New South Wales: Coin Australian Sovereign 1856 - detailed information

New South Wales: Coin Australian Sovereign 1856
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
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
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Australian Sovereign 1856: Known varieties
Variety Pattern, plain edge proof
Mintage unknown
DetailsType 2 obverse (second portrait).
Variety Overdate 1856/5
Mintage 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 Coins of Country: New South Wales, Type: Australian Sovereign (16)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Australian Sovereign 1853 (pattern) unknown Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D: 1853
Australian Sovereign 1855 502,000 Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F : D 1855
Australian Sovereign 1856 981,000 Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F : D 1856
Australian Sovereign 1857 499,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1857
Australian Sovereign 1858 1,101,500 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1858
Australian Sovereign 1859 1,050,500 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1859
Australian Sovereign 1860 1,573,500 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1860
Australian Sovereign 1861 1,626,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : REG : F : D : 1861
Australian Sovereign 1862 2,477,500 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1862
Australian Sovereign 1863 1,255,500 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1863
Australian Sovereign 1864 2,698,500 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1864
Australian Sovereign 1865 2,130,500 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1865
Australian Sovereign 1866 2,911,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1866
Australian Sovereign 1867 2,370,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1867
Australian Sovereign 1868 2,319,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1868
Australian Sovereign 1870 1,220,000 Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1870
Australian Sovereign 1856: Details
CountryNew South Wales
CurrencyNSW Pound
PeriodAustralian Sovereign (1855 - 1870)
Coin TypeAustralian Sovereign
Issued1856
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by James Wyon (Fillet head)
Face Value1 (x Pound)
CurrentNo
Mintage981,000
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationReversed (Coin Alignment, Axis 6)
Size (mm)22.0500
Mass (g)7.9881
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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