Peter J August is the founder and CEO of the Melbourne Mint. With over 25 years of experience in the precious metals and numismatics industries, Peter is one of Australia's most respected precious metals experts. He is also the Managing Director of the Australian Bullion Company (ABC), the founder and Managing Director of numismatics company, Universal Coin Company, and the founder and Managing Director of Gold Merchants International (GMI). In addition, Peter is a founding member of the Australasian Numismatics Dealer Association and is involved in property and farming interests. Peter is an avid believer that investing in gold safeguards one's wealth and he therefore advocates gold as an asset class as opposed to simply being defined as a commodity. His decades of business experience and relentless dedication to the gold industry have established him as one of Australia's premium authorities on gold. Peter has worked hard to ensure that Melbourne Mint offers the finest level of service and the highest quality product. Through this, his aim is to position Victoria as Australia's premier gold state.