The First Australian Gold Sovereign
The First Australian Gold Sovereign

The First Australian Gold Sovereign


A sought-after 22-carat gold sovereign, the first to be struck outside Britain.


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The First Australian Gold Sovereign

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With the discovery of gold in Australia, the Royal Mint established its first overseas branch mint in Sydney and in 1855 the first Australian sovereign was minted.

It was made to the same high specifications as the London sovereign with the young head of Queen Victoria on the obverse. The reverse had a very different look featuring the word Australia within a wreath and the legend Sydney Mint above and One Sovereign below. The style only lasted until 1871 when the Royal Mint revoked this Australian design and made Benedetto Pistrucci’s St George and the Dragon the standard motif.

The 22ct gold coin is encapsulated for protection and comes mounted on a richly-finished wooden panel, which can lie flat or be set at an angle within the handsome display chest provided at no extra charge.

The date you receive will depend on our very limited available supply.


Coin is 22mm in diameter. Display is 5” x 3¾” x 1⅝".


Orders for items which are in stock will usually be delivered within 7 days (and often sooner). If your item is out of stock, we will contact you as soon as possible. Please call Customer Services on 0344 557 5600 or email for more information.

Guarantee & Returns

Any time you place an order with Danbury Mint, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not delighted with any purchase, you may return it within 90 days of receipt for a FULL refund – including our postage & handling charge!

You can download a free post label here.


Items can be returned using the downloadable returns label below. We recommend obtaining a certificate of posting (free) if returning via the post office. Please include all paperwork with your return. If you have any questions or would prefer us to send you a returns label by post, please email Customer Services.

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