1852 Adelaide Pound Type II - PCGS MS61

1852 Adelaide Pound Type II




Australia, 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II -

No sovereign set is complete without an example of Australia’s first attempt at a gold one pound coin. Struck under the authorisation of the South Australian government from gold discovered in the South Australian minefields, the Adelaide Pound is an essential piece of early Australian history. Like many examples of the Type II pound, this piece is weakly struck (the Adelaide Assay Office had already lost a reverse die due to die cracking). However, its fields are lustrous, and its rims are intact and free from any weight adjustment marks, edge filing, or mounting problems. The fields are also original and lustrous, although slightly baggy, as you’d expect from a coin graded PCGS MS61. Nevertheless, if you’re chasing an Adelaide pound for your sovereign set and don’t want to pay closer to $50,000 for an MS62 example, this is your coin.

Grades PCGS MS61.

Product ID: 185234568666

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