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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Hand of Faith 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion Coins

Perth Mint Coin Profiles - Australia 2020 Hand of Faith 1oz Gold, Silver Bullion CoinsThese commemorative gold and silver bullion coins mark 40 years since the discovery of the Hand of Faith nugget.

The largest gold nugget still in existence and the second biggest ever found, the Hand of Faith was discovered by Kevin Hillier 200 kilometers northwest of Melbourne near the small Victoria town of Kingower on September 26, 1980. Weighing 875 troy ounces or 27 kilograms, it was named for its distinctive hand-like shape. It sold the following year for more than a million dollars.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz each of 99.99% pure silver and gold, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

No more than 7,500 of the gold and 30,000 of the Hand of Faith 2020 1oz silver bullion coins will be released.

Design

The coins’ common reverse portrays a representation of Stuart Devlin’s depiction of the Hand of Faith nugget against stylized rays of light. Also included are the inscription ‘AUSTRALIAN NUGGET HAND OF FAITH 1980’, the weight and fineness, the 2020 year-date and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on each coin’s obverse.

Perth Mint Designer(s):

Stuart Devlin (AO, CMG) was an innovative metalworker and designer of coins for several countries around the world. Best known in the numismatic field for Australia’s first decimal coinage in 1966, Devlin is also famous for his role in the rebirth of gold and silversmithing as a vibrant art and trade in the late 20th century.

Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).

Presentation

The Hand of Faith 2020 1oz Gold and Silver Bullion Coins are presented in protective acrylic capsules.

Coin Specifications:

Country: Australia
Year Of Issue: 2020
Denomination: Silver: 1 Dollar (AUD); Gold: 100 Dollars
Mint Mark: P
Mintage: Silver: 30,000; Gold: 7,500
Alloy: .9999 Silver; .9999 Gold
Weight: 31.107 g
Diameter: Silver: 40.90 mm; Gold: 32.60 mm
Thickness: Silver: 3.50 mm; Gold: 2.95 mm
OBV Designer Jody Clark
REV Designer Stuart Devlin

 

Perth Mint
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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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