The 2009 Subscription One Dollar Silver Proof Coin features a 1852 Adelaide Assay Office Gold Ingot. The Adelaide Ingots were Australia's first gold coinage. These gold ingots were issued by Adelaide Assay Office to overcome the financial crisis in the colony of South Australia.Most original Adelaide Ingots have been melted down, with very few remaining and having an estimate market value of over A$500,000. Giving all collectors the chance to enjoy this key element of our numismatic history, this 1oz 99.9% Silver Proof Coin is sure to continue the success of the Subscription coin Series.
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