1867 Sydney Mint Type II Sovereign F-VF

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1867 Sydney Mint Type II Sovereign F-VF

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An irresistible opportunity to own a piece of Australia's Gold Rush history, we are proud to be in a position to offer the 1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign - discovered as part of the Blue Mountains Sovereign Hoard!

A significant accumulation of gold, thought to have been set aside during the 1880s and held within the same family for generations, the Blue Mountains Sovereign Hoard comprised more than 100 coins - including a number of 1867 Sydney Mint Sovereigns. Part of Australia's first sovereign series, and struck at Australia's first official mint, this iconic Gold Rush era coin is unquestionably scarce today. Beyond the number simply lost in the near century-and-a-half since struck, and those falling victim to the profiteer's melting pot, the 22-carat gold 1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign is difficult to find for one other very important reason.


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Although originally declared official legal tender in New South Wales only, Sydney Mint Sovereigns soon circulated in other colonies and, indeed, overseas. As a result, British authorities declared the Sydney Mint Sovereign legal tender in Britain in 1866. Transformed from Australian circulating currency to international commodity, with a huge amount of coins shipped to Britain, this change in policy contributed substantially to the scarcity of all later Sydney Mint Sovereign dates - including the 1867.

Surprisingly affordable, given its inextricable link with the Gold Rush era, each 1867 Sydney Mint Sovereign from the Blue Mountains Sovereign Hoard is graded Fine to Very Fine.

A standard of presentation befitting the importance and prestige of this key coin, each gold sovereign is set within a plush timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1867
Weight (g)7.9881
Mintage 2,370,000
Metal Purity (%)91.67
GradeFine to Very Fine
Diameter (mm)22.05
Issued BySydney Mint
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