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Australia Victoria Jubilee Head

1889-S 12 pearls Half Sovereign reverse 1889-S 12 pearls Half Sovereign obverse

1889-S 12 pearls Half Sovereign

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13 pearls
Mint:Sydney Mint Monarch:Victoria Reverse Designer:J. B. Merlen Obverse Designer:Sir J. E. Boehm Size:19mm Weight:3.99g Edge:Reeded Composition:91.67% Gold
8.33% Copper


Sales History


The 1889-S 12 pearl half sovereign is one of the toughest varieties in the series accounting for approximately 1 in 5 1889-S Half Sovereigns, it is distinguishable by having just 12 pearls in Queen Victoria's necklace as opposed to 13 on most 1889-S Half Sovereigns.

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