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Australia Sovereign 2022 Gold Proof High Relief Piedfort Coin
The Perth Mint’s annual Australia Sovereign is a prestigious 22-carat gold coin featuring a design inspired by sovereigns made at the Sydney Mint between 1855 and 1866. With two significant embellishments, this high relief piedfort (extra thick) version pays tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
- Proof quality 22-carat (91.67%) pure gold
- Australian legal tender
- High relief piedfort format
- Platinum-plated St Edward’s Crown and ‘70’ privy mark
As the first overseas branch of Britain’s Royal Mint, the Sydney Mint was opened in 1855 to make sovereign coins from Australian gold. For the first 11 years they were distinguished from Imperial issues made in London by a specially prepared ‘colonial’ design featuring St. Edward’s crown, a laurel wreath and the inscriptions ‘SYDNEY MINT’ and ‘AUSTRALIA’.
With the name of the mint suitably amended, this commemorative sovereign’s design incorporates a platinum-plated representation of St Edward's Crown and a small '70' numeric privy mark, offering Australian monarchists an exclusive way to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne in 1952.
Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a timber presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper.