Perth Mint’s January Gold Sales Surges 38%, Silver Jumps 22%

The Perth Mint’s sales of gold and silver products rose in January from the previous month, the mint said in a blog post on its website on Thursday.

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Perth Mint’s Gold Sales Surges 38%, Silver 22%

Sales of gold coins and minted bars surged about 38 percent to 37,174 ounces in January from 27,009 ounces a month ago, the mint said. However, gold sales nearly halved in January compared with the same month last year.

Silver sales in January jumped 22 percent month-on-month to 1,067,361 ounces, the highest since July. However, sales were down 13 percent compared with the same time last year.

2018 Silver Bullion Perth Mint Australia Silver

The Perth Mint refines more than 90 percent of newly mined gold in Australia, the world’s second-largest gold producer after China. Spot gold prices rose 3.2 percent in January.

           Period         Gold (oz)     Silver (oz)
          2018-Jan         37,174       1,067,361
          2017-Dec         27,009         874,437
          2017-Nov         23,901         544,436
          2017-Oct         44,618         999,425
         2017-Sept         46,415         697,849
          2017-Aug         23,130         392,091
         2017-July         23,675       1,167,963
         2017-June         19,259       1,215,071
          2017-May         29,679         826,656
        2017-April         10,490         468,977
        2017-March         22,232         716,283
          2017-Feb         25,257         502,353
          2017-Jan         72,745       1,230,867
          2016-Dec         63,420         430,009
          2016-Nov         54,747         984,622
          2016-Oct         79,048       1,084,213
         2016-Sept         58,811       1,031,858
          2016-Aug         14,684         376,461
         2016-July         16,870         693,447
         2016-June         31,368       1,220,817
          2016-May         21,035         974,865
        2016-April         47,542       1,161,766
        2016-March         47,948       1,756,238
          2016-Feb         37,063       1,049,062
          2016-Jan         47,759       1,473,408


Australian Antarctic Territory Series – Aurora Australis 2013 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Australian-Antarctic-Territory-Series–Aurora-Australis-2013-One-Ounce-Silver-Proof-Coin-Perth-Mint-boxAustralian Antarctic Territory Series – Aurora Australis 2013 One Ounce Silver Proof Coin from the Perth Mint,


  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Coloured Glow-In-The-Dark Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 7,500
  • Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate

Enjoy a spectacular neon display with the latest release from the Australian Antarctic Territory series, Aurora Australis. Auroras are intensely beautiful natural light spectacles seen in the night sky above the polar regions.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure SilverThe coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Coloured Glow In-The-Dark Reverse

The coin’s reverse depicts a snowfield with a tracked vehicle and a human observer beneath a coloured representation of the Aurora Australis, within the outline of Antarctica. As well as the inscription 2013 – AURORA AUSTRALIS, the reverse also includes the words ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’ and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

To capture the stunning colours of the Aurora Australis, the representation of this natural wonder has been coloured with glow-in-the-dark ink.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as Australian legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of these Australian Antarctic Territory Series – Aurora Australis 2013 1oz Silver Proof Coins.

Beautiful Packaging and Numbered Certificate

The coin is housed in a classic charcoal-coloured presentation case, which comes within a stylish outer shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 7,500
Designer Wade Robinson