Australia New South Wales Sydney
Dump, 15 Pence 1813
Ref. Mira dies A/1
Production continued into 1814 but no new dies for that date were cut.
A circular silver coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) bearing on the obverse a crown with the words around above, NEW SOUTH WALES; and the date below, 1813. The reverse features the denomination FIFTEEN PENCE in two lines seperated by the engraver's initial H ( on this example, parts of the design of the original coin can be seen on the reverse)
At centre a crown, around above, NEW SOUTH WALES; below, 1813. The cross on top of the crown is symetrical and points between the letters TH of SOUTH.
Legend in two lines; FIFTEEN / PENCE with artist's initial, a tiny letter H between. The words are 4.5 mm apart. Straight lines that can be seen on the reverse are part of the Spanish arms from the host coin.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: NEW SOUTH WALES 1813 Reverse: FIFTEEN PENCE H
Type of item
19 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.548 g (Weight)
Mira dies A/1
[Book] Mira, William J. & Noble, W J. 1988. The Holey Dollars of New South Wales.