Adelaide Pounds and Australian Gold Sovereigns
Historians agree that the discovery of gold in Australia in 1851 had a resounding impact on our economy, our society and our national identity. The impact of the discovery of this vast natural wealth may be best understood through the study of a gold sovereign collection.
This fact is reflected in the level of international demand for our gold coins - many numismatists regard gold sovereigns as the core of the Australian numismatic collector market.
The production of sovereigns is closely connected with Australia’s history of the 19th and early 20th centuries, sovereigns from this period are the first extensive and cohesive series in Australia’s numismatic history.