Half Sovereign

1858 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign About Fine

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The 1858 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign is a highly significant gold coin, representing one of the earliest years of Australian sovereign production.

Key Features:

  • Year: 1858
  • Mint: Sydney
  • Denomination: Half Sovereign (10 shillings)
  • Metal: Gold
  • Purity: 22 carat (91.7% pure gold)
  • Weight: 3.99 grams
  • Diameter: Approximately 19.30 mm

Design:

  • Obverse: Features a young portrait of Queen Victoria, specifically designed for Australian sovereigns.
  • Reverse: Displays "AUSTRALIA" above a crown, with "HALF SOVEREIGN" and the date 1858 below, encircled by a wreath.

Condition:
In About Fine condition, this coin shows considerable wear from circulation, but major design elements remain visible. The portrait, lettering, and central design features are discernible, though fine details may be worn smooth.

Historical Significance:
The 1858 Half Sovereign is part of the first series of gold coins struck at the Sydney Mint, which opened in 1855. These coins, known as the "Sydney Mint" type, feature a unique design distinct from British sovereigns, emphasising Australia's growing autonomy.

Grade: About Fine
Denomination: Half Sovereign
Series: Sydney Mint
Country: Australia
Year: 1858
Product Class: Rare and Collector Coins

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