This 1oz silver gilded coin marks 150 years since the discovery of the Welcome Stranger gold nugget.
The world famous Welcome Stranger nugget is the largest-known alluvial gold nugget ever found, estimated to weigh a total of 72 kilos and containing almost 2,300oz of gold. After its discovery in 1869 it sold for about 10,000 British pounds, which is the equivalent to millions of dollars today.
The nugget was discovered near the Victorian goldfields town of Moliagul by John Deason on 5 February 1869.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Welcome Stranger 2019 1oz Silver Gilded Edition.
The commemorative coin features a depiction of the Welcome Stranger nugget by master coin designer Stuart Devlin AO gilded in 24-carat gold.
The coin is housed in a classic display case. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.