The Perth Mint has etched out a fascinating history since its foundation stone was laid in the 1890s. From a key role in the history of gold in Western Australia, to visits from royals and even ghost stories, the mint continues to add chapters to its fascinating story.
Ghosts of The Perth Mint
Rumors of ghosts have haunted the halls of the Mint for almost 100 years.
How the West protected gold from bushrangers
Have you ever wondered how gold made it safely across the country in the age of the infamous bushrangers?
Celebrating 50 years of WA government ownership
Thanks to the change of ownership 50 years ago, all Perth Mint operations, undertakings and obligations are guaranteed by the Western Australian government.
Future king visited The Perth Mint
The man who was to become King George V, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York, visited The Perth Mint at the turn of of the 20th Century.
Big coin in the Big Apple
Proudly representing The Perth Mint and the Australian gold industry, our one-of-a-kind Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin has taken New York by storm.
The Perth Mint overcomes early challenge to mark 120 years
The occasion of our 120th anniversary on 20 June presents an opportunity to recount a story that may sound astonishingly familiar.
Brief history of the ‘P’ mintmark
Many people are aware that a ‘P’ is our most famous mintmark. (There have been others, but that’s a story for another day!)
Guinness World Record confirmed for Australian Kangaroo gold coin
The 2012 Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin issued by The Perth Mint has been confirmed as the largest coin in the world by Guinness World Records.