2024 Perth Mint 125th Anniversary Australian Quarter Sovereign Gold Proof Coin

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Description

Australia’s gold rush of the 1850s unearthed vast quantities of precious metal. To turn this enormous wealth into coinage, The Perth Mint was opened in 1899 as a branch of Britain’s Royal Mint to make sovereigns from Western Australian gold. The first coin to be struck, which is on permanent display in The Perth Mint’s gold exhibition, was one of 106 million sovereigns made in the years to 1931.

According to tradition, St George was a Greek-born Roman guard and Christian martyr. Myths grew up around him during the Middle Ages, including an enduring legend in which he saves a princess from a malevolent dragon. Representing courage and the victory of good over evil, St George embodied the qualities of knighthood in medieval chivalry, and was invoked to inspire valour on the battlefield and national pride.

This Australia Quarter Sovereign gold proof coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 91.67% pure gold.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the 2024 Australia Quarter Sovereign Gold Proof Coin in this packaging from a maximum mintage of 3,275.

On the 125th anniversary of the first sovereign to be struck at The Perth Mint, this modern collectable re-imagines the famous design. The new work portrays a naked warrior on horseback brandishing a sword above a dragon.

The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Features

General Product Features

Year:
2024
Country:
Australia
Miscellaneous:
King Charles III Obverse

Coin Features

Face Value:
Five Dollars
Issuer:
Perth Mint
Finish:
Proof
Mintage:
3000
Metal:
Gold - 91.67%
Metal Weight:
0.059oz
Coin Diameter:
14.20 mm