The Australia Sovereign 2014 Gold Proof Coin is a customised version of the original Sydney Mint Sovereign, representing a modern adaptation of this important part of Australia’s history.
The Sydney Mint produced the first Type I Sovereign, featuring a unique ‘colonial’ design, on 23 June 1855.
Proof Quality 91.67% Pure Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck from 91.67% pure gold (22-carat) in supreme proof quality.
Commemorative Reverse Design
The reverse of this commemorative 2014 Australia Sovereign portrays the St Edwards crown, a laurel wreath, and the word AUSTRALIA, which are all historic elements of Leonard Charles Wyon’s original Type I reverse. The modern tribute also includes the inscriptions PERTH MINT, SOVEREIGN, and the traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as Australian legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2014 year-date.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of the Australia Sovereign 2014 Gold Proof Coin.
Prestigious Presentation Case and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.