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½ Sovereign - Victoria

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

© Museum Victoria

Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1871-1887
Value 1/2 Sovereign (1/2)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 3.992 g
Diameter 19.30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Young head of Queen Victoria facing left, hair filleted

Lettering:
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
1884

Translation: Victoria [by the] Grace of God

Engraver: William Wyon RA

Reverse

Garnished shield, crowned and lined

Lettering:
BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:
M

Translation: of the United Kingdom Queen Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Jean Baptiste Merlen

Edge

Milled

Comments

Mintmarks:
M = Royal Mint Melbourne
S = Royal Mint Sydney

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1871 S 180,000
1871 S Proof
1872 S 356,000
1873 M 165,000
1875 S 252,000
1877 M 140,000
1879 S 220,000
1880 S 80,000
1880 S Proof
1881  Proof
1881 M 42,009 Around 500 surviving examples
1881 S 62,000
1882 M 106,000
1882 S 52,000
1883 S 220,000
1883 S Proof
1884 M 48,000
1884 M Proof; 2 known
1885 M 11,000
1886  Proof
1886 M 38,000
1886 S 82,000
1887 M 64,000
1887 S 134,000

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