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2002 AUSTRALIA ADELAIDE POUND SILVER PROOF 2oz COIN BOX AND COA

£64.95

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Issued by the Royal Austrailia Mint

to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the

‘Adelaide Pound’ Australia’s first gold coin.

In the 1841, Australia was in the grip of severe drought, times were hard,

when gold was first discovered in the United States, 2% of Australia’s population,

upped sticks and moved to the US in the hope of striking it rich.

The governor of Australia Fitzroy offered a reward of £1000 to the first person

to discover gold in the colony. He believed that the discovery of gold

would lead to more people staying in Australia and more people would settle,

therefore helping the economy.

In 1851 a rich seam of gold was found at Mount Alexander, 500 km east of Adelaide

and 100 km north west of Melbourne.

The Australian gold rush was born.

In 1852, gold miners visited towns, with there gold nuggets in hand.

Because of there was no set price for the gold, transactions proved difficult.

A standardised gold coin was called for, and the Adelaide pound was born.

This coin comes complete with a pure gold inset, featuring

the Adelaide Pound, Certificate of Authencity and Box

Metal: 99.9% Silver

Weight: 60.50 Grams

Diameter: 50mm

Denominaton: Ten Dollars

Quality: Proof

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