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Australia Sydney Wreathed Bust

1862  Half Sovereign reverse 1862  Half Sovereign obverse

1862 Half Sovereign

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Mint:Sydney Mint Monarch:Victoria Reverse Designer:L. C. Lyon Obverse Designer:L. C. Lyon Size:19mm Weight:3.99g Edge:Reeded Composition:91.67% Gold
8.33% Silver


Sales History


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 mintage 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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