Australia 2009-P 25 dollars KM-1397
The first specimen was lot 2286 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $376. The catalog description noted, "Australia. 25 Dollars, 2009-P. Elizabeth II. Sovereign. 2500 minted. PCGS graded Gem Proof Deep Cameo 'First Strike'." The second specimen was lot 32473 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Elizabeth II gold Proof 'First Year of Issue' 25 Dollars 2009-P Gem DCAM PCGS, Perth mint. Soft satin devices juxtaposed against virtually flawless mirrored fields." Since 1989, Australia has entered the bullion and collectibles market in a big way, having produced commemoratives and NCLT's numbering in the hundreds of types. This issue is listed for 2009-12.
Recorded mintage: 2,500.
Specification: 7.99 g, .916 fine gold, 0.2354 troy oz AGW, 22.6 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-1397.
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 103: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.