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Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1879 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4629

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Sovereign 1879 S, shield reverse
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A gold coin (21.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left with a plain band and fillet in her hair, the date, 1879; the artist's initials, W.W., in raised letters on neck truncation; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA. The reverse features the royal shield of arms, garnished and crowned with the mint mark S below the crossing point of the wreath and above the rose; around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.982 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: gold rushes, 1879 sovereign
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1879 AD
Denomination: Sovereign
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left with a plain band and fillet in her hair, the date, 1879 below; the artist's initials, W.W., in raised letters on neck truncation; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA.
Reverse Description: The royal shield of arms, garnished and crowned with the mint mark S below the crossing point of the wreath and above the rose; around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1879 W.W.
Reverse: BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF: S
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1879
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
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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