* Pure Perth Gold *
Produced by Australia’s premier refinery, the Perth Mint, these 99.99% fine gold bars are recognised around the world as the highest quality in investment bullion.
The Perth Mint opened in 1899 in response to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. It was Australia’s third branch of Britain’s Royal Mint – the others being the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint (both now closed).
Diggers, who flocked to the then colony of Western Australia in huge numbers from other parts of Australia and from around the world, deposited their raw gold at The Perth Mint where it was refined and minted into gold coins.
Between 1899 and 1931, The Perth Mint struck more than 106 million gold sovereigns and nearly 735,000 half-sovereigns for use as currency in Australia and throughout the British Empire.
The Mint’s new direction was formalised in 1987 with the creation of Gold Corporation by a State Act of Parliament. Under a unique agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia’s Department of the Treasury, the Mint’s new operator was empowered to mint and market gold, silver and platinum Australian legal tender coinage to investors and collectors worldwide.