Distinguished sovereigns

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’.

Jubilee embellishments

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.

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Presentation case

Accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity, the coin is housed in a timber presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper.



Year 2022
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.471
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 50.00
Fineness (% purity) 91.67
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.982
Maximum Diameter (mm) 22.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.80
Maximum Mintage 300
Finish Proof, Piedfort
Legal Tender Australia
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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