THE PERTH MINT – iSTE(A)M ECONOMICS and BUSINESS
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest fully integrated, innovative precious metals enterprise, providing premium gold, silver and platinum products and services to markets throughout the world…
Trade gold and silver bullion now at http://www.perthmintbullion.com A gold rush mint founded at the end of the 19th century when diggers from all over the world flocked to Western Australia, The Perth Mint has been a vital lynchpin in the Australian gold industry for more than 100 years.
Work through the STEM access links, located in the side menu, to design, market and trade a coin collection and associated gold and platinum products to commemorate and celebrate pioneers, engineers and other characters important to Western Australia’s Golden History.
Research the different coin designs produced to date.
Work with the Requirements for Coinage Metals.
Review Science at the Mint for ideas.
Compare the face value of your coins to their metal value to see cost effectiveness of your design.
Research the “melt value” and understand how this may impact on your coins and products.
Use the tools at Mathematics at the Mint to calculate the value of your coins.
Trade the face value of your collection on the simulated foreign currencies market. You must be prepared to sustain a loss.
Develop a marketing portfolio using tools from the Immersive Journalism Digital Tool Kit to accurately promote your collection.