1899-1931 Perth Mint First & Last Gold Sovereign Pair VF-aUnc

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1899-1931 Perth Mint First & Last Gold Sovereign Pair VF-aUnc

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Issued toward the end of the reign of Victoria's grandson, George V, the 1931P Sovereign was the last date struck at the Perth Mint - and the last date of the Australian Sovereign Series. Like the 1899 issue, the 1931P featured Benedetto Pistrucci's magnificent St George & the Dragon design - the only sovereign reverse motif employed by the Perth Mint. Hotly pursued as an historic, short-lived issue, the 1931P was the third date of a three-year-only type, with the Modified Portrait of the King found on the obverse used only from 1929 to 1931.

Equally beautiful, historic and important, the first and last Perth sovereigns are highly sought after individually. United as a 'perfect pair', the 1899P and 1931P encapsulate the history of gold coin production in the west, and form an unparalleled acquisition for the serious collector - regardless of your traditional interest.
  • Highlighted by the first AND last Perth Mint sovereign dates!
  • Premium grade - each coin is in VF to about Unc quality!
  • Housed in a timber case set within a stylish outer box
  • Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
  • Strictly limited stock available

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An exciting journey to the heart of Australia's glorious golden heritage, drawing together two key elements of the Australian Sovereign Series, this prestigious presentation unites the very first and the very last sovereign dates struck at the Perth Mint - 1899 and 1931.

The dawn of a new era in Australian gold production, the Perth branch of the Royal Mint struck its first coins in 1899 - specifically, the 1899 Gold Sovereign. Hotly pursued as the first in the Perth series, this exquisite 22-carat gold coin also embodies the final days of the long reign of Queen Victoria, with the Veiled Head portrait gracing the obverse. The lowest mintage issue in three decades of Perth Mint sovereign production, with just 691,000 struck, and the highest cataloguing Veiled Head date, the 1899P is a key to the entire 1855-1931 Sovereign Series.
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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1899-1931
Weight (g)7.9881
Metal Purity (%)91.67
GradeVery Fine to About Uncirculated
Diameter (mm)22.05
Issued ByPerth Mint
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