The reverse of the coin uses historic elements of Leonard Charles Wyon’s original "Type I reverse" of the Australian Sovereign.
At centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath, the legend AUSTRALIA is crowned with St Edwards's Crown; named after Saint Edward the Confessor, it has been traditionally used to crown English and British monarchs at their coronations since the 13th century (with a two-century gap between 1689 and 1911).
Around above, the inscription PERTH MINT; around below, SOVEREIGN. The Perth Mint’s traditional P mint mark is above the ribbon tying the laurel wreath.
The border around the rim is beaded.