Australia New South Wales Sydney
Half Sovereign, 1856 (AD)
Mint: Sydney

Physical Description

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.

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


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