2oz Silver Piedfort Golden Eagle Nugget 2021

2oz Silver Piedfort Golden Eagle Nugget 2021

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2oz Silver Piedfort Golden Eagle Nugget 2021 


Named for its remarkable resemblance to a bird of prey in flight, the enormous Golden Eagle nugget was discovered by 17-year-old Jim Larcombe during the Great Depression at a location some 630 kilometres east of Perth. Weighing 1,136 troy ounces, it remains the largest known nugget ever discovered in Western Australia.


Ninety years since it was unearthed, the recognisably bird-like find is celebrated on this stunning 2oz silver coin. As well as a representation of the famous nugget on a background of radial lines, the coin’s reverse includes the inscriptions ‘AUSTRALIAN NUGGET’ and ‘GOLDEN EAGLE 1931’. Also included is The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the coin’s weight, purity and year-date.

Sure to attract added interest is its ‘piedfort’ format (pronounced: ‘pee-ay-fore’ / meaning: ‘heavy weight’). This type of issue takes its name from extra thick coins that originated in medieval France. 

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the modern investment coin portrays the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obver


Presented in a protective acrylic capsule, this coin is subject to a maximum mintage of just 15,000.