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The Perth Mint’s 125th Anniversary Australia Sovereign 2024 Gold Proof Coin

The Perth Mint’s 125th Anniversary Australia Sovereign 2024 Gold Proof Coin

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Australia’s gold rush of the 1850s unearthed vast quantities of precious metal. To turn this enormous wealth into coinage, The Perth Mint was opened in 1899 as a branch of Britain’s Royal Mint to make sovereigns from Western Australian gold. The first coin to be struck, which is on permanent display in The Perth Mint’s gold exhibition, was one of 106 million sovereigns made in the years to 1931.

According to tradition, St George was a Greek-born Roman guard and Christian martyr. Myths grew up around him during the Middle Ages, including an enduring legend in which he saves a princess from a malevolent dragon. Representing courage and the victory of good over evil, St George embodied the qualities of knighthood in medieval chivalry, and was invoked to inspire valour on the battlefield and national pride. 

Celebrate 125 years of The Perth Mint with the 2024 Gold Proof Sovereign. Made from Western Australian gold, this coin is a treasured symbol of Australia's rich history and wealth. Featuring St. George, the legendary brave knight, on its face, this coin embodies courage and the triumph of good over evil. 

 

  • Struck from 91.67% Pure Australian Gold
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Issue of up to 2000 Coins in Total
  • Beautifully presented in Themed Box & Packaging
  • Obverse of HM King Charles III by Dan Thorne
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