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Perth Mint

Listed under Museums in Perth, Australia.

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Perth Mint's main claim to fame is that it's Australia's oldest. It sort of has the accolade on a technicality, as the older mints in Sydney and Melbourne shut down and moved to new premises – but it's still been open for the business of making money since impressively an old timey 1899. The main reason for building a mint here is that at the turn of the century this is where a lot of the gold was coming from, and the mint refined it and made it into gold sovereigns and other coin... And it still does. The process of which hasn't changed too much and is still pretty interesting for those who like money.

Written by  Andrew.

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