Australian Gold Coins from the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint in East Perth, WA Australia, is one of the oldest standing mints in the entire world. It was originally used to produce gold sovereigns in 1899, and today it produces some of the most strikingly designed gold coins in the world.
It 1987, the Perth Mint was redirected to begin minting the legal tender of the Australian economy, and it was only then that the Perth Mint could market coins and bullion to investors and collectors. Australian gold coins have high gold purities, as high as 99.99%, and are available in 1/10, ¼, ½, and 1 ounce sizes. The single ounce gold bullion coin is struck with one troy ounce of fine gold.
The Perth Mint produces many different gold bullion coins, all featuring differing designs. Some show native wildlife, such as the highly sought-after kangaroo, or the gold koala. The Australian Kangaroo Gold Coin Series, and the Australian Lunar Gold Coin Series are the only two forms of the 99.99% pure gold coins. Both of these coins come in multiple sizes. The kangaroo series shows the iconic red kangaroo surrounded by sunburst detail, as well as the weight, purity, and year of minting. The lunar series shows a monkey, in celebration of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and the words “Year of the Monkey”. Both are created in bold, contrasting detail.
The Perth Mint has also created designs featuring the profile of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as war ships and other landmarks. In all designs, the coins are backed by the Perth Mint, and are guaranteed to match the weight and purity that is stamped on every coin.
To protect all the Australian gold coins from scratches, dings, or other scuffs, the Perth Mint packages gold coins in sealed capsules or mint-sealed plastic rolls. Purchasing sets of 100 coins from SD Bullion will include the original Perth Mint box.
To buy Australian gold coins for the lowest price, contact us at SD Bullion. You can shop online anytime, or call our trade desk at 1-800-294-8732. Due to their high quality and beautiful design, these coins would make a lovely gift for a collector, but they are also an option for investors who may want to dive into collecting while they build wealth. These coins are legal currency, and are easily transportable and storable. Their value to collectors gives them high resell value.