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Perth Mint

See the biggest gold coin in the world, watch the pouring of pure gold and tour the interesting exhibits at this historic coin-producing facility in the city center.

The Perth Mint is Australia’s sole refiner of gold and is also a producer of coins. The highly accredited historic facility is also used by neighboring countries. Wander through the mint’s galleries to admire the collection of precious coins, gold nuggets and bullion and see the world’s biggest gold coin.

This sovereign-producing branch of the British Royal Mint was established in 1899 at the height of the gold rush in Western Australia’s remote desert. The Perth Mint managed to pour almost 100 percent pure gold, which was its claim to fame. The mint is still active today, but its historic building is now mainly used for displays.

Join a tour and see the first gold coin that was struck here. Explore the old melting house and check out the high-security vault. Hop onto the special scales to see what your weight is worth in gold. Visit an old prospector’s camp to hear stories about their harsh living conditions and lucky finds, and watch red hot gold being poured.

Continue to the Gold Bar exhibit to admire bullion from around the world and admire unrefined gold nuggets at the Natural Nugget Collection. You’ll see a huge 40-million-year-old gold nugget, found in 1995 in Kalgoorlie. It’s one of the luckiest finds in the world!

Don’t leave without seeing the world’s most valuable coin: At 31 inches (80 centimeters) in diameter it is too heavy to carry. Because it is made from 99.99 percent solid gold, it’s worth over 50 million Australian dollars!

The gift shop sells collector’s coins and jewelry and you can have a message engraved on your very own medallion.

The Perth Mint stands at the corner of Hill and Hay streets. It’s open daily, except major public holidays. Come before mid-afternoon to be able to join a tour. The facility is serviced by the free Red Cat bus service that runs through the inner city.


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Pan Pacific Perth $103
Pan Pacific Perth

Pan Pacific Perth

207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. Swan River Foreshore Trail and Hay Street Mall are also within 15 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 14 minutes.

    Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge $70
    Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

    Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge

    100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Northbridge, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yagan Square and Murray Street Mall. Elizabeth Quay and Perth Mint are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth Underground Station is 5 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 7 minutes.

      Four Points by Sheraton Perth
      Four Points by Sheraton Perth

      Four Points by Sheraton Perth

      707 Wellington Street, Perth, WA
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Perth Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of RAC Arena, His Majesty's Theatre, and Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. Northbridge Piazza and Yagan Square are also within 10 minutes. Perth Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 10 minutes.

        Hyatt Regency Perth $114
        Hyatt Regency Perth

        Hyatt Regency Perth

        99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Langley Park and Perth Mint. WACA and Elizabeth Quay are also within 2 mi (3 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 18 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 19 minutes.

          The Ritz-Carlton, Perth $221
          The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

          The Ritz-Carlton, Perth

          1 BARRACK STREET, Perth, WA
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Barrack Street Jetty Ferry Terminal and Elizabeth Quay. Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) and Perth Mint are also within 15 minutes. Perth Esplanade Station is 6 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 9 minutes.

            Novotel Perth Langley
            Novotel Perth Langley

            Novotel Perth Langley

            221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Perth Mint and Langley Park. WACA and Murray Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Perth McIver Station is 13 minutes by foot and Perth Claisebrook Station is 13 minutes.

              Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay $75
              Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay

              Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay

              193 Hay Street, East Perth, WA
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in East Perth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Mint and WACA. Royal Perth Hospital and Elizabeth Quay are also within 2 mi (3 km). Perth Claisebrook Station is 15 minutes by foot and Perth McIver Station is 17 minutes.

                Travelodge Hotel Perth
                Travelodge Hotel Perth

                Travelodge Hotel Perth

                417 Hay Street, Perth, WA
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from St. Mary's Cathedral and Perth Concert Hall. Central Law Courts and Perth Mint are also within 5 minutes. Perth McIver Station is 9 minutes by foot and Perth Station is 12 minutes.