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What is Australia’s rarest collectable gold coin?

July 24, 2015 in Antique Coins, Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

For such a young nation, Australia is responsible for some seriously sought-after coins. The 1813 holey dollar & dump and the 1930 penny are two of our most desirable rarities. With an equally illustrious status in Australian numismatics, the 1920 Sydney sovereign is another legendary collectable.

Portraying Pistrucci’s famous St George design with a ‘S’ mintmark in the exergue (above the year-date), only three examples of the 1920 Sydney sovereign are known to exist in private hands. It’s Australia’s rarest collectable gold coin and, unsurprisingly, commands a price tag to suit!

£650,000 was needed to secure one of these elusive treasures when… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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