New bullion coins from the Perth Mint imagine dragons on a rectangular format coin — a .9999 fine silver dollar and a .9999 fine gold $100 coin celebrating Chinese mythology.
The RCM announced Feb. 2 during the World Money Fair in Berlin the development of Mintshield, a proprietary new process that mint officials said reduces the occurrence of white spots on silver bullion coins.
The Yukon’s Keno Hill Silver District should be bustling with activity later in 2018 as Alexco Resource Corp. plans resumption of mining for silver and related minerals.
The U.S. Mint currently has 12 vendors authorized to purchase U.S. gold, silver and platinum bullion coins, nine of which are located in the United States.
The U.S. Mint’s authorized purchasers will be able to begin placing orders on Feb. 26 for the 2018 Pictured Rocks National Seashore 5-ounce silver bullion coin.
Gold is anticipated to reach $1,460 or potentially more, silver about $20 and platinum at about $1,150 by the end of the year, according to an informal survey conducted of some of the country’s leading precious metals retail dealers, according to the nonprofit Professional Numismatists Guild.
The Royal Canadian Mint has sold more than 200 million ounces of Maple Leaf silver bullion coins since the program was launched in 1988. To mark the coin’s 30th anniversary, the RCM is issuing two special versions of the iconic 1-ounce silver bullion coin, with reverses inspired by its signature Maple Leaf design.
A new 14-page report just released by the World Gold Council outlines gold’s relevance as a strategic asset. Since 2001, according to the WGC, worldwide investment demand for gold has grown annually by an average of 18 percent.
The Silver Institute is projecting that 2018 will be a much better year for silver investors than 2017, as some of the factors that dampened silver demand in 2017 are expected to change.
The Britannia is going platinum. The Royal Mint’s bullion line is expanding in 2018 with its first-ever 1-ounce platinum coin. The move will allow those wishing to invest in Royal Mint bullion even greater choice when diversifying their portfolio, according to the Royal Mint.