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
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.
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
At centre within ornate circle in three lines, VALUE FIVE POUNDS; around, * WEIGHT. 1 OZ: 8 DWT: 4 GRS: * 22 CARATS.
Struck in 1921 see Sharples NAA.2.46
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Obverse: GOVERNMENT ASSAY OFFICE ADELAIDE 1852 J. PAYNE Reverse: VALUE FIVE POUNDS WEIGHT 1 OZ 8 DWT 4 GRS 22 CARATS
Type of item
44.091 g (Weight)