Feb 092016

The Perth Mint is inviting hopeless romantics to visit its Gold Exhibition this Valentine’s Day to watch molten gold transform into a solid gold heart!

Starry-eyed lovers can witness this amazing spectacle in the Mint’s original 1899 Melting House, where two hundred ounces of pure gold will be heated to the searing temperature of 1,200 degrees Celsius, before being hand-poured into a graphite mould in which the molten metal will cool to form a gleaming heart of gold.

This special love-themed gold pour will be performed at The Perth Mint on Sunday 14 February only, on the hour from 10am to 4pm.

Valentine visitors can also book a Devonshire Tea to enjoy in the Mint’s inner courtyard café which is surrounded by turn of the century buildings.

To further express our devotion on this popular day, The Perth Mint is giving each visitor the chance to win one of six silver hearts medallions on which they can engrave a message of love. At the end of each gold pour, the demonstrator will simply pick a row number from the audience at random to determine the winner! Best of luck!

Admissions are priced at $19 per adult, $8 per child (aged 4 to 15 years), with concessions also available.

The Perth Mint is located at 310 Hay Street (cnr Hill Street), within walking distance of the CBD, and is accessible via the free Red CAT bus route (Stop No. R06).

For enquiries and bookings, telephone 9421 7223 or visit perthmint.com.au/visit

Check out a sneak peak of the Valentine’s Gold Pour here:

Jul 062015

Celebrate the Royal Christening with this special ‘two-for-the-price-of-one baby bundle’ comprising HRH Princess Charlotte and HRH Prince George tribute coins.

Each struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and issued as Australian legal tender, the coins are housed in matching display cases and come with individual numbered Certificates of Authenticity.

Limited Time – Three Days Only

Offer ends Wednesday (or until stocks run out), so hurry to secure these superb commemorative coin releases celebrating the new Royal babies.


Mar 232015

For the next eight days only you can secure our amazing Charlie Chaplin gold and silver commemorative coins with 20% off the original issue price. This offer marks the final opportunity to acquire these superb releases which are being withdrawn from sale on 31 March 2015.

Charlie Chaplin – 100 Years of Laughter 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, this coin displays a struck portrait of Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp. It is housed in a remarkable display case which plays a short film clip to music from the silent film, The Circus.

Available now at the special price of $599.50
(Original issue price $750)


Each 100 Years of Laughter 2014 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin is housed
in a prestigious MP4 box which plays a short film clip
when the lid of the case is opened.

Charlie Chaplin – 100 Years of Laughter 2014 1oz Silver Proof Lenticular Coin

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, this amazing coin features a movie-like sequence of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic onscreen character The Tramp, which ‘plays’ as the coin is moved.

Available now at the special price of $86.90
(Original issue price $109)



With the use of lenticular lenses, the reverse of the 100 Years of Laughter 1oz silver coin depicts Charlie Chaplin’s on-screen character, The Tramp, jauntily walking as seen in the closing scenes of the 1928 silent movie, The Circus.


Take advantage before the 31 March deadline and celebrate Charlie Chaplin’s comic genius with these extremely limited numismatic tributes.


Feb 252015

The next Perth ANDA Show takes place on 7 and 8 March at Paterson’s Stadium where The Perth Mint will be offering a 2oz Coloured Edition from its Australian Lunar 2015 Year of the Goat Silver Proof Coin Series at an exclusive Show price.


Issued as Australian legal tender with a maximum mintage of just 1,000, the Show Special is housed in a display case with a shipper featuring the ANDA logo and the dates of the Perth event.

Attendees will be eligible to purchase the beautifully presented release on The Perth Mint stand for $169, making a visit to this year’s Show especially worthwhile. Orders for the remaining mintage will be taken on The Perth Mint website at the RRP of $179 from 9 March.

For more information about many more attractions at the 2015 Perth ANDA Show, click here to visit the organiser’s official site.


Nov 282014

Whovians who collect coins and have an ear for music will be delighted to learn that the BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is back in Australia for a musical celebration of the iconic BBC series.

And we’re delighted to announce that Perth Mint Blog readers will benefit from a special 20% discount off A Reserve tickets when booking with the promotional code MINT.

Doctor Who Coin Program

The amazing line-up of Doctor Who coins includes:


Issued by New Zealand Mint and struck by The Perth Mint. Click here to see the complete Doctor Who coin series.

Anyone who enjoys the coin program is sure to be excited by the forthcoming musical extravaganza.

BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Composer Murray Gold’s captivating music will be performed by more than 145 of Australia’s finest musicians and singers, including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and The Metropolitan Orchestra, Sydney.

If that’s not enough, the event will be presented by the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, with Daleks, Cybermen and a host of other Doctor Who monsters all joining the musicians on stage!


How to book

With just three performances in Adelaide, Perth and Sydney early next year, be sure to take advantage of the special discount as soon as possible!

Visit ticketek.com.au before 10th December and quote the code word MINT to receive 20% Off A Reserve tickets!*

*Transaction fees apply

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