From the day this 1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign was struck, it was destined to become a prized collector piece for the striking is outstanding: the design highly detailed. Given that this coin was struck in factory-like conditions at the nation’s first mint, the Sydney Mint, it makes the coin all the more remarkable. Furthermore it has been brilliantly preserved, painstakingly wrapped up into a minute parcel in tissue paper, hidden away for decades. The surfaces are superb. The denticles crisp, the coin still shows its original lustre.