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Backed by a sovereign entity

Our unique government guarantee and safe geopolitical location make us one of the world’s preferred precious metals enterprises.

Backed by a government guarantee

Owned by the Government of Western Australian and run by Gold Corporation, The Perth Mint operates under a guarantee enshrined in the Gold Corporation Act 1987.

As sole owner of The Perth Mint, the Government of Western Australia guarantees our liabilities in accordance with the Act, ensuring we are one of the lowest risk precious metals enterprises in the world. The purchase of silver bullion coins, bars or our precious metals storage programs are also protected by the guarantee.


More than just gold

Section 22 of the Act states: “The payment of the cash equivalent of gold due, payable and deliverable by Gold Corporation, the Mint or GoldCorp under this Act and all moneys due and payable by Gold Corporation in respect of the power to … deal in and hold Australian and foreign currency is guaranteed by the Treasurer, in the name and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State.”

The Act also provides that the term ‘gold’ is understood to mean silver and other precious metals, stones and other minerals.

The Perth Mint stores gold for its customers.

Refinery accreditation

We are a multi-accredited gold and silver refiner and assayer with endorsements by five of the world's leading commodity exchanges. These certifications have been achieved only after rigorous scrutiny of our standards and procedures, and the successful completion of extensive practical testing.

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Global endorsement

Our refinery also meets the requirements of the following global gold exchanges:

  • London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
  • The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
  • Osaka Exchange, Ltd (OSE)
  • Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE)
  • Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX).

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Why choose The Perth Mint

We’ve been refining gold for 125 years

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Renowned for creating and serving global markets
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Transparent across our diverse business operations

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At the forefront of refinery process technology

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Dedicated to ethically sourced precious metals