The Perth Mint Certificate Program allows you to deal directly with one of our approved distributors to invest in gold, silver and platinum. You will receive a certificate issued by The Perth Mint detailing the amount and type of precious metal held in storage on your behalf. Find a distributor in your area.
The certificate program has been running since 1997. Find out more about how it started.
How a distributor helps
Distributors help with:
- opening an account
- wiring funds
- purchasing and sales transactions.
Certificates issued by The Perth Mint are numbered and printed on high security paper in your name and act as a warehouse receipt and confirmation of your precious metal holdings.
Four reasons to invest in the Certificate Program
Some of the benefits of investing with The Perth Mint Certificate Program are listed below.
Buy and sell gold, silver and platinum in unallocated, pool allocated and allocated amounts via an authorised distributor, with the security of a direct relationship with The Perth Mint. Find out more about storage options
All metals held by The Perth Mint are covered by a government guarantee because we are owned by the Government of Western Australia.
You can liquidate your metal holding at any time.
Transact through an approved distributor in your time zone, backed by the security of a direct relationship with The Perth Mint.
Questions about Certificate Program
Find answers to some common questions about The Perth Mint Certificate Program below.
- How can I open a Perth Mint Certificate Program account?
- What are the terms and conditions for the product?
What is a Perth Mint certificate?
A Perth Mint certificate is a non-negotiable warehouse receipt acknowledging your title to precious metals stored on an allocated, pool allocated or unallocated basis. Find out more about types of stored precious metals.
The document is registered to the owner and referenced by client name and certificate number.
Are Perth Mint certificates a security?
We have structured the program so the certificates would not be a bearer instrument and therefore not be deemed a security or financial instrument in most jurisdictions.
Are there set Perth Mint Certificate sizes?
No. The certificate program is flexible*. You can buy any quantity of allocated bars on a certificate. For pool allocated or unallocated metals you can hold ounces down the three decimal places. Find out more about storage options.
* Minimum purchase amounts apply.
- How do I know The Perth Mint holds the metal behind a certificate?
- What are the fees for a Perth Mint Certificate?
How difficult is the Perth Mint Certificate to liquidate?
The Perth Mint Certificate is easy to liquidate. You can sell the certificate back through your approved distributor. Alternatively, you can take physical delivery at The Perth Mint or arrange for delivery.
You can also liquidate a portion of the certificate. With payment of an additional certificate fee, a new certificate will be issued for the remainder of your precious metals in storage.
- What if I lose my Perth Mint Certificate, or it gets destroyed?