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Token - 5 Pounds, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33693

Summary:
Australia South Australia Adelaide
Five Pounds 1852
Adelaide Assay Office
Mint: Struck from the original dies at the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint. The dies were on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia
Description:
A gold 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 44.091 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: gold
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - South Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Assay Office
DateEra: 1852 AD
Denomination: 5 Pounds
Obverse Description: 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
Reverse Description: At centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE FIVE POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE ADELAIDE 1852 J. PAYNE
Reverse: VALUE FIVE POUNDS WEIGHT 1 OZ 8 DWT 4 GRS 22 CARATS
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Joshua Payne
References: And.723

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