Mintage:5 knownReverse Designer:Benedetto PistrucciObverse Designer:G. W. De SaulesSize:28mmWeight:39.93gEdge:ReededComposition:91.67% Gold 8.33% Copper
Royal mint reports state just three two pound coins dated 1902
bearing the S
were produced on the last day of operation of the Sydney mint
although at least five examples have surfaced to date. It is possible that the
saw further use after they were transferred to the Melbourne branch of the Royal
mint upon the Sydney branch's closure
(Museum Victoria, 2013)
.The type can be differentiated from the more common London mint
strikes by the presence of an S
above the date.
S mintmark on a Sydney mint strike
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