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Australia Sydney Wreathed Bust

1866 Proof Half Sovereign reverse 1866 Proof Half Sovereign obverse

1866 Proof Half Sovereign

Mint:Sydney 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 1866 proof half sovereign and sovereign pairs were discovered in London in the early 1970 and were struck as part of the Colonial mint's display at the Inter-Colonial Exhibition in 1866 and the International Exposition in Paris in 1867 as products of New South Wales (Noble, J, 2003) .

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