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World's largest known nugget celebrated on bullion coins

Topics [ silver bullion coins gold bullion coins ]

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.



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Bullion coins reflect deep impression left by historic Moon landing

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The Perth Mint is offering investors the chance to acquire Australian gold and silver bullion coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the Moon.

Australia played a fascinating role in the historic events of July 1969.

With a ‘dish’ measuring 64 metres in diameter, CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales was one of three observatories chosen to receive TV signals from more than 350,000 kilometres away.

Shortly into its broadcast, NASA settled exclusively on the signal from Parkes for more than two hours of live television, enabling 600 million people globally to witness the Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the Moon.

For this extraordinary accomplishment and its many other contributions to astronomy since 1961, Parkes has been described as “the most successful scientific instrument ever built in Australia”.

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 2019 Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

The coins’ reverse portrays the Lunar Module Eagle on the surface of the Moon in a representation of one of the many iconic images beamed back to captivated audiences on Earth. The impression of an astronaut’s boot print in the lunar soil is also included in the design.

Signifying the coins’ legal tender status, the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse under the inscription AUSTRALIA.

Buy while stock last

The Perth Mint will release no more than 15,000 coins struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, and 50,000 from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver.

Registered Perth Mint clients in Australia who wish to acquire these bullion issues are invited to place orders at perthmintbullion.com.

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 their local bullion specialist.



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Monthly Sales – February 2019

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Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in February 2019 as coins and minted bars:

  - Gold (Au): 19,524 oz

  - Silver (Ag): 584,310 oz

 

NB This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth Mint to wholesale and retail customers worldwide. It excludes sales of cast bars and other Group activities including sales of allocated/unallocated precious metal for storage by the Depository.



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