2022 Little Hero Nugget 1oz .9999 Gold Bullion Coin
Stuart Devlin’s portrayal of Little Hero first appeared on the 1986 Australian Nugget 1/10oz gold coin. More than three and a half decades later, The Perth Mint is delighted to reprise the design for investors seeking precious metal in trusted legal tender format.
Discovered in 1890 near Marble Bar in Western Australia, the 333oz nugget sparked significant public excitement when it was exhibited at the Union Bank office in Perth.
Meticulously struck from 99.99% pure gold, the coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.
The Perth Mint will produce no more than 7,500 of these coins.
The reverse of the coin depicts the remarkable find on a pattern of radial lines with the inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN NUGGET’, ‘LITTLE HERO 1890’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. Also on the reverse is the coin’s weight, fineness and year-date, as well as an authentication feature in the form of a micro-laser engraved letter only detectable with a magnifying glass.
The obverse of each coin depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
Each 2022 Little Hero Nugget 1oz gold bullion coin is housed in a protective acrylic capsule.
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ABOUT THE PERTH MINT
Established on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia’s Federation in 1901, The Perth Mint was the last of three Australian colonial branches of the United Kingdom ‘s Royal Mint (after the now-defunct Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint) intended to refine gold from the gold rushes and to mint gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns for the British Empire. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Perth Mint’s bullion and numismatic products. We carry a large selection of both bullion and numismatic coins from The Perth Mint. View our entire range of The Perth Mint products.