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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. Make The Perth Mint a part of your Perth vacation plans using our Perth tourist route planner.
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  • This place is well worth a visit. Easy to get to on the Cat bus. The tour is well worth the money, doesn't go for a long time , but very interesting to watch gold being melted and poured. 
  • The leadership while not long, but you can learn many interesting facts about gold, Nuggets, and the production of coins and gold bars. There is to weigh up the possibility in gold and engrave various coins. Made the presentation as a gold bars is also very impressive. Unfortunately, the presenters have no micro and you understand it sometimes poorly.
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  • Would recommend a visit if in Perth, our guide was brilliant so interesting, great morning very entertaining. 
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  • I like history and machines therefore I loved this place! Mint your own coin souvenirs for $2 you see it done in front of you by a fantastic vintage machine, video it and give them to the ones you love:) Story telling about gold melting told live by a nice fellow impressive! Those two well worth the FREE!!! visit.
  • would be better if the staff knew a little bit of background knowledge regarding collectable coins. rather than a fake smile because they are paid to. was appalled when i found that the place across the road sold the EXACT SAME coin (minted in the PERTH MINT) but for slightly cheaper. it may be only $5 but the fact your competitor can sell your product for cheaper than you is mind boggling to say the least, not to mention the man is an enthusiast and not only teaches you about the coins but also teaches you with a smile. loved the tour, will never buy from you again though
  • Doing tours like this reminds me of being in primary school again. I did enjoy the venue and the tour. Watching the pouring of the gold and lifting a gold bar. No idea where else you could expience this.
  • Great Tour, Grandkids loved it. Got some nice mementos and coin chocolate. the gold pour was a highlight as was the heavy gold bar to lift. We liked the vault and next time will try the cafe.
  • There are walk-throughs organised on a regular basis every day and it's worthwhile to tag along and listen to the experienced guide who speaks of the place's history, the largest gold ever mined etc. There's also a live gold bar making demonstration which is a highlight. Various forms of souvenir are available at the souvenir shops as keepsake or gifts to others.