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Coin type: Australian Half Sovereign
Description

Australia has issued gold coins since 1852, when South Adelaide issued a gold pound coin.

Following this, the Sydney Mint issued Australian sovereigns from 1855 to 1870, and half sovereigns from 1855 to 1866.

CountryNew South Wales CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value1/2 (x Pound)
Years produced1855 - 1866 CurrentNo
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.9940
Obverse

Obverse inscription

VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]

Reverse

Crown above the word "AUSTRALIA" within a wreath, and the words "SYDNEY MINT" and "HALF SOVEREIGN" above and below the design.

Reverse inscription

SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA HALF SOVEREIGN

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

List of 13 coins of type: Australian Half Sovereign from New South Wales
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Australian Half Sovereign 1853 (pattern) unknown Queen Victoria Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1855 21,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1856 478,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F : D [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1857 537,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1858 483,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1859 341,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1860 156,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1861 186,500 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1862 210,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1863 150,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1864 141,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1865 62,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
Australian Half Sovereign 1866 154,000 Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]