Australian Sovereign 1856, Coin from New South Wales - detailed information

Australian Sovereign 1856, Coin from New South Wales
CoinAustralian Sovereign 1856

A gold coin (22.05 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left, her hair plain and filleted; the legend, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: around and the date, 1856 below. The reverse features the word AUSTRALIA below a royal crown within a wreath of laurel; around above, SYDNEY MINT, around below, ONE SOVEREIGN.

MintSydney Mint Mint MarkSydney Mint Total Mintage981,000
Obverse
New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1856 - obverse photo

Head of Queen Victoria facing left, her hair plain and filleted; the legend, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: around and the date, 1856 below.

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F : D 1856
Reverse
New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1856 - reverse photo

Below a royal crown and within a wreath of laurel, AUSTRALIA; around above, SYDNEY MINT, around below, ONE SOVEREIGN.

Reverse Inscription SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA ONE SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Australian Sovereign 1856: Known varieties
Variety Pattern, plain edge proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Type 2 obverse (second portrait).

Variety Overdate 1856/5
Mintage Issued: unknown
Australian Sovereign 1856: References to Information Used
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Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Pattern, Overdate 1856/5
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Design link
All (16) coins of type: Australian Sovereign
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 1856: Details
CountryNew South Wales
CurrencyNSW Pound
PeriodAustralian Sovereign (1855 - 1870)
Coin TypeAustralian Sovereign
Issued1856
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyQueen Victoria - Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet Head)
ReverseSt Edward's Crown
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Total Mintage981,000
CurrentNo
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size22.050 mm
Mass7.988 g
OCC IDDRMK-GOZA-CBGL-ENXQ
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Australian Sovereign 1856: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldAustralia 9
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 2, KM# Pn6 (Pattern)
McDonald, Australian Coins and BanknotesMcD 103, McD 103a (Overdate), McD 103b (Pattern)
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesS2