One of Western Australia's leading tourist attractions, The Perth Mint offers a unique combination of activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, enabling visitors to experience the astonishing allure of gold.
Make the most of your visit to the historic Perth Mint by joining one of our regular hourly guided talks. The grand heritage building, the heavily secured vault and the original melting house provide the cues for many extraordinary stories about Western Australia's golden history and the Mint's prolific output of priceless gold bars and coins.
Watch A Gold Pour
Your visit includes the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and transformed into a solid gold bar. The nineteenth century brick walls of the melting house are literally embedded with gold dust, accumulated over many decades of continuous refining.
Recording Breaking Coin
Take a look at the largest and most valuable coin in the world! Tipping the scale at a massive one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, this colossal coin measures nearly 80cms wide and is more than 12cms deep. Awarded a prestigious Guinness World Record in 2012, this Australian Kangaroo gold coin is valued at more than $50 million.
World's Largest Gold Bar Exhibition
The Perth Mint is the permanent home of the world's greatest collection of investment gold bars. The huge collection includes many unique bars from around the world that have been artistically crafted into a myriad of unusual shapes, sizes and glittering designs.
Australia's Largest Natural Nugget Collection
Early prospectors often spent years of backbreaking work in arid outback areas of Australia in search of gold nuggets. Marvel at this breathtaking collection of natural gold nuggets, wafers and crystals, including Newmont's Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, weighing in at a whopping 25.5 kilograms (820 ounces).
Historic Perth Mint Coin Exhibition
Among the historic coins struck by The Perth Mint are:
- An 1899 gold sovereign - the very first coin produced in Perth.
- The first copper decimal coin made in Australia - a 1966-dated 1 cent piece.
- Two of the largest legal tender coins in the world – the 10 kilo Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Bullion Coins.
Worth Your Weight In Gold?
Ever wondered what your weight is worth in gold? Hop onto our special weigh scales to find out!
Engrave Your Own Medallion
Design a special message or choose your favourite saying to go on either a gold-plated, pure silver or even pure gold medallion. Ready to take away in minutes. From AUS $19.50.
The Perth Mint Shop
The Perth Mint Shop, is located in the Mint's original gold receiving room. Inside you'll discover a treasure trove of gold, silver and platinum coins, natural gold nuggets, unique jewellery, precious stones and an exclusive range of gifts and souvenirs. Authorised stockist of Kailis Jewellery, Argyle Pink Diamonds and Pandora.
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Perth Mint Address:
310 Hay Street
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If you have any questions regarding a visit to The Perth Mint, call 08 9421 7469 (Australian callers) or +61 8 9421 7469 (International callers).
Visitors please note:
The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition is undergoing a renovation to upgrade current facilities. Renovations will commence on Monday 22 April 2013 and will continue until the end of November 2013. Tour and gold pouring demonstration times will remain unchanged until further notice. Please contact us on 1300 366 520 or firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
The Perth Mint Café will close on Monday 22 April until further notice.
We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.