The commemorative 2016 Australia Sovereign is a modern tribute to the original Type 1 reverse from 1855 designed by Leonard Charles Wyon, which features the St Edwards crown, a laurel wreath and the word AUSTRALIA.
Proof Quality 91.67% Pure Gold
Each coin is meticulously struck from 91.67% gold (22-carat) in supreme proof quality.
Commemorative Reverse Design
The commemorative 2016 Australia Sovereign portrays St Edwards crown, a laurel wreath and the word AUSTRALIA, historic elements of Leonard Charles Wyon’s original Type I reverse. The modern tribute also includes the inscriptions PERTH MINT and SOVEREIGN.
Australian Legal Tender
Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, the monetary denomination, and the coin’s weight and fineness on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of the Australia Sovereign 2016 Gold Proof Coin.
Prestigious Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden presentation case within a superbly illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.