Adelaide Pounds and Australian Gold Sovereigns

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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.

 

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Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of gold sovereigns that we handle, a number of them have been published in the Coin and Banknote magazine. We've also written a number of articles to help collectors on their way to building a collection of banknotes that has real meaning and lasting value.

Some of the articles we've published include:

Timeline for Australian Coinage Following the Discovery of Gold in 1851

The Small Head Obverse of King George V on Australia's Soveriegns

The 1920 Sydney Sovereign - The Greatest Gold Rarity of the British Empire