1855-1931 Complete Australian Half Sovereign & Sovereign Type Set

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1855-1931 Complete Australian Half Sovereign & Sovereign Type Set

$22,500.01
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25690
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  • Comprises sixteen coins – seven half sovereigns and nine sovereigns.
  • Every Australian Half Sovereign and every Australian Sovereign type represented – dates of our choice.
  • Headlined by the rare 1855-56 Type I Sydney Mint Sovereign & 1855-56 Type I Sydney Mint Half Sovereign types.
  • Offered in Good to strictly Uncirculated condition.
  • Struck by the Melbourne, Perth & Sydney Mints – mints of our choice.
  • Presented within a lavish, lockable timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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The COMPLETE 1855-1931 Australian Half Sovereign & Sovereign Type Set

One of the most prestigious collections we have ever put together, we are delighted to present the 1855-1931 Half Sovereign & Sovereign Type Set!

Representing every type in the Australian Half Sovereign and Sovereign Series – and headlined by the immensely rare 1855-56 Sydney Mint Sovereign & 1855-56 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign types – this breathtaking 16-coin set is one of the finest acquisitions you could make.

Born of the Australian 1850s Gold Rush…

Born of the Gold Rush, the Australian Sovereign Series began in 1855, and ended with the cessation of gold coin production due to the rejection of the Gold Standard in 1931. During that period, Australia issued seven different Half Sovereign types and nine different Sovereign types – all are represented in this utterly comprehensive collection!

The collection is highlighted by the low-mintage 1855-56 Type I Sydney Mint Sovereign and 1855-56 Type I Sydney Mint Half Sovereign issues. Australia’s first Sovereign and Half Sovereign types, struck at Australia’s first official mint, these iconic Gold Rush rarities are excessively rare and seldom offered in any grade.

An extremely rare complete collection…

With so many decades having passed since the striking of the last Australian circulating gold coins, all half sovereigns and sovereigns are scarce today – in large part due to the number falling victim to the melting pot. With WWI sounding the death knell for gold as a circulating medium, gold coins became an international trading commodity, and literally millions of coins were melted for bullion. It is the scarcity of Half Sovereigns and Sovereigns that makes the opportunity to secure this prestigious presentation so exciting – but you’ll have to be quick!

Immediate action essential!

With these historic Australian gold coins so scarce today, we have been able to assemble only a tiny number of Complete 1855-1931 Half Sovereign & Sovereign Collections. Whether you pay upfront or take advantage of our convenient layby system, immediate action is essential. Click add to cart now!

The 16 coins featured in this Type Set are...

The Complete 1855-1931 Gold Sovereign Series

The Complete 1855-1918 Gold Half Sovereign Series

1855-56 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type I

1857-70 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type II

1871-87 Young Head Shield Sovereign

1871-87 Young Head St George Sovereign

1887-93 Jubilee Sovereign

1893-1901 Veiled Head Sovereign

Edward VII 1902-10 Sovereign

George V 1911-28 First Portrait Sovereign

George V 1929-31 Second Portrait Sovereign

1855-56 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Type I

1857-66 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Type II

1871-87 Young Head Shield Half Sovereign

1887-93 Jubilee Half Sovereign

1893-1900 Veiled Head Half Sovereign

Edward VII 1902-10 Half Sovereign

George V 1911-18 Half Sovereign

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Country of IssueAustralia
MetalGold
Metal Purity (%)91.67
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