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In this article we explore five important steps that our craftsmen and women use to produce exquisite precious metal coins at The Perth Mint.
How Armistice Anniversary medals found sanctuary at Shrine of Remembrance
Glenn Burghall has been researching connections between Britain’s 1928 Armistice Anniversary medallion and the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne.
Historic medal captures Earl Grey to a T
This medallion in The Perth Mint’s historic collection celebrates Earl Grey, who fought hard for the reform of the British House of Commons in the 19th century.
What do maximum mintage, declared mintage and issue limit mean?
The Perth Mint unravels some key terms around minting.
How to avoid counterfeit coins and bars
The Perth Mint offers tips and information on how to detect and avoid counterfeit coins and bars.
Gold centenary medal for the king
How The Perth Mint came to mint a gift for King George V in 1829.
WA Governor welcomes Perth Mint Royal tribute coins
Governor of WA Kerry Sanderson AO, welcomes the release of three Australian coins marking Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday.
Australians proud of 1911 penny
The penny is easily the most collected of all Australian coins. First circulated in 1911 for the new monarch, King George V, it was one of six new Commonwealth denominations to replace British coinage from 1910.
Flinders medal pays tribute to remarkable navigator
This medallion in The Perth Mint historic collection portrays explorer Matthew Flinders.
How the Rats of Tobruk got their famous name
Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, this 2016 Australian coin marks the Siege of Tobruk with a design portraying two Australian troops in trenches surrounding the city.