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How to buy silver

When you choose to buy silver through the Perth Mint Certificate Programme you are buying silver bullion through the world's only government guaranteed and tailored silver investment programme. The Perth Mint prides itself on its superior audit trail, low costs and highly liquid market.

The Perth Mint is one of the largest bullion producers in the world. It refines and fabricates more than 500 tonnes and AUD 25 billion worth of precious metals per annum. The Mint is accredited by the five major bullion exchanges and holds precious metals on behalf of more than 70,000 investors around the globe including central banks. GoldCore has been a key strategic authorised dealer for The Perth Mint since 2005.

How to open an account with GoldCore

Click the Open Account Green Box in the top right corner of the home page or below.

You can open several different types of accounts in a number of different currencies. All accounts allow you to buy, store and sell silver Perth Mint Certificates. Our most popular Perth Mint Certificate is the Unallocated Silver Certificate.

Once you have opened an account you will receive an email from GoldCore with a link to your Perth Mint Application form. If you are adding multiple people to the account please fill in a form for each person.

Scan your ID and send to us via email or post

Before you fund your account and buy a Perth Mint Silver Certificate please send us a copy of your bank statement and passport. All precious metal brokers or dealers are obliged by law to identify their clients.

For each account owner or operator, you need to provide a copy of their passport and a colour copy of a bank statement (you may redact sensitive data if you wish). The statement must be less than 6 months old.

To upload your documents to your account either take a high quality photo or scan of the document. Log into your account and click on the link or upload button to upload your documents to us safely and securely.

Fund your account in any currency, by bank wire or credit card

GoldCore processes thousands of transactions every month safely and securely. We make it very easy for clients to buy Perth Mint Certificates.

There are two ways for you to fund your account:

  1. Bank Transfer: The cheapest option is to transfer money from your bank to our bank where we hold all client funds separately from our own. Crucially, client funds are held in segregated client fund bank accounts.
  2. Credit Card / Debit Card: The second (and speedier) option is to pay with your credit card. You can buy up to $/£/€ 50,000 (USD, GBP & EUR) worth of precious metals online using this method. You will need your special Verified by Visa password or Mastercard SecureCode password. For EU clients, there are no additional charges for using your credit or debit card.

Once you have funded your account you are ready to buy your first Perth Mint Certificate on!

Should I buy allocated or unallocated silver Perth Mint Certificates?

Both allocated and unallocated silver certificates provide the same benefits to your portfolio; a unique physical certificate with the assurance that you have legal title to physical silver that is stored by the government owned Perth Mint, and is government guaranteed.

A unique unallocated silver certificate gives you legal title over a specific amount of silver, rather than a specific bar of silver. There are no storage or fabrication costs, making it an exceptionally cost efficient way to own physical silver stored by The Perth Mint.

A unique allocated silver certificate gives you legal title over a specific bar of silver which is held in segregated storage in The Perth Mint’s vaults. When you buy your allocated silver Perth Mint Certificate you will pay the quoted precious metal value, the fabrication cost, and the initial storage price. Storage costs are charged throughout the time you hold the allocated silver Perth Mint Certificate.

How to Buy Perth Mint Silver Certificates

Once you have opened and funded your account, you are ready to buy your Perth Mint Silver Certificates.

To buy, simply log in to your account and follow the instructions. Alternatively, you can speak to our teams of precious metal experts. They can assist you in deciding what option is best for you and will be happy to guide you through the online purchase process or place your order over the phone.