Welcome Stranger

2019 1oz Silver Gilded Coin

Marking 150 years since Australia's largest known alluvial gold nugget was discovered, this 1oz silver coin highlights the Welcome Stranger nugget in 24-carat gold.


  • Proof quality 99.99% pure silver
  • 24-carat gilded nugget
  • Historic nugget design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited mintage – 5,000
  • Presentation packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Discovered on 5 February 1869 near the Victorian goldfields town of Moliagul, the world-famous Welcome Stranger nugget weighed an estimated 72 kilos and contained almost 2,300 ounces of gold. It sold for 10,000 British pounds, the equivalent of millions of dollars today. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of its discovery, this attractive quality coin features a design highlighting the world's largest nugget in the precious metal.

Historic Nugget Design

The coin includes a representation of Stuart Devlin’s depiction of the Welcome Stranger gold nugget as it appeared in The Perth Mint’s 1986 Australian Nugget 1oz gold coin with the inscription ‘WELCOME STRANGER 1869’ and ‘AUSTRALIAN NUGGET’. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the 2019 year-date, and the coin’s weight and fineness are also included in the reverse design.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is displayed in a grey presentation case within a coloured shipper and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications

Year Date 2019
Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g)


Maximum Dimensions (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.21
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Legal Tender Australian Legal Tender
Effigy Jody Clark design of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

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