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Limited edition Perth Mint gold coin available

A limited edition Proof 2015 gold half sovereign coin that has a mintage of just 1,500 is for sale from The Perth Mint.

Image courtesy of Perth Mint

1. Small-mintage Perth Mint coin available

The Perth Mint has made available a limited edition Proof 2015 gold half sovereign coin that has a mintage of just 1,500. 

"The Perth Mint will shortly withdraw from sale the Australia Half Sovereign 2015 gold proof coin. Customers wishing to acquire this release are advised that acceptance of orders will cease at 8.00am on Friday 17 July 2015," The Perth Mint's website reads. "The coin’s Declared Mintage will be announced on The Perth Mint website during the week commencing 20 July 2015."

Circulating half sovereign gold coins were produced in Australia between 1855 and 1918.

The coin is priced at $340.91 Australian, which is $261.27 U.S.

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