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Perth Mint – Australian Double Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin

Double Sovereign

This extraordinary modern commemorative pays homage to the rich heritage and rarity of the double sovereign. Double the weight of a traditional sovereign, its reverse portrays historic motifs originally seen on the Sydney Mint’s ‘colonial’ sovereign of 1855. Nominally valued at two pounds, double sovereigns appeared in Britain during the 1820s. Featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic portrayal of St George and the dragon, these coins were minted only twice in Australia – in 1887 and 1902.

Proof Quality 22 Carat Gold

Each coin is struck from 91.70% pure gold (22-carat) in supreme proof quality.

Commemorative Sovereign Design

The commemorative 2018 Australia Double Sovereign portrays St Edward’s crown, a laurel wreath, the word AUSTRALIA and historic elements of Leonard Charles Wyon’s original Type I reverse. The inscriptions PERTH MINT and DOUBLE SOVEREIGN are incorporated into the design.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 Australian Double Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coins.

Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate

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

Buy the Australian Double Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • First Commemorative Double Sovereign Design from The Perth Mint
  • Struck from 22 Carat – 91.70% Gold
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage – 500
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate
Perth Mint
Perth Minthttps://www.perthmint.com/
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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