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The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour

Perth, Western Australia

The Perth Mint offers a unique combination of attractions which allow you to experience all the magic, allure and wonder of gold.

Founded in 1899 on the cusp of the greatest gold rush in Australia’s history, the Mint is custodian to one of Western Australia’s oldest heritage sites and is a magnificent reminder of the State’s golden beginnings.

Bringing the story of Western Australian gold to life, the darkened halls of the Gold Exhibition offer multimedia presentations, interactive displays, historic images and aged artefacts, which all combine to form the backdrop to the array of dazzling pure gold exhibits.

Embark on the emotive journey of gold discovery, marvel at the largest gold coin ever made, view an impressive collection of natural gold nuggets, watch how molten gold is poured to form a solid gold bar, discover the value of your weight in gold, and much more!

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Visit: The Perth Mint, Cbd 310 Hay St East Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6004 Australia

Guided Heritage Talk

Make the most of your visit to The Perth Mint by joining one of the hourly guided talks. The grand heritage building, heavily secured vaults and original melting house each provide the cues for many extraordinary stories about Western Australia’s golden past and the Mint’s rich history of refining gold and issuing priceless gold bars and coins.

The Gold Exhibition

The Mint’s Gold Exhibition is a world-class destination which brings the history of Western Australian gold, and The Perth Mint, to life. Offering a unique combination of attractions, it gives you the rare opportunity to experience the emotive journey of gold discovery. The inspiring story of the search for gold unfolds in a multimedia extravaganza, with interactive displays, historic images and aged artefacts forming the backdrop to a glittering array of pure gold exhibits.

Marvel at the largest coin ever made, weighing one tonne of pure gold; view Australia’s most dazzling display of natural gold nuggets; watch molten gold being poured to form a gleaming solid gold bar; handle more than $700,000 worth of gold bullion and much more!

Record Breaking Coin

The centrepiece of the Gold Exhibition is the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest and most valuable coin ever made. Tipping the scale at a massive one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, this colossal coin measures 80cm wide and more than 12cm deep. Holding a prestigious Guinness World Record, this monumental masterpiece is valued at more than $50million and is showcased in all its golden glory on a revolving platform.

Watch a Gold Pour

Witness the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour in The Perth Mint’s original melting house, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and transformed into a gleaming solid gold bar.

Australia’s Largest Natural Nugget Collection

Many early prospectors spent years enduring the harsh conditions of the Australian outback in search of the illusive gold nugget. Marvel at Australia’s most dazzling collection of natural nuggets, including Newmont’s Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, weighing an impressive 25.5 kilograms (820 ounces).

Worth Your Weight in Gold?

Ever wondered what your weight is worth in gold?  Step onto the special scales to find out!

The Perth Mint Shop

The Perth Mint Shop is located in the Mint’s original gold receiving room. Here you will discover a treasure trove of gold, silver and platinum coins, natural gold nuggets, unique jewellery, precious stones and an exclusive range of gifts and souvenirs.

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Perth, Western Australia

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