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CGT Exempt
Casualty Corner
Storage Available*
Suitable For Collectors

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This 7.988g Sovereign coin is struck from 22-carat gold and the dimensions are identical to that of the standard British Gold Sovereign.

The 1850s gold rush was a significant event in Australian history which forever changed the political and economic development of the country. It was decided that, rather than shipping the gold to London to be minted, it was more efficient to refine the gold into coins in Australia.

The Sydney Sovereign is regarded as Australia’s first gold sovereign and initially was only deemed as legal tender in the New South Wales colony. After its surge in popularity, the sovereign was then adopted by the other colonies to eventually be held abroad in countries such as Britain, Hong Kong and India.

The design attributed to the Australian Sovereign prior to the year 1870 was specific to the Sydney Mint. However in 1871 the British Government revoked the approval of the Sydney Mint design and Australian Sovereigns were modified with a quintessential British flair to them.

The obverse depicts a portrait of a young Queen Victoria and the year of the coinage and the reverse shows a crowned wreath and the inscription ‘AUSTRALIA’, ‘SYDNEY MINT’ and ‘ONE SOVEREIGN’.

Some of these coins are vintage and may show signs of a long life that add to their character.

Please call 01902 623 256 for further information regarding their conditions.

This pre-owned product may have some minor scratches, blemishes or some tarnishing on the product but will not affect the value of the item when selling back to us. The fine metal content of this item is guaranteed for investment purposes but if you are considering this item as a collectors piece we advise that you call us for a detailed description of the condition.

This coin is often bought as a collectible.

Your 1870 Australian Gold Full Sovereign will be delivered to you free of charge and fully insured during transit, in a nondescript package that will not draw attention to the nature of the contents.

Items are always dispatched in protective packaging and larger items are given additional layers of packaging as increased protection whilst in transit.

Bullion items will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and the invoice relating to your purchase when delivered to you.

For those customers who prefer not to store valuable precious metals at home we are pleased to offer individually segregated, fully insured, high security vaulted storage options.

  • Send purchases direct to Storage from Checkout.
  • Live real time valuations displayed in your Control Panel.
  • Request sale of your selected items.
  • 24/7 access to your Secure Storage account showing what you own and what it is worth.
  • Professional, secure, fully insured storage at industry leading low rates.

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We have such confidence in our products that if you have bought items from us we will buy back Gold products at up to 97%* of the Spot Price if you purchased from us or 96%* if you purchased from somewhere else and Silver products at up to 94%* of the Spot Price if you purchased from us or 93%* of the spot price if you purchased from somewhere else on the day that we receive them from you.

This offer is in addition to your Statutory Rights under any legislation.

If you would like further information about selling items back to us please call us on 01902 623 256 or use our Contact Us Form.

* To qualify for this outstanding guarantee the products must be in the same condition as when supplied by us with undisturbed seals and packaging where applicable and accompanied by proof of original purchase from us. Rates are subject to market conditions, call to confirm our best offer when you are looking to sell.

We offer free fully insured delivery or collection options for all of our products with the exception of VAT Free Silver.

Collection can be selected in the cart and checkout for all products excluding VAT Free Silver.

Our standard forms of delivery are:

Free Insured Delivery is provided for lower value orders. Your order will be delivered to you within 3 to 5 working days following dispatch. Options are available in the cart and checkout to upgrade this delivery method to Guaranteed Next Working Day and Guaranteed Saturday options at additional cost.

Free Insured Next Day Delivery is provided for higher value orders. Your order will be delivered to you on the next working day following dispatch. The option is available in the cart and checkout to upgrade this delivery method to the Guaranteed Saturday option at additional cost.

Guaranteed Saturday Delivery is available as an option at additional cost in the cart and checkout. We must have received cleared funds and any identification documentation relating to the order before 1pm on the Friday before the requested Saturday delivery date.

By 9am Insured Next Working Day Delivery is available as an option at additional cost in the cart and checkout. We must have received cleared funds and any identification documentation relating to the order before 1pm on the working day before the requested delivery date.

Product Details
Manufacturer Sydney Mint
Origin Australia
Product Type Coin
Dimensions (mm) 22.05 x 1.52
Weight (g) 7.9880
Material Gold
Fineness 916.00
CGT Free Yes
Denomination Sovereign
Year Random Date
VAT 0%