1857 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type II PCGS AU58

1857 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type II PCGS AU58

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27529
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  • The first Sydney Mint Sovereign Type II issue – in astonishing quality!
  • Graded AU58 – incredibly rare in such a magnificent state of preservation.
  • An authentic, high-grade artefact of Australia’s Gold Rush history.
  • The first coin to carry William Wyon’s distinctively Australian portrayal of Queen Victoria.
  • Presented in a timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Just one example of this great rarity available – click add to cart now!

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The first Sydney Mint Sovereign Type II issue, the 1857 has the lowest mintage of the 1855-70 Sydney Mint Sovereign Series! A mere 499,000 coins were struck!

Struck only from 1855 to 1870, the Sydney Mint Sovereign is an iconic element of Australian coin collecting. Forming Australia’s first sovereign series, struck at the nation’s first official mint, the Sydney Mint Sovereign is a genuine artefact of the Gold Rush. Hold this coin, and you hold Australian history in your hands!

As the first date of the second Sydney Mint Sovereign type, the 1857 issue is a key element of the series. Featuring the traditional reverse design – proudly emblazoned with the words ‘Sydney Mint’, ‘Australia’ and ‘One Sovereign’ – the 1857 issue was the first to carry William Wyon’s distinctively Australian portrait of Queen Victoria. These iconic designs instantly catch the eye – particularly in superior quality.

Underpinned by excellent detail and a lovely golden lustre, we have this key date in a spectacular state of preservation. A rarity of the highest order when found in such magnificent condition, this breathtaking coin has been graded by leading independent 3rd party verifier NGC at AU58.

With only one example of this great Australian rarity available, however, immediate action is essential. Click add to cart now!

More Information
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1857
DenominationSovereign
Weight (g)7.9881
MetalGold
Metal Purity (%)91.67
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