The Perth Mint Australia
The Perth Mint was initially established as one of three Australian subsidiaries of Britain's Royal Mint in 1899. Remaining under British jurisdiction until 1970, ownership then transferred to the Government of Western Australia. A 1987 State Act of Parliament formalised the Mint’s new direction and created Gold Corporation.
The Perth Mint opened in 1899 in response to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie.
In 2011 Perth Mint broke the record for the world’s biggest and most valuable gold coin by minting a one tonne gold coin.
Australia is the 2nd largest gold producer in the world, currently producing approximately 300 tonnes per annum.
Today, The Perth Mint is Australia’s official bullion mint and manufactures platinum, silver and gold bars and coins for worldwide distribution. Endorsed by five of the world’s leading commodity exchanges, including the London Bullion Market Association, Perth Mint is Australia’s only multi-accredited gold and silver refiner. They are amongst an elite group of world mints whose offerings - such as the Australian Platypus Platinum Coin Series and Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Coin Series - are extensively sought after by international bullion investors. In 2011, they created the world’s largest, heaviest and most valuable gold coin – an accolade previously held by the Royal Canadian Mint.