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Electrotype Ingot Replica - 5 dwt 5 gr, Adelaide Assay Office, South Australia, Australia, 1852 (Late Copy) Numismatics Reg. No: NU 28494

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

The obverse markings state that (the original) ingot was 23 1/8 carats and weighed 5 dwt 5 gr which gave it the equivalent in 22 carat gold of 5 dwt 11 gr.
Description:
A gold plated electrotype copy of an Adelaide Assay Office ingot stamped with: Crown over SA 1/8 23 CARATS at left, and on the right within a circle:WEIGHT OF INGOT / OZ. DWT. GR / 0 5 5 / EQUIV.WEIGHT / OF 22 CARATs / OZ. DWT. GRS / 5 11. The electrotype makers name SAWTELL stamped in the top right corner. The reverse is engraved ELECTRO.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Width), 28 mm (Length)

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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 5 gr
Obverse Description: Rectangular ingot stamped with: Crown over SA / 1 8 / 23 / carats left, and WEIGHT OF INGOT / OZ.DWT.GR / 0 5 5 / EQUIV.WEIGHT / OF 22 CARATS / OZ.DWT.GRS / 5 11; stamped SAWTELL
Reverse Description: plain with engraved ELECTRO
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: SA 1.8 23 CARATS WEIGHT OF INGOT OZ DWT GR 0 5 5 EQUIV. WEIGHT OF 22 CARATS OZ. DWT. GRS 5 11 SAWTELL
Reverse: ELECTRO
Shape: Rectangle
Material: Gold-plated
Issued By: Adelaide Assay Office, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1852
Mint: Adelaide Assay Office
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921

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