Australian Coinage and Numismatic News

Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow in 2017Australian bullion sales ended stronger in December than in November but dropped sharply in 2017 compared to recent years, according to the latest round of figures from The Perth Mint of Australia.

The Perth Mint was not alone in logging weaker sales last year. Other world mints, like the U.S. Mint, also saw lower sales despite gains in precious metals […]


2018 Australian Lunar Dog Coin with Lion Privy MarkThe Perth Mint released another bullion product this month, the 2018 Australian Lunar Year of the Dog 1oz Silver Coin which features a miniature lion as a privy mark.

Coins often carry a mintmark to identify where they were made, like a "P" for The Perth Mint. In the early 1990s, the Mint began adding tiny privy mark symbols to some limited-edition coins to increase their numismatic appeal […]

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2018 Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins ReleasedSales of 2018-dated Australian Koala Silver Bullion Coins officially started. The Perth Mint made the release announcement on Jan. 8, 2018.

Issued since 2007, the 99.99% pure silver coin features an annually changing design portraying the lovable Koala […]


Perth Mint of Australia Products for JanuarySpecial occasion coins top Perth Mint of Australia offerings for January, including collectibles for newborns, birthdays, graduations and couples.

Rounding out releases for the month are a Scooby-Doo coin, an Australian opal coin, a mini Roo gold coin, a poster-shaped WWI Peace Bonds coin, and a Phoenix antiqued rimless coin […]

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Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow Markedly in NovemberAustralian bullion sales in November sank from their quickened pace in October and from a year earlier, according to figures published Dec. 4 by The Perth Mint of Australia.

The sales registered against a backdrop of mixed precious metals in November with LBMA prices rising 0.8% for gold and falling 1.5% for silver […]


Perth Mint of Australia 2018 Collector Coins for DecemberThe Perth Mint of Australia announced early their line-up of new collector coins, giving shoppers a few extra days to find those last-minute Christmas gifts. The Mint’s latest collectibles celebrate the Chinese New Year and other special occasions.

Among releases for December are Lunar Year of the Dog coins, a Chinese New Year coin, a gilded Money Toad coin and collectibles for weddings and birthdays […]


Australian 2018 Year of the Dog 1oz Bullion Coins Sell OutThe Perth Mint of Australia announced Tuesday, Nov. 21, that it has sold out of the 1oz gold and silver 2018 Year of the Dog bullion coins.

Released in September to celebrate the 11th animal of the Chinese lunar calendar, the dog-themed coins are minted in 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver to respective mintages of 30,000 and 300,000 […]

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2018 Australian Kangaroo Bullion Coins Now in PlatinumA platinum coin has joined The Perth Mint’s flagship annual bullion series, the Australian Kangaroo.

The kangaroo-themed program was introduced in gold back in 1989. A silver edition joined the series for the first time in 2016 […]


Australian Coins for November Include More Year of the Dog CoinsPerth Mint of Australia releases for November are dominated once again by Lunar Year of the Dog coins. However, there are several other unique issues that also might just be of interest to collectors.

Among other issue for the month are a kangaroo coin, a koala coin, a kookaburra coin, a 5oz silver wedge-tailed eagle coin, a figure eight dragon antiqued silver coin, and a silver coin illustrating a likeness of Lieutenant Commander Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation […]


Perth Mint Silver Bullion Sales Near 1 Million Ounces in October 2017Australian bullion demand in October surged for silver and slipped a bit for gold, according to sales figures published Nov. 1 by The Perth Mint of Australia.

Gains happened against mostly lower precious metals with LBMA prices registering October losses of 1% for gold and 0.2% for silver. Perth Mint bullion sales did see support from some newly 2018-dated coins […]


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