1856 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type I Very Fine

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1856 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type I Very Fine

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  • The second of two-year-only Sydney Mint Sovereign Type I.
  • Unquestionably one of Australia’s greatest rare coins.
  • Gold Rush artefact – struck at Australia’s first official mint.
  • Mintage 981,000 – most lost or melted for the gold.
  • Very Fine condition – excessively rare in this grade.


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An artefact of the Gold Rush

Physical evidence of Australia's proud Gold Rush history, the 1856 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type I is among Australia's greatest rarities.

Extremely rare in any condition

Australia's second sovereign date, and the second of only two Type I issues, it is a privilege to present this iconic coin in premium grade. A powerful, genuine artefact of the Gold Rush, this key date is also hotly pursued for its rarity. A mere 981,000 coins were struck in 1856, and with a vast majority of that tiny mintage lost or melted for the gold, this coin is tremendously rare in any condition.

Seldom seen Very Fine quality!

Underpinned by rich golden hues, this superb example has been graded by NGC at VF30 – the equivalent of Very Fine condition. The 1856 Sydney Mint Sovereign is excessively rare in such an excellent state of preservation. Do not miss this opportunity – click add to cart now!

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