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Coin: Australian Sovereign 1864
Description

A gold coin (21.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia with the date 1864 below. The reverse features the word AUSTRALIA below a royal crown within a wreath of laurel and with the words SYDNEY MINT above and ONE SOVEREIGN below.

CountryNew South Wales CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1 (x Pound) TypeAustralian Sovereign
Year1864 CurrentNo
Mintage2,698,500 (2.7 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Sydney Mint 2,698,500 (2.7 million) Sydney Mint
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
MonarchQueen Victoria EffigyPortrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22.0500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)7.9881
Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia in hair, which is plaited, the date 1864 below.; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:

Obverse inscription VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1864
Reverse

At centre within a laurel wreath AUSTRALIA under a royal crown; above, SYDNEY MINT; below, ONE SOVEREIGN.

Reverse inscription

SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA ONE SOVEREIGN

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Australian Sovereign 1864: Photos
Australian Sovereign 1864: Photo Australia 1864-S sovereign
Australia 1864-S sovereign
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Australian Sovereign 1864: Photo Australia 1864-S sovereign
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Australian Sovereign 1864: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldAustralia 9
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 4
McDonald, Australian Coins and BanknotesMcD 111
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesS10
Australian Sovereign 1864: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
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List of all (16) coins of type: New South Wales / Australian Sovereign
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