Mintage:186,000 Figure shared with: 1861 1861 Alternate Reverse Mint:Sydney MintMonarch:VictoriaReverse Designer:L. C. LyonObverse Designer:L. C. LyonSize:19mmWeight:3.99gEdge:ReededComposition:91.67% Gold 8.33% Silver
The 1861/0 is the best known
in the series and the only Sydney mint overdate identified at the Reserve Bank of Australia sale with four of this type
sold being through the sale
and about a dozen others have appeared on the market. Ironically, the more common
sell for a greater premium than the scarcer types - this is due to the awareness that the frequency of appearances supply.
The 1861/0 overdate
The overdate is identified by the presence of the ring of the previous 0 on the right of the 1, while this can be faint
on weakly struck or worn pieces it does match up perfectly with the 1860 perhaps justifying the premium this
carries over other
years where the
may not be as obvious.
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