After a 78-year hiatus, production of the Australian sovereign coins resumed in 2009 in Perth. The sovereign is one of the most famous gold coins ever made. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Australian mints in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth contributed to its success in no small measure by producing large quantities from locally mined gold. More than 106 million sovereigns were produced in Perth alone during the reigns of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V. The sovereign was a crucial component to the British commerce and banking system and has a history dating back to the 15th Century.
Queensland Mint is proud to offer the Australian 7.98g Gold Half Sovereign Proof Coin (2012) in Wooden Box for purchase online.
- Contains 0.26 troy ounce or 7.98 grams of pure 91.67% gold
- Limited mintage of 2,500 coins
- Ships with certificate of authenticity
Obverse depicts the traditional portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Reverse depicts the commemorative 2015 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, SOVEREIGN, and the Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
No more than 2,500 of the Australian 7.98g Gold Sovereign 2012 Proof Coin in Wooden Box will be issued.
Condition: Please note that the coin has fingerprint and capsule scratched.
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