Australia 2002 50 dollars KM-692
This specimen was part of lot 42265 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), which sold for $660. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. Two Piece Set, 2002. Perth Mint. BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED. One Dollar struck in silver and 50 Dollars struck in gold. Struck to commemorate the tribute to liberty. Includes the case of issue and certificate of authenticity serial #0052. The Dollar coin features a colorized flag of the USA and exhibits hard mirrored peripheral fields and bust with frosted inner fields. The 50 Dollar coin features a lavender colored Liberty Bell with hard mirrored obverse bust and reverse peripheral fields, with frosted inner obverse and reverse fields." This issue comes with or without the Liberty Bell sticker. The mintage figure given below is for the number of sets issued with the silver dollar.
Recorded mintage: 999.
Specification: 15.55 g, .999 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-B2; KM-691.2 & 692.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.