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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  • This is a must if visiting Perth. Our guide Greg was very knowledgeable and entertaining. There are 2 souvenir stores. One may require you to sell your kidney to purchase anything. The other store is ...  more »
  • Came because we were in Perth. Took the tour. Both of the staff through the tour were excellent. Well worth a look.  more »
  • We took the kids to the Perth Mint and booked one of their guided tours. The tour was informative and provide a lot of context around the establishment of Perth Mint, and its charter in the early days...  more »
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  • If you're going to go definitely book the tour! It was great to learn about the history of gold in WA. They have a live demonstration of a gold bar being made. Also you'll see the biggest coin in the world!
  • A recent visit to the Mint finally ticked off something that has been on my ‘bucket list’ for decades. Well worth the price of the tour, we were guided around by Nathan, who really is one of the nicest assets to be found there and definitely worth his weight in gold! (You can actually find out your own worth in gold... and I’m not sharing mine with anyone!) Highly recommended for curious people from ‘school age’ to ‘old age’, with ramps to cater for wheelchairs, pushchairs and arthritic knees! There is a delightful café and a shop with jewellery to drool over and you can take as many photos as you like!
  • What an eye-opening experience. The WA government has a lucrative business going on here. I will continue to wait for the half-price special deals on gold nuggets.
  • Great place to visit if going to Perth. The guided tour is very good. You get to see the largest (1 Tonne) and most valuable gold coin in the world rotating on a solid plinth. The mint also houses the second largest gold nugget (25 Kg) currently in existence. The "Gold Pour" is very entertaining; from a safe distance you watch a guy pour 99.99% molten gold from the furnace to form a 6Kg gold bar.
  • Amazing experience. Good aircon system too. I look forward to returning here.
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