Australian Gold in Assay
Perth Mint - Can't go wrong!
This is a 1 gram Gold Bar by the Perth Mint.
- Contains 1 gram of .9999 pure gold.
- Orders of 25 or more come in come in official mint boxes.
- Front obverse side (heads): Adorned with the Perth Mint swan hallmark and includes the purity, metal type and weight.
- Back reverse side (tails): Repeating anti-counterfeit pattern of Kangaroos.
- Authentic Gold product. Product of Australia.
Gold's discovery in Australia marked a transformative epoch in the nation's history, igniting the famous Australian gold rushes of the 19th century. It began in 1851 when Edward Hargraves, inspired by the California gold rush, discovered gold near Bathurst in New South Wales, leading to further discoveries in various parts of the country. The most significant of these were in Victoria at Ballarat and Bendigo. These discoveries lured a multitude of prospectors and fortune seekers from across the globe, dramatically swelling Australia's population and setting the stage for economic and social transformation. The allure of gold played a crucial role in shaping the socio-economic landscape of Australia, turning it into a land of opportunity and immense wealth.
As the frenzy of gold mining grew, so did the need for a sophisticated minting facility to convert raw gold into a tradable currency and ingots. Established in 1899, the Perth Mint was originally conceived as part of the Royal Mint system by Britain to refine gold from the rich deposits in Western Australia and to mint gold sovereigns and half sovereigns for the British Empire. Over time, as Australia gained independence and moved away from British currency, the Perth Mint evolved into a facility specializing in producing a wide range of high-quality precious metal products. Its offerings expanded to include beautifully crafted coins, bars, and medallions, gaining a stellar reputation worldwide for purity and design excellence. Today, the Perth Mint stands as a global leader in precious metals, showcasing not only its rich heritage and history but also its capacity for innovation and excellence in the world of bullion, collectibles, and secure storage services, symbolizing Australia's enduring legacy in the global precious metals industry.