Mintage:107,522 Figure shared with: General issue Mint:Melbourne MintMonarch:VictoriaReverse Designer:J. B. MerlenObverse Designer:William WyonSize:19mmWeight:3.99gEdge:ReededComposition:91.67% Gold 8.33% Copper
While the 1882 Melbourne with the truncated bust is a relatively scarce issue known by about 800 to 1000 examples, a hoard
containing better grade examples surfaced in Ballarat and the Reserve Bank of Australia sale featured fivepremium examples
of both 1882 types
,allowing for their availability in
mint state. The type can be differentiated
by a truncated base of the bust of the Queen on the obverse.
Truncated bust - this issue
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