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"The Perth Mint" The Perth Mint Tip by aramat

The Perth Mint, Perth: 15 reviews and 17 photos

  The Perth Mint
by aramat

The Perth Mint was established in 1899 as a branch of the British Royal Mint to refine gold from Western Australia's goldfields and to strike gold sovereign coins. Today it is one of WA's most historic buildings, and one of the world's oldest mints still operating from its original premises.

There are lots of things to do in the Mint: watch a gold pour, measure your weight and see its worth in gold, try to pick up a 400 oz real gold bar (it's very heavy!), mint your own medallion with a personalised message or shop for souvenirs. There is also a cool exhibition with a reconstructed 19th century prospectors' camp, and gold nuggets, bars and jewellery from all around the world.

Address: 310 Hay Street, East Perth
Directions: About 10 minutes walk from Hay Street Mall.
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Phone: +61 8 9421 7223

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2004
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