½ Sovereign - Victoria

½ Sovereign - Victoria -  obverse½ Sovereign - Victoria -  reverse

© Museum Victoria


Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1893-1900
Value 1/2 Sovereign (1/2)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 4.002 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 12
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around, VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B. the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust


Engraver: Sir Joseph E. Boehm


St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1893 in the exergue. The mint mark M is in the ground above the middle of the date


Engraver: Benedetto Pistrucci

Benedetto Pistrucci was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.




M = Melbourne Mint
S = Sydney Mint
P = Perth Mint

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1893 M
1893 M Proof
1893 S 250,000
1893 S Proof
1894 M Pattern
1895 M Pattern
1896 M 218,000
1896 M Proof
1897 M Pattern
1897 S 230,000
1898 M Pattern
1899 M 90,000
1899 M Proof
1899 P Proof
1900 M 113,000
1900 M Proof
1900 P 119,000
1900 S 260,000

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