How to collect the historic 1852 Adelaide Ingot

November 14, 2014 in Blogs, Education, Gold, Gold Bullion, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint

By Andrew Crellin (Perth Mint Blog)


When gold was discovered at Mount Alexander in November 1851, it is estimated that more than 8,000 men decamped from the fledgling city of Adelaide to the goldfields – taking with them most of the colony’s sovereigns.

The Adelaide Assay Office was hastily established under the Bullion Act of 1852 to meet the urgent need for currency in South Australia. At first it made irregularly-shaped ingots, each stamped to indicate its weight and purity, with the Full article at the source>

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