The Perth Mint, Perth

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At the The Perth Mint, learn about Perth's historical importance to Australian gold mining. During a guided talk, hear stories about the 19th-century gold rush in Western Australia. Watch the heating of pure gold into liquid and then its transformation into a gold bar. See the most valuable gold coin in the world, the world's large collection of gold bars, and Australia's largest collection of gold nuggets. Plan to visit The Perth Mint during your Perth vacation using our convenient Perth trip itinerary maker website .
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  • a visit to this historic mint and the conducted tour is a must for tourists. I love the Australian bullion coins sold in the mint.  more »
  • You can see the demonstrations about how to make a gold bar and see the biggest coin in the world. You also have the chance to lift the gold bar if you dare and weight yourself about your price in gol...  more »
  • Set in an (by Aussie standards) old building this is a great tour with the biggest gold coin in the world on display and a demonstration of gold smelting.  more »
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  • Pay $19 for +/- an hour tour and worth every penny. It started with gold rush history in 1800's, it's remarkable to learn that this land had so many nuggets, some even as large as 18kgs. Short movie was also very entertaining to learn where the gold mineral actually came from. Center of attraction is one ton gold coin that currently worth $62 million. The tour ended with gold bar making process, from melted form into solid form.
  • For any tourist out there, this is the place to go! The tour is informative, funny and not too long. You have plenty of time to look around and even make your own souvenir coin! The big gold coin is a sight to see and the gold pour... Amazing..Really really top quality tour. I tend to find long and monotone tours sooo boring and this is neither. The guy that pours the gold and gives the tour really knows his stuff.
  • One of the smaller historical mints that is still actively producing commemorative coins. The staff are friendly, helpful and full of knowledge. You can ask them almost anything and they will be happy to try to help. The site offers daily tours around the mint (approx. Every hour) and the price is reasonable. The tour explains not only the history of the site but also covers a brief history of the gold rush in Western Australia along with some replica and real gold nuggets. The Perth Mint claims to be home to the worlds largest gold coin ever produced by weight (1 tonne). Site tours include an informative demonstration on how the mint used to melt down gold into liquid form and produce the gold bullion bars we know today. I highly recommend signing up to the tour as there are plenty of areas you will be able to access as part of the tour.
  • Good for a visit and plenty of interesting info to learn. Lots of coins. Lots of gold, including a giant one tonne gold coin. See gold heated in a furnace then poured into a mould. Worth booking a tour and the guide provides plenty of interesting facts in an entertaining fashion.
  • Great, must-see attraction for anybody visiting Perth, and wanting to understand why the city is even here in the first place! Make sure to see the gold pouring demonstration and try to lift the 6kg gold bar. If you've got a fat wallet then there's some lovely jewellery and mementos for sale in the shop.
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