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Electrotype Ingot Replica - 5 dwt 8 gr, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852 (Late Copy) Numismatics Reg. No: NU 28493

Summary:
Australia South Australia Adelaide
Electrotype copy of 5 DWT 8GR Ingot 1852
Mint: Adelaide Assay Office
Gold plated

The obverse markings state that(the original) ingot was 23 1/8 carats and weighed 4 dwt 19 gr which gave it the equivalent in 22 carat gold of 5 dwt 1 gr
Description:
A gold plated electrotype copy of an Adelaide Assay Office ingot stamped with: Crown over SA CARATS 23 1/8 at left, and on the right within a circle:WEIGHT OF IN[GOT] / OZ.DWT.G[R] / 0 4 19 / EQUIV.WEIG[HT] / OF 22 CARA[T] / OZ.DWT.G[RS] / 5 1. The reverse is engraved ELECTRO.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 41 mm (Width), 30 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: 41*30

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Tagged with: gold rushes
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - South Australia
Tertiary Classification: electrotype copies
Series: Assay Office
DateEra: 1852 AD
Denomination: 5 dwt 8 gr
Obverse Description: Crown over SA CARATS 23 1/8 at left, and on the right within a circle:WEIGHT OF IN[GOT] / OZ.DWT.G[R] / 0 4 19 / EQUIV.WEIG[HT] / OF 22 CARA[T] / OZ.DWT.G[RS] / 5 1.
Reverse Description: plain with engraved ELECTRO
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: SA carats 23 1/8 WEIGHT OF IN[GOT] OZ. DWT. G[R] 0 4 19 EQUIV. WEIG[HT] OF 22 CARA[T] OZ. DWT. G[RS] 5 1
Reverse: ELECTRO
Shape: Rectangle
Material: Gold-plated
Issued By: Adelaide Assay Office, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Mint: Adelaide Assay Office
References: Deacon 8
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921

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