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Coin: Australian Sovereign 1865
Description

A gold coin (22.05 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia with the date 1865 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
Year1865 CurrentNo
Mintage2,130,500 (2.1 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Sydney Mint Sydney Mint 2,130,500 (2.1 million)
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 1865 below.; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:

Obverse inscription VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1865
Reverse

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

Reverse inscriptionSYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA ONE SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Australian Sovereign 1865: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Overdate 1865/4 unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Australian Sovereign 1865: Photos
Australian Sovereign 1865: Photo Australia 1865-S sovereign
Australia 1865-S sovereign
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Australian Sovereign 1865: Photo Australia 1865-S sovereign
Australia 1865-S sovereign
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Australian Sovereign 1865: Photo Gold sovereign, Sydney (N.S.W.)
Gold sovereign, Sydney (N.S.W.)
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Australian Sovereign 1865: Photo Gold sovereign, Sydney (N.S.W.)
Gold sovereign, Sydney (N.S.W.)
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Australian Sovereign 1865: 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 112, McD 112a (Overdate)
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesS11
Australian Sovereign 1865: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Overdate 1865/4
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Australian Sovereign 1865: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1865(sy) Victoria Australian Gold Sovereign (wreath) - Silveragecoins.com
Australian Sovereign 1865: Some useful external links
Australia 1865-S sovereign - CoinFactsWiki Victoria 1865 Gold Sovereigns
American Numismatic Society: Gold sovereign, Sydney (N.S.W.)
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