Western Australia has a rich history of coin minting. For more than a century, coins have been made in Perth, contributing to Australia’s fascinating currency heritage. Read more about Perth's coins here...
Why does the monarch’s effigy appear on coins?
In numismatics, effigy describes a specially prepared portrait on the obverse, or ‘heads’, side of a coin. But why does the monarch’s effigy appear on coins? Find out here...
How do we make our precious metal coins?
In this article we explore five important steps that our craftsmen and women use to produce exquisite precious metal coins at The Perth Mint.
Finishing touches make all the difference
Here is our quick guide to various finishes that appear regularly on our collector, or numismatic, releases.
How do our numismatic coins differ from our bullion coins?
How do our numismatic coins differ from our bullion coins? Read on to find out more.
Everything you need to know about Australia’s 1930 penny
The Australian 1930 penny is so rare it's captivated serious collectors and the general public for decades, but do you have one hidden away?
Start your pre-decimal collection with the first Commonwealth coinage
Wondering what to collect when it comes to coins? Finding examples of Australia’s first Commonwealth coins could fit the bill. Read on to find out more.
What are non-circulating legal tender coins?
Non-circulating legal tender is a useful term to describe official coins that are not intended to be spent. But what is the true value of these coins?
Collectable coins antiqued and gilded to perfection
In recent years, collectable coins featuring antiqued or gilded highlights have become popular. In fact, The Perth Mint can claim some of the credit for this trend, being one of the world’s first mints to pioneer these innovations.
How are coins coloured?
Here at The Perth Mint we’ve been colouring coins since the mid-1980s, but how do we do it? Find out here.