The 1882-M Standard Bust was struck withthe typical
design used by the Melbourne Mint during the final run of the Young Head series, distinguished by a crenulatedor toothed
rimreversethough the 1882 Melbourne is also known struck with a truncated bust.
Standard Bust - this issue
While overall this is the more common of the two types, in high grades the gap closes in with both examples being of roughly
equal scarcity in
mint state. The 1882 Melbourne is one of
the most common types in the series particularly if sought in high grades with a hoard surfacing in Ballarat containing approximately
30 high grade examples, many of which would grade at the
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