The Only Operating Mint from the Early Gold Rushes - The Perth Mint
Date of Record: 1899
The Perth Mint opened in 1899 as a branch of Britain's Royal Mint. The Perth Mint was the third of three colonial branches of the Royal Mint established in Australia, yet remains the only operating Mint from the early gold rushes.
The Perth Mint is one of the oldest Mints in the world still operating from its original premises.
Throughout its 110+ year history, the Perth Mint has fulfilled the dual roles of precious metal refining and coining.
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