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1887-S Beaded Reverse Half Sovereign reverse 1887-S Beaded Reverse Half Sovereign obverse

1887-S Beaded Reverse Half Sovereign

Mintage:134,000
Figure shared with:
Jubilee Head Medium JEB
Jubilee Head Narrow JEB
Jubilee Head Wide JEB
Crenulated Reverse
Mint:Sydney Mint Monarch:Victoria Reverse Designer:J. B. Merlen Obverse Designer:William Wyon Size:19mm Weight:3.99g Edge:Reeded Composition:91.67% Gold
8.33% Copper

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Sales History

The 1887 Sydney are both of similar rarity to the 1886 Sydney in lower grades but in AU grades or higher, the 1886 Sydney tends to turn up far less frequently with 1887 Sydney Mint half sovereigns being available right up to Choice Uncirculated at the Reserve Bank of Australia Sale. Note that the mintage figure used for the 1887 Sydney is combined with the Jubilee Head types of the same year and mint.

The 1887 Sydney isdifferentiable from the Melbourne mint type by the presence of an S mintmark underneath the Shield anddifferentiable from the Jubilee head type from the bust.

S mintmark indicates Sydney mint (this issue) S mintmark indicates Sydney mint (this issue)

M mintmark indicating Melbourne mint M mintmark indicating Melbourne mint

Young Head portrait (this coin) Young Head portrait (this coin)

Jubilee Head portrait Jubilee Head portrait

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