Australia New South Wales Sydney
Half Sovereign, 1856 (AD)
A gold coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a head of Queen Victoria facing left with the date 1856 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.
Young head of Victoria left, below 1856; around, VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA 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
Leonard C. Wyon - Royal Mint, London
Designed the reverse die.
Obverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: 1856 Reverse: SYDNEY MINT AUSTRALIA HALF SOVEREIGN
Type of item
19 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.859 g (Weight)