This is the very collectable 'Australia' Reverse Sydney Mint Sovereign minted in 1870.
This is not listed in Spink but has Marsh reference number 375.
There was a mintage of 1,220,000 of the Sydney mint sovereign of this year.
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.
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 and 'ONE SOVEREIGN' under the ribbon.
This was the first time in the history of the Empire that the denomination appeared on the reverse of any coin.
|Weight / Size||Full|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.235|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Leonard Charles Wyon|
|Reverse Designer||Leonard Charles Wyon|
|Issuing Monarch||Victoria (1837-1901)|
|Mint / Brand||Sydney Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aVF||aVF||£649.00||Out Of Stock|
|aFine||aFine||£545.00||Out Of Stock|
|25 August 2020||aFine||aFine||£545.00|
|06 September 2021||aVF||aVF||£649.00|
|19 November 2021||aFine||aFine||£545.00|
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