In this article we explore five important steps that our craftsmen and women use to produce exquisite precious metal coins at The Perth Mint.
A short history of Australian coinage
The Perth Mint looks at Australian coins from 1788 until 2012 when it produced the one tonne gold coin.
How did ancient African coins wash up on a Northern Territory island
In 1944, Australian soldier Maurie Isenberg was assigned to a forward radar station at Jensen Bay on Marchinbar Island in the Northern Territory.
Emergency currency: the first gold ‘coin’ made in Australia from Australian gold
About 200 Adelaide pounds have survived from the mid-nineteenth century making the opportunity to secure such an important piece of colonial numismatic history rare indeed.
What’s the connection between these pre-decimal coins and the Roman Empire?
The connection between the pre-decimal Australian sixpence, threepence, penny and half coins issued in 1951 and the Roman Empire.
Explaining Tuvalu’s role in modern coins
The tiny Polynesian island country of Tuvalu has found some innovative ways to earn revenue in the modern world.
On this day: Legendary coin engraver born 200 years ago
Today is the birthday of Benedetto Pistrucci, creator of one of the world’s most highly revered gold coin designs.
What's this Scottish-born geographer's connection with Burke and Wills?
One of our favourite pastimes is delving through The Perth Mint’s historic collection. It always throws up something worth investigating – like who was James Park Thomson and why does his portrait appear on this fine looking medal?
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.