Detailed information about Coin: Australian Half Sovereign 1862 from New South Wales
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia with the date 1862 below. The reverse features the word AUSTRALIA below a royal crown within a wreath of laurel and with the words SYDNEY MINT above and HALF SOVEREIGN below.
Although bearing the date 1862, records in London indicate the '1862' half sovereigns were all struck in 1863.
|Country||New South Wales||Currency||Pound Sterling (pre-decimal)|
|Face value||1/2 (x Pound)||Type||Australian Half Sovereign|
|Material||0.9167 Gold||Designer||Leonard Charles Wyon|
|Monarch||Queen Victoria||Effigy||Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||19.3000||Thickness (mm)|
Head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia which is plaited, the date 1862 below.; around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D:
|Obverse inscription||VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1862|
At centre within a laurel wreath AUSTRALIA under a royal crown; above, SYDNEY MINT; below, HALF SOVEREIGN.
SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA HALF SOVEREIGN
Half sovereigns bearing the date of 1963 were all struck in June 1863. The mintage figure was 150,000; the higher figure normally reported for 1863 reflects the use of 1862 dated dies in 1863. Renniks 1965 and later catalogues list mintage of 348,500.
In this case, the number of coins bearing the date 1862 would be 198,500 and not 210,000 as listed in catalogues.
|High 6 in date||unknown|
|Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World||Australia 10|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Australia KM# 3|
|McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes||McD 009, McD 009a (High 6)|
|Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values||H8|
|Museums Victoria Collections||2016||Coin description||link|
|Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values||1965||Mint|
|Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values||1965||Mintage|
|McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes||Varieties||High 6 in date|
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|1862(sy) Victoria Australian Gold Half Sovereign (wreath) - Silveragecoins.com|
|Museums Victoria: Coin - Half Sovereign, Australia, 1862||Museums Victoria: Coin - Half Sovereign, Australia, 1862|
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