Once again, monthly figures are available from the Perth Mint of Australia revealing the total amount of gold and silver sold as coins and minted products. Sales for gold were relatively flat from the prior month, while silver sales dipped from the higher numbers seen in the previous month accompanying the release of the new Silver Koala design.
The Perth Mint has been releasing these monthly sales figures since March 2012, providing a window of insight into the demand for its precious metals products. The United States Mint also publicly reports bullion sales, which are tracked monthly on CoinUpdate. The Royal Canadian Mint releases figures on a quarterly basis, which are also covered in the financial reports section.
For December 2012, Perth Mint sales of gold coins and minted products reached 49,581.81 troy ounces. This was up by 3.62% compared to the prior month.
2012 Perth Mint Bullion Sales in Troy Ounces
Sales of silver coins and minted products reached 449,529.58 troy ounces for the month. This reflected a decrease of 27.52% from the prior month. In November, sales were elevated due to the release of the 2013 Silver Kookaburra bullion coin products.
Separately, the Perth Mint has announced that the release of their 2013 Australian Platypus Platinum Bullion Coin has been re-scheduled for February 1, 2013. The Perth Mint is one of the few world mints to offer a platinum bullion coin option for precious metals investors.