This 1oz silver gilded coin marks 150 years since the discovery of the Welcome Stranger gold nugget.
The world famous Welcome Stranger nugget is the largest-known alluvial gold nugget ever found, estimated to weigh a total of 72 kilos and containing almost 2,300oz of gold. After its discovery in 1869 it sold for about 10,000 British pounds, which is the equivalent to millions of dollars today.
The nugget was discovered near the Victorian goldfields town of Moliagul by John Deason on 5 February 1869.
Each coin is meticulously struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, and issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Welcome Stranger 2019 1oz Silver Gilded Edition.
The commemorative coin features a depiction of the Welcome Stranger nugget by master coin designer Stuart Devlin AO gilded in 24-carat gold. Also included in the reverse design are the inscriptions ‘WELCOME STRANGER 1869’, ‘AUSTRALIAN NUGGET’, ‘2019 1oz 9999 SILVER’, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin’s obverse portrays the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The coin is housed in a classic display case. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Monetary Denomination (AUD)||1|
|Fineness (% purity)||99.99|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g)||31.107|
|Maximum Diameter (mm)||40.60|
|Maximum Thickness (mm)||3.21|
|Designer||Stuart Devlin AO|