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Holidays in Perth Mint
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See the world’s largest coin, and learn more about how sovereigns are produced at this historic facility in the heart of Perth.

Established back in 1899 – during the gold rush in Western Australia – as a sovereign-producing branch of the British Royal Mint, the Perth Mint is one of the city’s most historic institutions. The country’s sole gold refiner and coin producer, it is home to a collection of dazzling precious coins, gold nuggets and bullion, as well as the world’s biggest gold coin.

The mint became famous for pouring almost 100 per cent pure gold, and though it is mainly used for displays and exhibits today, it remains active and produces coins for the country and its neighbours.

Take a tour around the building and you’ll get to see the first gold coin struck here. Look around the old melting house peer inside the facility’s high security vault. You can also check out the special scales to work out your weight in gold and watch red hot gold being poured. You can learn about the history of the gold rush with a visit to an old prospector’s camp, where you’ll hear stories about their harsh conditions.

Head for the Gold Bar exhibit where you’ll get to see bullion from all over the world and visit the Natural Nugget Collection where you can feast your eyes upon an incredible gold nugget found in 1995 in Kalgoorlie, dating back to around 40 million years ago.

The mint’s biggest attraction however is the world’s most valuable coin. An impressive 80 centimetres in diameter and made from 99.99 per cent solid gold, the coin is worth more than 50 million Australian dollars. Because of its immense weight, it’s pretty unlikely that anyone will manage to sneak it out of the building after their visit!

The Perth Mint is located at the corner of Hill and Hay Streets, and is open every day except for major holidays. You can reach the mint on the free Red Cat bus service that operates through the inner city. If you arrive before mid-afternoon, you’ll be able to join one of the tours. For souvenirs of your visit, check out the gift shop where you’ll find collector’s coins and jewellery.

1529 Cheap Hotels Near Perth Mint

Duxton Hotel Perth
Duxton Hotel Perth
5 out of 5
1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
The price is AU$155 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

Located in Perth Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Perth Concert Hall, Royal Perth Hospital, and Langley Park. Hay Street ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)

"We had a nice stay at the hotel with free movies for relaxation. Kudos!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2020

Duxton Hotel Perth
Crowne Plaza Perth
Crowne Plaza Perth
4.5 out of 5
54 Terrace Road, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$126 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

Located in East Perth, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queens Gardens and Perth Mint. WACA and Swan Bells Belltower are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

4.4/5Excellent! (981 reviews)

"Not enough parking. Staff are approachable and accomodating. No smart TVs. Reception area at night difficult to contact by phone"…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2020

Crowne Plaza Perth
Hyatt Regency Perth
Hyatt Regency Perth
5 out of 5
99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$148 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Enjoyed my stay. Unfortunately the club lounge is not open right now so my stay was the same as it would have been in a standard room apart from canapes to my room."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2020

Hyatt Regency Perth
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Duxton Hotel Perth
Duxton Hotel Perth
5 out of 5
1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
The price is AU$155 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Duxton Hotel Perth
Crowne Plaza Perth
Crowne Plaza Perth
4.5 out of 5
54 Terrace Road, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$126 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.
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Hyatt Regency Perth
5 out of 5
99 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$148 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
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Travelodge Hotel Perth
Travelodge Hotel Perth
4.5 out of 5
417 Hay Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$119 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Travelodge Hotel Perth
Pan Pacific Perth
Pan Pacific Perth
5 out of 5
207 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$199 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
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Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge
4 out of 5
100 James Street, Northbridge, WA
The price is AU$116 per night from 28 Dec. to 29 Dec.
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Fraser Suites Perth
Fraser Suites Perth
5 out of 5
10 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$155 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Fraser Suites Perth
QT Perth
QT Perth
5 out of 5
133 Murray Street, Perth, WA
The price is AU$212 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
QT Perth
Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay
Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay
4 out of 5
193 Hay Street, East Perth, WA
The price is AU$105 per night from 3 Jan. to 4 Jan.
Starwest Apartments Alderney on Hay
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