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Coin: Five Pounds
Description

A gold coin coin (33 mm diameter plain edge) with, on the obverse at the centre a crown within an ornate circle; below, 1852; around, * GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE * ADELAIDE. and on the reverse at the centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE / FIVE / POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.

No original coins were produced.

All existing examples were struck in 1921 from the original dies at the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint. The dies were on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia.

CountrySouth Australia CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Pound) TypeFive Pounds
Year1852 CurrentNo
Mintage9 (9)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Adelaide Assay Office 9 (9) None
Material0.917 Gold DesignerJoshua Payne
MonarchQueen Victoria Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)33 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)44.1020
Obverse

At centre a crown within ornate circle; below, 1852; around, *GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE* ADELAIDE. Below the date in small letters the artist's name J. PAYNE.

Obverse inscription

GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE ADELAIDE 1852

Reverse

At centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE FIVE POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.

Reverse inscription

VALUE FIVE POUNDS WEIGHT 1 OZ 8 DWT 4 GRS 22 CARATS

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

According to the Australian Coins and Banknotes Guide by Greg McDonald, 7 examples survive.

Additional information:

[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.

[Article] Sharples, John P. The Numismatic Collection of the Museum of Victoria. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 2

Five Pounds: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Silver restrike 2 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Five Pounds: Photos
Five Pounds: Photo Pattern Coin - 5 Pounds, 1921 Late Strike, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
Pattern Coin - 5 Pounds, 1921 Late Strike, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
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Five Pounds: Photo Pattern Coin - 5 Pounds, 1921 Late Strike, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
Pattern Coin - 5 Pounds, 1921 Late Strike, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
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Five Pounds: Photo Coin - 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
Coin - 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Silver restrike.
source
Five Pounds: Photo Coin - 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
Coin - 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Silver restrike.
source
Five Pounds: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldAustralia 2
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia / South Australia KM# Pn1
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia / South Australia KM# Pn1a (Silver)
Five Pounds: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Silver
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Design link
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Five Pounds: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Pattern Coin 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia 1852 Museum Victoria Collections: Coin 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852