Australia New South Wales Sydney
Sydney Mint Half Sovereign, 1864 (AD)
Although bearing the date 1864, all Sydney Mint half sovereigns with this date were struck in 1865.
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia with the date 1864 below. The reverse features the word AUSTRALIA below a royal crown within a wreath of laurel and with the words SYDNEY MINT above and HALF SOVEREIGN below.
Head of Queen Victoria facing left and wearing a wreath of banksia which is plaited, the date 1864 below; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D:
At centre within a laurel wreath AUSTRALIA under a royal crown; above, SYDNEY MINT; below, HALF SOVEREIGN
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REG: F:D: 1864 Reverse: SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA HALF SOVEREIGN
Type of item
19 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.904 g (Weight)