How the infamous ex-bikie was banned from banks and even the Perth Mint – and what he did with the $27,000 in solid gold he infamously bought without a background check
- Dayne Brajkovich suspended after visit to Perth Mint
- He turned the 300 grams of gold he bought into jewelry
Australia’s most recognizable engine was banned from the Perth Mint and three major banks after buying $27,000 worth of gold bars.
Dayne Brajkovich revealed that he melted down the bars and made eight thick 18-carat gold rings that he wears on each finger, with HATE on his left hand and CINA on his right – a tribute to his wife Jacinta Hill.
The former sergeant-at-arms of the Hells Angels controversially purchased 300 grams of gold by walking into the mint’s shop on June 13 last year and handing over a bag of cash.
He only had to show his driver’s license and the staff did no background check before he was allowed to leave the house with the precious metal.
CCTV of the transaction led to an investigation into the coin and its activities, and Brajkovich was permanently banned from even setting foot inside, with a terse letter arriving in his mailbox.
CCTV (pictured) of Brajkovich’s transaction led to an investigation into the Perth Mint and its activities
Brajkovich revealed that he melted down the bars and made eight chunky 18-karat gold rings that he wears on each finger, with HATE on his left hand and CINA on his right — a tribute to his wife Jacinta Hill (pictured)
“We regret to inform you that The Perth Mint has made the commercial decision to terminate our relationship with you,” read the Feb. 24 letter from retail manager Tina Kircher.
She wrote that his account would be closed and he would no longer be allowed to transact with the coin or enter any of its premises.
Brajkovich said he had received similar bans from the ANZ, Commonwealth and Westpac banks, along with all of Crown’s properties, including the Perth resort and casino.
“I buy legitimate gold from the coin and then I get banned for no reason,” he said.
“I could save kittens from the side of the road and I’d still be the bad guy.”
He explained the scandal to the court earlier this year when he wore a T-shirt with three gold bars on it and the text ‘you keep your silver’.
The embellished ex-bikie is known for the chunky gold chain he wears around his neck, which was worth $216,470 according to a July 2020 professional appraisal.
A similar gold bracelet that he often wears was valued at $103,085 by Victoria Jeweler and Watchmaker.
Left: The letter expelling Dayne Brajkovich from Perth Mint. Right: Brajkovich’s latest facial tattoo
The chunky gold chain Brajkovich wears around his neck was valued at $216,470 in 2020
Brajkovich also sometimes wears a full set of gold teeth that he claims are 85 percent gold and worth nearly $50,000, and said his tattoos cost about that much, too.
Brajkovich became so notorious for his tattoos that he was the poster child for the Western Australian government’s crackdown.
Prime Minister Mark McGowan, his ministers and senior agents singled him out in promoting controversial laws banning the public display of bicycle symbols.
He had “Hells Angels” on his forehead and “1%er” on his neck – a common motorcyclist identifier that represents the percentage of motorcyclists who don’t obey the law.
Others included “notorious gang enforcer” on the right side of his head to spoof media reports about him, and “One %” above his right eye.
He later tattooed over the Hells Angels forehead ink with black bars and filled in the diamond that the 1% er mark was around.
However, he added a new one on his head that says “f**k the police” and a swastika on his chin – which unlike bicycle symbols is not illegal in WA.
Brajkovich seems to take up so much space in the minds of WA authorities that his new ink has them talking about banning Nazi symbols, just like Victoria just did, citing him as a reason why.
He recently got a huge “King of Kings” tattoo, complete with a spade, on a black background across his right cheek, but the enforcer was still there.