If you’re interested in investing in physical bullion, either silver or gold – then your first stop should be Perth Mint bullion. If you can’t make it to Perth in person to collect your bullion, you can easily buy Perth Mint bullion online. Perth Mint produce various forms of bullion, in silver and gold, and in various sizes, minted as bars or coins. Their coins carry various face values in Australian Dollars. The Perth Mint Koala and Kookaburra coins are some of the most popular silver investment coins in the world, and are a great way to start you physical bullion investment.
I’ve been buying a bit of silver bullion in the last couple of months, I just couldn’t resist after the massive hit that silver (and gold) recently took. I was tempted to buy American Silver Eagles and Philharmonic coins, but ended up buying some Scottsdale Omnia rounds instead. The premium on them was incredibly low, and they’re one of the prettiest products that Scottsdale make. Plus they come sealed in plastic from the mint, which means you don’t have to worry about buying capsules or Saflips.
I have a small collection of silver bullion coins, but they’re stored in my office safe, so I never actually get to see them. So I bought some inexpensive copper bullion coins to play with. They were only a few dollars each, and look fantastic. They have very limited investment value (copper is cheap!), but they’re nice things to have floating around. They tarnish easily, but that just makes them look old and cool.