South Australia: Coin Five Pounds - detailed information

South Australia: Coin Five Pounds
CoinFive Pounds

A gold coin coin (33 mm diameter plain edge) with, on the obverse at the centre a crown within an ornate circle; below, 1852; around, * GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE * ADELAIDE. and on the reverse at the centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE / FIVE / POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.

No original coins were produced.

All existing examples were struck in 1921 from the original dies at the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint. The dies were on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia.

MintAdelaide Assay Office
Obverse
South Australia / Five Pounds - obverse photo

At centre a crown within ornate circle; below, 1852; around, *GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE* ADELAIDE. Below the date in small letters the artist's name J. PAYNE.

Obverse Inscription GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE ADELAIDE 1852
Reverse
South Australia / Five Pounds - reverse photo

At centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE FIVE POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.

Reverse Inscription VALUE FIVE POUNDS WEIGHT 1 OZ 8 DWT 4 GRS 22 CARATS
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

According to the Australian Coins and Banknotes Guide by Greg McDonald, 7 examples survive.

Additional information:

[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins.

[Article] Sharples, John P. The Numismatic Collection of the Museum of Victoria. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. 2

Five Pounds: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Silver restrike 2 (included in main number) Struck in 1921 for the collection of A.M. LeSouef, from the original dies at the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint. The dies were on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Five Pounds: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Silver
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Design link
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Five Pounds: Details
CountrySouth Australia
CurrencyAdelaide Pound
Coin TypeFive Pounds
Issued1852
MonarchQueen Victoria
Face Value5 (x Pound)
CurrentNo
Mintage9
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerJoshua Payne
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)33
Mass (g)44.1020
Five Pounds: Photos
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Pattern Coin - 5 Pounds, 1921 Late Strike, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
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Pattern Coin - 5 Pounds, 1921 Late Strike, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
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Coin - 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
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Notes: Silver restrike.
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Coin - 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852
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Notes: Silver restrike.
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Five Pounds: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldAustralia 2
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia / South Australia KM# Pn1
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia / South Australia KM# Pn1a (Silver)