Okay, so I'm relisting this coin at today's spot price of gold, which is $1419.60/ounce, so the starting bid is now only $709.80.Up for bid is a 1/4 oz. 0.9999 fine gold 1987 Australian Gold Nugget proof coin. It is in near-perfect condition. It features Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the famous gold nugget "Bobby Dazzler" (found in 1899) on the reverse. There is a chip in the plastic capsule, but the chip did not expose the coin. The gold nugget series started in 1986 and featured famous Australian gold nuggets until 1988. In 1989, they changed the design on the reverse to kangaroos. Many still refer to thes coins as australian gold nuggets regardless of what is on the reverse. They are a somewhat rare find in the USA. I will ship within 2 - 6 days of cleared payment. I am a geologist, so I travel alot with my job. If I am out of town when payment clears, I will ship the next business day after I get home. I will ship the coin USPS Priority Mail, with delivery confirmation. I only ship to the 48 continental United States. I prefer Paypal Echeck. I'm tired of paying 12% of my sales, plus misc. fees to Ebay and Paypal. I am flexible as far as other payment methods are concerned. Please call my cell phone at to discusss. Telephone communication is my preferred method of communication. I do communicate using the Ebay messaging system, but I believe talking with people is best because it is dynamic. If I don't answer, leave a message, and I will return your call promptly. I am usually using both hands while working. Feel free to ask questions using Ebay or calling my cell phone at . If there is any reason why you cannot give me 5 stars in all categories on the detailed seller ratings, please call me so I can make things right so that I can get 5 stars in all categories. Gold and silver is a good investment; their value goes up ...up... up ... up... up! , I need help to keep the IRS from filing levies on my assets!