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1882-M Truncated Bust Half Sovereign

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While the 1882 Melbourne with the truncated bust is a relatively scarce issue known by about 800 to 1000 examples, a hoard containing better grade examples surfaced in Ballarat and the Reserve Bank of Australia sale featured fivepremium examples of both 1882 types (Downies, 2005) ,allowing for their availability in mint state. The type can be differentiated by a truncated base of the bust of the Queen on the obverse.

Truncated bust - this issue

Standard bust

a facility that produces coinsThe tails side of the coinA substance composed of several metalsThe heads side of the coinTooth like shapes around the edge of a coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinA cylindrical punch with an inverted impression of a coin's design used to strike the coin(Monetarium (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2009)(Monetarium (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2009)(Melbourne Museum, 2016)(Melbourne Mint Australia, 2013)(Monetarium (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2009)(Monetarium (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2009)(Monetarium (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2009)(Downies, 2005)The state of a coin which has not been in circulation
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