This coin was produced to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the opening of the Melbourne Mint on the 12th June 1872. The Melbourne Mint, as it became known, is considered to be the "Mother Mint" of the Royal Australian Mint, as much of the latter's experience in and knowledge of minting emanated from the Melbourne Mint.
On the reverse of the coin are two gold "cameos" of the Shield and St George that featured on the first sovereigns produced by the mint in 1872
The coin is presented in a striking black display case with a booklet about the Mint and a certificate of authenticity.
|Mass - Silver||1 troy ounce|
|Metal - Coin||Pure Silver 99.9%|
|Inserts||Fine Gold 99.9%|