Another Gold Coin -2009 Mob of Roos Gold 1 Dollar

April 22, 2009

In an odd numismatic turn of events Downies has announced it has secured a "limited number" of specially struck one dollar gold coins featuring the mob of roos design. With no gold set being released in 2009 and a gold 50c being struck for a corporate order overseas just recently this new issue also follows along those lines. The coins have been struck by the Royal Australian Mint for an overseas "corporate customer" and Downie's have secured a number of these to offer their customers in Australia.

This proof dollar is the same as a regular dollar featuring Stuart Devlin's iconic mob of roos design and Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the same 25 millimetre diameter as our circulating coin but is struck in .9999 pure gold with a global mintage of just 1000 coins issues. Containing 21.52 grams of gold at today's value is worth $865. This coin, with a $1995 price tag seems a bit overpriced to be going in my collection.

Posted by harrisk at April 22, 2009 1:26 PM
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