The multi award-winning tourist destination, The Perth Mint, is one of the world's oldest mints still operating from its original premises and one of Western Australia's historic landmarks.
The Perth Mint gives visitors the opportunity to experience the excitement of the early gold rushes and be captivated by a tradtional gold pouring performance in the original Melting House.
Visitors will marvel at the world's largest collection of gold bars as they gleam from the darkness of the original 1899 vault, and be impressed by the Newmont Normandy Nugget, the second largest nugget in existence weighing a massive 25.5 kilograms.
Visitors can also handle more than AUD$700,000 worth of gold bullion, discover the value of their weight in gold and engrave their own personalised medallions.
The biggest, heaviest, and inherently the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world is the latest addition to the Mint's unique attractions. Measuring 80cm wide and 13cm deep, the colossal coin weighs one tonne of 99.99% pure gold. Valued at more than AUD$50million, it represents the pinnacle of ingenuity and innovation for which The Perth Mint is renowned.
The Perth Mint Shop offers an extensive range of collector coins, natural gold nuggets, fine jewellery and exclusive giftware and souvenirs. An authorised stockist of Kailis Jewellery, Argyle Pink Diamonds and Pandora, with tax free sales available. 310 Hay Street, East Perth. Open 7 days 9am to 5pm. PH 1300 366 520 or visit www.perthmint.com.au/visit for more informaiton.
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