The Adelaide Assay Office was opened 165 years ago as a refinery to strike gold ingots.
Except for ensuring the accuracy of the weight and purity of the gold in the coin, there was minimal care regarding the overall striking and the eye appeal of the coin.
Gold is a relatively soft metal and the rigours of circulation have treated many Adelaide Pounds harshly.
The coins were to be used as currency, traded in commerce. Not preserved as collectables.
Which is why we apply strict protocols in the selection of Adelaide Pounds for our clients.
This 1852 Adelaide Pound is accurately graded Extremely Fine and follows our rule, 'It is a coin that you would be proud to show your family and friends'.