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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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Fr# 9a
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1855  21,000
1856  478,000
1856  Without berries near "HALF"

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