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There are many different factors involved in successfully investing and trading in precious metals. In a globalised world; things can change very easily and it is important for traders to be informed of what is happening in the precious metals and financial industries. Melbourne Mint strives to provide the most up to date and relevant news to its customers. Please enjoy reading what is happening within Melbourne Mint and the economy at large.

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06/02/2015 - 16:45
Well, after a whirlwind two weeks of flights, jetlag, meetings, a few official “functions”, then more flights and a few further days of jetlag… our Melbourne Mint representative at Berlin’s Wo...Read More
14/01/2015 - 12:03
A riddle: What do Dinosaurs and Gold Bars have in Common???   No, it has nothing to do with Steven Spielberg’s vault… Both the Dinosaurs and the Earth’s mineable gold deposits are theorised to ...Read More
22/12/2014 - 15:57
We would like to wish all a happy and safe festive season. Please note, we will be closed from 12pm on the 24th of December 2014, reopening on the 12th of January 2015. Any orders or queries placed on...Read More
15/12/2014 - 11:05
Of course, this is a trick question, akin to asking about a tonne of feathers versus a one tonne elephant. We know that both weigh the same – one tonne.   In terms of precious metal however, the tr...Read More
04/12/2014 - 11:08
German born, and Swiss raised, Johann Augustus Sutter walked ashore in New York City in 1834 seeking a new life. Soon after settling in California, in 1841, Sutter received the title to lands of almos...Read More
01/12/2014 - 13:49
The 5th Century Greek historian Herodotus wrote that it was the Ancient Lydians who were the first to use silver and gold coinage. According to the British Museum, he was half right!   Lydia, an anci...Read More
13/11/2014 - 11:22
The sale last week of the 3.5kg Destiny Nugget unearthed in the Ballarat region for $292,000 isn’t the only auction of a nugget this size in recent times. In Northern California, a rare and giant go...Read More
07/11/2014 - 15:28
A gold nugget weighing 3.5 kilograms that was found near Ballarat has been sold at a Melbourne auction for $292,800. Three men came across it at an undisclosed location near the Victorian town when...Read More
05/11/2014 - 17:24
The Emirates Melbourne Cup has become one of the most iconic sporting events on Melbourne’s calendar. Run on the first Tuesday of November, Australia’s major thoroughbred race is known as “the r...Read More
28/10/2014 - 12:09
Named for Henry Comstock, the man who first officially claimed the land of the original silver discovery, the Comstock Lode was the first major discovery of silver ore in the United States. Located in...Read More
15/10/2014 - 11:19
Gold. The most popular of all precious metals. But, over the years, which issues have proven the most important? With a history dating back thousands of years, gold was loved by the Ancient Greeks, An...Read More
22/08/2014 - 15:37
Due to its high value, most gold discovered throughout history is still in circulation.  There are more than 400 references to gold in the Bible, including specific instructions from God to cove...Read More
15/08/2014 - 19:05
Melbourne woodcarver Walter Langcake designed the the colorful coat of arms on the former Royal Mint gates, now Melbourne Mint's headquarters, in the mid-twentieth century. The original design was b...Read More
08/08/2014 - 12:32
Gold’s reputation for being a safe store of wealth and its long documented role as a powerful global currency has lead it to be considered one of the most valuable assets of today.   However intere...Read More
01/08/2014 - 14:57
GOLD and silver coins glinting in the murk. Bullion bars scattered over the seabed. It’s the stuff of treasure-hunting fantasies. But this time it’s for real. Treasure hunters from Odyssey Marine ...Read More
24/07/2014 - 14:09
There’s been interest in gold in recent times as the market has come off its December lows of $US1179 per ounce and now appears to be consolidating around $US1300 per ounce. Some gold stocks have st...Read More
18/07/2014 - 19:06
