Celebrate One of the Largest Gold Nuggets With a Beautiful Silver Coin at APMEX

Perth Mint 2019 150th anniversary Silver coin

In 2019, APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is helping The Perth Mint celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of one of the largest Gold nuggets ever found with a special U.S. APMEXclusive® Silver coin.

On February 5, 1869, miner John Deason discovered a large nugget around the roots of a tree only 3 centimeters below the surface near Moliagul, a Goldfields town in Victoria, Australia. He and his partner, Richard Oates, waited until the sun went down and set about digging out what they would soon learn was the biggest alluvial Gold nugget ever found.

The nugget, known as the "Welcome Stranger," was taken to a bank in Dunolly where it had to be broken down to fit on the scales. The Goldfields warden at the time reported 2,269 ounces of Gold had been obtained from the nugget, which did not include an estimated 47 ounces given away by Deason and Oates.

To celebrate this amazing find, The Perth Mint created a special edition Silver coin showcasing the iconic Welcome Stranger nugget. The obverse displays an intricate design of the nugget along with the inscription "Welcome Strange 1869" along with the current date and .9999 fine Silver content. The reverse features the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The Perth Mint is producing just 25,000 coins and APMEX carries the U.S. exclusive rights.

Welcome this exceptional Silver coin into any collection or Precious Metals holding to commemorate history. Pre-order now only at APMEX to be among the first to receive this 2019 1 oz Silver Welcome Strange Nugget.

About APMEX, Inc.

Since 1999, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers, boasting over $10 billion in transactions. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit or call (800) 375-9006.

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