Perth Mint Bullion
Issue 38 - May 2013
Dear Customer


A massive surge in demand for gold beginning mid-way through April resulted in a record month at The Perth Mint.

Clients purchased more than 110,000oz of gold bullion products, while demand for silver coins and bars also leapt significantly to 1,102,465oz for the month*.

The catalyst was a dramatic day in the market which saw the price per ounce of gold fall to its lowest level in almost two years.

Far from being deterred, gold buyers around the world piled into physical metal to take advantage of the new price levels.

To see a list of the most popular gold and silver bullion products sold on during this tumultuous period, read our recent bullion blog post.

Gold and Silver Ounces - 12 months YTD
Do you know which Australian Lunar gold bullion coin had a final mintage of just 55?

The answer is the 2008 Year of the Mouse kilo release. If you own this magnificent coin you have a true rarity indeed!

As a useful insight for collectors and investors, we recently compiled a list of the rarest 1996 – 2012 Lunar gold bullion coins covering all eight issue weights.

Click here to review the report now.

2008 Year of the Mouse 1kg Gold Coin


Metal Price Chart

It’s been a wild ride for gold in the first three day of this week with an out-of-the blue leap in prices on Monday, replaced with a familiar sinking feeling by Wednesday. The latest set-back follows comments by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who suggested that the central bank could start to taper bond purchases in coming months. Gold futures in New York fell US$10.20, or 0.7%, to settle at US$1,367.40 in the wake of the remarks.

Spot silver eased 0.63% to US$22.24 an ounce, after falling to a two-and-a-half year low earlier in the week at US$20.84.

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