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Unusual 1863 Australian Sovereign

Item Reference: GI49446

Unusual 1863 Australian Sovereign

Australia. Victoria (1837-1901), Sovereign, Sydney Branch mint, 1863, second young head left, with wreath of banksia in hair, date below, hooked 6 without bulb at top, incomplete bottom serifs on second and third letter i’s in legend, rev crown and laurel wreath arranged around australia at centre, denomination below, incomplete letter G, legend above, 7.97g (McD 110; QM 36 R2; Marsh 368; KM 4; Fr 10).

Rim nick on reverse, some light surface marks and heavier scuffs, some residual dirt, otherwise good fine and unusual.

ex A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, purchased 13 April 2010. ex Bentley Collection lot 643. Calendar year mintage 1,255,500