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1861 Gold Victoria Full Sovereign Coin Sydney Mint Australia

This is the very collectable 'Australia' Reverse Sydney Mint Sovereign minted in 1861. 

There was a mintage of 1,626,000 of the Sydney mint sovereigns of this year.  

The Australia Sovereign was minted for circulation from 1855 to 1870. There were two portraits used on the sovereigns, both by L.C. Wyon, this coin uses the 2nd portrait.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

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The Australia Sovereign 

With large amounts being discovered near Sydney, the New South Wales government sought approval from the Royal Mint to open a new branch mint based in Sydney. Their grant was approved in August 1853 and preparations for a new sovereign design commenced 


A young Queen Victoria with a wreath of the native plant Banksia around her head by L.C. Wyon.  


The word 'AUSTRALIA' appears across the middle of the reverse with a crown above surrounded by a wreath of Banksia. 'SYDNEY MINT' appears above the crown.


Weight / SizeFull
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.235
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure1,626,000
Marsh ReferenceA336
Obverse DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
Reverse DesignerLeonard Charles Wyon
Issuing Monarch Victoria (1837-1901)
Mint / BrandSydney Mint
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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