Australia’s First — And Most Valuable — Gold Coin Returns as a Bi-Metal Restrike
Created during Australia’s own Gold Rush, the 1852 Adelaide Gold Paid is a national treasure. It was the first gold coin struck in Australia and remains the nation’s most valuable gold coin. Just 50 original Type I Adelaide Pounds are believed to exist, with any example fetching more than $100,000 at auction.
To honor their nation’s most famous gold coin, the skilled artisans at Australia’s prestigious Perth Mint have struck the nation’s first legal-tender bi-metal Adelaide Pound. As two of the original coins reside within the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection, the famous institution has agreed to lend its name to this historic issue, making it the first Smithsonian coin denominated by a major sovereign government.
This Australian $75 legal-tender coin features the original design of the 1852 Adelaide Pound struck in three quarters of an ounce of 91.67% fine (22 karat) gold, surrounded by a ring of three quarters of an ounce of 99.99% fine silver. The outer silver ring features the modern date and denomination.
This 2020 Bimetal Adelaide Pound Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proof will have ZERO imperfections — showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, NGC has certified that this proof is a First Day of Issue (FDI) coin, meaning it was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository by the release date or on the business day within 24 hours of the official release date.
Already sold out at the mint, just 300 of these historic bi-metal restrikes have been authorized — and even fewer have been certified by NGC as being perfect FDI releases! Plus, each coin available here will come in a custom display case from the Perth Mint and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. These coins will note last long, so order yours now!
HONOR AUSTRALIA’S MOST FAMOUS GOLD COIN – This coin was struck by the Perth Mint to commemorate Australia’s first Gold Coin: the 1852 Adelaide Pound. The mint made use of a pair of authentic Adelaide Pounds that reside in the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection to strike this modern classic.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER & GOLD – Each Silver & Gold Bi-Metal Adelaide Pound Proof was struck in 3/4-ounce of 91.67% fine gold and 3/4-ounce of 99.9% fine silver and measures 41 mm in diameter.
LEGAL TENDER IN AUSTRALIA – These 2020 Australia 1.5-oz Silver & Gold Bi-Metal Adelaide Pound Proofs are $75 legal tender in Australia.
PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Your 2020 Australia 1.5-oz Silver & Gold Bi-Metal Adelaide Pound Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo (PF70UC) condition.
KEY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified that this proof is a First Day of Issue (FDI) coin, independent authentication that your coin was released by the mint during the premier day of the series’ issue.
EXTREMELY SMALL LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide edition limit for the 2020 Bimetal Adelaide Pound Proof has been set at just 300, and it has been announced as being sold out at the mint.
Pay tribute to Australia’s most famous gold coin with this 2020 Bimetal Adelaide Pound Proof. Hurry; secure yours now while you still can!