Australian Sovereign 1868, Coin from New South Wales - detailed information

Australian Sovereign 1868, Coin from New South Wales
CoinAustralian Sovereign 1868

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 1868 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 Mint MarkSydney Mint Total Mintage2,319,000 (2.3 million)
Obverse

Head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia in hair, which is plaited, the date 1868 below.; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:

Obverse Inscription VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1868
Reverse

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

Reverse Inscription SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA ONE SOVEREIGN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

According to Krause, "1, 202,600 pieces reported in 1869 are dated 1868".

Australian Sovereign 1868: Known varieties
Variety Gold/copper
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Details

Gold and copper alloy, as opposed to the regular gold and silver.

Variety 1868/6 Overdate
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Australian Sovereign 1868: References to Information Used
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 1868: Details
CountryNew South Wales
CurrencyNSW Pound
PeriodAustralian Sovereign (1855 - 1870)
Coin TypeAustralian Sovereign
Issued1868
MonarchQueen Victoria
EffigyQueen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
ReverseSt Edward's Crown
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Total Mintage2,319,000 (2.3 million)
CurrentNo
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size22.050 mm
Mass7.988 g
OCC IDJWMR-AEQP-CQYQ-OYPL
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