Australia Sovereign 2016 Gold Proof Coin
 
Proof Quality 22-Carat Gold
Commemorative Reverse Design
Australian Legal Tender
Limited Mintage – 1,500
Prestigious Presentation Packaging
Numbered Certificate
 

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. There ensued an unbroken 76-year history of gold sovereign production in Australia. Over 400 million coins were created in Sydney, and at
Royal Mint branches opened later in Melbourne and Perth.

Made with meticulous attention to detail, the 2016 coin is struck from traditional 91.67% pure gold (22-carat) in supreme proof quality. Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, no more than 1,500 of these 2016 Australia Sovereign Gold Proof Coins will be released by The Perth Mint.

Commemorative Reverse Design
The commemorative 2016 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 inscriptions PERTH MINT and SOVEREIGN.
Australian Legal Tender
Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, the monetary denomination, and the coin’s weight and fineness on its obverse.
Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of the Australia Sovereign 2016 Gold Proof Coin.
Prestigious Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

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