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½ Sovereign - Victoria

Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1855-1856
Value 1/2 Sovereign (1/2)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 3.968 g
Diameter 19.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 1,
  • 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# 9a
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

Young head of Victoria left, below 1856; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:

Lettering:
VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:
1856

Engraver: Joseph S. Wyon

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 C. Wyon

Edge

Milled

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1855  21,000 56%
1856  478,000 78%
1856  22% Without berries near "HALF"

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