Inside these historic premises, opened in 1899, your guide will introduce The Perth Mint's world-class exhibition and its mesmerising journey of gold discovery. You’ll encounter extraordinary gold nuggets, hold a large bullion bar, and see some of the most famous coins and medals ever made in Australia.
Pride of place on entry goes to the One Tonne Gold Coin, an enormous version of the admired Australian Kangaroo series of 99.99% pure gold investment coins. With an intrinsic value of more than $90 million, the colossal piece won the title of the ‘largest coin’ by Guinness World Records.
Unique examples of Western Australia’s gold and silver heritage, ‘King Henry’ and ‘The Karratha Queen’ are two of the largest and most valuable precious metal specimens in the world.
Having enjoyed these dazzling showpieces, your guide will demonstrate a traditional gold pour in the old melting house. It’s an awe-inspiring spectacle as molten gold is transformed into a gleaming solid gold bar right in front of your eyes.
As a token of your visit, medallions are available which can be engraved in a matter of minutes with your personal message.
Explore The Perth Mint Shop before departing. Located in heritage rooms once used to receive gold deposits from prospectors, today’s polished interior showcases many of Australia’s most precious natural treasures.
The new Pink Diamond Room is dedicated to spectacular pieces featuring Argyle Pink Diamonds, some of the rarest and most sought-after diamonds that until recently were exclusively mined in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
310 Hay Street
East Perth WA 6004