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1899 Queen Victoria Veil Head MS62
Among the most important Australian Gold Sovereign dates and the first coin struck by The Perth Mint, the 1899 Perth Mint Gold Sovereign is a must-have for the serious collector.
- 22-carat (91.67% pure) gold
- Iconic St George and the Dragon reverse design
- Sir Thomas Brock Veiled Head effigy
- One of only three Perth Mint sovereign dates issued under Queen Victoria
- Features the Perth Mint mintmark
- Uncirculated condition
Some businesses and banks were unconvinced of the merit of The Perth Mint's existence when it first began to produce gold sovereigns in 1899, preferring to send raw gold to the east coast or to London for processing. As such, the Mint could only produce 691,000 sovereigns that year.
With a vast majority lost, withdrawn from circulation or melted for their intrinsic value in the 120 plus years since issue, the 1899 Perth Mint Gold Sovereign is rarely seen in premium quality such as this. The chance to own The Perth Mint's lowest mintage circulated sovereign in such breathtaking quality is not to be missed.
Iconic sovereign design
The coin's reverse portrays Benedetto Pistrucci's classic St George and the Dragon design, and includes The Perth Mint's traditional 'P' mintmark. The obverse bears Sir Thomas Brock's Queen Victoria Veil Head effigy.
Assessed by leading third-party coin verifiers Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the coin is displayed in certified security packaging.
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