Australia’s First and Most Valuable Gold Coin Returns…With a Touch of Silver
America is not the only nation to experience a Gold Rush in the 1800s. Around the same time that thousands of Americans were heading West to seek their fortune, another Gold Rush was taking place in Australia!
Just like in the United States, new coins were created as a way to manage the new influx of gold. For Australia, that coin was the Adelaide Pound—Australia’s first gold coin. Now a national treasure, the original 1852 Type I Adelaide Pound coin is more than a historic “first”—it’s also the nation’s most valuable coin!