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1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Unc (MS62+)

Obverse: Crown above date within pelleted border, legend around

Reverse: Value within pelleted border, legend around

Diameter: 34.00mm | Weight: 7.99g | Purity: 91.67% | AGW: 0.2354 ozt

Mintage: 24,648


This is a superb example of Australia's first gold coin.

The 1852 Adelaide Pound is Australia’s first gold coin, minted in response to problems caused by the discovery of gold at Mount Alexander (Victoria) in November 1851.

It is one of Australia’s rarest and most coveted coins and is seldom seen on the collector market.

The story surrounding its conception, production and withdrawal has several threads that have been shown to have enduring appeal – the perseverance and foresight of George Tinline; the leadership of Sir Henry Young; the ingenuity of the Assay Office staff and the enterprise of all those that flocked to the goldfields are all stories that strike a chord with Australians in the 21st century.

The Adelaide Ingots and Pounds remain to this day as a solid testament to Australian ingenuity during a period of social and economic turmoil.

From an economic perspective, research into the gradual move from gold nuggets and dust being exchanged for goods to the return of sovereigns in daily trade is a unique and intriguing case study of the evolution of money in an Australian context.

The appeal of these national heirlooms to historians and collectors is heightened further when their rarity and fragile beauty in superior quality is considered.

Very few collectors ever enjoy the opportunity of owning either an Adelaide Ingot or Pound, and it is hardly surprising they are keenly sought by collectors the nation over.

This particular example retains bold detail right across both sides, the surfaces have an attractive frosted appearance.

It remains a superior example of the first gold coin struck on Australian soil.

Click here to read the background article we've written on the history of this incredible coin.

 

Click the PCGS icon below to verify the certificate details for this coin directly on the PCGS website.

PCGS Certificate Number: 28732094

PCGS Certificate Verification 28732094

 

 

 

SKU: 23160

Browse our catalog of Adelaide Pounds below:

Coin Name Reverse Obverse Price Status
1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Choice Unc (PCGS MS63) 1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Choice Unc (PCGS MS63) 1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Choice Unc (PCGS MS63) $39,500.00
Last sold for this price on 15/11/2019
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1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Extremely Fine 1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Extremely Fine 1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Extremely Fine $19,485.00
Last sold for this price on 9/7/2019
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1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Unc (PCGS MS61) 1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Unc (PCGS MS61) 1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Unc (PCGS MS61) $25,000.00
Last sold for this price on 9/8/2022
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1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Unc (PCGS MS62+) 1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Unc (PCGS MS62+) 1852 Type II Adelaide Pound Unc (PCGS MS62+) $37,500.00
Last sold for this price on 29/6/2024
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1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound good VF ex mount 1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound good VF ex mount 1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound good VF ex mount $9,500.00
Last sold for this price on 13/1/2021
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1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound PCGS AU55 1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound PCGS AU55 1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound PCGS AU55 $12,500.00
Last sold for this price on 4/1/2021
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1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound PCGS AU58 1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound PCGS AU58 1852 Type II Gold Adelaide Pound PCGS AU58 $17,500.00
Last sold for this price on 12/6/2020
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