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SKU #17121018

2018 pure gold proof coin

SKU #17121018

2018 pure gold proof coin

Struck in proof quality from 22-carat (91.70%) pure gold is strictly limited to a worldwide release of just 1,000.
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The discovery of payable gold in the colony of New South Wales in 1851 lay behind the establishment of the Sydney branch of the Royal Mint, which opened on 14 May 1855. The Sydney Mint produced its first Type I sovereign, featuring a unique ‘colonial’ design, on 23 June.

Coin details
The commemorative 2018 Australia Sovereign portrays St Edwards 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 SOVEREIGN.

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

  • Mint: The Perth Mint
  • Issue date: 6 March 2018
  • Metal: 91.7% gold
  • Finish: Proof
  • Denominations: $25
  • Mintage: 1,000
  • Minimum weight: 7.988g
  • Maximum diameter: 22.6mm
  • Maximum thickness: 1mm
  • Designer: Ing Ing Jong