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Australia 2005 Perth Mint Proof Gold Sovereign

Australia 2005 Perth Mint Proof Gold Sovereign

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The first sovereign struck by the Perth Mint for 74 years.

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Diameter: 25mm

Weight: 7.99g

Purity: 91.67%

AGW: 0.2354 ozt

The first sovereign struck by the Perth Mint for 74 years.

To mark the 150th anniversary of Australia's first official gold coins being struck, the Perth Mint released a book titled "Australia's Sovereigns" in 2005.

The technical specifications of the 2005 proof gold coins were modelled on the Sydney Mint sovereigns of 1855 - the weight, purity, diameter and alloy were exactly the same.

This coin looks to have been separated from the book some time ago - just 3,909 were struck.