In response to the gold rush of the 1850s, the first overseas branch of Britain’s Royal Mint opened in Sydney, capital of New South Wales, in 1855. The first coin struck was the sovereign, differentiated from London’s ‘Imperial’ versions by alternative designs created by royal engraver Leonard Charles Wyon. Celebrating this distinctly Australian coin, The Perth Mint’s 2020 Australia Sovereign incorporates historical elements of the 1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign with the addition of a special privy mark marking 165 years since it was first produced.
This commemorative proof coin depicts the St Edwards Crown and two laurel wreaths, historical elements of Australia’s first sovereign, together with the inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIA’ and ‘SOVEREIGN’. ‘PERTH MINT’ is also included to denote place of manufacture, modified from the original Sydney sovereign. An encircled ‘165’ privy mark celebrates the coin’s 165th anniversary in 2020.
This coin is housed in a prestigious wooden display case within a stylish themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Authentic Australian Penny Watch
The Gen X watch features an authentic Australian penny coin which has been diamond blasted to clean and redefine the classic design. Made with a stainless steel strap, all Coinwatch models are constructed to the highest standards of quality with a stainless steel case, Swiss movement and scratch resistant sapphire or mineral crystal.
This watch is housed in a luxurious presentation box providing safe storage for when it is not in use.
A precision Swiss quartz analogue movement will provide years of reliable time keeping.
The watch comes with a three-year international warranty against manufacturing defects.
Australian Sovereign 2020 Gold Proof Coin
Proof quality 22-carat (91.67%) gold
Commemorative sovereign design
‘165’ privy mark celebrates Australia’s first sovereign
Issue limit – 950
Australian Legal Tender
Gen-X Collection Australian Penny Steel Strap Coinwatch
Authentic Australian Penny
Customised Option Available
Wrapping paper with polka dot design
Red fiber ribbon
Perth Mint ribbon