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Proof Coin - Half Sovereign, Western Australia, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4621

Summary:
Australia Western Australia
Half Sovereign, 1901 P
Proof strike with milled edge.
Mint: Perth

One of four proofs supplied to the Melbourne Mint on 11 October 1901.
Description:
A proof gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT. REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . , the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust. The reverse features St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over a fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1901 in the exergue. The mint mark P is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.995 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Perth Mint, Medal & Coin Makers, East Perth, Western Australia, Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, Sculptor (1834-1890)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Western Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1901 AD
Denomination: Half Sovereign
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of Queen Victoria facing left, veiled and draped, wearing ribbon and Star of Garter; around, VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B. the artist's initials, T.B. are below the bust.
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1901 in the exergue. The mint mark P is in the ground above the middle of the date.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: VICTORIA . DEI . GRA . BRITT . REGINA . FID . DEF . IND . IMP . T.B.
Reverse: 1901 P
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: HM Queen Victoria, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 1901
Mint: Perth (Mint)
Artist: Sir Joseph Boehm - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London

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