Marking the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Welcome Stranger natural gold nugget, this outstanding four-coin set features a depiction of the historic find on each of the 1oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz and 1/20oz gold proof coins.
One of the biggest known alluvial gold nuggets in the world and the largest found in Australia, the Welcome Stranger was discovered in 1869. Weighing more than 72 kilos and containing almost 2,300oz of gold. It sold for about 10,000 British pounds, the equivalent to millions of dollars today. As one of the largest nuggets ever discovered, the Welcome Stranger was featured on The Perth Mint’s first ever proof coin set of 1986.
Historic Nugget Design
The coin includes a representation of Stuart Devlin’s depiction of the Welcome Stranger gold nugget as it appeared in The Perth Mint’s 1986 Australian Nugget 1oz gold coin. Also included in the design are the inscriptions ‘WELCOME STRANGER 1869’, ‘AUSTRALIAN NUGGET’, ‘2019 1/4oz 9999 GOLD’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The set is housed in a prestigious wooden display case with a timber lid. Packaged with an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.