2021 Perth Mint Golden Eagle Gold Coin - 1oz



This coin commemorates 90 years since the discovery of the Golden Eagle natural gold nugget. Named for its remarkable resemblance to a bird of prey in flight, Golden Eagle was discovered by prospector James Larcombe’s 17-year-old son at the height of the Great Depression in January 1931 near Widgiemooltha, a small town 630 kilometres east of Perth. Weighing 1,136oz (35.3kg), the sensational discovery remains the biggest nugget known to have been unearthed in Western Australia.

Struck from 99.99% pure gold, the coin portrays the famous nugget on a pattern of radial lines. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design incorporates the anniversary inscription GOLDEN EAGLE 1931.


Issued as Australian legal tender, just 7,500 of the 2021 Golden Eagle Nugget 1oz Gold Bullion Coin will be released. Each coin is presented in an individual acrylic capsule.

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