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Australian Gold Nugget Coins

1987 1/10 Troy Oz Proof

99.99% Gold

1987 was the second year that the Nugget was used on the Perth Mint's gold coins, the series had gold nuggets as the theme in 1986,1987,1988 only with each of the four sizes carrying a picture of a different famous gold nugget.
The famous "Golden Aussie" nugget came in at 267.5 oz was found by Jack Bray in the year of his Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1980, features in the design.
Only available as part of 2 & 4 coin sets when originally issued, these can sometimes be found individually.

1987 1/10 Troy Oz Proof Australian Gold Nugget Coin Reverse

1987 1/10 Troy Oz Proof Australian Gold Nugget Coin Obverse
Mintage
13,692

These coins are the only major legal tender, pure gold coins to change their design each year. This feature and their limited annual mintages give them potential for numismatic appreciation over time.
All coins are legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and bear an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination on the obverse .


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Composition: 99.99% Gold
Gold Content: 0.100 oz
Denomination: $15
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 3.133 grams
Size: 16.1 mm
Finish: Proof
Reverse: Stuart Devlin
Obverse: Raphael Maklouf
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The History of Australian Coin Production at the Perth Mint

Goldcorp
1999
Perth Mint
310 Hay St
East Perth WA 6004

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