The Perth Mint Gold Tour
- Duration: 60 Minutes
- Location: Perth, WA
- Product code: PEX1
following world class attractions as part of The Perth Mint Gold Tour:
Guided heritage talk
Make the most of your visit to the historic Perth Mint by joining one of our hourly guided talks. The grand heritage building, vault and the original melting house provide the cues for extraordinary stories about Western Australia’s golden history and the Mint's prolific output of priceless gold bars and coins.
Experience the mesmerising journey of gold discovery in Western Australia and The Perth Mint’s role from the early days through interactive displays, photographs and artefacts, all forming an impressive backdrop for the Mint’s glittering pure gold exhibits.
Record breaking coin
The centerpiece of the gold exhibition is the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, the largest and most valuable coin in the world. Made from 99.99% pure gold, the coin has an 80cm diameter and is more than 12cm deep.
It’s held the Guinness World Record for the largest coin since 2012.
Live gold pour
Witness the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour in The Perth Mint's original melting house. Pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and transformed into a gleaming solid gold bar before your eyes. The 19th century brick walls of the melting house are literally embedded with gold dust, accumulated over many decades of continuous refining.
Australia’s largest natural nugget collection
Early prospectors spent years working in harsh conditions in outback Australia in search of gold nuggets. They now form a Australia’s most dazzling collection of natural gold nuggets, wafers and crystals at the Mint.
View Newmont’s Normandy Nugget – the second largest gold nugget in existence weighing an impressive 25.5 kilograms (820 ounces). King Henry and The Karratha Queen – two of the most valuable gold and silver specimens in the world, are also on display.
Historic Perth Mint coin exhibition
Among the historic coins struck by The Perth Mint are:
• An 1899 gold sovereign – the very first coin produced in Perth
• The first copper decimal coin made in Australia – a 1966 dated 1 cent piece
• Two of the largest legal tender coins in the world – the 10 kilo Australian Lunar gold and silver bullion coins
Worth your weight in gold?
Ever wondered what your weight is worth in gold? Step onto the
Mint’s special scales to find out.
Engrave your own medallion
Design a special message or choose your favourite saying to engrave onto an aluminium bronze, gold plated, 99.9% pure silver or 99.99% pure gold medallion. From AUD 17, these medallions are ready to take away in minutes.
The Perth Mint Shop
The Perth Mint's retail shop is located in the Mint's original gold receiving room where you will discover a treasure trove of gold, silver and platinum coins, natural gold nuggets, unique jewellery, precious stones and an exclusive range of giftware and souvenirs. An authorised stockist of Argyle Pink Diamonds, Ellendale Yellow Diamonds, Allure South Sea Pearls, Guess and
many more premium brands.
Concession ticket: Available for Australian concession card holders only. A valid concession card must be presented at the Reception Desk when checking in an online booking.
Child ticket: Children under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by an Adult.