Mintage:558,500 Figure shared with: 1863 Mint:Sydney MintMonarch:VictoriaReverse Designer:L. C. LyonObverse Designer:L. C. LyonSize:19mmWeight:3.99gEdge:ReededComposition:91.67% Gold 8.33% Silver
The 1862 Sydney mint half sovereign is a slightly harder than average year though PCGS has certified one example inmint state at MS62.While mint reports state that no half sovereigns were struck
in 1862, it is known for certain that half sovereigns bearing that year were struck.
Mint reports state that 558,500 half sovereigns were struck in 1863; It would appear as though this
figure included half sovereigns struck bearing the date of 1862. Of the two dates, the 1863 is slightly scarcer though
both dates would have less than 1000 examples surviving today.
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