Australian Half Sovereign, Coin Type from New South Wales - detailed information

Australian Half Sovereign, Coin Type from New South Wales (issued 1855 - 1866)
Coin TypeAustralian Half Sovereign

Australia has issued gold coins since 1852, when South Adelaide issued a gold pound coin.

Following this, the Sydney Mint issued Australian sovereigns from 1855 to 1870, and half sovereigns from 1855 to 1866.

Obverse

Obverse InscriptionVICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : [year]
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
All Coins of Type: Australian Half Sovereign (13)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Australian Half Sovereign 1853 (pattern) unknown Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1853
Australian Half Sovereign 1855 21,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: 1855
Australian Half Sovereign 1856 478,000 Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D: 1856
Australian Half Sovereign 1857 537,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: 1857
Australian Half Sovereign 1858 483,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1858
Australian Half Sovereign 1859 341,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: 1859
Australian Half Sovereign 1860 156,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1860
Australian Half Sovereign 1861 186,500 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1861
Australian Half Sovereign 1862 210,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1862
Australian Half Sovereign 1863 150,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1863
Australian Half Sovereign 1864 141,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1864
Australian Half Sovereign 1865 62,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F: D: 1865
Australian Half Sovereign 1866 154,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1866
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Australian Half Sovereign: Details
CountryNew South Wales
CurrencyNSW Pound
From1855
To1866
Face Value1/2 (x Pound)
CurrentNo
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size (mm)19.3000
Mass (g)3.9940
Australian Half Sovereign: Photos
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Pattern Coin - Half Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1855
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Pattern.
Source
Pattern Coin - Half Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1855
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Pattern. Type 2 portrait.
Source