As one of Perth’s premier destinations and historic landmarks, The Perth Mint offers visitors the opportunity to experience the magic, allure and wonder of gold. Within its world-class exhibition halls, the history of Western Australian gold and The Perth Mint, come to life. Discover remarkable stories through its array of interactive displays, historic images and artefacts, which form the backdrop to stunning pure gold exhibits. Be captivated by a traditional gold pour in the Mint’s original 1899 melting house and marvel at the Guinness World Record holding largest coin weighing one tonne of pure gold valued at more than AUD50 million. Handle AUD600,000 worth of gold bullion, design your own medallion and discover the value of your weight in gold. To enhance your experience, Perth Mint’s retail store offers an array of Western Australia’s natural treasures from which you can make your selection, before reflecting on your visit in their café
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The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest fully integrated, innovative precious metals enterprise, providing premium gold, silver and platinum products and services to markets throughout the world. As one of Western Australia’s largest exporters, they distribute some $18 billion worth of pure gold, silver and platinum bullion bars and coins to investors in more than 100 countries annually.
See the 1 tonne gold coin! The centrepiece of the remarkable Gold Exhibition is the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest and most valuable coin in the world. Tipping the scales at a massive one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, this colossal coin measures nearly 80cm wide and 13cm deep.
Witness the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour in the original 1899 melting house, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and, as it cools, transforms into a gleaming solid gold bar.
YOU WILL FIND…
- Wide passageways and ramps
- Toilets are accessible and are clearly signposted
- Accessible parking bays available out the front of the Mint on Hay Street
- Some concession and companion cards accepted
- Separate tours can be arranged to accommodate the specific needs of visitors.
- Being 115 years old, The Perth Mint building is Heritage Listed so there are limitations to access certain areas.