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

Australian Sovereign, Coin Type from New South Wales (issued 1855 - 1870)
Coin TypeAustralian Sovereign

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

Following this, the Sydney Mint issued this type Australian sovereigns, bearing the portrait of Queen Victoria wearing a banksia wreath, from 1855 to 1870, and half sovereigns from 1855 to 1866. The total issue was in the tens of millions yet the type is scarce today, especially in nice condition.

After 1870, the Sydney Mint issue regular Imperial half sovereigns and sovereigns.

Obverse

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D :
Reverse

Crown above the word "AUSTRALIA" within a wreath, and the words "SYDNEY MINT" and "ONE SOVEREIGN" above and below the design.

Reverse Inscription SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA ONE SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Australian Sovereign - (16) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Australian Sovereign 1853 (pattern) unknown Queen Victoria - Fillet Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D: 1853
Australian Sovereign 1855 502,000 Queen Victoria - Fillet Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F : D 1855
Australian Sovereign 1856 981,000 Queen Victoria - Fillet Head VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F : D 1856
Australian Sovereign 1857 499,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1857
Australian Sovereign 1858 1,101,500 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1858
Australian Sovereign 1859 1,050,500 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1859
Australian Sovereign 1860 1,573,500 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1860
Australian Sovereign 1861 1,626,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1861
Australian Sovereign 1862 2,477,500 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1862
Australian Sovereign 1863 1,255,500 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1863
Australian Sovereign 1864 2,698,500 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1864
Australian Sovereign 1865 2,130,500 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1865
Australian Sovereign 1866 2,911,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1866
Australian Sovereign 1867 2,370,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1867
Australian Sovereign 1868 2,319,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1868
Australian Sovereign 1870 1,220,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head with Banksia VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1870
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Australian Sovereign: Details
CountryNew South Wales
CurrencyNSW Pound
From1855
To1870
Face Value1 (x Pound)
CurrentNo
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size22.050 mm
Mass7.988 g
Australian Sovereign: Photos
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