Australian Sovereign 2020 Gold Proof High Relief Piedfort Coin

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This modern commemorative take on the first Australian-made sovereign includes a reminder that it is 165 years since production of the historic gold coins began in Sydney.

Key features:

  • Proof quality 22-carat (91.67%) gold
  • Commemorative reverse design
  • Features a ‘165’ privy mark
  • Australian legal tender
SKU 20G26AAA

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Perth Mint tribute

British sovereigns, one of the most influential gold coins in history, were made in Australia from Australian gold between 1855 and 1931. Providing the design inspiration for this exquisitely-crafted modern Perth Mint tribute, the very first Australian sovereign was struck in Sydney with a unique colonial design. 

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High relief strike

The coin is struck on an extra thick blank to accommodate the significantly raised relief of its key devices – including the crown, laurel, and words AUSTRALIA and SOVEREIGN – all features of the original 1855 issue. The reverse also includes the inscription PERTH MINT, our historic ‘P’ mintmark and a 165 privy mark denoting that 2020 is the 165th anniversary of Australia’s first sovereign.

Prestigious presentation

Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, this rare release is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case which comes in a superbly illustrated shipper.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2020
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
Finish Proof, High Relief
Legal Tender Australian
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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