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 NameReverseObverseDetails
Australian Half Sovereign 1853 (pattern) Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: unknown
Australian Half Sovereign 1855 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1855 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1855 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 21,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1856 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1856 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1856 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 478,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1857 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1857 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1857 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 537,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1858 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1858 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1858 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 483,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1859 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1859 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1859 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 341,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1860 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1860 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1860 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 156,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1861 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1861 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1861 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 186,500
Australian Half Sovereign 1862 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1862 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1862 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 210,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1863 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1863 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1863 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 150,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1864 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1864 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1864 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 141,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1865 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1865 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1865 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 62,000
Australian Half Sovereign 1866 New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1866 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Half Sovereign 1866 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 154,000
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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
ImageDetails
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