Perth Mint Gold and Silver Sales in 2014.
Silver Sales down 14.7% at the Perth Mint in 2014.
Gold Sales down 24.9 % at the Perth Mint in 2014.
Silver Sales at the Perth Mint in 2014
Sales of one ounce American Silver Eagle coins (ASE’s) at the United States Mint set a record in 2014. The U.S. Mint sold 44,006,000 ASE’s in 2014 a 3.1% increase from 2013.
Sales of silver at the Perth Mint, however, declined nearly 15% in 2014 to 7,567,467 ounces from 8,880,508 ounces in 2013.
December silver sales at the Perth Mint fell 43.9% from 851,836 ounces in November to
477,731 ounces in December. Silver sales at the Perth Mint in December 2014 were 43.5% lower than sales of 845,941 ounces in December 2013.
Sales of Silver Bullion at the Perth Mint fell 15% in 2014.
Gold Sales at the Perth Mint in 2014
Gold Sales were down 31.4% Year Over Year at the Perth Mint
The Perth Mint sold 516,709 ounces of gold in 2014 down from 753,649 ounces in 2013.
December sales of gold at the Perth mint were 40,211 ounces down 19.4% from 49,904 ounces sold in November and down 31.8% from 58,944 ounces sold in December 2013.
While retail gold demand in 2014 has been strong, led by an increase in gold jewelry demand much of it from India, gold coin and bar demand among retail investors was muted in 2014.
Sales of gold at the U.S. Mint fell 44% in 2014 from 2013.
Sales of Gold Bullion at the Perth Mint fell nearly 25% in 2014.
Silver to Gold Sales Ratios at the U.S. and Perth Mints
The U.S. and Perth Mints are selling proportionally increasing amounts of silver to gold. The Perth Mint, however, sells a much larger proportion of gold to silver than the U.S. Mint.
The U.S. Mint sold 44,006,000 one ounce American Silver Eagle coins and 415,500 one ounce American Gold Eagle coins for a silver to gold sales ratio of 105.91 to 1.
The Perth Mint sold 7,567,467 ounces of silver and 516,709 ounces of gold for a silver to gold sales ratio of 14.65 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 was 74 to 1 as of January 6, 2015.
Sources: Reuters and news.coinupdate.com