Australia Sovereign 2016 Gold Proof Coin

Customising the original Sydney Mint sovereign to read Perth Mint, this coin represents a modern adaptation of this important part of Australia’s history.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 91.67% pure gold
  • Australian legal tender
  • Prestigious presentation packaging


Spectacular sovereign

The Perth Mint’s Australia Sovereign is a modern tribute to Australia’s first sovereign.  In 1855 the Sydney Mint was opened and empowered to convert Australian gold into sovereigns, which until this time had been the exclusive right of the Royal Mint. To differentiate the Sydney Mint sovereigns from the imperial coins a new design was developed. Today’s Perth Mint sovereign depicts the unique elements of that historic design, St Edwards crown and a laurel wreath along with the place of manufacture, denomination and the word Australia.  The significance of these elements and the finished coin will appeal to sovereign collectors around the world.

2016 Commemorative reverse design

The coin’s reverse portrays St Edward’s crown, a laurel wreath and the word AUSTRALIA, historic elements of Leonard Charles Wyon’s original Type I reverse. The modern tribute also includes the inscription PERTH MINT and SOVEREIGN.

04 australia sovereign 2016 1oz gold proof InCase

Australian-themed coloured presentation card

The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case with superbly illustrated shipper and wrap, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.



Year 2016
Metal Gold
Gold Content (Troy oz) 0.235
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 25.00
Fineness (% purity) 91.67
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 7.988
Maximum Diameter (mm) 22.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 1.75
Finish Proof
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Ian Rank-Broadley design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Designer Ing Ing Jong

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