The Perth Mint’s Australia Sovereign is a modern tribute to Australia’s first sovereign. In 1855 the Sydney Mint was opened and empowered to convert Australian gold into sovereigns, which until this time had been the exclusive right of the Royal Mint. To differentiate the Sydney Mint sovereigns from the imperial coins a new design was developed. Today’s Perth Mint sovereign depicts the unique elements of that historic design, St Edwards crown and a laurel wreath along with the place of manufacture, denomination and the word Australia. The significance of these elements and the finished coin will appeal to sovereign collectors around the world.
Proof Quality 91.67% Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck from 91.67% gold (22-Carat) in proof quality.
Commemorative Reverse Design
The commemorative 2018 Australia Sovereign portrays the St Edwards crown, a laurel wreath and the word AUSTRALIA, each are historic elements of Leonard Charles Wyon’s original Type I reverse. This modern tribute also includes the inscriptions PERTH MINT and SOVEREIGN.
Australian Legal Tender
Each sovereign is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2018 year-date on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of the Australia Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin.
Prestigious Presentation Packaging
The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case within a luxurious shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.