Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales Drop in February


February sales of Australian bullion jumped for silver products but fell for gold products to their lowest point since October 2020, according to figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

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The Mint’s bullion sales set against plunging precious metals with LBMA prices (USD) in February tumbling 5.2% for gold and 10.7% for silver.

Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales in February 2023

Perth Mint February sales of minted gold coins and bars combined to 52,241 ounces, posting declines of 18.9% from the prior month and 28.1% from February of last year. The monthly level was the lowest since sales of 38,367 ounces in October 2020.

"While still buoyant in historical terms, the result to some extent reflected the fact that we did not unveil any new gold investor coins during the month," said Neil Vance, General Manager Minted Products.

Perth Mint gold sales for the year to date at 116,636 ounces are 16.3% lower than the 139,360 ounces sold through the same period last year.

Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales in February 2023

February sales of the Mint’s silver coins and bars reached 1,484,936 ounces, marking a 20.4% increase from January but a 9% decline from February 2022.

"Silver sales bounced higher, with available press time fully utilized over the course of the period. As a result, the Mint shipped everything it produced in February," the Mint noted.

Their year-to-date silver sales at 2,718,280 ounces are 33.4% lower than the 4,019,488 sold during the first two months of last year.

Monthly Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales

Below is a monthly summary of Perth Mint bullion sales from February 2022 to February 2023. The figures show monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by 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)
  Silver Gold
February 2023 1,484,936 52,241
January 2023 1,233,344 64,395
December 2022 1,634,751 60,634
November 2022 1,315,293 114,304
October 2022 1,995,350 183,102
September 2022 2,579,941 88,554
August 2022 1,655,334 84,976
July 2022 2,465,513 79,305
June 2022 1,523,765 65,281
May 2022 2,217,582 98,515
April 2022 2,119,491 80,941
March 2022 1,649,634 121,997
February 2022 1,632,323 72,651


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Dazed and Coinfused

I don’t understand. I mean we didn’t have any products available to buy this month, wonder why we didn’t have sales. But note silver did pick up. I see gold as $100 bill and silver as $1. If people are planning for a long hurt they probably expect to buy a whole lot of small value items rather than a couple huge purchases or services. Gold would seemingly just benefit those that would have tons of silver that take up lot of space. So they are trading their $100,000 worth of pennies for silver, and changing some of the silver… Read more »

Dazed and Coinfused

Also, I thought about the medal and the wavy flag thing. And I looked closer. Even if that the case the T has a really short cross. Smaller in ratio to the I beside it. The next looks almost like a D as the top cross looks curved. And then an E but you can’t see the middle cross and if you could it would still be way bigger than the D, that is supposed to be an E. The scale is off. But I swear it DE and not ED. Either way, seems to be misspelled