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THE PERTH MINT


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ENGELHARD
is pleased to welcome visitors to The Perth Mint Definitive Page. While our primary focus is Engelhard, we simply cannot ignore that many Engelhard bullion collectors also collect these highly coveted bars and ingots from The Perth Mint, Australia’s oldest operating mint.  Founded in 1899, The Perth Mint continues to be a dominant world producer of quality bullion products. Our presentation of  very rare ingots, illustrated below, represents the pinnacle of their collectible bullion era from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, when The Perth Mint was truly an old world boutique mint.  Photos cannot express how appealing these ingots are when held in hand and they are becoming increasingly more difficult to obtain, even is Australia.  Expect these ingots to Rock the Bullion World in the very near future, considering they meet all the criteria of highly desirable collectible vintage bullion. As such, we appreciate the opportunity to present important  information on The Perth Mint, and we graciously welcome your thoughts and input!


IMAGE WEIGHT
CLASS
OBVERSE REVERSE COMMENTARY SAMPLE
SERIAL
NUMBERS
ESTIMATED
MINTAGE
Perth 1oz Round1oz
[FINE SILVER PIECE] [ONE TROY OUNCE] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA]
[THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [Image of Perth Mint] [ESTABLISHED 1899]1oz example produced by Perth Mint, originally issued in presentation box and certificate of authenticity, pictured below.1oz Perth Box1oz Perth Round COASerial Absent<500
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[•THE PERTH MINT•] [1 OZ. FINE SILVER 999] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA]
[6TH WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS] [Perth Jan 3-13 1991] [Custom Swan and Swimming Logo]1oz example produced in 1991 by Perth Mint in commemoration of the 6th FINA World Swimming Championship.  60 nations competed in the Fédération Internationale de Natation held in Perth, Australia.  Originally issued in presentation box, pictured below.
IMG_40734
<100
1oz Perth 5121oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [ONE OZ FINE SILVER]
[Serial Number]
1oz example produced by Perth Mint.025
129
302
349
512
628
1286
1395
<500
1oz Perth Serial Absent1oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [ONE OZ FINE SILVER]
Cast Finish1oz example produced by Perth Mint, in serial absent variation.
Serial
Absent
<500
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[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [5 OZS] [999]
Cast Finish5oz example produced by Perth Mint, suspected 1st  series in that purity ‘9’ font is exclusive and it lacks a serial number.Serial Absent<250
5oz 0164 Prth 5oz5oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [5 OZS] [999]
[Serial Number]5oz example produced by Perth Mint with occasional variations in serial number placement.  Note the ‘5’ weight font is slanted to the right on these early zero-prefix serial 5oz class examples.0146
0150
0290
<200
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[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [5 OZS] [999]
[Serial Number]5oz example produced by Perth Mint, similar to our above example as the ‘5’ weight font is slanted to the right.  Different purity stamp as the ‘9’ font is thinner than our above example.0533<200
Perth-5oz-11765oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [5 OZS] [999]
[Serial Number]5oz example produced by Perth Mint, later production example in non-zero serial prefix and non-slanted ‘5’ weight font.  1176<200
5oz PERTH Recessed OZS5oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [5 OZS] [999]
[Serial Number]5oz example produced by Perth Mint. This variety is occasionally observed with variations in serial number placement, as pictured.1426
1468
1562
1899

<500
9636_ted25oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [5 OZS] [999]
UnknownThis is Ted, a 5oz example produced by Perth Mint.  Ted has a 5oz Engelhard cousin which may be found at this LINK and The Adventures of Ted may be read about at this LINK.N/A1
5oz Perth 1765 A5oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [5 OZS] [999]
[Serial Number]5oz example produced by Perth Mint serial number letter-suffix.1765 A
<200
Untitled25oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [5 OZS] [999]
Cast Finish5oz example produced by Perth Mint.Serial Absent<250
Perth 10oz Unique-10oz
[Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [OZS] [Weight Designation]
[Serial Number]10oz odd weight example produced by Perth Mint, commonly recognized as Type A though with stamping anomaly as it lacks ‘THE PERTH MINT’ Designation.  Four known examples.435
439
458
463
<50
10oz Perth Type A Toned10oz[THE PERTH MINT] [AUSTRALIA] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [OZS] [Weight Designation][Serial Number]10oz odd weight example produced by Perth Mint, commonly recognized as Type A. This particular example demonstrates an amazing coloration. It spent several years in a metal toolbox buried in eastern Australia. Devastating floods led to the toolbox leaking, then penetrated the Tupperware container within.
811
1193
1320

2382
3645
4374

5232
<2,500
10oz Type C Perth 10oz10oz[THE PERTH MINT] [AUSTRALIA] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [OZS] [Weight Designation][Serial Number]10oz odd weight example produced by Perth Mint, commonly recognized as Type B.6249
6553
7401
7997
8520
10649
11409
13356
14026
14984
<4,500
Blakes bars  3 X 10oz <!--mep-tab-->110oz[THE PERTH MINT] [AUSTRALIA] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [OZS] [Weight Designation][Serial Number]10oz odd weight example produced by Perth Mint, commonly recognized as Type B.  Unique in that the serial number is a letter ‘A’ prefix, unlike our example above.
A1131
A1653
A1706
<100
Hybrid B C Bar ozs 10.03 <!--mep-tab-->210oz[THE PERTH MINT] [AUSTRALIA] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [OZS] [Weight Designation][Serial Number]10oz odd weight example produced by Perth Mint.  This is a ‘hybrid’ type bar that shares qualities of both Type B and Type C bars.  It includes a Type B weight designation and recessed rectangular hallmark of Type C.  Our thanks to Craig F for discovery of this variety.A23
A1823

