Commemorative sovereign design

This extraordinary modern commemorative pays homage to the rich heritage and rarity of the double sovereign. Double the weight of a traditional sovereign, its reverse portrays historic motifs originally seen on the Sydney Mint’s ‘colonial’ sovereign of 1855. Nominally valued at two pounds, double sovereigns appeared in Britain during the 1820s. Featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic portrayal of St George and the dragon, these coins were minted only twice in Australia – in 1887 and 1902.

The commemorative 2018 Australia Double Sovereign portrays St Edward’s crown, a laurel wreath, the word AUSTRALIA and historic elements of Leonard Charles Wyon’s original Type I reverse. The inscriptions PERTH MINT and DOUBLE SOVEREIGN are incorporated into the design.

04 australia double sovereign 2018 gold proof InCase

Presentation packaging and numbered certificate

The coin is housed in a prestigious timber presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.



Year 2018
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.471
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 50.00
Fineness (% purity) 91.70
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 15.982
Maximum Diameter (mm) 28.90
Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.30
Maximum Mintage 500
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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