1866 Sydney Mint Gold Half Sovereign Type II aUnc

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1866 Sydney Mint Gold Half Sovereign Type II aUnc

$12,950.00
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  • The last date of the 1855-66 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Type II Series
  • Offered in outstanding about Uncirculated condition
  • A great Australian rarity, seldom seen on the market in this grade
  • Just one example available – immediate action a must!

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A landmark date in Australia's long, rich currency history, the 1866 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign is the very last Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Type II. A 'last of its kind' date, this half sovereign is rare in any grade. But it becomes a rarity of the highest order when found in the upper echelons of quality – as presented here.

Australia's first Half Sovereign Series, struck at the nation's first official mint, Sydney Mint Half Sovereigns were only struck from 1855 to 1866. As with all half sovereign dates, the mintages were incredibly low. Indeed, there was only one Sydney Mint Half Sovereign struck for every SIX full sovereigns!

While many of these coins would have been lost to the melting pot, the lower-denomination half sovereign also experienced a higher circulation rate. Most remaining examples are very well worn as a result. A particularly pretty example, the 1866 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign before you is a glorious exception to the rule.

In superb about Uncirculated condition, this Sydney Mint Half Sovereign is defined by great detail in the designs, original mint lustre and reflective surfaces. Of the 154,000 half sovereign coins struck at the Sydney Mint in 1866, very few remain in anything like this spectacular state of preservation.

A truly exceptional coin, the 1866 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign in about Uncirculated condition is extremely rare. Seldom seen on the market in such breathtaking quality, you must not miss this golden opportunity.

More Information
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1866
DenominationHalf Sovereign
Weight (g)3.9940
Mintage 154,000
MetalGold
Metal Purity (%)91.67
GradeAbout Uncirculated
Diameter (mm)19.30
Issued BySydney Mint
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