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Coin: Australian Half Sovereign 1853 (pattern)
Description

Proof only.

CountryNew South Wales CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1/2 (x Pound) TypeAustralian Half Sovereign
Year1853 CurrentNo
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Sydney Mint Sydney Mint unknown
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by James Wyon (Fillet head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)3.9940
Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria facing left, the date 1855 below.; around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:

Obverse inscription VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1853
Reverse

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

Reverse inscriptionSYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA HALF SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Australian Half Sovereign 1853 (pattern): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# Pn1
McDonald, Australian Coins and BanknotesMcD 001
Australian Half Sovereign 1853 (pattern): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mint
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Australian Half Sovereign 1866