Tag: Royal australian mint branches

  • Australian Gold Sovereign Reverses.

    Australian Gold Sovereign Reverses.

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Australian Gold Sovereigns ST GEORGE Reverse. The St George reverse design we see on Australia’s gold sovereigns was first introduced during the reign of King George III in 1817. A certain Sir Joseph Banks suggested that the St George & Dragon theme would do well to remind the world of Britain’s…

  • Australia Sydney Mint Gold Sovereigns Guide.

    Australia Sydney Mint Gold Sovereigns Guide.

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Australia earliest Sovereign was a Young Head Victoria – the reverse design of which was taken directly from the English Shilling (a common currency at that time in Australia) Sydney Mint Gold Sovereigns By Year (Table) Year Monarch Title Mintage 1871 Victoria Young Head 1871 Gold Sovereign Sydney 2814000 1872 Victoria Young…

  • Australia Perth Mint Gold Sovereigns Guide.

    Australia Perth Mint Gold Sovereigns Guide.

    Reading Time: 8 minutes The Australian Mint was one of three mints set up in Australia to help with the problem of shipping gold to England, minting sovereigns and then shipping them back to Australia for use in commerce there and in the Far East. On June 20th 1899, Sir John Forest’s vision became a…

  • Australia Melbourne Mint Gold Sovereigns Guide.

    Australia Melbourne Mint Gold Sovereigns Guide.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The Royal Mint at William Street in Melbourne was a lovely Victorian Complex around a verandaed courtyard.This was in fact a branch of the Royal Mint in London and not originally an Australian company. It was built in 1871-1872 and the central administrative wing is based on the Palazzon Cafferelli-Vidoni by…