In an article published by the Herald Sun, Melbourne Mint CEO Peter August points out the merits of alternative investments such as collectable coins.    When it comes to investing, most people tend...Read More
20/06/2014 - 16:46
As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, gold surged over 3 per cent for its best day in eight months on Thursday as the Federal Reserve's lack of commitment to raise interest rates and continued te...Read More
02/06/2014 - 15:20
To celebrate Million Dollar Hot Seat's 1000th episode, Eddie McGuire payed a visit to Melbourne Mint to immerse himself in some of Australia's finest bullion – 24 million to be exact! Help secure yo...Read More
30/05/2014 - 16:07
Ever wondered why 50 years of marriage is called a golden wedding anniversary? The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives wit...Read More
20/05/2014 - 19:26
As reported by Reuters, India's gold demand is likely to pick up in the second half of the year following promising signs that curbs on bullion imports are expected to be eased by India’s new govern...Read More
31/03/2014 - 13:33
Jordan Eliseo, one of Australia’s leading economic analysts, is presenting his gold seminar at Melbourne Mint this coming Wednesday April 2nd.   Jordan will be discussing Australia’s debt levels ...Read More
24/01/2014 - 12:51
  If your new year’s resolution involves securing your wealth, I imagine you might be thinking about your investments. Read this report for ideas around a long-term strategy in helping you achieve ...Read More
19/12/2013 - 18:54
There are times when you should give a gift that's not solely dictated by need; when a bit of thought (and maybe a dose of largesse) will speak louder than and more lovingly than any toaster, screwdri...Read More
04/12/2013 - 16:47
  Please be aware that we will be closing at 12:00 noon on the 20th of December, 2013 and will reopen at 10:00 on the 6th of January, 2014.   Customers wishing to purchase bullion via our website p...Read More
28/11/2013 - 17:21
  Celebrating its second year recognising the best in the precious metals industry, the awards celebrate the achievements of companies who have shown excellence and displayed superior performance du...Read More
26/11/2013 - 11:58
  Learn how to build your wealth and safeguard your financial future by holding precious metals in your Self-Managed Super Fund.   Gold and silver’s reputation for being a safe store of wealth and...Read More
12/11/2013 - 11:39
  A gold vault that can store 2,000 metric tons, double China’s projected consumption this year, opened in Shanghai this month as owner Malca-Amit Global Ltd. seeks to benefit from rising demand in...Read More
08/11/2013 - 17:12
  Gold has been always been genuinely scarce; if you were to gather and melt all the gold mined throughout history it would be barely enough to fill 3.5 Olympic sized swimming pools. Of this gold, on...Read More
01/11/2013 - 18:30
  The merits of gold as an investment receives a lot of attention. Investors and market commentators fervently debate whether it could or should be used to protect against inflation, to hedge US doll...Read More
11/10/2013 - 15:01
The silver price at US$22 per ounce is a truly astonishing number for a few reasons.   To begin, let’s take a quick look at the history books. In 1980 an ounce of silver reached a high of $49.95. S...Read More
04/10/2013 - 15:53
  As John Hussman, President of Hussman Funds will explain, the PE ratio is merely one data point. And in this case, it's wildly misleading. The rest of the data is nowhere near as rosy.   For examp...Read More
13/09/2013 - 14:53
The In GOLD We TRUST 2013 report is out. In this edition author Ronald Stoeferle analyzes the latest gold price correction from a holistic point of view. In GOLD We TRUST 2013 has an important focus o...Read More
06/09/2013 - 16:40
Summer is traditionally a slow season for precious metals, but this summer started with a rout. In the last week of June, gold and silver hit 2-year lows of $1,192 and $18.61 respectively. Fortunately...Read More
19/08/2013 - 16:07
JACQUIE HAYES - 16 August 2013   I’ve been spending time on Victorian ski-fields preparing my daughter for her first go at the state’s interschool snow sports competition. I hope to instill in my...Read More
16/08/2013 - 16:43

