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2020 $1 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush Siler Proof Selectively Gold Plated 'C' Mintmark Coin

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2020 $1 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush Silver Proof Selectively Gold Plated C Mintmark Coin

- The Third Release of three-year theme Colonial Australia

- C Mintmark

- Certificate of Authenticity

- Australian Legal Tender

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2020 $1 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush Silver Proof Selectively Gold Plated C Mintmark Coin

The discovery of gold in Australia set off a wild chain of events that ultimately led to Federation and the development of modern Australia.

Among the many stories of the Gold Rush was the thrilling 1869 discovery of the enormous Welcome Strange nugget by two fortunate Cornish miners. Stories like theirs noticed thousands of hopeful prospectors to settle in Australia.

The Welcome Stranger was the discovery of miners John Deason and Richard Oates, seasoned gold prospectors hoping to find their fortune in Victoria. They were working in Bulldog Gully, near Moliagul in Central Victoria. On the morning of 5 February 1869, Deason was working around the rots of a tree when his pick struck something had a few centimeters beneath the surface, and broke. He is purported to have exclaimed in annoyance 'I wish it was a nugget'.

It turned out to be a single nugget of alluvial gold that weighed around 70kg. This extraordinary discovery, estimated to be wort millions in today's money, encouraged thousands of hopeful prospectors to come to Australia to try their luck. The excitement and drama of the Gold Rush has inspired this 2020 $1 'C' Mintmark silver coin, featuring selective gold plating.

This is the third release in a three-year theme of Colonial Australia.

Displayed in a presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited mintage of just 5,500 coins.

Each coin's reverse features a design reflecting the exciting and wild period of Australia's Gold Rush.

The coin's obverses feature Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Jody Clark.

Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.

Denomination :      $1

Metal :                  99/9% Pure Silver

Weight :                11.660 gms

Diameter :             25 mm

Finish :                  Uncirculated

Mintage :               5,500

Issued by :            Royal Australian Mint

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2020 $1 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush Siler Proof Selectively Gold Plated 'C' Mintmark Coin

2020 $1 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush Siler Proof Selectively Gold Plated 'C' Mintmark Coin

2020 $1 Eureka! Australia's Gold Rush Silver Proof Selectively Gold Plated C Mintmark Coin

- The Third Release of three-year theme Colonial Australia

- C Mintmark

- Certificate of Authenticity

- Australian Legal Tender

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