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Coin - Half Sovereign, Victoria, Australia, 1909 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3165

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Half Sovereign 1909 M
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of King Edward VII facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND:IMP: below the head in tiny letters the artist's initials DES. The reverse features St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1909 and the artist's initials B.P. The mint mark M is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.971 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903), 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: 1909 AD
Denomination: Half Sovereign
Obverse Description: Head of King Edward VII facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND:IMP: below the head in tiny letters the artist's initials DES.
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding short sword, the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; in exergue, the date, 1908 and the artist's initials B.P. . The mint mark P is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Edge Description: milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND:IMP: DES
Reverse: 1909 M B.P.
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London

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