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2005 Gold Australian Bullion Sovereign

These 2005 Gold Australian Bullion Sovereigns were produced by the Perth Mint to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first Sydney Mint sovereign.

  • Manufactured by the Perth Mint
  • 22 carat gold / 0.9167 fineness
  • Contains 0.2354 troy ounces of the precious metal
  • Exempt from VAT
  • Weight: 7.98g
  • Diameter: 22.05mm

These coins are supplied loose. You can purchase a 22.5mm coin capsule to protect your coin.


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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150 Years of the Australia Sovereign

The 2005 Sovereign Sydney mint coin is a special edition that faithfully recreates the famous design of Leonard Charles Wyon's 1855 Sydney mint Sovereign. This beautiful coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first sovereign ever minted at the Sydney mint, representing an important milestone in the history of coins.

Legacy of Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon, the eldest son of esteemed chief engraver William Wyon, hails from a lineage of remarkable engravers. Building upon his family's rich legacy, Leonard Charles Wyon by designed the first reverse design of Sydney mint Australian sovereigns and many more coins.

Sydney Mint

Since 1855, gold sovereigns were struck at overseas branch mints, in addition to The Royal Mint in London. The first branch mint to strike sovereigns was Sydney, Australia in 1855. If you are interested in the Sydney mintmarks you can discover more in our blog Mints and Mint Marks.


The obverse side proudly presents the fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, engraved by Ian Rank-Broadley. Her Majesty faces right, adorned with the renowned Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.



The reverse side showcases St Edward's Crown encircled by a wreath. The legend on this side reads as follows:





Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandPerth Mint
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.