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½ Sovereign - Victoria

½ Sovereign - Victoria -  obverse ½ Sovereign - Victoria -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Common coin
Years 1857-1866
Value 1/2 Sovereign (1/2)
Metal Gold (.917)
Weight 3.976 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 3, Fr# 10a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gold Coins of the World
by Robert Friedberg
(Coin & Currency Inst.)

Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia which is plaited, the date 1864 below; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:

Lettering:
VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR:REG:F:D:
1864

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Reverse

At centre within a laurel wreath AUSTRALIA under a royal crown; above, SYDNEY MINT; below, HALF SOVEREIGN

Lettering:
SYDNEY MINT
AUSTRALIA
HALF SOVEREIGN

Engraver: Leonard Charles Wyon

Leonard Charles Wyon was a British engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second head portrait, in use from 1860 to 1894.

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1857  537,000
1857  Proof
1858  483,000
1858  Error strike
1859  341,000
1860  156,000
1861  186,000
1862  210,000
1863  348,000
1864  141,000
1865  62,000
1866  154,000
1866  Proof

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½ Sovereign - Victoria