The Perth Mint The Perth Mint 2019 June Coin Bulletin - Page 6

Stuart Devlin nugget design A Golden Giant Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the world-famous Welcome Stranger nugget with this delightful design enhanced by gilding that highlights the nugget in 24-carat gold. One of the biggest known alluvial gold nuggets in the world and the largest found in Australia, the Welcome Stranger weighed more than 70 kilos and yielded almost 2,300oz of gold. It was worth about 10,000 British pounds upon its discovery in 1869, the equivalent to over 2 million dollars today. The Welcome Stranger was included in The Perth Mint’s first ever proof coin set, the 1986 ‘Australian Nugget’ series, designed by internationally acclaimed engraver Stuart Devlin. Welcome Stranger 2019 1oz Silver Gilded Coin • • • • 19F21AAA $95. 00 $1 Australian Legal Tender 99.99% Pure Silver 40.60mm ø 5,000 Mintage 5 perthmint.com/History