesale and retail customers worldwide. It excludes sales of cast bars and other Group activities including sales of allocated/unallocated precious metal for storage by the Depository.

Perth Mint Bullion Sales (in troy ounces)
June 2016 1,220,817 31,368
May 2016 974,865 21,035
April 2016 1,161,766 47,542
March 2016 1,756,238 47,948
February 2016 1,049,062 37,063
January 2016 1,473,408 47,759
December 2015 1,083,460 40,096
November 2015 1,145,239 31,664
October 2015 1,751,898 66,951
September 2015 3,349,557 63,791
August 2015 707,656 33,390
July 2015 746,700 51,088
June 2015 384,586 31,019


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Seth Riesling July 15, 2016 at 12:20 am

Perth Mint Australia is offering a unique (mintage of 1 coin) gold coin for $1 million. It is the 1-kilo gold Kangaroo with a rare red diamond from an Australian mine set into the coin. It is on display & available for purchase at the Mint’s Hay Street location in Perth.


Danny Morano July 15, 2016 at 9:35 am

I think that the Perth Mint offer a wide range of some of the finest, unique coins on the market tody. I also think the Royal Canadian Mint does the same. Mint like the U.S. Mint should take notice and start doing the same instead of minting almost 50 Million Silver Eagles last year, they could have made some more unique coins.

Seth Riesling July 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Danny Morano –

You are so right! I have been purchasing more low mintage coins from Perth Mint Australia & RCM over the past few years & cutting back on some of the common US Mint coins.

Happy collecting Danny!


Danny Morano July 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Diversity and quality along with an excellent company help make for great collecting. The U.S. Mint just keeps minting what seems like the same old, same old. The best thing I can say about this year’s coins from the U.S. Mint are the gold Dime, Quarter and Fifty Cent piece. I do wish they were made in one ounce of .999 gold like the Buffalo nickle and I’m hoping for a 5 ounce high releif Silver Eagle. Nice to hear from you.

Seth Riesling July 15, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Danny Morano-

Good ideas for new MInt products. I wish the US Mint’s customer service was as good as the RCM & Perth Mint Australia!
They have the best customer service & really know how to take care of their loyal customers.


Danny Morano July 16, 2016 at 8:50 am

Thanks for the email. There is a company called FirstCoin in California. They have some of the most unique coins I have ever seen or bought. Alot are fro Niue, minted by the Perth mint. If you can, order coins in stock and use the code “thankyou” at check out for an extra 3% off. They have a large collection of unique coins found nowhere else. If you “preorder”, be patient as it could take 3 to 6 months for them to come. But, the wait is worth it. The latest coin I got was a 2oz. Antiqued coin from Niue, minted by Perth. It was the Trojan Horse. Came in a nice wood box, encapsulated, limited to 500 with a wood shield on it. Had a small circle of the Queen and Greek warships on the front, back had a large Trojan Horse shown inside Troy. Very detailed, we’ll made and the first in a serise called “Ancient Myths. Was around $250.00 and highly collectable as all their coins are. There is much, much more. You and others looking for affordable low mintage unique coins need to check FirstCoin .com out. You will not be disappointed.
To sum it up, if you want low mintage, unique, highly collectable, affordable coins, check them, the Perth Mint and the R.C.M. out. Most any coin with the Queen on the front and not a President are the coins you want. I’m sorry U.S.Mint, you have to start thinking out of the box and follow suit with other world Mints. You are way behind the curve. The amount of Silver Eagles you minted in 2015 was rediculous and the Silver could have been used to make more unique coins.
Mercantile made a smart move going to Perth where he has the artistic freedom to create more
Unique coins without bereaucratic encumbrances. Collect away my friends!
The Doctor.

Danny Morano July 16, 2016 at 9:47 am

Sorry for sPell ing errors, if it doesn’t recognize words, it just prints as clock as possible. I meant Mercante. He made a very smart move going to Australia. He has unincumbered artistic freedom and has created artistic masterpieces for them. The Wedge Tail Eagle is a masterpiece.
Their low mintage Star Trek Transporter sets are excellent. And look at what they have just done! A 1 Kilo .999 gold coin with the rarest gemstone in the world, a .54ct. Red Diamond. I know there is only one and it isn’t cheap but, it just shows what’d the Perth Mint is willing to do. They have more sell outs than any other mint in the world and along with the R.C.M and Poboy mint the best collection of unique, low mintage coins available. My absolute favorite coin of them all is the Pobjoy Mint “Angel” series. I have over 200 different ones, going back to the original French coin and Henry the VIII version. Reissued in 1985, was coin of the year and is made in a tenth ounce to a very rare 15oz. Coin. I was lucky last year and got the limited edition of 500 first ever Incused Silver and gold coins. Silver was 1oz. And graded 70 was under $200.00. The gold was only minted in a tenth oz. And 1oz. Graded in 70, limited to 500 were Under $200.00 and $4,000.00 each. This year, they minted a first ever 1oz. Silver Reverse Proof. I think that along with the St. Gaudens $20.00 gold piece, the Angel Coins are two of the most beautiful coins ever made. The Ukraine even Mints their version in 1oz. Silver and Gold. There’s a special issue this year honoring the military with an Angel on top with her wings spread over soldiers.
Next on my must collect coins are Dragon and Endangered Cat coind. Once again, turn to the Perth Mint for some of the most beautiful coins.
They outdid China buy a mile in 2000 and especially in 2012, the last two “Year of the Dragon. I hope I’m around in 2024 to see what they mint for the next Y.O.D. Tell me your favorites, I’d love to hear who loves to collect what.
Last thing, if I wouldn’t have been one of the lucky 4,000 in 2015 to get a Proof Platinum Liberty, I wouldn’t have bothered to get the 2016 coin. Boring! The Mint, listen to us, look around at what other Mints are producing, loosen your ties, change a few laws and get with the program
Please! A 5oz. High releif Proof Silver Eagle would be a nice start. Add a little color. Get Mercantie back. Change the system and start making some very desirable and unique coins.
You showed it in 2009, last year with the 1oz. Gold Lincoln and that $100.00 gold coin. The Gold Buffalo in 2006 and this year with the gold dime, quarter and 50 cent piece. That’s only 7 coins in 10 years that showed innovation. Probably missed a few but, those are the only that come to mind. Keep on collecting while we can. The Queen or a President?

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