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Incredible value for genuine relics of the Australian Gold Rush, secure the 1866, 1868 & 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereigns as a Trio, and save a whopping $200!

Bearing the distinctive 'wreath' design, with 'SYDNEY MINT', 'AUSTRALIA' and 'ONE SOVEREIGN' proudly emblazoned upon the reverse, the three sovereigns in this presentation are all highly sought after. Boasting tantalising provenance from a Swiss bank vault hoard, these stunning coins are resplendent in F-VF condition.

Headlining the trio, the 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign is a must-have due to its 'last issue' status. It is also notable as the 4th lowest mintage issue of the 1857-70 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type II Series, with a mere 1.2m coins struck. Joining the 1870 issue is the 1868 - the penultimate date, and highly sought after, as such - and the 1866, scarce across all grades and tough-to-find in Fine to Very Fine, as here. A fine presentation, the three sovereigns are presented in an elegant, black case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Prompt action is highly recommended. Don't miss this opportunity to hold the golden heart of Australian colonial history in your hands - at a price to please!

Australian Gold - found in Switzerland!

A Swiss bank may seem an unlikely venue at which to discover a large number of 19th century Australian gold coins, but this is to underestimate the importance, beauty and truly global nature of the sovereign - the world's most famous gold coin.

Struck from 1855 to 1870 as a direct result of the Australian Gold Rush, the Sydney Mint Sovereign was originally deemed official legal tender in New South Wales only. Notwithstanding this, Sydney Mint Sovereigns were quickly accepted in other Australian colonies and, indeed, accepted as far afield as India, Hong Kong and Newfoundland!

As a consequence, British authorities were forced to declare the Sydney Mint Sovereign legal tender across the British Empire in 1866, which effectively transformed the coin from circulating colonial currency to international commodity. With sovereigns traded extensively across the globe (to satisfy international debt after WWI, for example) it is actually not that surprising that large hoard finds occur in seemingly unlikely places – such as a bank vault in Switzerland.

As a result of this remarkable hoard, Macquarie Mint is able to give you the chance to own one of Australia’s most important coins – a genuine artefact of the Gold Rush that gripped the colonies in the 1850s, and triggered the march to Federation in 1901.



 

Specifications :

• Purchase three key Australian sovereign dates as a Trio and save $200!

• Comprises the 1866, 1868 & 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereigns

• Scarce today, and a must-have in Fine to Very Fine condition

• Set in a luxurious, black case, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity

 

Incredible value for genuine relics of the Australian Gold Rush, secure the 1866, 1868 & 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereigns as a Trio, and save a whopping $200!

Bearing the distinctive 'wreath' design, with 'SYDNEY MINT', 'AUSTRALIA' and 'ONE SOVEREIGN' proudly emblazoned upon the reverse, the three sovereigns in this presentation are all highly sought after. Boasting tantalising provenance from a Swiss bank vault hoard, these stunning coins are resplendent in F-VF condition.

Headlining the trio, the 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign is a must-have due to its 'last issue' status. It is also notable as the 4th lowest mintage issue of the 1857-70 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type II Series, with a mere 1.2m coins struck. Joining the 1870 issue is the 1868 - the penultimate date, and highly sought after, as such - and the 1866, scarce across all grades and tough-to-find in Fine to Very Fine, as here. A fine presentation, the three sovereigns are presented in an elegant, black case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Prompt action is highly recommended. Don't miss this opportunity to hold the golden heart of Australian colonial history in your hands - at a price to please!

Australian Gold - found in Switzerland!

A Swiss bank may seem an unlikely venue at which to discover a large number of 19th century Australian gold coins, but this is to underestimate the importance, beauty and truly global nature of the sovereign - the world's most famous gold coin.

Struck from 1855 to 1870 as a direct result of the Australian Gold Rush, the Sydney Mint Sovereign was originally deemed official legal tender in New South Wales only. Notwithstanding this, Sydney Mint Sovereigns were quickly accepted in other Australian colonies and, indeed, accepted as far afield as India, Hong Kong and Newfoundland!

As a consequence, British authorities were forced to declare the Sydney Mint Sovereign legal tender across the British Empire in 1866, which effectively transformed the coin from circulating colonial currency to international commodity. With sovereigns traded extensively across the globe (to satisfy international debt after WWI, for example) it is actually not that surprising that large hoard finds occur in seemingly unlikely places – such as a bank vault in Switzerland.

As a result of this remarkable hoard, Macquarie Mint is able to give you the chance to own one of Australia’s most important coins – a genuine artefact of the Gold Rush that gripped the colonies in the 1850s, and triggered the march to Federation in 1901.
Product ID: 17404
$ 2535