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½ Sovereign - Victoria

½ Sovereign - Victoria -  obverse½ Sovereign - Victoria -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1857-1866
Value 1/2 Sovereign (1/2)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 3.976 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 3,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Fr# 10a
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA. ISBN 9780871843098.

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

Mint

Royal Mint, Sydney, Australia (1855-1926)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
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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