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Coin - Half Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3150

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Half Sovereign, 1873 M
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a young head of Queen Victoria facing left, hair filleted; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, below, 1873. On the reverse, a garnished shield, crowned and lined, around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: and below the mint mark, M.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.878 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: 1873 victoria d.c britanniar, valor
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), 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: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1873 AD
Denomination: Half Sovereign
Obverse Description: Young head of Queen Victoria facing left, hair filleted; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA, below, 1873.
Reverse Description: Garnished shield, crowned and lined, around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: and below the mint mark, M.
Edge Description: milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1873
Reverse: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID:DEF: M
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint), 1873
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Jean Merlen
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr William Mullett - Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, Gold Coinage and Refining at the Melbourne Mint, 1991

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