1929 WA Centenary Medal and Sovereign Set

Uniting the Perth Mint’s 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal with a 1929P Gold Sovereign set, this prestigious pair forms a unique remembrance of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Western Australia in 1929, perfect for the avid collector.

Key features:

  • 1929 Centenary Medal in Very Fine to Extremely Fine condition
  • 1929 Gold Sovereign in Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated condition
  • Commemorative set
  • Prestigious timber case
Mintage 50
SKU 22Q62AAA

Story

Founded in 1829

Although Europeans had contact with the west coast of the ‘Great Southern Land’ from the 17th century, European settlement did not take place until the 19th century. Indeed, it was not until May of 1829 that Britain’s Swan River Colony – renamed Western Australia in 1832 – was formally established. Celebrations were held for the centenary of Western Australia in  1929, and included the issue of the 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal.

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

An iconic element Australian numismatics, the 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal was struck at the Perth Mint. The obverse carries the portrait of George V by Australian artist Sir Bertram Mackennal – so well known from its employment upon Australian coinage from 1911 to 1936. The reverse carries George Kruger Gray’s distinctive, vigorous portrayal of a Black Swan, one of Western Australia’s most powerful symbols. Spanning an imposing 38mm, the 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal is presented in Very Fine to Extremely Fine.

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The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

The perfect partner for the Perth Mint’s 1929 WA Centenary Medal, this impressive set also comprises the Mint’s 1929P Sovereign – struck in the centenary year of Western Australia! The first of a 3-year-only type, the 1929P was the first to carry the Modified Portrait of George V and revised St George & the Dragon motif. Scarce in better grade, with so many coins lost or melted for the gold, this is your chance to secure the 1929P Gold Sovereign in Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated condition.

Specifications

Specifications

Type

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

Type

Year

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

1929

The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

1929

Type

Metal

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

Copper

The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

Gold

Type

Metal Content (Troy oz)

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

1.029

The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

0.235

Type

Fineness (% purity)

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

91.67

Type

Maximum Diameter (mm)

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

39.00

The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

22.05

Type

Grade

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

Very Fine - Extremely Fine

The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

Type

Effigy

The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal design of H.M. King George V

The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal design of H.M. King George V

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