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Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1856 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4624

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Sovereign, 1856
Mint: Sydney
Description:
A gold coin (21.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left, her hair plain and filleted; the legend, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: around and the date, 1856 below. The reverse features the word AUSTRALIA below a royal crown within a wreath of laurel; around above, SYDNEY MINT, around below, ONE SOVEREIGN
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.911 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: gold rushes
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, J.S. & A.B. Wyon, Engravers, London, England, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, Leonard Charles Wyon, Engraver (1826-1891)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Sydney Mint
DateEra: 1856 AD
Denomination: Sovereign
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left, her hair plain and filleted; the legend, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: around and the date, 1856 below.
Reverse Description: Below a royal crown and within a wreath of laurel, AUSTRALIA; around above, SYDNEY MINT, around below, ONE SOVEREIGN
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: 1856
Reverse: SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA HALF SOVEREIGN
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, New South Wales, Australia, 1856
Artist: Joseph Wyon
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London

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