Want to feast your eyes on a jaw-dropping treasure trove of precious metals? Then visit The Perth Mint for bullion by the truck load.
At The Perth Mint, bullion is manufactured from pure gold and silver, ranging from investment bullion coins to minted and cast bars. This historic refinery and mint processes most of Australia’s massive gold output, making it one of the top four producers in the world.
Located in Hay Street, a short walk from the city centre, it is an exhilarating place to visit, with the opportunity to buy Perth Mint bullion direct from the source.
Buying Perth Mint Bullion
Buying Perth Mint bullion direct from the manufacturer is considered the best way to invest in gold and silver. Weights and purity are guaranteed by the Government of Western Australia.
So you can be sure that your Perth Mint bullion purchase is the real deal – be it a small souvenir of your visit, a special gift, or a weighty investment to squirrel away for a rainy day.
Perth Mint bullion trading is conducted 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at The Perth Mint shop.
Visiting The Perth Mint Bullion Refinery
You’ll be blown away by the dazzling demonstrations, displays and collections – including the world’s biggest stash of investment gold bars.
There are several fun activities, too, such as engraving your own medallion and finding out what your weight is worth in gold.
Things to see and do at The Perth Mint
Start with a guided tour of the beautiful and impressive heritage building, the vault and the original melting house. Along the way you’ll be told some great stories from Australia’s golden past and learn about The Perth Mint’s bullion production.
One of the highlights is seeing gold being heated and poured to the traditional method at the historic melting house. Make sure you take a good look at the brick walls – they glitter with gold dust from years of refining.
You’ll also get to ogle Australia’s largest natural nugget collection, including Newmont’s Normandy Nugget – the second to biggest nugget ever found. It weighs an incredible 25.5 kilograms.
Another record-holder on display for your viewing pleasure is the world’s biggest and most valuable coin – the Australian Kangaroo gold coin. This baby is worth over $50 million, making it one of the star attractions of The Perth Mint bullion collection.