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 16,122,198 Letter S
United Kingdom 1902 Half Sovereign 1902 4,343,580 Letter S
United Kingdom 1903 Sovereign 1903 19,891,190 Letter S
United Kingdom 1903 Half Sovereign 1903 2,753,057 Letter S
United Kingdom 1904 Sovereign 1904 21,278,022 Letter S
United Kingdom 1905 Sovereign 1905 17,198,434 Letter S
United Kingdom 1906 Sovereign 1906 21,746,651 Letter S
United Kingdom 1906 Half Sovereign 1906 4,635,482 Letter S
United Kingdom 1907 Sovereign 1907 29,302,643 Letter S
United Kingdom 1908 Sovereign 1908 21,702,207 Letter S
United Kingdom 1908 Half Sovereign 1908 4,964,622 Letter S
United Kingdom 1909 Sovereign 1909 21,784,151 Letter S
United Kingdom 1910 Sovereign 1910 32,287,808 Letter S
United Kingdom 1910 Half Sovereign 1910 5,497,881 Letter S
United Kingdom 1911 Sovereign 1911 40,048,431 Letter S
United Kingdom 1911 Half Sovereign 1911 6,490,243 Letter S
United Kingdom 1912 Sovereign 1912 39,292,322 Letter S
United Kingdom 1912 Half Sovereign 1912 6,502,316 Letter S
United Kingdom 1913 Sovereign 1913 33,750,854 Letter S
United Kingdom 1914 Sovereign 1914 20,118,033 Letter S
United Kingdom 1914 Half Sovereign 1914 7,573,124 Letter S
United Kingdom 1915 Sovereign 1915 27,652,715 Letter S
United Kingdom 1915 Half Sovereign 1915 3,196,630 Letter S
United Kingdom 1916 Sovereign 1916 8,171,636 Letter S
United Kingdom 1916 Half Sovereign 1916 448,000 Letter S
United Kingdom 1917 Sovereign 1917 7,741,314 Letter S
United Kingdom 1918 Sovereign 1918 13,900,265 Letter S
Australia 1919 Halfpenny 1919 3,326,400 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1919 Sovereign 1919 5,480,498 Letter S
Australia 1920 Penny 1920 9,041,600 No mint mark
Australia 1920 Halfpenny 1920 4,113,600 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1920 Sovereign 1920 3,311,196 Letter S
Australia 1921 Shilling 1921 1,641,000 Star
Australia 1921 Sixpence 1921 3,795,288 No mint mark
Australia 1921 Penny 1921 7,438,320 No mint mark
Australia 1921 Halfpenny 1921 5,280,000 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1921 Sovereign 1921 3,339,481 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 3,485,190 Letter S
Australia 1923 Sixpence 1923 1,453,038 No mint mark
Australia 1923 Halfpenny 1923 1,113,600 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1923 Sovereign 1923 3,051,743 Letter S
Australia 1924 Florin 1924 1,582,674 No mint mark
Australia 1924 Shilling 1924 673,658 No mint mark
Australia 1924 Sixpence 1924 1,038,191 No mint mark
Australia 1924 Threepence 1924 2,014,044 No mint mark
Australia 1924 Penny 1924 4,665,840 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1924 Sovereign 1924 2,139,740 Letter S
Australia 1925 Florin 1925 2,960,000 No mint mark
Australia 1925 Shilling 1925 1,448,794 No mint mark
Australia 1925 Sixpence 1925 3,266,307 No mint mark
Australia 1925 Threepence 1925 4,347,585 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1925 Sovereign 1925 21,276,258 Letter S
Australia 1926 Florin 1926 2,487,250 No mint mark
Australia 1926 Shilling 1926 2,352,100 No mint mark
Australia 1926 Sixpence 1926 3,609,000 No mint mark
Australia 1926 Threepence 1926 6,158,000 No mint mark
Australia 1926 Penny 1926 1,860,000 No mint mark
Australia 1926 Halfpenny 1926 4,132,800 No mint mark
United Kingdom 1926 Sovereign 1926 13,663,346 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.