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1 Sovereign - Victoria

Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1855-1856
Value 1 Sovereign (1)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.9811 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 2, Fr# 9
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)

Obverse

Lettering:
VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA: F: D:
1855

Engraver: William Wyon

William Wyon RA, was official chief engraver at the Royal Mint from 1828 until his death.

Reverse

Lettering:
SYDNEY MINT
AUSTRALIA
ONE 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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1855 (sy) 502,000
1856 (sy) 981,000

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