Here at The Perth Mint we’ve been colouring coins since the mid-1980s, but how do we do it? Find out here.
Giant gold nugget discovered in Australia
An Australian amateur prospector has made world headlines after unearthing a gold nugget weighing 5.5kg (177 troy oz) in Victoria.
'Love coins' shed light on convict past
With the release of our Forever Love coin earlier this month, we were reminded that coins engraved with messages of love are inextricably linked with Australia’s colonial history.
Incredible facts about the holey dollar and dump
It is 200 years since 40,000 Spanish silver dollars were cut and counter-stamped to create the first distinctive Australian coins.
Sydney Mint strikes 'oarsome' medal
This medal from The Perth Mint’s historic collection demanded further research – what possibly prompted the old Sydney Mint to strike such a dramatic portrayal of a Viking longship?
How to detect a forged 1930 penny
The 1930 penny is easily Australia’s most forged 20th century coin.
Who are the greatest coin collectors?
Numismatics is the name given to the study and collecting of coins and medals, and is derived from nomisma, the Greek word for coin.
What drives us to collect coins?
The instinct to collect runs deep in many of us – collecting is a compulsion that can’t always be explained clearly, let alone be controlled by rational thought.
Classic high relief from 1932
This quite gorgeous 37mm bronze medal from the Mint’s historic collection is notable on several fronts, not least the remarkable depth of its design which instantly brings to mind our modern-day high relief coins.
Historic medallion struck for shipwreck relief
This striking bronze medallion was delivered to the safekeeping of The Perth Mint’s historic coin and medallion collection on closure of the Sydney Mint in 1926