A simple rule that really counts.
When it comes to selecting an Adelaide Pound, we follow a very simple rule.
We only consider coins that are visually very attractive and have no obvious defects from their time in circulation.
It must be remembered that the Adelaide Assay Office was opened 167 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 Adelaide Pounds were to be used as currency, traded in commerce. Not preserved as collectables.
As gold is a relatively soft metal, many Adelaide Pounds have been treated harshly during their time in circulation.
The very reason why we reject more Adelaide Pounds than we accept.
This coin follows our prime rule of acquiring a visually attractive 1852 Adelaide Pound, as the photographs show.
This Adelaide Pound is a coin that you will be proud to show your family and friends.