1852年澳大利亚5镑金样 PCGS SP 66+
AUSTRALIEVictoria (1837-1901). 5 pounds essai, by Joshua Payne 1852 (1921), Melbourne. Obv. GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE / * ADELAIDE *. Crown and (date), signature J. PAYNE. Rv. WEIGHT I OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: / * 22 CARATS *. VALUE FIVE POUNDS. Fr.2 - KM.Pn1 . Gold - 44,09 g - 33 mm - 12 h. Top Pop: it is the only one graded! PCGS SP66+.
Fleur de coin. An exceptional coin, the rarest type of 5 pounds! Work by Joshua Payne. Special strike of 7 minted only, by the Melbourne mint in 1921 on the original die. This is the finest known specimen. South Australia was officially established as a British colony on the 28th December 1836 (known and commemorated as Proclamation Day). It became an autonomous colony in 1856 with the ratification of a new constitution by the British parliament, with secret balLot and a two-chamber parliament. In 1857, there are 109 917 inhabitants. The city of Adelaide owes its name to the queen Consort, wife of king William IV. It was founded in 1836 to welcome free British people. In 1851, the discovery of gold sparked a gold rush and about 8 000 men left Adelaide hoping to make fortune. The gold nuggets they found helped reduce the economic crisis. An analysis office is founded in 1852 manufacturing ingots and then choosing to do this mint which met the need to convert the gold nuggets, without royal approval. It was a local engraver, Joshua Payne, using local equipment, who produced these gold coins with this first legal tender in the country for the Government Assay Office in Adelaide. Coins of 10 shillings, 1 pound and 5 pounds were planned but only the one-pound coin is minted and used. On our extremely rare pattern, weight and alloy are indicated as on the one-pound coin. For the Five pounds coin, it is 1 ounce, 8 pennyweights, and 4 grains (44.102 g), as well as the 22-karat fineness. Following this minting first step, a branch of the Royal Mint is established in Sidney and will begin producing gold sovereigns. In 1921, the Melbourne Mint struck seven dies of the five pounds coin, modeled on Joshua Payne’s coin from 1852. Another die is known at the Victoria Museum in Melbourne, extremely rare and of the greatest interest.
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