The Perth Mint
Since the 1990s, the Perth Mint in Western Australia has consistently been among the most well-regarded bullion mints in the world. Perth Mint coins have an international following that has only grown stronger throughout the years.
The mint's lineup of 2019 gold and silver bullion is as exciting as ever for collectors and investors.
2019 Came Early?
Some readers may be wondering how we're already talking about coins dated 2019 when there are more than two months left in the current year.
In fact, in Australia, the practice has caused some confusion and humorous speculation among the public. Someone recently posted a photograph online of a 2019-date coin that had already popped up in circulation. This sparked a long internet discussion thread about how the coin was evidence of time travel.
It was an extended tongue-in-cheek joke, of course. Yet it illustrates how surprising and out-of-place the coin seemed to the general public.
However, the debut of "next year's" bullion coins typically generates excitement not due to oddball Reddit theories, but because it's the public's first opportunity to see the new designs offered by Perth Mint each year.
Australian Wildlife On Display
Australia's premier state mint is ready to strike its annual gold and silver bullion coin series for 2019.
The Silver Kangaroo, Gold Kangaroo, and Silver Kookaburra are back with original new designs that follow their same long-running animal themes.
Perth Mint's popular Chinese Lunar Calendar series also returns with Year of the Pig silver coins that come in several different size varieties.
Britain's Royal Mint, another early entrant into the commemorative Lunar coin market, has also introduced a Gold Year of the Pig coin design that is struck from .9999 fine gold.
This year's new 2019 coinage from Perth even includes coins struck from .9995 fine (99.95% pure) platinum. Especially as platinum prices have fallen since the beginning of the year, similar platinum coins are also increasingly sought-after options from other government mints, such as the Royal Canadian Mint and United States Mint.
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