The Perth Mint’s Bullion Sales Contract Sharply in July

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The demand for Australian bullion products waned sharply last month and was much weaker than a year ago, according to figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

The Perth Mint’s bullion sales were set against rising precious metals in July, with LBMA prices (USD) advancing 3.1% for gold and soaring 8.4% for silver.

Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales in July 2023

In July, the combined sales of the Mint’s gold coins and gold bars reached 44,009 ounces, marking the lowest monthly total since October 2020 and reflecting drops of 39.8% from June and 44.5% from July 2022.

"Our distributors reported softening demand in June and this trend continued into July,” he said, “but they are reluctant to pin the reason on any particular factor at present," said Neil Vance, General Manager Minted Products.

Furthermore, year-to-date gold sales at 462,365 ounces are 21% lower than the 585,399 ounces sold during the same period last year.

Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales in July 2023

In the month, the Mint recorded sales of 863,485 ounces for minted silver coins and bars, representing the first sub-million level since December 2020 and the lowest monthly amount since February 2020. This shows declines of 34.9% from June and 65% from July 2022.

Year to date, the cumulative sales of silver from The Perth Mint amount to 10,559,616 ounces, indicating a 24.6% decrease compared to the 13,995,473 ounces sold in the corresponding period last year.

Monthly Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Since July 2022

Below is a monthly summary of Perth Mint bullion sales from July 2022 to July 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
July 2023 863,485 44,009
June 2023 1,326,011 73,124
May 2023 1,881,001 72,889
April 2023 1,947,743 75,166
March 2023 1,823,096 80,541
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
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East Coast Guru

I think once the metals make a serious run up the pricing ladder, sales at all the mints will go up. It’s always that way. People move in herds. It’s cyclical. Coin collecting will come back in vogue with the huge price spike and all of a sudden there will be demand for some commemoratives from the 90’s, 00’s, etc. amongst other coins. Coin collecting “will be back baby!!”

Seth Riesling

Too bad the U.S. Mint doesn’t sell silver & gold ingots/bars like the Perth Mint Australia does. Their kangaroo ingot is nice looking & even has a security device of the small “P” Mint mark of the Perth Mint on it.
The Royal Mint of the U.K. also sells ingots/bars with their stylized logo on it & other designs like Lady Britannia.

NumisdudeTX

Seth Riesling

Kaiser,

Maybe the Mint could get rid of those $35 Christmas/Holiday ornaments & offer those ingots…

NumisdudeTX

Seth Riesling

Major D,

The U.S. Mint bullion program is only for legal tender precious metals coins. They could offer silver ingots as part of their Numismatic Program directly to the public just as they offer silver medals to the public. At least it would be something different from coins & medals. And other government Mint’s do it. It would be a collectible, not an investment per se.

NumisdudeTX

Seth Riesling

Major D,

Probably, knowing the U.S. Mint’s high premium pricing structure. But, you can buy the nice Perth Mint premium kangaroo with “P” Mint mark silver ingots for under $30.

NumisdudeTX

Dazed and Coinfused

Isn’t the Perth mint just like paying for the mint to store an item you won’t receive

Seth Riesling

Kaiser,

The only good thing about those Mint ornaments is that they are actually made in the USA! No child labor involved (except in Arkansas, since that Huckabee woman governor signed a bill a couple of months ago allowing some kids to work more hours & in more types of industries than before).

NumisdudeTX

Dazed and Coinfused

I know right. Almost as hilarious as Chicago asking gangs to press pause from 9 am to 9pm on shootings.

Dazed and Coinfused

To be fair. Americans are also made in America and many of them ain’t worth a cluck

Seth Riesling

Kaiser,

There is a new coin authentication/grading service called MIC Grading Corporation (Made In China Grading Corp.) I hear they give a lot of 70 grades on their exclusive slab labels. Lol.

NumisdudeTX

Dazed and Coinfused

Literally giving mike a run for his money

Dazed and Coinfused

No. It means you been judged and labeled. Scarlet letter ring a liberty bell? Also, liberty bell is a crack head

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Dazed and Coinfused

But then what would the jews use for target practice

Dazed and Coinfused

You can get ase looking bullion from wally world for like $15 an oz. It’s cheap cuz delivery. But I think it’s that Nigerian prince having to smuggle it out of China and he just needs capital til he breaks free. So the long shipping time is why metal is cheap

Dazed and Coinfused

Are the Chinese ones graded with an X to indicate Xi, therefore Chinese. Or just those without red oak boxes

Dazed and Coinfused

Mr. Bag
But the beauty is, if they make em and they don’t sell, ya just melt em down again. Sure some metal loss but ya just add a penny here, dime there and viola. No big deal

Dazed and Coinfused

I’m sure there are a lot of people out there waiting for the Obama ornament so they can hang it on their tree next to the Ghostbuster ornament.

Dazed and Coinfused

If ya twist the narrative. I guess anything possible. If you want to read negative, you will read negative. If you want positive you read positive. If your assumption adds a w to your side then I guess hazah for you. That’s the funny thing about bias, ya tend to look for whatever supports your thinking, facts be darned. I don’t make the rules

Frederick Stephen Bluford

An ingot issued from the U.S. Mint would be more closely in line with the actual value of the silver contained therein. The Eagles and Medals are beautiful, of course. But they sell for 2.5 to 3 times the intrinsic value of the silver, as evidenced by the published market price of gold, silver, etc. Other nations sell their bars more in line, allowing for a reasonable profit. More people could acquire ingots and bars and thereby acquire more silver. It should not be necessary for our mint to make a large profit on the raw silver. The lesser profit… Read more »

Dazed and Coinfused

Our mint has enough trouble sourcing silver. That’s why ni commemorative or 2022 morgan and peace. And why no longer full oz. Heck they aren’t even all silver, 85% on some editions.

Dazed and Coinfused

While sales are down, due to incredibly high markups, profits have never been better

Dazed and Coinfused

That’s cuz the “world leader’ is a laughing stock. Where else can you find the best people for a job and almost all of them are under investigation. J Edgar would have a field day with his dirt on people from 2000 til today. Or his watch dog Hoffa.

Dazed and Coinfused

Sorry brother, he’d definitely have beat Bruce Jenner to the punch. Even he, she, it wasn’t that fast. Transition over, done, and 5 books written about it.