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1857 Plain Edge Proof Half Sovereign

Sydney Wreathed Bust

Australia

Struck with a plain edge and at the Royal mint London, the 1857 frosted proof half sovereign was struck as the first formal proof of record strike of the series. Struck as a pair with the 1857 sovereign, it was issued as a representative piece for museums and archival purposes.

a facility that produces coinsA coin struck differing from the standard design to commemorate an eventThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe heads side of the coinThe tails side of the coinA coin with a numeral in the date punched or tooled over another numeralA substance composed of several metalsThe piece of metal a coin is struck on(Reserve Bank of Australia, 2005)(Melbourne Museum, 2016)(Sydney Living Museums, 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)A coin struck to the best possible standards of the mint as a representative or record piece
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