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Coin - Half Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1856 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3131

Australia New South Wales Sydney
Half Sovereign, 1856 (AD)
Mint: Sydney
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left with the date 1856 below. The reverse features the word AUSTRALIA below a royal crown within a wreath of laurel and with the words SYDNEY MINT above and HALF SOVEREIGN below.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.970 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, 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: Half Sovereign
Obverse Description: Young head of Victoria left, below 1856; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D:
Reverse Description: At centre within a laurel wreath AUSTRALIA under a royal crown; above, SYDNEY MINT; below, HALF SOVEREIGN
Edge Description: milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: 1856
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, 1856
Artist: Leonard Wyon - Royal Mint, London

Designed the obverse die.
Artist: James Wyon

Designed the reverse die.

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