Perth Mint Gold Sales Slide 53% in August

Gold Sales at the Perth Mint in August 2016

The Perth Mint sold 14,684 ounces of gold in August 2016 down 53% year over year from 31,390 ounces sold in August 2015.

Gold sales at the Perth Mint in August 2016 were down 13% from July 2016 sales of 16,870 ounces.

Perth Mint says lower gold and silver sales in August ‘reflected the trend for lower volumes reported by precious metal businesses worldwide.’

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Perth Mint vs. U.S. Mint Gold Sales

Sales of American Gold Eagles at the U.S. Mint rebounded in August from low July sales. August U.S. Mint sales of one ounce American Gold Eagle coins were up 67% from July 2016 sales.The Perth Mint saw no such increased and indeed fell again in August after plummetting 67% in July.

Perth Mint Gold Sales 2015 – 2016


Perth Mint gold sales continued their descent in August 2016.

The Perth Mint noted : “A decline in sales of Australian precious metal minted products for physical delivery in August reflected the trend for lower volumes reported by precious metal businesses worldwide..”

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Perth Mint gold sales in August were the lowest in more than five years.

Silver to Gold Sales Ratios at the U.S. and Perth Mints

The U.S. and Perth Mints have been selling proportionally increasing amounts of silver to gold.

The U.S. Mint sold 1,280,000 one ounce American Silver Eagle coins and 50,000 one ounce American Gold Eagle coins in August 2016 for a silver to gold sales ratio of 25.6 to 1.

The Perth Mint sold 376,461 ounces of silver and 14,684 ounces of gold in August 2016 for a silver to gold sales ratio of 25.64 to 1.

The Gold Silver Ratio

In contrast, to the silver to gold sales ratio, the gold silver ratio measures how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold.

The gold silver ratio rose to 70 to 1 during August 2016.

gold silver ratio august 31 2016

The gold silver ratio rose in August as silver’s decline outpaced gold’s.

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Perth Mint sales data: The Perth Mint Blog

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Further Reading:

2015 Silver Supply and Demand

Perth Mint Sales (monthly archive)

Canadian Mint Sales (quarterly and annual archives)

US Mint Sales (monthly archive)

Is there a silver shortage?

Gold and Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint in 2014

Gold Suppy and Demand

Silver Supply and Demand

The Silver To Gold Sales Ratio (including links to updated monthly data)

12 Ways Silver is Different Than Gold

The Importance of Gold to Nations and Individuals

Gold Supply and Demand

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