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 InscriptionVICTORIA 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 InscriptionSYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA ONE SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Australian Sovereign (16)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Australian Sovereign 1853 (pattern) Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: unknown
Australian Sovereign 1855 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1855 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1855 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 502,000
Australian Sovereign 1856 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1856 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1856 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 981,000
Australian Sovereign 1857 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1857 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1857 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 499,000
Australian Sovereign 1858 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1858 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1858 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 1,101,500
Australian Sovereign 1859 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1859 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1859 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 1,050,500
Australian Sovereign 1860 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1860 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1860 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 1,573,500
Australian Sovereign 1861 Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 1,626,000
Australian Sovereign 1862 Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 2,477,500
Australian Sovereign 1863 Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 1,255,500
Australian Sovereign 1864 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1864 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1864 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 2,698,500
Australian Sovereign 1865 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1865 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1865 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 2,130,500
Australian Sovereign 1866 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1866 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1866 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 2,911,000
Australian Sovereign 1867 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1867 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1867 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 2,370,000
Australian Sovereign 1868 Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 2,319,000
Australian Sovereign 1870 New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1870 - reverse photo New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1870 - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 1,220,000
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
OrientationReversed (Coin Alignment, Axis 6)
Size (mm)22.0500
Mass (g)7.9881
Australian Sovereign: Photos
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