½ Sovereign - Victoria Pattern
|Country||Australia - Colonial|
|Value||1/2 Sovereign (1/2)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (1788-1929)|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
Young head of Victoria left
VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:
Engraver: Joseph S. Wyon
At centre within a laurel wreath AUSTRALIA under a royal crown; above, SYDNEY MINT; below, HALF SOVEREIGN
Engraver: Leonard C. Wyon
1855 was the first year that the Sydney Branch of the Royal Mint struck coins. This pattern was prepared that year at the Royal Mint in London with the obverse design that was introduced at Sydney in 1857.
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