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1856 Half Sovereign

Sydney Filleted Bust


The 1856 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign is the only affordable date of the Type I series with a sizable mintage of 478,000. It is readily available in lower grades with a number of AU or better graded pieces surfacing from the India hoard(Noble, J, 2016) and from the Reserve Bank of Australia holdings(Downies, 2005). Due to these hoards of genuinely high grade pieces, the 1856 has not appreciated in value over the past decade with many present-day realisations of high grade pieces inline with their counterparts from the Reserve Bank sale(Downies, 2005). It is nonetheless in high demand, particularly from type set collectors who have no real affordable alternative for the Type I Sydney Mint.

a facility that produces coinsA coin struck differing from the standard design to commemorate an eventThe tails side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe heads side of the coinA large number of coins found from a single source that have never before reached the collector marketDownies, 2005(Reserve Bank of Australia, 2005)(Melbourne Museum, 2016)(Sydney Living Museums, 2016)(Sydney Living Museums, 2016)(The Perth Mint Australia, 2016)(The Perth Mint Australia, 2016)(Macfarlane, I, 2005)(Melbourne Museum, 2016)(Monetarium (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2009)The number of coins struck of a particular typeNoble, J, 2016A set containing one coin of each basic design

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