Melbourne Mint was delighted to have Mr Albert Cheng visit our headquarters this week. Our CEO Mr Peter August is pictured here giving Mr Cheng the grand tour of the Mint.

14/08/2013 - 18:50
China is on track to overtake India as the world's largest consumer of gold, with gold purchases jumping 54 percent in the first half of the year to 706.36 tonnes. This was according to the China Gol...Read More
01/08/2013 - 19:01
It's estimated that over 50 million ounces of silver will be devoted to just the solar industry this year.   Early this month, big news came out of China. It may have gone unnoticed by some investors...Read More
24/07/2013 - 12:54
A strange glow in space has provided fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead stars, researchers report.   Astronomers have long known that fusion reaction...Read More
18/07/2013 - 19:13
To most of us, central bankers are arcane figures. We don’t really know what they do, but we do know that they can have a profound impact on our lives and the financial health of the planet. Such is...Read More
04/07/2013 - 12:41
Peter August showcases his magnificent collection of AFL memorabilia on the Sunday Footy show. Some of the items include Len Thompson's Brownlow medal worth $75,000 and an original Carlton membership ...Read More

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26/06/2013 - 18:13
Melbourne Mint seeks targets in China, entry into Europe and South America - Property Intelligence, by Silvia Garcia Melbourne Mint, a retailer of precious metals, is seeking bolt-on acquisitions in ...Read More
21/06/2013 - 11:45
Getting physical: investing in tangible assets - MyWealth, by Melanie Timbrell  While storing wealth in tangible assets like gold, art and jewellery has long found favour with high net worth individu...Read More
12/06/2013 - 18:05
The head of the U.S. Mint has revealed that appetites for U.S. American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins are still at unprecedentedly high levels almost two months after a historic sell-off in gold...Read More
07/06/2013 - 16:35

Hear what Peter had to say to Hilary Harper and 774 ABC callers about gold prices, investing in gold and how bullion compares to paper gold.

04/06/2013 - 21:22
We would like to introduce Melbourne Mint’s newest treasure, the classically designed limited edition 1oz 2013 Kangaroo 999 silver coin. To pay homage to Victoria’s rich gold history and its futur...Read More
29/05/2013 - 19:07

In this video Ross and John visit Melbourne Mint and swap gold facts with Peter August and Greg Scealy. Come see it for yourself, register today! 

24/05/2013 - 11:10

Listen to Peter August talking about the resurrection of the Melbourne Mint and the importance of gold and silver as investment vehicles.

23/05/2013 - 09:58

The story of gold's history and its place in the modern world is as mesmerising as the precious metal itself. The Gold Revolution video uncovers golds profound and rich story.

20/05/2013 - 17:27
Rarely in strong markets do we see opportunities like the one being presented to silver and gold investors right now. The graph below that was posted last week by CMI demonstrates the price increase i...Read More
16/05/2013 - 17:49

An easy to digest illustration of gold demand trends from the Q1 2013 findings.

30/04/2013 - 21:12

By speaking to gold wholesalers directly, Senior Precious Metals Analyst Jeff Clark uncovers the truth about gold buying at present and why it's a good time to buy.

29/04/2013 - 18:51
Melbourne Mint CEO Peter August comments on the disconnection that has occurred between the physical market and the ''paper'' market of Wall Street, ''people are becoming a lot more savvy with prices ...Read More
05/12/2012 - 10:37
The Age has included the Melbourne Mint 1 ounce gold coin in its Christmas Essentials Guide this year and has also warned against the dangers of purchasing gifts online from overseas. The Melbourne Mi...Read More
07/11/2012 - 15:51
The story of gold’s history and its place in the modern world is as mesmerising as the precious metal itself. Melbourne Mint has created ‘The Gold Revolution’ video to educate investors on gold'...Read More

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01/11/2012 - 11:28
BRW attended the opening of Melbourne Mint, conducting an interview with Peter August, CEO of Melbourne Mint. Jane Lindhe writes about Melbourne Mint’s state of the art “007-style” interactive s...Read More
01/11/2012 - 11:12
The Hon. Kim Wells MP, Treasurer of Victoria declared Melbourne Mint officially open on October 16 2012. Channel 10 news crew got some great footage of the ribbon cutting ceremony....Read More
01/11/2012 - 11:09
Melbourne Mint is a vertically integrated company, buying gold, refining gold and trading gold and silver bullion. The precious metals group, which includes the Australian Bullion Company, Gold Mercha...Read More
01/11/2012 - 11:07
The Age Business published an article on the launch of Melbourne Mint on 11 October 2012. Georgia Wilkins discusses the fitting residence of Melbourne Mint inside the Former Royal Mint of Victoria and...Read More
01/11/2012 - 11:06
Nigel Friedman from Sky News Melbourne interviewed Peter August, CEO of Melbourne Mint on 10 October 2012. Friedman and August discussed the business strategy that underpins Melbourne Mint and the 20 ...Read More
31/10/2012 - 23:13
The opening of Melbourne Mint was featured in the Herald Sun on 11 October 2012. John Dagge writes about the rising value of gold in current times of economic turmoil and the European Central Banks an...Read More
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