Gold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Gold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound, Coin from Australia
CoinGold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound

Australia is one of the large issuers of bullion coins. Uniquely, there are two independent mints in the country authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used. Their issues are normally in standard sizes (mostly based on the troy ounce), but sometimes they also issue coins in non-standard formats, such as this one

This is a bi-metal - gold and silver commemorative coin.

The Mint says about it:
Honouring the first gold coin ever produced in Australia, this spectacular tribute to the 1852 Adelaide Pound represents a magnificent demonstration of The Perth Mint’s meticulous bi-metal production skills.

Produced in South Australia in 1852, the Adelaide Pound represented an emergency response to the colony’s severe shortage of coins. Regrettably, the first production run was restricted to about 50 coins when the die cracked. Today, Type I examples of the Adelaide Pound are among the rarest and most significant coins in Australian numismatic history.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage300
Obverse
Australia / Gold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound - obverse photo

The gold centre of the obverse replicates the reverse of the Adelaide Type I Pound, complete with a die crack near the top. On three lines at centre, it has the value: VALUE ONE POUND; around above, the weight in 19th century units of measurement: WEIGHT 5 DWT: 15 GRS: (5 pennyweights and 15 grains), separate by two stars from which, the purity of the metal below: 22 CARATS.

In the outer (silver) ring, a miniature version of the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is in a small circle on top. Around above, the legend of the monarch: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA; around below, surrounded by two stars, the face value: * 75 DOLLARS *.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA * 75 DOLLARS *
Reverse
Australia / Gold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound - reverse photo

The 3/4oz gold centrepiece of this bi-metal tribute portrays a replica of the 1852 "cracked die" Adelaide Pound, featuring St Edward's crown, the date 1852 and the inscription GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE ADELAIDE.

It is encased by a 3/4oz silver ring inscribed with the words ADELAIDE POUND * 2020 *, with the Perth Mint’s P mint mark above the date.

Reverse Inscription ADELAIDE POUND * 2020 *
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 0.750. Gold Fineness (% purity): 91.67
Silver Content (Troy oz): 0.750. Silver Fineness (% purity): 99.99
Finish: proof
Packaging: in prestigious timber display case within a themed, customised shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint Item ID: 20H67AAA
Issue price: AU$ 3,299.00, US$ 2,292.23

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Gold and Silver 2020 Adelaide Pound: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOther Bullion Formats
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
ReverseSt Edward's Crown
Face Value75 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage300
CurrentYes
MaterialGold and Silver
DesignerWade Robinson
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size41.000 mm
Thickness4.000 mm
Mass46.660 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-WWXJ-OJYG
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