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Coin - Half Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1910 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32397

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Half Sovereign 1910 S
Mint: Sydney
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, 1910 and the artist's initials B.P. The mint mark S is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.990 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: saint george the dragon, price
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial Gold
DateEra: 1910 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, 1910 and the artist's initials B.P. The mint mark S 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: 1910 S B.P.
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM King George V, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

Comments

Louise O'Sullivan Posted on 28 Mar 2010 6:06 PM
Hi, My partner has one of these. It was given to him on his 21st birthday. It hadnt been taken out of the packaging and was untouched until it was placed in a setting and put on a chain. Just curious to know how much it might be worth now and how rare is it???
Discovery Centre Posted on 29 Mar 2010 1:57 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Louise - Unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. Please see our Question of the Week for information on obtaining valuations of coins: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/2009-archive/coin-valuations/

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