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Gold & Silver News – Perth Mint Unveils Australia’s 2017 Bullion Coin Program

The Perth Mint has unveiled the stunning new designs of Australia’s official annual bullion coin program.

The 2017 suite of releases showcase Australia’s iconic fauna in their natural environment, and the 10th animal from the ancient Chinese zodiac as the lunar calendar enters the anticipated Year of the Rooster.

The renowned Australian Lunar series comprises 99.99% pure gold and 99.99% pure silver coins, ranging in weights from 1/20oz to 10 kilograms, while the popular Australian Kookaburra and Koala 99.9% pure silver issues are available from 1oz to 1 kilogram.

As the most instantly recognizable wildlife symbol in Australia, the kangaroo is also featured in 99.99% pure gold on coins crafted from 1/10oz to 1 kilogram, with an additional unlimited 1oz 99.99% silver kangaroo coin nestled amongst this classic bullion range.

A 99.95% pure platinum Australian Platypus 1oz release completes the trio of precious metals offered, and establishes the investment program as a unique and convenient way to diversify any wealth portfolio.

Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and reflects the Ian Rank-Broadley (View Designer’s Profile) effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

With Australian bullion coins contributing to 94% of the Mint’s total coin sales in 2015/16, these offerings are a testament to their renowned pedigree as a trusted and highly sought-after investment choice throughout the world.

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes said: “Reflecting on last year’s success which has seen our coin sales more than triple, we are confident that our 2017 bullion program will continue to satisfy investor demand and grow our market position globally.”

The Mint will release its suite of investment offerings across the next five months. The Australian Lunar series will be available from September, followed by the gold Kangaroo and Kookaburra in October, the silver Kangaroo in November, with the Koala and Platypus to be released in January.

The complete suite of 2017 bullion coins is available from the Bullion Trading Desk at The Perth Mint, 310 Hay Street in East Perth, on the BullionLine 1300 201 112 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International) or at Investors can also check the availability of the releases with leading bullion coin dealers.

Perth Mint
Perth Mint
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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