Furthermore the Cracked Die Adelaide Pound is rare with less than forty examples available to private collectors, across all levels of quality.
First die? Cracked Die? Was there a second die? It is a fact that two different dies were used in the production of the Adelaide Pound. The first featured a beaded inner circle and produced approximately 40 coins before a die crack was noticed as illustrated in the image below. (That’s why the terms First Die and Cracked Die are synonymous.)
A second die, featuring a crenellated inner circle, was then taken up and was used to strike a further 24,600-plus coins.
Not only is there a distinct design difference between the coins struck from the first and second die, what is obvious from the figures is that those Adelaide Pounds struck using the first die are incredibly rare.
Rare in any quality, this Cracked Die Adelaide Pound is especially scarce in the superior quality level offered here.