New South Wales: Coin Australian Sovereign 1865 - detailed information

New South Wales: Coin Australian Sovereign 1865
CoinAustralian Sovereign 1865

A gold coin (22.05 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia with the date 1865 below. The reverse features the word AUSTRALIA below a royal crown within a wreath of laurel and with the words SYDNEY MINT above and ONE SOVEREIGN below.

MintSydney Mint
Obverse
New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1865 - obverse photo

Head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia in hair, which is plaited, the date 1865 below.; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1865
Reverse
New South Wales / Australian Sovereign 1865 - reverse photo

At centre within a laurel wreath AUSTRALIA under a royal crown; above, SYDNEY MINT; below, ONE SOVEREIGN.

Reverse Inscription SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA ONE SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Australian Sovereign 1865: Known varieties
Variety Overdate 1865/4
Mintage unknown (included in total)
DetailsOnly two examples known.
Australian Sovereign 1865: References to Information Used
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Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Overdate 1865/4
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 1865: Details
CountryNew South Wales
CurrencyNSW Pound
PeriodAustralian Sovereign (1855 - 1870)
Coin TypeAustralian Sovereign
Issued1865
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyPortrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia)
Face Value1 (x Pound)
CurrentNo
Mintage2,130,500 (2.1 million)
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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