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Description: Extremely Rare

  • Notes: At the opening of the Melbourne Mint in 1872 a number of presentation coins were distributed amongst the dignitaries in attendance. These were Shield reverse sovereigns and, unlike the circulation coins of that year, they were struck with a medal alignment of the obverse and reverse dies. It is thought that about 50 were struck but few have survived and it is an extreme rarity in any grade. As a testament to its rarity it was not represented in the 'Quartermaster' Collection which was described as "the most comprehensive collection of Australian Ingots, Patterns, Proofs, Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns ever assembled by a private collector or public institution".
  • Dimensions: AGW 0.2354 Troy oz
  • Exhibited: Coins, Australia & New Zealand
  • Literature: Coins, Monies & Stamps
  • Medium: 355
  • Circa: Collectibles

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May 9, 2021 12:00 PM AEST

Paddington, Sydney, Australia

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A$0 A$249 A$5
A$250 A$999 A$10
A$1,000 A$4,999 A$25
A$5,000 A$9,999 A$50
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