Australian Mint Coins
Even though each mint produces precious metal coinage, the bulk of gold, silver and platinum coins are produced by The Perth Mint which also mints coins for other Commonwealth island countries, such as Tuvalu.
The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra primarily mints coins for general circulation and only produces a small quantity of precious metal collector coins by comparison.
The Perth Mint Australia was established in 1899 as a branch of Britain’s Royal Mint with its main role being to produce gold sovereign coins for the British Empire from the large amount of gold being produced in the Western Australian eastern gold fields.
The Perth Mint continues to this day to produce coins and bullion from the precious metals mined in Western Australia.
Refining Precious Metals, Minting Coins and Bullion
The Perth Mint is owned by the Western Australian Government and operates the production of coinage at the historic mint site.
The mint also operates a refining facility producing precious metals, such as gold and silver, from mining, industrial scrap materials, jeweller’s scrap and other materials.
The Perth Mint’s exacting technical experience and capacity to produce refined metals to the highest standard is recognised globally.
Metal exchanges around the world have accredited the standards to which the mint produces refined metals.
Precious metal coinage and bullion produced by the Perth Mint is accepted and trusted to meet the most rigorous global standards of purity and weight.
The Perth Mint’s bar mark is an assurance of exacting quality that is trusted by investors and collectors worldwide.
The Perth Mint operates as the specialist mint in Australia for precious metal coinage creates a large range of collector coins in gold, silver and platinum.
The mint still also produces gold sovereigns today in the form of the Australia Sovereign.
Coins produced are minted in different weights up to 1 kilo and in different theme categories.
Some coins minted feature colour printing to create exceptionally beautiful and vivid designs.
The mint offers historic coins as well as newly minted coins in the Mint’s online shop.
Special Jewellery and Gifts at The Perth Mint Online Shop with Free Shipping
As well as special coins, other products are offered by the online Perth Mint shop including a range of jewellery items featuring the famed and rare Argyle pink diamonds and Kailis Australian pearls.
The Perth Mint website shop offers a rich online shopping experience for the investor, collector or simply for a very unique gift.