The first Australian sovereign, featuring a unique colonial design, was struck at the newly opened Sydney branch of The Royal Mint on 23 June 1855. Following its release there ensued an unbroken 76-year history of gold sovereign production in Australia.
More than 400 million coins were created in Sydney and at Royal Mint branches subsequently opened in Melbourne and Perth. From 1871 the coins featured Imperial designs with the addition of S, M or P mintmarks respectively to identify their place of manufacture. The various combinations of reverse features and obverse effigies mean todays collectors must find almost 200 different Australian sovereigns to complete a set. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 91.70% gold and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of the Australia Double Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin.
DESIGN The commemorative 2018 Australia Double Sovereign portrays St Edwards crown and a laurel wreath with the words AUSTRALIA and DOUBLE SOVEREIGN, which are the historic elements of the original Leonard Charles Wyon Type I reverse. To mark where this modern tribute was created it also features the inscription PERTH MINT.
The coins obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date. PRODUCT INFORMATION Proof quality 22-carat (91.70%) gold Commemorative reverse design The Perth Mints first double sovereign Australian legal tender Limited mintage 500 Prestigious presentation packaging Numbered Certificate of Authenticity PRESENTATION The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Specialists in Australian and foreign bullion coins. Some countries in EU may face VAT on silver, but not gold products. Asian countries are different as well.Again, please check first before purchasing as these costs are beyond our control and are not paid for by Perth Bullion Company. The sale price is locked in at time of sale. All Bullion sales are FINAL and legally binding. Please Note - We are not responsible for typographical errors and reserve the right to void a sale at our discretion. Please consider your order carefully before ordering.
Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "2018 $25 Australian Double Sovereign Gold Proof Coin Perth Mint" is in sale since Monday, July 9, 2018.This item is in the category "Coins\Bullion\Gold\Coins & Rounds". The seller is "perthbullion" and is located in Cloverdale, WA.
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