The very last issue of Australia’s first sovereign series, struck at the nation’s very first official Mint, the 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign is one of Australia’s most important coins. A wonderful opportunity to secure this key date, we are delighted to present the 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign of the Blue Mountains Sovereign Hoard!
A large cache of gold, believed to have been set aside during the 1880s and held within the same family for generations, the Blue Mountains Sovereign Hoard comprised more than 100 coins – including the 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign. Physical evidence of Australia’s Gold Rush heritage, and the 4th lowest mintage issue of the 1857-70 Type II Series with a mere 1.2m coins struck, the 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign is always highly sought after. Bearing the distinctive Sydney Mint ‘wreath’ design, with ‘Sydney Mint’, ‘Australia’ and ‘One Sovereign’ proudly emblazoned upon the reverse, this ‘last-of-its-kind’ key date was found in substantial quantity in this landmark hoard find in New South Wales.
An affordable acquisition given the golden history represented by this important colonial-era coin, each 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign is in Fine to Very Fine condition.
A standard of presentation befitting the importance and prestige of this key coin, each gold sovereign is set within a plush timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity