• Amongst the rarest and most sought-after Sovereigns in the world today
• One of the first-ever Gold Sovereigns struck in Australia
• Minted in a converted Sydney hospital
• Struck to the same historic specifications as the British Sovereign, but with a distinctly Australian addition to the obverse
• Minted in 22 Carat Gold, ensuring lasting value
Why I recommend The Queen Victoria Original Australian Sovereign...
Issued for just 14 years, from 1857 – 1870, this was one of the coins that broke almost 400 years of tradition by being one of the first-ever Sovereigns to be struck outside Britain. Whilst there was an 1855 Australian issue, they sell for tens of thousands of pounds and are like hen's teeth.
When the Australian Sovereign returned in 1857, it did so with a distinctly Australian design - the Mint added a sprig of Banksia to Queen Victoria's hair, making it a Sovereign like no other. Given its relatively short lifespan and historical significance, it is now one of the most scarce and sought-after Sovereigns in the world.
I have secured a small stock available on a first-come, first-served basis. Given its numismatic value, it is a piece that will always be in great demand.
Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant
Queen Victoria Original Australian Sovereign
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- Year of Issue: 1857-1870
- Diameter: 22.05mm
- Weight: 7.98g
- Metal: 22 Carat Gold
- Obverse: Queen Victoria
- Reverse: St Edward's Crown with Laurel Wreath
- Country of Issue: Australia (Sydney Mint)