The Welcome Stranger is the world’s largest recorded natural gold nugget.
It was discovered in the Australian state of Victoria by two prospectors on 5th February 1869.
For their extraordinary find, John Deason and Richard Oates shared £10,000, a huge sum of money in those days.
Containing 2,268oz of gold, the nugget was melted down and formed into ingots which were shipped to the Bank of England.
Luckily, we have a fairly accurate idea what the nugget looked like thanks to sketches drawn by witnesses to the discovery.
Welcome Stranger 1oz Gold and Silver Bullion Coins
Now, 150 years after its unearthing, The Perth Mint is celebrating the Welcome Stranger’s contribution to the remarkable history of gold production in Australia.
These superbly struck bullion coins are made from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold and 1oz of 99.99% pure silver. Competitively priced at a small premium over spot, both coins offer investors an artistically attractive way to acquire precious metals in the trusted form of Australian legal tender.
With a mintage of 7,500 and 30,000 respectively, Welcome Stranger bullion coins are also expected to be popular with coin buyers excited to commemorate the world’s most remarkable gold nugget find.
Registered clients are invited to place orders on perthmintbullion.com from today.
Non-registered buyers can visit our Bullion Trading Desk at 310 Hay Street in East Perth, contact us by telephone on 1300 201 112, or speak to their local Perth Mint distributor.
Buyers outside Australia should check availability with leading bullion distributors in their country.