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1915-S Half Sovereign

George V


The 1915 Sydney is the most common half sovereign minted at any Australian mint with an S mintmark on the exergue above the date denoting Sydney as the place of mint.

S mintmark above the date

Its striking during World War I and after the introduction of treasury notes ensured that a large proportion of its 892,000 mintage would never see circulation. As a result, typical examples can be found close to mint state. most limiting factors due to poor handling such as cleaning or use in jewelry. Some particularly well-struck examples are known, but the obverse fields are often rubbed; finding examples that are both well struck and displaying flawless fields can be a real challenge, with only a handful of examples that would rate above MS65.

The heads side of the coinTooth like shapes around the edge of a coinThe edge around a coin, often with beading or denticlesThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe tails side of the coinA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coin(PCGS Population Report, 2016)The number of coins struck of a particular designationThe state of a coin which shows no evidence of having been circulateda facility that produces coinsA line, usually on the reverse which divides date from the rest of the design

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