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170th anniversary of the Port Phillip Gold Pattern - 2023 $25 1/4oz four-coin Gold Proof Set

170th anniversary of the Port Phillip Gold Pattern - 2023 $25 1/4oz four-coin Gold Proof Set

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In 1853, English businessman William Taylor launched a venture to produce Australia’s first non-legal tender coins but by the time he was ready to begin production, gold prices had risen and his scheme collapsed.
Taylor produced just a few of his distinctive kangaroo pattern coins, the inspiration for the Royal Australian Mint’s new set of four quarter-ounce gold investment coins.
The great gold rush of the early 1850s created wealth and a population boom in the struggling Australian colonies. But hard-working miners were paid less for their gold than its true worth, one of many injustices which led to the Eureka Stockade rebellion of 1854.

Others saw opportunities, among them English businessman William Taylor who headed a venture to buy gold direct from the goldfields and mint it into coins which could be sold at a profit in England.
Delays in launching production in Melbourne and a rise in the gold price scuppered the plan and only a few samples were produced.

These kangaroo-marked coins, termed the Kangaroo Office patterns or Port Phillip Patterns, were Australia's first non-legal tender investment coins. The few survivors are prized by collectors and very valuable. Taylor's actual dies still exist, held by Meseums Victoria.   

The coins pay homage to the original designs inspired by one of the distincticely Australian kangaroo on the very rare and valuable originals and are presented in a premium wood veneer case with certificate of authenticity.

 Produced in 99.99% gold

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