Sydney Mint: List of Coins Minted (Page 2 of 2)

Sydney Mint (1854 - 1926)

The Sydney Mint in Sydney, Australia, is the oldest public building in the Sydney Central Business District. Built between 1811 and 1816 as the southern wing of the Sydney Hospital, it was then known as the Rum Hospital. In 1854 a mint was established on the site with the hospital building used to house mint staff as well as providing a residence for the Deputy Mint Master. A coining factory was built at the rear. Both of these structures have exceptional heritage significance and have been associated with major events in New South Wales history.

The British Secretary of state gave acceptance to the colonial government to establish a mint in Sydney which was to be the first branch of the Royal Mint outside England. The rear side of the mint became the coining factory. There were frequently major upgrades on the mint during the late 1800s and the early 1900s. However, by 1926, with the Melbourne and Perth Mints having much better technology and being more profitable, the mint was closed.

Coins struck by: Sydney Mint (161)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
United Kingdom 1902 Sovereign 1902 2,813,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1902 Half Sovereign 1902 84,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1903 Sovereign 1903 2,806,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1903 Half Sovereign 1903 231,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1904 Sovereign 1904 2,986,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1905 Sovereign 1905 2,778,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1906 Sovereign 1906 2,792,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1906 Half Sovereign 1906 308,001 Letter S
United Kingdom 1907 Sovereign 1907 2,539,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1908 Sovereign 1908 2,017,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1908 Half Sovereign 1908 538,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1909 Sovereign 1909 2,057,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1910 Sovereign 1910 2,135,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1910 Half Sovereign 1910 474,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1911 Sovereign 1911 2,519,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1911 Half Sovereign 1911 252,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1912 Sovereign 1912 2,227,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1912 Half Sovereign 1912 278,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1913 Sovereign 1913 2,249,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1914 Sovereign 1914 1,774,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1914 Half Sovereign 1914 322,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1915 Sovereign 1915 1,346,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1915 Half Sovereign 1915 892,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1916 Sovereign 1916 1,242,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1916 Half Sovereign 1916 448,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1917 Sovereign 1917 1,666,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1918 Sovereign 1918 3,716,000 Letter S
Australia 1919 Halfpenny 1919 3,326,400 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1919 Sovereign 1919 1,835,000 Letter S
Australia 1920 Penny 1920 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1920 Halfpenny 1920 4,113,600 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1920 Sovereign 1920 360,000 Letter S
Australia 1921 Shilling 1921 1,641,000 Star
Australia 1921 Sixpence 1921 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1921 Penny 1921 146,160 No mint mark
Australia 1921 Halfpenny 1921 5,280,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1921 Sovereign 1921 839,000 Letter S
Australia 1922 Sixpence 1922 1,488,000 No mint mark
Australia 1922 Halfpenny 1922 6,924,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1922 Sovereign 1922 578,000 Letter S
Australia 1923 Sixpence 1923 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1923 Halfpenny 1923 1,113,600 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1923 Sovereign 1923 416,000 Letter S
Australia 1924 Florin 1924 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1924 Shilling 1924 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1924 Sixpence 1924 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1924 Threepence 1924 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1924 Penny 1924 2,016,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1924 Sovereign 1924 394,000 Letter S
Australia 1925 Florin 1925 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1925 Shilling 1925 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1925 Sixpence 1925 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1925 Threepence 1925 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1925 Sovereign 1925 5,632,000 Letter S
Australia 1926 Florin 1926 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1926 Shilling 1926 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1926 Sixpence 1926 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1926 Threepence 1926 unknown No mint mark
Australia 1926 Penny 1926 823,200 No mint mark
Australia 1926 Halfpenny 1926 unknown No mint mark
United Kingdom 1926 Sovereign 1926 1,031,050 Letter S
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Mint Marks used by: Sydney Mint
Dot below scroll

Dot below the bottom scroll on the reverse of Australian One Penny coin (1920 only).

Letter S

Small letter S, located:
- under the monarch's effigy on the obverse of gold Sovereigns of the older St George type
- on the obverse of gold Sovereigns of the St George type: on the ground, below the horse's hoof and above the centre of the date
- under the shield on the reverse of gold Sovereigns and Half sovereigns of the Shield type (below the wreath but above the rose)

No mint mark

On some coins, the Sydney Mint did not have a mint mark.

Star

Five-pointed star above the date of 1921 Australian shilling.

Sydney Mint

The words "SYDNEY MINT" were prominently displayed on the Australian gold Sovereign and Half Sovereign coins.