The prime rule in selecting an Adelaide Pound is to pick a coin that is visually very attractive.
The aesthetics, the look of an Adelaide Pound to the naked eye, is an important part of the selection process. This simple point will really count when, further down the track, it comes time for you to liquidate your coin and realise on your investment.
It must be remembered that the Adelaide Assay Office was opened 166 years ago as a refinery to strike gold ingots. Except for ensuring the accuracy of the weight and purity of gold in the coin, there was minimal care regarding the overall striking and the eye appeal of the coin.
The coins were to be used as currency, traded in commerce. Not preserved as collectables.
Gold also is a relatively soft metal and the rigours of circulation have treated many Adelaide Pounds harshly.
This 1852 Adelaide Pound passes our selection test with flying colours and is as per the photographs shown above and at right.
It is a coin that you would be proud to show your family and friends.
This Adelaide Pound is presented in a handsome black presentation case, with accompanying photographs and Certificate of Authenticity.