Mintage:32,000 Figure shared with: 13 pearls Mint:Sydney MintMonarch:VictoriaReverse Designer:J. B. MerlenObverse Designer:Sir J. E. BoehmSize:19mmWeight:3.99gEdge:ReededComposition:91.67% Gold 8.33% Copper
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.
12 pearl variety (this issue)
13 pearl variety
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