I have written this blog about Australian circulating coins but the principle applies to other countries and currencies.
The Australian circulating coins are minted by The Royal Australia Mint (RAM) and are the coins you will find in your change. They are the coins (cash) used to buy and sell goods in the normal course of commerce.
The Perth Mint and occasionally other mints have minted coins for the Commonwealth of Australia during times of increased demand. Also the gold sovereigns were minted by various mints operating in Australia at the time.
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Dragon Silver Coin
The Perth Mint is the official supplier of Australian Bullion coins with the Royal Australian Mint concentrating mainly on circulating coins (the coins you will find in your change).
Australian Bullion coins are composed of Gold, Silver or Platinum. These are released every year with a different design making them one of the few bullion type coins to change design each year.
They are of a specimen or uncirculated quality. They are known as bullion or specimen coins. In other words they are not finished to the polished mirror like finish you will find in proof coins but are of a better quality than coins issued for circulation.
These specimen bullion coins cover the Kookaburra, Koala and Lunar releases. They have relatively high mintage numbers and are released worldwide. They come in capsules with no Certificate of Authenticity (COA) or packaging box. The mint last year also released a new type of bullion coin that comes in a tube, similar to the US Eagle coins. The first design been a saltwater crocodile. Continue reading
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The coin releases from The Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint just in the first period of 2015 are plentiful so the question is this –
Are the mints killing off a very lucrative market by oversupplying?
The releases from both the Pert Mint and Royal Australian Mint around this time include Anzac Centenary and Gallipoli releases, Eternal Love, Cricket, New Year, the Lunar series with many different sizes and types, Coin show special, sunset Batman, Gods of Olympia, Star Trek and more but you get the point.
All things considered and under normal circumstances it would appear the market is defiantly been oversupplied. Although I am not that familiar with International releases the same expansion of releases appears to be occurring with other mints as well.
The immediately effect of this has been a gradual drop in prices for previously released coins. If collectors cannot be guaranteed rising prices for their coins it does spell trouble for the silver commemorative market. It is a relatively new market really only becoming popular in the last decade or so and needs careful consideration and management by the mints.
The question in my mind is what of the future?
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With the silver price looking to form a bottom ending its current correction and more interesting settling below the cost of production for most miners it is safe to say the silver price now is a bargain.
No one can predict the price of gold or silver as there is just to much influencing the price however the Edge Trader is better than most. Continue reading
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The Kangaroo series produced by the Royal Australian Mint is one of the foundation series of Australian decimal coinage and is widely collected.
There is in my opinion a significant opportunity that has developed in this very popular series.
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It seems the actual bullion market as opposed to the paper (digital ) market is experiencing large increases in demand.
What caught my attention were two releases from world mints.
The first was from the US Mint who has temporary run out of Silver American Eagles after experiencing record sales.
The Australian Antarctic series is one of my favourites and has been ever since I started to collect coins 5 years ago. It is a beautifully designed and well thought out series with great presentation. To continue with my ‘must have’ theme put this series on the list now.
What is happening to the price?
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Koala Opal Silver Proof Coin
The Perth Mint has released the very unique Koala Opal coin.
The coin is in a display case, a light turns on when the case is opened representing the moon shining down on the nocturnal koala. The 1 oz silver and opal coin is accompanied by a colourful, beautifully designed packing box. The Opal pieces are put together in the shape of a Koala in a tree.
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On the 2nd March the Perth Mint plans to release among others
- 2012 Titanic 1 oz Silver Proof
- 2012 Dragon 1 oz High Relief Proof Coin
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