A2768
A2775
<100
10oz Tybe C PERTH 10oz10oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [Weight Designation] [OZS] [Serial Number]10oz example produced by Perth Mint, commonly recognized as Type C.A162
A269
A627
A783
A1498
A1976
A2715
A3610
A4054
A4186
<4,000
10oz Perth S019710oz
[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [999] [Weight Designation]
[Serial Number]10oz example produced by Perth Mint, commonly recognized as Type D.  Some examples were originally issued in a presentation case, pictured below.
10oz Perth Type D Case


0117
0146
0197
0299
0329
<100
10oz TYPE A Perth 10oz10oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [999] [Weight Designation]Cast Finish10oz example produced by Perth Mint, commonly recognized as Type D. Serial Absent<250
Screen Shot 2017-08-17 at 11.00.08 AM10oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [999] [Weight Designation]Cast Finish10oz example produced by Perth Mint, commonly recognized as Type D.  Similar to our examples above but this variety is of a smaller casting mould and the font for ‘THE PERTH MINT’ is smaller. Our thanks to Sandy Taylor for this discovery and for the below detailed photographic comparison. 
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Serial Absent<100
20oz Perth 20oz20oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [Weight Designation] [OZS][Serial Number]20oz example produced by Perth Mint.  Ingot 0660 sold privately on November 28, 2017 for $1,725.00.0015
0173
0511
0660
0891
0950
<250
screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-8-14-42-am1KG[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [Weight Designation] [OZS] [Serial Number]1st series Kilo example produced by Perth Mint.  Casting mould size variations exist within this variety, depicted below for reference.
2 X size 1kg flat Pm bars 1 image010
327
595
692
897
1201
2309
2889
3388
3879
3884
4172
4240
5166
<2,000
Perth Kilo 1st Series1KG[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [999] [Weight Designation] [Serial Number]2nd series Kilo example produced by Perth Mint.0010<100
screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-9-29-58-am1KG[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [999] [Weight Designation] [Cast Finish]2nd series Kilo example produced by Perth Mint in serial absent variation.Serial Absent<25
screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-8-30-27-am1KG[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [99.9% SILVER] [Weight Designation] Flat Machined
Finish
3rd series Kilo example produced by Perth Mint.N/A<1,000
IMG_51633 copy50oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [Weight Designation] [999][Serial Number]1st series 50oz ingot produced by Perth Mint.  These were produced in odd weight class such as 50.47oz and 50.60oz and demonstrate a circular ‘OZS’ border.78
161
1637
2063
<500
IMG_5163 copy50oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [Weight Designation] [999][Serial Number]2nd series 50oz ingot produced by Perth Mint.  These were produced in odd weight class such as 50.00oz and 50.19oz and demonstrate a square ‘OZS’ border.3770
5818
6095
<500
image006image00550oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [Weight Designation] [999][Serial Number]3rd series 50oz ingot produced by Perth Mint.  These examples were produced in even 50oz weight class and demonstrate a regular stamped ‘OZS’ designation without border.5940<250
50oz PERTH 50oz50oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA][Weight Designation] [999]
[Serial Number]4th series 50oz ingot produced by Perth Mint.  These examples were produced in even 50oz weight class and demonstrate a square ‘OZS’ border.
4207
6213
6229
<500
50oz OLD Perth50oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [999] [Weight Designation]
[Serial Number]4th series 50oz example produced by Perth Mint.  Font style matched that of early 10oz Type D variety.N/A<100
s-l160050oz [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [Weight Designation] [999]Cast Finish5th series 50oz example produced by Perth Mint.N/A<250
Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 1.26.34 PM100oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [OZS] [Weight Designation][Serial Number]100oz odd weight example produced by Perth Mint, seen in approximate 100oz weight class.  Please note the oval OZS and mis-aligned purity stamping.  Casting mould size variations and serial number assignment variations exist within this variety, depicted below for reference.  Our thanks to Sandy Taylor for these observations!
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895
1128A
1129A
<100
100oz Perth OZS Recess100oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [OZS] [Weight Designation] [Serial Number]100oz odd weight example produced by Perth Mint, seen in approximate 100oz weight class such as 99.95oz and 100.01oz.  Similar to our above example, but demonstrates a square ‘OZS’ stamping and properly aligned purity stamping.  Casting mould shape variations may be observed on this variety.3818
4883
6193
6198
<500
100oz Perth100oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [Weight Designation]
[Serial Number]100oz example produced by Perth Mint.  Casting mould shape variations may be observed on this variety.6183
6189
6664
<500
Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 5.35.05 PM100oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [999] [Weight Designation][Serial Number]100oz example produced by Perth Mint.  One known example, perhaps the only one of this variety and the last of the S/N 100oz examples.6831<10
100oz Perth Mint 1100oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [EST. 1899] [99.9%] [SILVER] [Weight Designation] Extruded Finish100oz extruded example produced by Perth Mint.N/A<3,000
100oz Perth Mint  2100oz[Serial Number] [99.9%] [SILVER] [100oz.] [THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [EST. 1899]Extruded Finish100oz extruded example produced by Perth Mint.N/A<3,000
screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-9-21-17-am250oz[THE PERTH MINT] [Perth Mint Swan Logo] [CYGNIS INSIGNIS Banner] [THE PERTH MINT] [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] [FINE] [999] [Serial Number] [Weight Designation]Cast Finish250oz example produced by Perth Mint.0104<200