Celebrated nugget design

Stuart Devlin’s portrayal of the Pride of Australia first appeared on the 1988 Australian Nugget 1oz gold coin. Three and a half decades later, The Perth Mint is delighted to reprise the design for investors seeking precious metal in trusted legal tender format.

Historical design

Weighing approximately 7 kilograms and thought by some to resemble the shape of mainland Australia, the Pride of Australia was unearthed outside Wedderburn, 215 kilometres north of Melbourne, in 1981. The coin depicts the remarkable find on a pattern of radial lines with the inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN NUGGET’, ‘PRIDE OF AUSTRALIA’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Also on the reverse is the coin’s weight, fineness, and year-date.

Memorial Obverse

The coin bears the official Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, featuring the Jody Clark effigy supplemented with the dates of Her Majesty’s reign – ‘1952 – 2022’. Also included on the obverse is the coin’s monetary denomination.

Authentication feature

For additional peace of mind, the coin incorporates an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter. Detectable under a magnifying glass, it is designed to make it significantly more difficult for the coin to be counterfeited.


The coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.

25 Round Capsule Open HighRes



Year 2023
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 1.000
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 100.00
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.107
Maximum Diameter (mm) 32.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.95
Maximum Mintage 7,500
Finish Bullion
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Stuart Devlin

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