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The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is Australia's oldest operating mint, tracing its history back to Great Britain's Royal Mint. It remained under British control until 1970 when it became an independent mint. To this day, The Perth Mint operates under the same premises as when it began.

History of The Perth Mint

Sir John Forrest laid The Perth Mint’s foundation in 1896. Its purpose was to service the quickly growing population in Western Australia, which was exploding due to the discovery of Gold deposits in surrounding areas. Three years later, The Perth Mint opened. Money for which miners could exchange their Gold was in short supply in that era so miners brought the fruits of their labor to The Perth Mint, where it was minted into Gold coins.

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The Perth Mint has a long history of producing and refining large quantities of Gold in the forms of coins, rounds and bars. The time-tested purity of Perth Gold makes the mint a member of an elite group of mints that produce coins whose value is trusted without hesitation. Their coins have significant numismatic and commemorative worth and many can be used as legal tender in Australia and other countries.

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