The miracle that is numismatics. This coin is a prized piece and has everything a collector could ask for. Supreme quality. Extreme rarity. Respected pedigree. And the ultimate historical standing. The 1852 Type I Adelaide Pound, better known as the Cracked Die Adelaide Pound, has an exalted position in Australia’s currency history as the nation’s first gold coin. Furthermore it was minted in the very first production run of Adelaide Pounds. What we know today is that forty Cracked Die Adelaide Pounds are in collector’s hands and most of them have circulated with more than fifty per cent heavily circulated. The reality is that of the forty known Cracked Dies, only three are Uncirculated and this coin is one of the three, formerly part of the Madrid Collection of Australian Rare Coins.