Summary

Australia South Australia Adelaide
Five Pounds 1852
Adelaide Assay Office
Mint: Struck from the original dies at the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint. The dies were on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia

Physical Description

A gold coin (33 mm diameter plain edge) with, on the obverse at the centre a crown within an ornate circle; below, 1852; around, * GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE * ADELAIDE. and on the reverse at the centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE / FIVE / POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.

Obverse Description

At centre a crown within ornate circle; below, 1852; around, *GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE* ADELAIDE. Below the date in small letters the artist's name J. PAYNE

Reverse Description

At centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE FIVE POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

Struck in 1921 see Sharples NAA.2.46

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