Australian Coinage and Numismatic News

Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Rise in January 2019Demand for Australian bullion products increased in January from December but fell from their levels of a year ago, according Perth Mint figures published February 4, 2019.

The monthly gains were supported by surging precious metals with LBMA prices in January scoring increases of 3.3% for gold and 3.9% for silver […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Mixed in 2018Demand for Australian bullion slowed in December from November but was mixed in 2018 compared to 2017, according to figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

Sales of Mint’s gold coins and gold bars at 29,186 ounces declined 54.6% from November — when they reached their highest point since January 2017 […]

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2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative CoinsAn upcoming United States Mint and Royal Australian Mint product brings together a U.S. Apollo 11 half-dollar and an Australian Moon Landing $5 silver coin in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969 first manned landing on the Moon.

The pair of dome-shaped coins will be released in a limited-edition set that is sold and distributed by the Royal Australian Mint […]

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Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales in November 2018 Surge Toward 2-Year HighDemand in November for Perth Mint of Australia bullion coins and bars ranged from somewhat steady to strong with silver sales slowing and gold sales jumping to an almost two-year high.

The gains happened against a backdrop of divided precious metals in November with LBMA prices for the month up 0.2% for gold and down 0.7% for silver […]

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Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Top 1 Million Ounces in October 2018Australian bullion sales slowed in October for the first time in five months for gold coins and bars and for the first time in four months for silver coins and bars, according Perth Mint figures published Nov. 1, 2018.

The most recent month-over-month declines lacked a lot of surprise. September was a standout month for the Mint with its silver sales the highest since March 2016 and its gold sales the strongest since January 2017 […]

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Perth Mint Exhibits Beta Hunt TreasuresThe Perth Mint (perthmint.com) announced it is exhibiting some of the most incredible and valuable gold quartz rocks ever discovered in Australia.

The massive gold specimens, discovered underground at RNC Minerals’ (‘RNC’) Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda, in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, will be on display at the Mint for approximately three weeks from Oct. 6. Admission is free […]

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Perth Mint Bullion Sales Soar in September 2018Australian bullion demand climbed in September for a fourth straight month for gold coins and bars and for a third month in a row for silver coins and bars, according Perth Mint figures published Oct. 3, 2018.

Moreover, the Mint’s silver sales were the highest since March 2016 and its gold sales were the best since January 2017 […]

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Perth Mint Gold Bullion Sales Rally in August to Ten-Month HighOverall demand for Australian bullion products picked up in August for a second month in a row, according Perth Mint figures published Sept. 2, 2018. Even better for the Mint, its gold sales were the strongest since October and its silver sales the highest since May.

The monthly gains happened against a backdrop of plunging precious metals with LBMA prices in August dropping 1.5% for gold and 5% for silver […]

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Perth Mint of Australia Unveils 2019 Bullion CoinsThe Perth Mint unveiled this week its bullion suite of gold, silver and platinum coins for 2019.

Intended for investors and historically popular with collectors, coins include the signature Australian Kangaroo, Kookaburra and Koala series themes. Then there are Australian Lunar Series II coins celebrating the Year of the Pig […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Rebound in July 2018Demand for Australian bullion products rebounded in July with gold sales the highest in six months and silver sales more than doubling June’s level when they hit a multi-year low, the latest sales figures from The Perth Mint of Australia show.

The monthly gains happened against a backdrop of falling precious metals with LBMA prices in July dropping 2.4% for gold and 3.7% for silver […]

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