Australia has a famous reputation for gold nuggets. The country even entitled one of its bullion coins the “Australian Gold Nugget”.
The second largest nugget found in Australia during the 20th century is the hand of faith gold nugget.
There were various nuggets found during the Victorian gold rush era, beginning in the 1850s that were far grander, but currently this is the largest one.
The fine-quality hand of faith gold nugget was found by a hobbyist fossicker, Kevin Hillier using a metal detector on 26 September 1980 was found in behind the State School in Kingower Victoria, Australia.
This nugget Weights 875 troy ounces ,72 troy pounds and 11 troy ounces or 27.21 kg making it also the largest still in existence, the hand of faith gold nugget, was merely 12 inches underneath the surface, resting in a perpendicular position.
The Hand of Faith may be worth as much as $1.4 million, According to current day gold prices, depending on its millesimal fineness.
Presently, the Golden Nugget proudly displays the Hand Faith for all its guests. It holds the world record for largest gold nugget ever discovered by a metal detector.