I noticed yesterday that Perth Mint updated their bullion coin sales for 2011.
This included updates on multiple Gold and Silver series coins (click any of the links below to view the spreadsheets):
One of the biggest shocks when looking through the data was the large increase in sales of 1oz Silver Koala Coins (in 2011), see the below table of sales since the series started in 2007:
1oz Bullion Silver Koala Coin 2007
1oz Bullion Silver Koala Coin 2008
1oz Bullion Silver Koala Coin 2009
1oz Bullion Silver Koala Coin 2010
1oz Bullion Silver Koala Coin 2011
"The 2012 Australian Koala is satisfying pent up demand for silver bullion coins from The Perth Mint.
Launched in early January, the iconic investor coins are available in 1 kilo, 10oz, 1oz and 1/2oz sizes.
In just two weeks, investors have ordered more than 170,000oz of pure silver in 1oz sized Koala coins alone!"
Explanation of "mint to order" = No mintage limit applies to these coins for 12 months. However, production will close at the end of (each year) and The Perth Mint will declare each coin's official mintage.
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